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A press release issued by the Ministry of Defence pertaining to the media briefing held by the disabled soldiers on the salary anomalies is as follows:

January 11, 2021


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The Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP), C. D. Wickramaratne to conduct a special combined operation along with the Prison Officers to ease the unruly behaviour triggered at the Mahara Prison today (December 1, 2020).

December 01, 2020


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The Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne has instructed the Inspector General of Police (IGP), C.D. Wickramaratne to probe into the tense situation escalated at the Mahara Prison yesterday (November 29, 2020).

November 30, 2020


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Colombo Security Conclave - 4th NSA-Level Trilateral Meeting

Sri Lanka hosted the fourth National Security Adviser (NSA)-level Trilateral meeting on Maritime Security Cooperation with India and the Maldives. The inaugural trilateral meeting on Maritime Security Cooperation was held in the year 2011 as an initiative of the former Secretary, Ministry of Defence and the current Sri Lankan President His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa. A series of trilateral meetings had been convened successfully but the last meeting was held over 6 years ago in New Delhi, India in March 2014.

November 30, 2020


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Sri Lanka is scheduled to host the 4th National Security Adviser (NSA) Level Trilateral Meeting on Maritime Security Cooperation between India, Maldives and Sri Lanka on 27-28 November 2020 in Colombo.

November 26, 2020


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SLAF led aerial observations to curb deforestation - Defence Secretary

Raising concerns into widespread illegal forest resources degradation, Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said, attention into deforestation is imperative and it is vital to identify such attempts before logging.

 

November 25, 2020


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Sri Lanka has a major role to play in the Indian Ocean as never before - Defence Secretary

The Indian Ocean that harnesses vital ‘Sea Lines of Communication’ linking the ‘East’ and the ‘West’ is considered to be the gateway for the seven seas, said Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Kamal Gunaratne emphasising that Sri Lanka, being part of this strategic ocean mass, obviously has a major role to play in the Indian Ocean as never before.

November 24, 2020


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Colombo Conclave 2020: Inaugural National Conference

Colombo Conclave 2020 is the Inaugural National Conference, organized by the Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka, (INSSSL), the premier think tank on National Security functioning under the aegis of Ministry of Defence. The theme of the conference would be “A Comprehensive Security Paradigm for Sri Lanka” and is scheduled to be held virtually on 24th of November 2020. It brings 12 local scholars together to discuss thematic issues which play a dominant role in maintaining national security.

November 16, 2020


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Government facilitates state sector employees in Western Province to ‘work from home’

Employees of the state sector institutions especially in Colombo. Gampaha and Kalutara districts where restrictions have been imposed are directed to ‘work from home’ again, issuing a press release, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said yesterday (Oct 29).

 

October 30, 2020


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‘Deegawapiya Stupa’ restoration project launching ceremony postponed.

The foundation stone laying ceremony scheduled to be held on 22 Oct in view of Deegawapi Stupa restoration project at the sacred Deegawapi premises was postponed due to an unavoidable circumstance.

October 21, 2020