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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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SLCG marks 11 years of service excellence today

Marking the 11 years of service excellence, the Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) celebrates the 11th Anniversary, today (Mar 4).


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Indian Air Force Chief meets Sri Lankan Defence Secretary

The Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria paid a courtesy call on the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) at his office, today (03 Mar).


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Sensational evening for 'Mihindu Seth Medura' war veterans

A colourful dinner night was hosted to the differently able war veteran inmates at the 'Mihindu Seth Medura', Attidiya under the aegis of Defence Ministry's Seva Vanitha Unit (SVU) Chairperson Chithrani Gunaratne last evening (Feb 20).


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INSS commemorates late Admiral Clancy Fernando

Organizing the 4th ‘Annual Memorial Lecture’, the Institute of National Security Studies (INSS), commemorated the late Admiral Clancy Fernando under the theme of ‘Sea Power of an Island Nation and Admiral Clancy Fernando’ yesterday (Feb 19).


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Sri Lanka must keep pace with global changes – President reiterates

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has reiterated that Sri Lanka must keep pace with transformative changes taking place globally.


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Bellanwila Temple’s ‘Bo-Tree Precinct’ expansion inaugurated

Hon. Prime Minister and the Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa laid the foundation stone auspiciously for the sacred Bo-Tree Precinct (Bodhigara) development project at the Bellanwila Temple today (Feb 13).


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COVID 19 has challenged the conventional education – Defence Secretary

Mentioning the conventional education that has been challenged by the COVID 19 pandemic, the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) said I am glad that organisations such as Institute of Supply and Materials Management (ISMM) have been able to overcome such challenges by effective utilization of a ‘Virtual’ platform to continue the education without distressing students.


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Independence Day final preparations made

The forthcoming 73rd Independence Day rehearsals were reviewed by the Minister of Irrigation and State Minister of National Security, Home Affairs and Disaster Management, Hon. Chamal Rajapaksa at Independence Square today morning (Feb 2).

 


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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 graced SLAF Annual Golf Tournament

Annual Golf Tournament, the Commander’s Cup - 2021 hosted by the Sri Lanka Air Force and the Eagles’ Golf Links  concluded in China Bay, Trincomalee recently with Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd)  gracing as the Chief Guest.


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Steps to carry forward Anagarika Dharmapala’s mission

Under the patronage of Sri Lanka’s Mahabodhi Society Chairperson and Chief Sangha Nayaka of Japan Most Ven. Banagala Upatissa Thero, a foundation stone laid to construct a Dhamma Hall (Dharmashalawa) at the Wimalagnana Temple in Homagama, in a bid to propagate the teachings of Buddhism yesterday (Jan 21).


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73rd Independence Day will be held with pride prioritizing safety – Defence Secretary

“All arrangements have been made to celebrate Sri Lanka’s 73rd Independence Day reflecting the pride of the nation while strictly following health guidelines” Defence Secretary and Secretary to the State Ministry of National Security, Home Affairs and Disaster Management Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) said.

 


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Col. Chandima Kumarasinghe assumed duties as Director Ministry of Defence - Media Centre

Col. Chandima Kumarasinghe, assumed duties as the Officiating Director of the Ministry of Defence- Media Centre, today (Jan 19) at the Defence Ministry premises.


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NCC new Director pays courtesy call on Defence Secretary

Director of National Cadet Corps (NCC) Maj. Gen. P.W.B. Jayasundara following his taking over of duties, paid a courtesy call on the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) at the Defence Ministry today morning (Jan 19).


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DSCSC’s Commandant meets Defence Secretary

Commandant of the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) Maj. Gen. IHMNN Herath made a Courtesy call on the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) at the Defence Ministry, today (15 Jan).


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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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Russian Defence Attaché met Defence Secretary

The Defence Attaché of the Russian Embassy in Sri Lanka, Col. Denis I. Shkoda made a call on the Defence Secretary Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne at the Ministry, today (12 January).


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Defence Secretary attends a ceremony at Thurstan College

Hon.Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa declared open a conserved building


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New Asst. Indian DA meets Defence Secretary

The recently appointed Assistant Defence Advisor to the High Commission of India in Sri Lanka, Lt. Col. Puneet Sushil made a call on the Defence Secretary Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne at the Ministry, today (Jan 08).


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'Deegawapiya Trust Fund' received 1.6 million

South Korean-based ‘Sri Lankarama Buddhist Association’ donated a cheque worth of Rs 1.6 million to the Deegawapiya Trust Fund at the Defence Ministry today (Jan 08).


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Bangladesh Defence Attaché meets Defence Secretary

The Bangladesh Defence Attaché of the High Commission of Bangladesh in Sri Lanka, Commodore Md Shafiul Bari met the Defence Secretary Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne at the Ministry today (Jan 05).


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“Emergence of LTTE activists in Front Organizations and Propaganda”- INSSSL

Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka (INSSSL); think tank on national security functioning under the aegis of Ministry of Defence, organized a ‘Threat Lens’ a closed door discussion under the theme of “Emergence of LTTE activists in front organizations and propaganda” on 23rd December 2020 at the main auditorium in the Ministry of Defence.


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State Minister and Defence Secretary launched e-Land Registry System

Fulfilling one more service envisioned by HE the President, the e-Land Registry system was ceremonially launched today (Jan 04) at Registrar General’s office in Colombo.


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State Minister and Defence Secretary inaugurate Asst. Registrar Gen. Office in Colombo District

Secretary to the Defence Ministry and Internal Security, Home Affairs and Disaster Management State Ministry, Gen. (Retd.) Kamal Gunaratne graced the inauguration of Assistant Registrar General’s Colombo District Office and its Central Record Room located at Pannipitiya, today (Jan 04).