A week long general amnesty has been declared, today, to Tri-Forces absentees, enabling them to receive a discharge or to rejoin and continue their national service to the country.
A grace period to handover illegal firearms held without valid permits or documents has been announced by the Defence Ministry from February 5 to 12, today.
Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said a proper programme to de-radicalize misguided youth involved in the Easter Sunday attack would be implemented under a competent authority with the objective to rehabilitate and reintegrate them back to the society.
Defence Secretary Maj.Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne requested the parents to be more vigilant about their children to protect them from drug menace, which was given a high priority to curb with the assistance of specially formed law enforcement units.
Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said today (13) that national security was neglected at the expense of democracy and reconciliation during the past but the present government had created a secure and peaceful nation.
‘Sundala Purnika’ a novel authored by Asha Maduthisaru was presented to Defence Secretary Maj.Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne during a function held at the Ministry premises today (13).
A special operations unit, which functions 24-hours, has been established at the Police Special Task Force (STF) Headquarters to ensure national security and public order with immediate effect.
The President made these remarks addressing the Convocation of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University held at the BMICH, today (10)
The Ambassador of Norway Trine Jøranli Eskedal made a call on the Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne today (08 January).
Supporting the Government's initiative to conserve environment Dipped Products PLC (DPPLC), which is functioning under the Hayleys Group, handed over a stock of rubber gloves to the Police Environmental Protection Division (PEPD) at a function held at the Defence Ministry, today.
Foreign Relations Ministry states today that the Government is deeply concerned about growing tensions in the Middle East following the assassination of a senior Iranian leader Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, Iran’s top security and intelligence commander.
Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne today (07) made an inspection visit to the Defence Ministry’s Civil Security and Development (CSD) branch at Kollupitiya in Colombo 3.
The Bandarawela Magistrate’s Court has ordered the Government Analyst, the Civil Aviation Authority and the Department of Meteorology to produce their findings related to the aircraft crash that killed four airmen of the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) this morning.
A light transport aircraft of Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) crashed into an area close to Haputale this morning (3 Jan).
The church bells ring loud and clear this December, as we celebrate Christmas. We cherish this aura of calm. Yet in the month of April the pealing of the bells was silenced. We heard the screams and anguish of our brothers and sisters.
Maj. Gen. (Retd) Sudantha Ranasinghe has been appointed as the Director General of the Disaster Management Centre (DMC).
With a sharp increase in Sri Lankan illegal migrants to Australia and New Zealand in 2019, Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has strengthened its surveillance operations with the support of the Sri Lanka Air force (SLAF) and the Australia’s Operations Sovereign Borders (AOSB).
Acting Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) and Commander of the Army Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva pledged to ensure security of the country and its people to the maximum in compliance with the vision of the President and Commander in Chief of armed forces Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Kshenuka Senewiratne made a call on the Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne at his office, today (02).
Maj. Gen. (Retd) W.R. Palihakkara has been appointed as Director of the Defence Services College.
The Iranian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Mohammad Zaeri Amirani called for improved bilateral cooperation and friendship between Iran and Sri Lanka.
Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne met a group of representatives from the Senehasa Education Resource Research and Information Centre (SERRIC) at the Ministry, today (01).
Switzerland said yesterday that it had no intention of tarnishing the image of the Sri Lankan Government and regretted about recent developments had led question the Sri Lanka’s commitment to due process.
Defence Secretary Maj.Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said the government wanted to create a more disciplined and lawful country under the guidance of the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
May this new year herald in a secure society, where diverse identities and skills merge with modernity, towards building a prosperous nation
- I wish you a very happy New Year.