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Housing dreams come true under ‘Api Wenuwen Api’ project

Two new houses constructed utilizing ‘Api Wenuwen Api’ funds along with the military labour involvement were vested on two war veterans in a bid to appreciate their gallant service rendered to the motherland, during a brief ceremony held at the Wewahamanduwa in Mathara today (Mar 20).


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Offering of treasures for ‘Sandahiru Seya’ Square Chamber underway

Ven. Angulgamuwe Ariyananda thero of the Na Uyana Aranya Senasana handed over an array of treasures to be deposited at the sacred Sandahiru Seya today (Mar 19).


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Deegawapiya to host Eastern Province Poson Festival - Defence Secretary

This year’s Eastern Province Poson festival will be held at the sacred Deegawapiya temple premises while giving prominence to the Poson Poya rituals on full moon Poya Day  on  June 24, the Defence Secretary and the Chairperson of ‘Archaeological Heritage Management Presidential Task Force’ (PTF) for Eastern Province, Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) revealed today (Mar 17).


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Opportunity for devotees to deposit treasures at Sandahiru Stupa ‘Square Chamber’

The religious ceremony organized for the depositing of treasures at the Square Chamber of the Sandahiru Stupa will be held on 28 March, said the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) today (16 Mar).

 


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A country could raise the resilience by promoting civil-military relations through education - Defence Secretary

We must always bear in our minds that the university education could inculcate core values of security and development such as human dignity, integrity, democratic participation, sustainable development, economic equity, mutual understanding and equality of opportunity, said the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) today (Mar 10).

 


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Ananda College 'LEO Club' donates 10,000 FaceMasks

Supporting Defence Ministry's initiative to fight COVID-19 pandemic, the ‘LEO Club’ of Ananda College donated a package of Face Masks to the Defence Ministry Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) at a function held at the Ministry, today (Mar 8).



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Former glory of Mihindu Maha Stupa is visible soon – Defence Secretary

Sandahiru Seya will be vested on devotees by end of this year


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Two SLAF squadrons bestowed with President’s Colours

Primary responsibility of Armed Forces is to ensure the national security


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Italian Ambassador meets Defence Secretary

Her Excellency Rita Giuliana Mannella, Ambassador of Italy for Sri Lanka and Maldives, made a courtesy call on the Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) at the Defence Ministry in Colombo, today (Mar 05).


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Pakistan Air Force Chief meets Defence Secretary

The Chief of the Air Staff of the Pakistan Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan paid a courtesy call on the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) at the Defence Ministry, today (Mar 04).


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Bangladesh Air Force Chief calls on Defence Secretary

The Chief of the Air Staff of the Bangladesh Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat paid a courtesy call on the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) at the Ministry, today (Mar 4).


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US Pacific Air Forces Commander meets Defence Secretary

A US delegation led by the Commander of the US Pacific Air Forces Gen. Kenneth S. Wilsbach paid a courtesy call on the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) at the Defence Ministry, today (Mar 4).


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Defence Secretary visits Sri Lanka Coast Guard Headquarters

Defence Secretary and National Security and Disaster Management State Ministry Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd), arrived at the Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) Headquarters yesterday (Mar 3).


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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.


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Army and CSD to produce bricks for Deegawapiya Stupa restoration

Since the Deegawapiya Stupa restoration project demands 30,000 tailor-made standard bricks per day, we have set up a system to produce bricks through the military and Civil Security Department (CSD), said Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) today (26 Jan).

 


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Defence Secretary reviews Sandahiru Seya project deadlines

Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) directed all stakeholders, who have been assigned to construct Sandahiru Seya to comply with the work schedule in order to meet the deadline.


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Former glory of Deegawapiya Stupa at the naked eye view will be a reality soon – Defence Secretary

Unlike futile attempts launched previously, we will see the former glory of Deegawapiya Stupa this time, pledged Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) while addressing media at the Defence Ministry yesterday (Jan 13).


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Defence Secretary attends a ceremony at Thurstan College

Hon.Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa declared open a conserved building