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NSA Trilateral Secretariat established

In keeping with the discussions held at the previous National Security Advisor (NSA)-level trilateral meetings on Maritime Security Cooperation with India and the Maldives, a Secretariat for Trilateral National Security Advisors on Maritime Security Cooperation was established at the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) Headquarters, Colombo today (Mar 1).


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Defence Secretary delves into CRD inventions

Defence Secretary and National Security and Disaster Management State Ministry Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd), arrived yesterday (Feb 22) at the Centre for Research and Development (CRD) in Pitipana to witness the progress of inventions.


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President launched 'Deegawapiya Aruna' trust fund

The ‘Deegawapiya Trust Fund’ launching ceremony was held under the patronage of His Excellency the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the Chief Guest and Hon. Prime Minister and the Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, at the Sri Sambodhi Viharaya in Colombo today (Feb 12).

 


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Dignifying dress code introduced for all ex-servicemen

The grandeur and the prestige of ex-servicemen have to be reflected with the glory and the professional status they deserve, said Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) last evening (Feb 2).


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Strict compliance to healthcare guidelines during Independence Day Parade

All set for the 73rd Independence Day Celebrations following healthcare guidelines under the patronage of HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Independence Square, Colombo on february 4, 2021, said Minister of Irrigation and State Minister of National Security, Home Affairs and Disaster Management Hon. Chamal Rajapaksa today (Feb 1).

 


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Legal reforms to deal with drug related issues - Defence Secretary

Necessary legal reforms would be introduced soon to direct drug addicted minor offenders to rehabilitations centres for curative measures, instead of retaining them behind the prison cells for an extensive period, said the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) yesterday (Jan 29).


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The ‘Defence Review 2020’ launched

Citing the ‘Defence Review 2020’ launched by the Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka (INSSSL) today (Jan 27), Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) said, addressing of several key thematic areas related to National Security including health, environmental and maritime security has set out an ideal opportunity to probe further into the core of the issue, with special reference to Non-Traditional Threats and Transnational Crimes, that are known to be the major concerns in the current context.