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Defence Secretary meets the Secretary of the Russian Security Council

Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) met the Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Nikolay Platonovich Patrushev during an official visit to Russia, recently (Aug 26).


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Army’s Dulan Kodithuwakku wins Bronze Medal in Javelin Throw

Sri Lanka Army’s Corporal Dulan Kodithuwakku secured a Bronze Medal in the Javelin Throw - F 64 event yesterday (Aug 30) at Paralympic Games 2020 in Tokyo.


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Army’s Dinesh Priyantha sets a world record in Tokyo Paralympics 2020

Sri Lanka Army’s Sergeant Dinesh Priyantha Herath setting a World Record with a distance of 67.79 metres in the Javelin Throw event won the Gold Medal in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.


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New Zealand HC meets Director General of SLCG

The New Zealand High Commissioner (HC) to Sri Lanka His Excellency Michael Edward Appleton paid a courtesy call on the Director General of Sri Lanka Coast Guard Rear Admiral Anura Ekanayake recently, at the Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) Headquarters.


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Defence Secretary meets Turkish National Defence Minister at IDEF’21

Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) met National Defence Minister of the Republic of Turkey Hulusi Akar on Thursday (Aug 19) on the sidelines of 15th International Defence Industry Fair 2021 (IDEF’21) held in Istanbul, Turkey.


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New Zealand High Commissioner meets Defence Secretary

New Zealand High Commissioner (HC) to Sri Lanka His Excellency Michael Edward Appleton, paid a courtesy call on the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) today (August 11) at the Defence Ministry at the Defence Headquarters Complex, Sri Jayawardenepura, Kotte.


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Metallurgical Corporation of China Ltd. donates facemasks

Supporting Sri Lankan Defence Ministry’s initiative to fight against COVID-19, the Sri Lanka Branch of the Metallurgical Corporation of China Limited (MCC) handed over a consignment of facemasks to the Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) at a function held at the Ministry recently.


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Army War Hero to represent Tokyo Paralympic Games

Sri Lanka’s differently able No. 1 Wheelchair Tennis player Sergeant D.H.R Dharmasena of the Army has been selected to participate in the Tokyo Paralympics Games - 2021.


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KDU Journal online version launched

Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) officially launched its online version of Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies (KJMS) yesterday (July 28) under the auspices of KDU Vice Chancellor Maj. Gen. Milinda Peiris.


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Defence Secretary felicitates a noble CSR Project

The Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) felicitated the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kelani Cables PLC, Mahinda Saranapala today (July 29) at the Defence Ministry, in view of his earnest contribution extended to deliver a consignment of handicap equipment to the Ranaviru Seva Authority (RVSA) recently.


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World’s scientific journals release CDRD’s discoveries

Some of the peculiar findings of Centre for Defence Research and Development (CDRD) were appeared in the famed forensic science journals recently, the CDRD said.


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South Korean Ambassador meets Defence Secretary

Ambassador of the Republic of Korea in Sri Lanka, His Excellency Woonjin Jeong paid a courtesy call on the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) making his first visit to the Defence Ministry at the Defence Headquarters Complex, Sri Jayawardenepura, Kotte today (July 22).


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SLN’s Olympic markswoman promoted

Navy’s Leading Woman Communicator Tehani Egodawela, who has been qualified for Tokyo Olympics 2020 was promoted to the next rate of Petty Officer by the Navy Commander Nishantha Ulugetenne yesterday (Jul 16).


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New DG CSD calls on Defence Secretary

Newly appointed Director General (DG) of the Civil Security Department (CSD) Maj. Gen. Ranjan Lamahewage (Retd) paid a courtesy call on the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) at the Defence Ministry today (July 13).


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SLAF’s Sky Pet Animal Hospital now open for public

Sky Pet Animal Hospital newly constructed by the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF)  was declared open by the First Lady Mrs. Ioma Rajapaksa recently at Guwanpura, Colombo 8.


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SLAF Jukoda meets Air Force Chief prior to Olympics

Corporal Chamara Dharmawardhane, Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Judo player, who was selected to represent Sri Lanka at the forthcoming Tokyo Olympics, was felicitated by the Air Force Commander Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana recently.


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New Bangladesh HC meets Defence Secretary

The newly appointed Bangladesh High Commissioner (HC) to Sri Lanka, His Excellency Tareq Md Ariful Islam paid a courtesy call on the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) today (July 5) making his first visit to the Defence Ministry at the Defence Headquarters Complex, Sri Jayawardenepura, Kotte.


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Pakistan’s HC meets Defence Secretary

Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, His Excellency Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Muhammad Saad Khattak paid a courtesy call on the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) today (June 22) making his first visit to the New Defence Ministry at the Defence Headquarters Complex, Sri Jayawardenepura, Kotte.


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Brazil’s Deputy Head of Mission pays farewell call

The Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Federative Republic of Brazil in Sri Lanka, Winston Alexander Silva who will be completing his tenure in due course, made a farewell call on the Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) at the Defence Ministry, today (June 21).


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Chinese Defence Attaché calls on Defence Secretary

The Defence Attaché of the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka, Senior Col. Wan Dong met Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) at the new Defence Ministry complex today (Jun 17).


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Defence Secretary appreciates the support of ICG vessels

Mentioning the rapid response and support extended by the Indian Coast Guard Ships to douse the fire triggered onboard merchant vessel X-PRESS PEARL, Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) expressed his appreciation to the Indian High Commissioner in Colombo, His Excellency Gopal Baglay at the Defence Ministry today (June 11).


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Progress of Deegawapiya Stupa restoration reviewed

A progress review meeting to discuss the Deegawapiya Stupa restoration project was convened at the Defence Ministry today (June 10).


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NDDCB new Chairperson received Letter of Appointment

Dr. Priyangi Amarabandu has been appointed as the Chairperson of the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board (NDDCB) with effect from May 7, 2021 by the State Minister of National Security, Home Affairs and Disaster Management Hon. Chamal Rajapaksa.


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Russian Defence Attaché pays farewell call

Military, Air and Naval Attaché of the Embassy of Russian Federation in Sri Lanka, Col. Denis I. Shkoda who will be completing his tenure in due course, made a farewell call on the Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) at the Defence Ministry, today (June 4).


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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 new Defence Ministry complex today (June 2).