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Chinese Embassy supports Navy’s Green and Blue concept

China has gifted 50 bicycles and 03 electric buggies to the Sri Lanka Navy supporting the Navy’s Green and Blue environment concept.


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Japanese maritime ship 'Harusame' on a three-day goodwill mission in SL

Making a three-day goodwill visit, the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force ship “DD-102 Harusame” arrived to Sri Lanka, today (10 December).


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Brig Priyanka Fernando, New Director Real Estate & Quartering Assumes Office

Brigadier Priyanka Fernando of the Gemunu Watch (GW) took over duties as the new Director, Real Estate and Quartering at the Army Headquarters, Sri Jayewardenepura on Monday (9) during a brief ceremony at his office.

 


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GOTA’s Rise: A Global Perspective

The new President-elect of Sri Lanka, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a week into his administration has already hit the turbo and is on full throttle.


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New Chairman appointed to Ranaviruseva Authority

Major General (Rtd) Nandana Senadeera has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Ranaviruseva Authority.


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Military Service, Most Noble Profession, Not Indebted to the Motherland” - Secretary Defence

Major General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne, Secretary Defence during his maiden visit to the new Army Headquarters at Sri Jayewardenepura on Monday (9) morning, called upon all Army Officers to shoulder the responsibility of national security and ensure the safety for our entire nation as a huge task that lies ahead of them since military career is the most noble profession in the world.


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Defence Secretary visits new Army HQ

Defence Ministry Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne visited the new Army Headquarters Complex Akuregoda in Pelawatta, Battaramulla, today (09 December).


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Sri Lanka Navy celebrates 69th Anniversary

Sri Lanka Navy celebrates its 69th anniversary with great pride as the first defenders to the motherland Today, (09th December).


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Govt. says Brig Priyanka Fernando had diplomatic immunity during the incident

The government today said the former Defence Attaché at the Sri Lankan High Commission Brig. Priyanka Fernando was entitled to diplomatic immunity under the Vienna Convention and the judgement was ‘a politically motivated action’.


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Defence Secretary visits Defence Services Command and Staff College

Defence Ministry Secretary Maj. Gen. (Rtd) Kamal Gunaratne visited the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC), today (07 December).


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Defence Secretary Maj.Gen. Gunaratne assumed duties as the TRCSL Chairman

Defence Ministry Secretary Maj. Gen. (Rtd) Kamal Gunaratne assumed duties as the Chairman of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL), today.


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Swiss Embassy Colombo Local Recruit must make official complaint to erase all confusions

Let us all agree that the reason for confusions and contradictions are as a result of everyone other than the alleged victim making a statement.


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Govt to revamp defence media units

The government is to revamp media units under the Defence Ministry to disseminate military related news more effectively.


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Govt. rejects Swiss embassy’s request for its local staffer to fly to Switzerland for treatment

The government had rejected the request from the Swiss Embassy to allow the local female staffer, who claimed that she was allegedly abducted by unidentified men and threatened to disclose embassy information, to be flown out of the country for medical treatment, yesterday.


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President meets PCoI probing Easter Sunday attacks

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa met with members of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) to investigate and inquire into the Easter Sunday terror attacks and exchanged views at the Presidential Secretariat this evening (02).


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Defence Secretary meets Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith

The Secretary to the Ministry of b  Major General (Rtd) Kamal Gunaratne WWV RWP RSP USP ndc psc MPhil met Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith at Archbishop’s House, today (4 December 2019).


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SL helped to restore regional peace by defeating LTTE- Pakistan Foreign Minister Qureshi

Pakistan Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who is on a two-day official visit to Sri Lanka, has highly commended the Sri Lankan government’s efforts in eradicating terrorism and defeating the LTTE to restore peace in the region.


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No intention to run a military led administration in the country- Defence Secretary

‘’No intention of carrying out a military administration in the country’’ Defence Secretary Major General (Rtd) Kamal Gunaratne WWV RWP RSP USP ndc psc MPhil said.


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Military camps in the N/E will not be removed - Defence Secretary

Military camps in the North and East will not be removed to compromise the national security, Defence Ministry Secretary Major General (Rtd) Kamal Gunaratne WWV RWP RSP USP ndc psc MPhil, said.


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Govt. sets up a National Authority to ensure safe use of industrial chemicals

The government has established a National Authority under the Defence Ministry to ensure safe use of Scheduled Chemicals in the industrial sector without hindering their proper functioning’’ Defence Ministry Secretary Maj. Gen.(Rtd) Kamal Gunaratne said.


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Govt. denies Swiss Ambassador’s claim on alleged abduction of a local staffer

“The Government of Sri Lanka, having taken serious note of the alleged criminal incident concerning a locally recruited staff member of the Swiss Embassy in Colombo, on Monday, 25 November 2019, immediately ordered a thorough investigation into this matter.

 

 


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President meets officials at Sri Lankan High Commission in India

http://www.pmdnews.lk/president-meets-officials-at-sri-lankan-high-commission-in-india/President Gotabaya Rajapaksa visited the Sri Lankan High Commission office in New Delhi today (30) and planted a tree sapling to mark the occasion l.


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When two friends who received training at the same military camp met after many years

Two Army Staff officers who received training at the same military camp in India met after many years as political leaders today.


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President Rajapaksa’s visit is a new approach to the historical relations between the two countries – Indian President

The arrival of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to India as his first overseas destination after assuming office marks a new approach to the historical relations between the two countries, Indian President Ram Nath Kovind said.


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India grants USD 400 million credit line to Sri Lanka

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi describing Sri Lanka’s new President, a leader with a meaningful vision said his government would extend its fullest cooperation to transform that vision into a reality.