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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).


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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).