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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).


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ACM ‘Paddy Mendis’ Felicitated

Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne graced a ceremony organized to felicitate a living legend of the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF), Air Chief Marshal (ACM) Desamanya Pathman Mendis, at the Air Force Base, Ratmalana yesterday (Jan 1).


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Turkish Ambassador meets Defence Secretary

Her Excellency R. Demet Sekercioglu, Ambassador of Turkey for Sri Lanka, made a courtesy call on Defence Secretary Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne at the Ministry, today (Jan 01).


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My determination is to make ‘Productive Citizens’ from this Ministry – Defence Secretary

The Defence Ministry celebrated the dawn of the New Year amidst religious blessings today (Jan 1, 2021).


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NCC new Director receives letter of appointment

Maj. Gen. (Retd) PWB Jayasundara has been appointed as the 13th Director of National Cadet Corps (NCC).


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Defence Secretary pays homage to Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy

Defence Secretary Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne paid homage to the sacred omniscient tooth relic at the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, today (Dec 29).


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Defence Ministry receives personal protective kits

South Korea-based Sri Lankarama Buddhist Association donated a stock of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Defence Ministry today (Dec 24).


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French Ambassador meets Defence Secretary

His Excellency Eric Lavertu, Ambassador of France for Sri Lanka and the Maldives made a courtesy call on Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne at the Ministry, today (Dec 23).


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Deegawapi Stupa Restoration Fund receives Rs. 5 million worth donation

Chief Prelate of the ‘Sri Sambodhi Viharaya’ and Chairperson of 'Bauddhaya' TV Channel Ven. Boralande Wajiragnana Thero donated Rs. 5 million to the Deegawapi Stupa restoration project at the Defence Ministry today (Dec 23).


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Sandahiru Seya Project receives USD 45,460 from Chinese Embassy

The Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka donated USD 45,460.00 for the Sandahiru Stupa construction project which is in progress under the purview of the Defence Ministry on Dec 07.


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No excuse to say “there is no time”

Time restrictions won’t be an issue to produce a sound artwork/writing, said the Defence Secretary and the Secretary of the State Ministry of National Security, Home Affairs and Disaster Management Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne while citing an example from his eventful diary and number of books published to date.


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Army’s Way Forward Strategy 2020-2025 launched today

Sri Lanka Army Way Forward Strategy 2020-2025 (SLAWFS) was ceremonially launched today ( Dec 22)  at the Army Headquarters with the gracious presence of the Principal Advisor to HE the President Mr. Lalith Weeratunga as the Chief Guest.


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Chinese Embassy donates Rs. 25 million to Defence Ministry to fight against COVID-19

The Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka donated Rs. 25 million to the Defence Ministry on 15 December to be utilized to purchase equipment and materials required for the military personnel to fight against the COVID -19.

 


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Maj. Gen. Jagath Alwis assumes office as the Secretary to the Public Security Ministry

Maj. Gen. (Retd) Jagath Alwis assumed duties as the Secretary to the Ministry of Public Security at the Ministry premises in Battaramulla today (Dec 14).

 


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Renowned novelist Gunarathna Ekanayake met Defence Secretary

An Award-winning novelist, writer and a drama producer Gunarathna Ekanayake presented five books authored by him to Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne during a function held at the Defence Ministry premises today (Dec 10).


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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 Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne at the Ministry today (09 Dec).


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Ranaviru Seva Authority introduces welfare measures

INSEE Cement under the aegis of Ranaviru Sewa Authority (RVSA) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Sri Lanka Navy and Air Force to provide cement bags to the respective service personnel under a concessionary price at the Defence Ministry today (07 Dec).


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New IGP pays courtesy call on Defence Secretary

Inspector General of Police (IGP) C.D. Wickramaratne paid a courtesy call on Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry today (Dec 2).


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Pirith chanting at Independent Square for 21 days invokes blessings for all

A pirith chanting ceremony attended by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa began at the Independent Square in Colombo, yesterday evening (18) and pirith chanting  will continue for 21 days.


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Defence Secretary compliments Prime Minister for his Birthday today (18)

Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunarathne graced a religious ceremony held to invoke blessings on Hon. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on his 75th Birthday at the Narahenpita Abayaramaya Temple today (18).


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Iranian Ambassador meets Defence Secretary

The Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Sri Lanka, His Excellency Hashem Ashjazadeh made a courtesy call on Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne at the Ministry, today (Nov 13).


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Russian Defence Attaché calls on Defence Secretary

The Defence Attaché of the Russian Embassy in Sri Lanka, Col. Denis I. Shkoda met Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne at the Ministry, today (Nov 13).


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Outgoing Indian Assistant Defence Advisor meets Defence Secretary

The Assistant Defence Advisor to the High Commission of India in Sri Lanka, Lt. Col. Ravi Shekhar Mishra made his courtesy farewell call on Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry, today (Nov 10)


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Mr. Ravinatha Aryasinha meets Defence Secretary

Mr. Ravinatha Aryasinha who has been appointed as the new Ambassador to the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington DC, USA, paid a courtesy call on Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne at the Ministry, today (Nov 06).


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Admiral (Retd) Piyal De Silva meets Defence Secretary

Former Navy Commander, Admiral (Retd) Piyal De Silva paid a courtesy call on Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne at the Ministry, today (Nov 03).