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'Deegawapiya Aruna' receives funds for brick production machine

The 'Deegawapiya Aruna' Trust Fund received a donation worth of Rs. 550,000 from a donor at the Defence Ministry today (May 21).


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A soldier renews South Asian High Jump record

Sri Lanka Army's (SLA) Private Ushan Thiwanka Perera has set a new South Asian and Sri Lankan High Jump record at the 2021 Lone Star Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships, held in Texas recently.


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INSS raises concern into ‘Fake News’

Enhancing awareness on fake news and its apex threat to national security, the Institute of National Security Studies (INSS), the premier think tank on national security, conducted a Public Lecture recently.  

 


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Defence Secretary praised SLAF swimmer

Corporal Roshan Abeysundara of the Sri Lanka Air Force who recently set the Asian Long Distance Swimming Record met the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) at the Defence Ministry today (May 6).


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Journalist Rajapakse presents books written by him to Defence Secretary

A senior journalist and author D S N Rajapakse presented three books authored by him to Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) during a brief interaction at the Defence Ministry premises today (May 6).


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‘War Heroes Commemoration Flag’ pinned on President

Declaring the month of War Heroes’ Commemoration, the National War Heroes Flag was pinned on His Excellency the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat today (May 4).


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Chinese envoy visits Defence Services College

A Chinese delegation accompanied by Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) arrived at the Defence Services College in Malay Street, Colombo, today (09 Apr).


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Defence Secretary visits 'Ranaviru Seva Authority'

Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) pledged Defence Ministry's fullest support to the families of war heroes during his visit to the Ranaviru Seva Authority (RSA) today (09).


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Meeting war veterans on public day

Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) resolved various issues of the war veterans and their families while meeting them on the public day (07 Apr) at the Defence Ministry.

 


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Defence Secretary visits Defence Services College

Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) made a visit to the Defence Services College at Malay Street, Colombo, today (05 Apr).


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The Russian Ambassador meets Defence Secretary

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Sri Lanka, His Excellency Yury Materiy met the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) at the Ministry today (Mar 26).


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Offering of treasures for ‘Sandahiru Seya’ Square Chamber

The Group Chief Executive Officer of the DP Jayasinghe Group of Companies Dr. Dilshan Jayasinghe handed over an array of treasures to be deposited at the sacred Sandahiru Seya today (Mar 26).


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INSS Public Lecture on 'Impact of Port City to National Security of SL'

A Public Lecture on "Impact of Port City to National Security of Sri Lanka" organized by Institute of National Security Studies (INSS) was conducted today (Mar 26) at the INSS, Battaramulla.


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SLCG focusing to enhance maritime law enforcement capabilities

UNODC Global Maritime Crime Programme Senior Instructor Craig Lunn held discussions on the UNODC sponsored training courses scheduled to be commenced at the Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) Advance Training Centre (ATC) in Mirissa within the year 2021, during a meeting had with the SLCG Director General Rear Admiral Anura Ekanayake recently.


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SLGGA flag pinned on Defence Secretary

The Western Province Commissioner of the Sri Lanka Girls Guide Association (SLGGA) Mirani Dissanayake pinned the SLGGA’s 104th year celebration flag on the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) at the Ministry, today (Mar 22).


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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 Aruna' receives Rs. 2.65 million

The 'Deegawapiya Aruna' Trust Fund received a donation worth of Rs. 2.65 million from Dr. Priyangi Amarabandu yesterday (Mar 18).



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Laws of the country can not be changed according to an individual wish – Defence Secretary

“As the authorized body of the country to protect the national security, we don’t hesitate to arrest and implement the law against anyone who attempts to break the law of the country by sawing seeds of hate politics and provoking the public peace”, the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) said.

 


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Navy launches 'Sinduliya' to coincide with International Women's Day

The Sri Lanka Navy’s Seva Vanitha Unit (NSVU) launched ‘Sinduliya’ magazine under the aegis of Defence Ministry's Seva Vanitha Unit (MODSVU) Chairperson Chithrani Gunaratne at the Navy Headquarters Auditorium today (Mar 8).

 


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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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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).