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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.


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During my tenure, Indo–Lanka relations will be elevated to the highest level – President Rajapaksa

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says he will strive to elevate Indo – Sri Lanka relations to the highest level possible during his tenure of office.


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Indian Foreign Minister calls on President Rajapaksa

The Minister of External Affairs of India Subrahmanyam Jaishankar today (29) called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa who is currently visiting India.


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Secretary pays homage to the Sacred Relics at Kandy

The Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Major General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne WWV RWP RSP USP ndc psc MPhil visited kandy to pay homage to the Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth), today (30 November 2019 ). The Secretary was received by the Diyawadana Nilame of the Dalada Maligawa, Nilanga Dela Bandara and was accompanied to the inner chamber for the religious formalities.


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Secretary meets Prime Minister at Temple Trees

Making his first formal visit upon assumption of duties as the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Major General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne WWV RWP RSP USP ndc psc MPhil paid a courtesy call on the Hon. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at temple Trees, Colombo 03, Yesterday evening (29 November 2019).


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Assumption of duties by the New State Minister of Defence

The newly appointed State Minister of Defence Hon. Chamal Rajapaksa MP assumed duties during a ceremony held at the Ministry, today (29 November 2019).


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Defence Advisor of Pakistan HC calls on the Secretary

The Defence Advisor to the High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Colonel Sajjad Ali made a call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Major General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne WWV RWP RSP USP ndc psc MPhil at the Ministry, today (29 November 2019).


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President Rajapaksa starting a state visit to India reaches New Delhi

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa who left the country in the afternoon for a two day state visit to India reached New Delhi this evening (28).


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KDU Vice Chancellor calls on the Secretary

The Vice Chancellor of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU), Air Vice Marshal Sagara Kotakadeniya made a call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Major General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne WWV RWP RSP USP ndc psc MPhil at the Ministry, today (28 November 2019).


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UNODC delegation meets Secretary

A four-member delegation of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) led by the Director Operations, Ms. Miwa Kato met the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Major General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne WWV RWP RSP USP ndc psc MPhil at the Ministry, today (28 November 2019).


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Hon. Chamal Rajapaksa appointed as new State Minister of Defence

Hon. Chamal Rajapaksa, M.P. has been appointed as the State Minister of Defence by His Excellency the President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, today (27 November 2019).


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No decision to remove Three Wheeler Parks and Street Stalls by Police

It is noted that a rumour is being circulated stating that Police is planning to remove three wheeler parks, pavement hawkers and street stalls in the country.


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Commandant of the Defence Services Command and Staff College calls on Secretary

Commandant of the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC), Major General, Prabath Dematanpitiya made a call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Major General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne WWV RWP RSP USP ndc psc MPhil at the Ministry, today (27 November 2019).


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‘EX-MITRA SHAKTHI - VII’ SET TO BEGIN IN INDIA ON SUNDAY (1)

Bolstering existing bonds of understanding and close working relationship further, ‘Exercise Mitra Shakthi - VII’, the joint military exercise between the Indian Army and the Sri Lanka Army will commence on Sunday (1 December) at Kumaon Regiment camp premises in Pune, India with 120 Gemunu Watch (GW) troops of the Sri Lanka Army participating with an equal number of Indian Army Jawans from Kumaon Regiment of the Indian Army.


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Trump invited to attend impeachment hearing or 'stop complaining'

Congress has invited US President Donald Trump to its first impeachment hearing on 4 December.


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Coast Guard Director General calls on Secretary

Director General of the Sri Lanka Coast Guard, Rear Admiral Samantha Wimalathunge made a call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Major General (Rtd) Kamal Gunaratne WWV RWP RSP USP ndc psc MPhil at the Ministry, today (26 November 2019).


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Indian Naval ship in the island

Making a training visit, the Indian Naval Ship ‘Nireekshak’ arrived in Trincomalee on Monday (25 November). According to Navy media, the visiting Indian ship was accorded a traditional naval welcome by the Sri Lanka Navy upon its arrival at the Trincomalee port.


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Educational seminar for Eastern students

Sri Lanka Army troops in the Eastern region conducted an educational seminar for students sitting for the G.C.E Ordinary Level exam, last week. According to Army media, the seminar, organized by the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E), was held at the Pearl Grand Reception Hall in Muttur, last Wednesday (20).


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Russian Ambassador meets Secretary

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Sri Lanka, H.E. Mr. Yury Materiy made a courtesy call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Major General (Rtd) Kamal Gunaratne WWV RWP RSP USP ndc psc MPhil at the Ministry, today (25 November 2019).


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Army Commander Calls on Secretary Defence

The Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva made a call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Major General (Rtd) Kamal Gunaratne WWV RWP RSP USP ndc psc MPhil at the Ministry, today (22 November 2019).


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Secretary Chairs Meeting with Police Narcotic Bureau Officers

Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Major General (Rtd) Kamal Gunaratne WWV RWP RSP USP ndc psc MPhil, chaired a special meeting with senior officers of the Police Narcotic Bureau at the Ministry, today (22 November 2019).


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Secretary Chairs Meeting with Police Traffic Division

Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Major General (Rtd) Kamal Gunaratne WWV RWP RSP USP ndc psc MPhil, chaired a special meeting with senior officers of the Police Traffic Division at the Ministry, today (22 November 2019).


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6th Asia-Pacific Symposium concludes successfully

The 06th Asia-Pacific Symposium concluded successfully at the Galle Face Hotel in Colombo on Thursday (21st November 2019).


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Air Force Commander calls on Secretary Defence

The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sumangala Dias made a call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Major General (Rtd) Kamal Gunaratne WWV RWP RSP USP ndc psc MPhil at the Ministry, today (21 November 2019) .


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Navy Commander calls on Secretary Defence

The Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva made a call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Major General (Rtd) Kamal Gunaratne WWV RWP RSP USP ndc psc MPhil at the Ministry, today (21 November 2019) .