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War veterans remembered

The 12th National War Heroes commemoration ceremony was held at the National War Hero Cenotaph in Sri Jayawardenepura, Kotte under the auspices of Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces His Excellency the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the country’s 5th Executive President and Hon. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa a short while ago today (May 19).


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Cabinet nods to facilitate war hero dependents

“The Cabinet approval has been granted for the lifetime salary and allowances payment for war hero dependents” said the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) today.


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Chinese Defence Minister departs

The Chinese State Councillor and Defence Minister General Wei Fenghe left Sri Lanka today morning (Apr 29) at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) on successful completion of his two-day official visit.


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China-SL bilateral discussion concludes successfully

A bilateral discussion between Sri Lanka and People’s Republic of China (PLA) on the sidelines of official visit by Chinese State Councillor and Defence Minister General Wei Fenghe was held at the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo today morning (Apr 28).


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Defence Secretary receives visiting Chinese Defence Minister

Chinese State Councillor and Defence Minister General Wei Fenghe arrived in Sri Lanka on a two day official visit a short while ago today (27 Apr).


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Drug trafficking ring crippled - Defence Secretary

We have reformed the intelligence services to thwart the recurrence of tragic incidents similar to Easter Sunday bombings in the country, said Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) last evening (Apr 20).


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New hopes with New Year for War Heroes

The Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) while addressing the Defence Ministry staffers prior to the commencement of the work after the Sinhala and Tamil New Year stated today (Apr 19), we all must be determined to work efficiently and to extend our maximum contribution towards the government’s development process while ensuring the national security in accordance with the vision statement, “Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour”.