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Def Secretary graces the ceremony of title conferment to Ven. Kolamunne Sumanawansa thero

Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne offered a Vijinipatha (a traditional fan) to the Kolamunne Sri Bimbarama Temple Chief Prelate Ven. Kolamunne Sumanawansa thero during a religious reception held at the Kolamunne Sri Bimbarama Temple premises in Piliyandala today (Jan 23).


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KDU enrolls students from UGC

The General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) held its inauguration ceremony for 'Day Scholars' enlisted to the Intake 39 of the Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Management, Social Sciences & Humanities at the KDU Auditorium, yesterday (Jan 20).


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Defence Secretary graces Anniversary Pirith chanting ceremony at DSC

Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne graced an all-night 'Pirith' chanting ceremony at the Defence Services College (DSC) in Colombo last evening (Jan 19).


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KDU launches International Research Journal in Computing

The Volume 01, Issue 01 of the International Journal of Research in Computing (IJRC) published by the Faculty of Computing, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) was launched at the KDU premises recently.


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Egyptian new Ambassador meets Defence Secretary

The new Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to Sri Lanka, His Excellency Maged Mosleh paid a courtesy call on the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Headquarters Complex, Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte today (Jan 12).


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Oath taking ceremony for KDU new nursing undergraduates

The oath ceremony for nursing undergraduates of the 35th and 36th intakes was held at the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) in Werahara last Tuesday (Jan 04).


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Defence Secretary graces the first working day ceremonies of establishments under the purview of MOD

General Kamal Gunaratne, Secretary, Ministry of Defence and Secretary, State Ministry of National Security and Disaster Management graced the official ceremonies organized to mark the commencement of work on the first working day of the new year, 2022 at the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and its key establishments.


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Defence Ministry adds new feature to its website - “Virtual Library”

The Ministry of Defence takes pleasure in informing its worldwide audience of the latest addition to its website, www.defence.lk in the form of a Virtual Library. This new addition will open the doors for a wide array of e-books available free of charge for those who wish to enhance their knowledge.


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SLAF wins Silver Award for Annual Report and Accounts in public sector

The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) was presented the Silver Award for ‘Annual Report and Accounts’ among the public sector, pertaining to the financial year of 2019.


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10th Staff Air Talks between SLAF and IAF held in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) and Indian Air Force (IAF) had the 10th Air Staff talks at SLAF Headquarters on 28 December focusing on strengthening the relationship and renewed dynamism between the Air Forces to achieve expected goals in upcoming years.


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Head of JICA and DG Coast Guard met on-board

Chief Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Sri Lanka Yamada Tetsuga met the Director General of Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) Rear Admiral Anura Ekanayake at the SLCG Ship Samudra Raksha recently (Dec 14).


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SL and Japan looking for avenues to further strengthen Defence Cooperation

His Excellency Mizukoshi Hideaki the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Sri Lanka made a courtesy call on Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry, today (Dec 15).


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SLCG organized discussion on oil and chemical spill response

Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) organized a two-day coordination meeting on ‘Oil and Chemical Spill Response’ with a delegation of the United States Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM), members of the United States Embassy in Sri Lanka and other relevant stakeholders involved in maritime incident response in the island, on 07 and 08 Dec at the Light House Galley, Colombo.


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Senegalese Defence Attaché meets Defence Secretary

The Defence Attaché of the Senegal Embassy accredited to New Delhi and Sri Lanka, Col. Malick Thiaw met the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry in Sri Jayawardenepura, Kotte today (Dec 10).


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Outgoing UK Defence Advisor pays farewell call on Defence Secretary

Col. David Ashman, the Resident Defence Advisor to the UK mission in Colombo who will be completing his tenure in the island shortly, made a farewell call on the Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry, today (Dec 07).


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Army badminton players win Yonex Sunrise Bangladesh
International Challenge (Men's Double) - 2021

Sri Lanka Army Badminton players won the Championship in Men's Double in the 'Yonex Sunrise Bangladesh International Challenge - 2021' held recently in Dhaka, Bangladesh.


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Italian Defence Attaché meets Defence Secretary

Capt. (Navy) Fabrizio Falzi, Defence Attaché of Italy for India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka accompanied by the Italian Ambassador in Colombo Her Excellency Rita Giuliana Mannella paid a courtesy call on Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry today (Dec 06).


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Defence Secretary graces a book launching ceremony

Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne was the Chief Guest at the book launching ceremony organized by the Sri Lanka Ex-Servicemen's Association (SLESA) held at its Auditorium in Colombo today (Dec 05).


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SLT Mobitel Sabuddhi Sports Gold Award goes to Dinesh and Dulan

Paralympic gold medalist Warrant Officer 1 Dinesh Priyantha and bronze medalist Corporal Samitha Dulan were awarded the Sabuddhi Sports Gold of the Year at the SLT Mobitel Sabuddhi Sports Literary Awards 2020 held with Official collaboration between the Ministry of Sports and the Department of Sports Development.


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Armed Forces gifted with best quality Face Masks

Esquel Sri Lanka Limited awarded a stock of exclusively-manufactured cotton facemasks to the Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of Covid-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Chief of Defence Staff and Army Commander General Shavendra Silva at the Army Headquarters recently.


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Colombo Conclave 2021: International Dimensions on National Security

Institute of National Security Studies (INSS), the premier think tank on national security, established under the Ministry of Defence, Sri Lanka conducted its second national conference “Colombo Conclave 2021”, under the theme of “International Dimensions on National Security”, on 24th of November 2021 from 0800hrs to 1800hrs at Waters Edge, Battaramulla.



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Defence Secretary bids farewell to departing Russian Security Council Secretary

Secretary of the Security Council of Russia Nikolai Patrushev who arrived to Sri Lanka on Monday left the country today (Nov 24).


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Secretary of the Security Council of Russia calls on President

Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Nikolai Patrushev called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat this morning (22).


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Secretary of the Security Council of Russia arrives to Sri Lanka

Secretary of the Security Council of Russia Nikolai Patrushev arrived in Sri Lanka on Monday (Nov 22).