ADMINISTRATION Division of the Ministry of
Defence is attending to overall administration of each and every
division functioning within the Ministry of Defence, Directorate of
Foreign Intelligence, Directorate of Internal Intelligence, Joint
Service Language Training Institute at Kotmale and the National Cadet
The Training Unit functioning under this Division
is mainly engaged in recommending service personnel of the three forces
for Foreign training programmes as well as for local training programmes.
In addition to above, this unit organizes foreign
and local training programmes to cadres of staff grades and non - staff
grades attached to Ministry office as well as the departments and
institutions functioning under the Ministry of Defence.
Defence I Division
ADMINISTRATION matters in relation to the Sri
Lanka Army, Sri Lanka Navy, Sri Lanka Air Force and Sir John Kotalawala
Defence Academy are attended to, by the Defence Division of the Ministry
This includes all enlistments, appointments,
promotions, relinquishments, withdrawal of commissions, registrations,
secondments, transfers and disciplinary matters of the three forces.
Further, the establishment matters of the civil
staff of the Kotalawala Defence Academy are being attended to, by this
Formulation of Acts and Regulations,
administration of raising of Regiments and Units, matters in relation to
the salaries, pensions and allowances, granting vehicles to officers
under Tax Relief Scheme, Providing welfare and telephone facilities,
payment of compensation to war - heroes and to their families in
relation to above institutions are being carried - out by this Division.
Another important task attended to, by this
Division is to provide opportunities to service personnel to participate
in international and local seminars and exhibitions. Activities in
relation to awarding medals such as Parama Weera Vibushana, Weerodhara
Vibhushana, Rana Wickrama, Ranasoora etc. are being performed by this
Defence III Division
Providing Lands for tri-Services
Providing land for service personnel &the Police
Members of the families of Armed Service and
Police personnel who died in action
Armed Service and Police personnel who were
crippled whilst in active service (disabled)
Serving members of the Armed Services and the
Parliament Consultative Committee
Answer to the oral questions from the Members of
Parliament with regarding the Tri-Services
Defence Service School
Establishment of Coastal Guard Service under
Project for the re-locating of Defence
Secretariat, Army, Navy, Air Force & Police Headquarters
FURTHER to the two projects under
Programme 1 of the Vote of the Ministry of Defence, Finance Division is
engaged in carrying-out following five projects under Programme 3.
1. Special Security Operations
2. Directorate of Internal Intelligence
3. Directorate of Foreign Intelligence
4. National Cadet Corps
5. Prevention of Terrorism
Areas directly involved by the public in respect
of Finance Division are as follows.
a. Annual registration of suppliers for the MOD
and the Depts coming under its purview. A prominent advertisement in the
daily and weekend papers are published by every year mostly during the
2nd week of September.
b. Requests from suppliers who have obtained
their annual registrations could be intimated their changes of
mailing/e-mailing addresses, phone numbers, facsimile numbers etc if any
by means of my e-mail account.
c. Public may acknowledge the receipt of their
confirmation letter of annual registration on suppliers.
d. To educate the public with regard to the
process followed in registration of suppliers and the insertion of
advertisement regarding public tenders which should be appeared in the
website and a separate room to be allocated for these purposes.
e. Issuance of tender documents pertaining to
tenders floating under Ministry/Cabinet Appointed (CATB) Tender Boards.
f. It is convenient to educate public to come to
the MOD only on Wednesday if there are any problems pertaining to
THIS Division is engaged in providing legal
advises required for carrying-out of internal and external
administration of the Ministry, Armed Forces and of the Kotalawala
Legal steps required for normalization of the
life of General Public with the implementation of peace process are
taken by this Division.
THE Media Division of the Ministry of
Defence is entrusted with following responsibilities.
1. Granting approval for requests made
from the ministry for do Camera Shooting of Films, Television Programmes,
Tele Dramas, Documentaries etc. which have a relevance to the Armed
Services, it's personnel or the locations which are in a security
2. Granting approval for newspaper
articles, photographs etc. prior to publication, which have a security
relevance to the Ministry or any other organization under it's purview.
3. Granting approval to
Broadcast/Telecast of electronic media (Radio & Television) programmes,
which have a security relevance to the ministry or any other
organization under it's purview, as well as the participation of service
or any other personnel (with in or outside the ministry) in such
4. Monitoring of media information,
particularly, the news broadcasts etc. of the electronic media -
(Television and Radio), regarding matters of an adverse nature to the
Ministry of Defence or any other Institution under it's purview.
National Cadet Corps
AS a result of re-structuring the
National Cadet Corps, Cadres have been divided to three categories
namely National Cadet Corps Headquarters, Provincial Headquarters and
Further, actions have been taken to
raise Provincial Headquarters in the North Central, Eastern, North
Western, Central, Sabaragamuwa and Uva Provinces in order to facilitate
more camps and other facilities for benefit of the community.
In addition to above, arrangements have
been made to represent cadets for the camps conducted in foreign
countries under Cadet Exchanging Programme.
Joint Service Language Training
THE purpose of the establishment of this Training
Institute is to educate service personnel of the Army, Navy and the Air
Force and also the Police personnel to understand, speak, write and read
Tamil language who send to serve in the North & East. There-by they are
able to provide a more effective service to the General Public who Live
in these are as and speak Tamil Language.
Matters on losses to movable/immovable property
of the Police Department
Public complaints (on police officers and
other) received by the Police Division and the National Help Desk
Approval for telephone facilities of the Police
Parliamentary Matters – Answers to Questions
coming up in Parliament on Police matters, Matters of the Public
Petitions Committee and the coordination of replies to Police
matters of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee.
Matters of payment of compensation to Police
Matters on overseas leave (Private, No pay,
Full pay, Duty and special Leave)
Matters on Foreign / Local Training of Police
Deployment of Police officers on duty, to
United Nations Missions abroad
Approval for vehicles with tinted glasses
Award of Medals to Police officers for Bravery,
Long Service, etc.
Matters on the Security Assistant’s service
Approval for Language Proficiency of Police
officers, as per Public Administration Circular
Legal Matters – Applications by Police officers
to Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and the Human Rights
Commission, on the violation of their Fundamental Rights, with
regard to promotions, transfers, etc.., Also, the reimbursement of
legal charges to Police officers.
All matters of the Special Task Force.
Acquisition of land and matters on buildings of
the Police Department.
Initial matters on recruitment, such as,
obtaining formal approval for Cadres in the Department, from the
Department of Management Services of the General Treasury and
approval for schemes of Recruitment from the Director General of
Special note on the functions of the Police
The Police Reserve has been abolished with
effect from 1st February 2006 and at present, the Police
Department consists of only the Regular Police Service. As such, the
Police Division now coordinates only matters of the Regular Police
The Special Task Force has been reassigned under the Ministry of
Defence, Public Security, Law & Order with effect from 1st
August 2006 and all matters of the Special Task Force are now handled by
the Police Division, since of then.
Civil Security Division
Implementation of the Firearms Ordinance as
amended by the Act. No. 22 of 1996.
Implementation of the Explosives Ordinance No.
21 of 1956 as amended by the Act. No. 14 of 1978 and the regulations
Implementation of the Regulation of Private
Security Agencies Act. No. 45 of 1985 and the Regulations made under
Implementation & Supervision of the Home Guard
Service established under the Mobilization of Supplementary Force of
Implementation & control of the Training in
Granting Security clearance for the importation
of communication equipment board casting service & communication
centers for civil matters.