Another round of discussion was held at the Defence Ministry presided by the Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne on Monday (30) evening to review the progress of the ongoing welfare programmes initiated to uplift the living standards of the retired Tri-Forces personnel.
The Commander of the Sri Lanka Army Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva has been appointed as the acting Chief of Defence Staff by his Excellency the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa with effect from January 01, 2020.
The outgoing Ambassador of Turkey Tunca Ozcuhadar paid a farewell call on Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne at the Ministry, today (30 December 2019).
More than 500 children of Defence Ministry employees were presented with gift packs of school books, bags and gift vouchers for shoes during a ceremony held today (30) at the Ministry auditorium.
Over 700 differently able soldiers representing 11 regiments of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) will compete for honours at the 22nd Army Para Games 2019 which got off the ground on Friday (27) at the Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo.
It is the duty of all public officials to provide a prompt and accurate service to the public without inconveniencing anyone who are seeking the service, emphasized President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
One hundred bicycles were donated to deserving children in the Jaffna region during an Army initiated programme held in view of the Christmas celebration, recently (24).
Today marks the 15th anniversary since the Boxing Day Tsunami devastated the coastal regions of the island in 2004.
The dawn of Christmas brings immense joy to all, awakening the hearts of devotees of the noble religion of jesus Christ, which brought the message of peace and harmony to the world.
The newly appointed Director General of the Civil Security Department (CSD), Rear Admiral (Retd) Ananda Peiris made a call on the Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne at the Ministry, today (24 December 2019).
The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said yesterday that a large number of people have been affected due the adverse weather experienced during the past week.
Indian Navy Commander Admiral Karambir Singh with Commander Sri Lanka Navy Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva took time off to clean the Sandy Bay beach area in Trincomalee, yesterday (22nd December 2019).
The Prince of Wales denounced the Easter suicide bombings in Sri Lanka as an “utterly barbaric attack”, as he attended a Tamil Christian church service.
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said the government had given top priority to restore national security to ensure investor confidence and also safety for tourists.
The Tri Forces and the Police have taken measures to beef up security under a special plan in view of the festive season.
Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian Navy, Admiral Karambir Singh paid a courtesy call on the Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne at his office, today (19 December).
Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena reassured his Swiss counterpart Ignazio Cassis yesterday that due process had been followed at each step in keeping with international norms respected by both countries in probing into the alleged incident related to the Swiss Embassy employee.
Brig. Chandana Wickramasinghe RWP RSP psc MA (IR) assumed duties as the new Director of the Defence Ministry Media Centre in Colpetty, Colombo 3, today.
The Defence Attaché of the Russian Embassy in Sri Lanka, Colonel Denis I.Shkoda made a call on the Defence Secretary Maj. Gen (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne at the Ministry, today (18 December).
Ambassador of the United States of America to Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz made a call on the Defence Secretary Maj. (Retd) Gen Kamal Gunaratne at the Ministry, today (17 December).
HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces with the concurrence of the Ministry of Defence and recommendations of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva has promoted a total of 63 Senior Officers to their respective next ranks, retrospectively, one of the largest segment of promotions, made in recent times, a communiqué of the Military Secretariat Branch announced this evening (16).
Defence Secretary Maj.Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne emphasising the urgent need for a holistic precautionary approach for disaster management, said bringing disaster management stake holders within the purview of Defence Ministry would facilitate the coordination and cohesiveness at all levels.
Police Headquarters has issued directions to relevant Police officials to take strict action against people who fraudulently pose as Coordinating Secretaries to the President or pretend as having close links with the President and involve in deceiving people and also making unlawful influences to them.
A Russian delegation, headed by the Chief of Engineering Troops of the Russian Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Iurri Stavitskii during a reciprocal visit to understand operational level functions of the ongoing Sri Lanka Army's Humanitarian De-mining Unit in Sri Lanka called at the Regimental Centre of the Corps of Sri Lanka Engineers (SLE) on Thursday (12).
Troops of both Indian Army and Sri Lankan Army, now on the verge of culminating their joint, 'Exercise-Mitra Shakthi' at Shivaneri demonstration village in Pune, India rehearsed final operational tasks with focus on general strategic planning.