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The High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Delivers a Lecture at NDC

On the invitation of the Commandant NDC, His Excellency Gopal Baglay, the High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka delivered a lecture on the theme of "The Role of India in Managing Emerging Strategic Trends in the Indian Ocean Region" to the participants of the NDC Course No: 01.


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ANNUAL ‘CISM DAY’ RUN - 2022

The International Military Sport Council (CISM) Day Run which was organized this time by the Sri Lanka Air Force was flagged off this morning (20 February 2022) at the Riffle Green Ground, Colombo by the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General Kamal Gunaratne (Retd).


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SL and Australia discusses on regional interests

Assistant Secretary, Global Interests Branch of the Department of Defence, Australia, Tom Menadue met the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Headquarters Complex, Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte today (Feb 17).


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New Pakistan’s HC held discussions with Defence Secretary

The newly appointed Pakistan High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, His Excellency Major General (Retd) Umar Farooq Burki paid a courtesy call on the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry, today (February 11).
 


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Foreign Minister lectures NDC course participants

Foreign Minister Hon. Prof. GL Peiris delivered a lecture on ‘The Armed Forces, Human Rights Law and Geneva Process’ at the National Defence College (NDC) yesterday (10).


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Russian Ambassador meets Defence Secretary

Russian Ambassador to Sri Lanka His Excellency Yuri Materiy, paid a courtesy call on the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Headquarters Complex, Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte today (Feb 09).


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Nigerian Defence Adviser calls on Defence Secretary

Defence Adviser of the Nigerian High Commission for Sri Lanka, Commodore Anthony Victor Kujoh paid a courtesy call on the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Headquarters Complex, Sri Jayawardenepura, Kotte today (Feb 2).


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Turkish Military Attaché meets Defence Secretary

Military Attaché of the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey for Sri Lanka, Colonel Can Gokcen Gokkaya paid a courtesy call on the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Headquarters Complex, Sri Jayawardenepura, Kotte today (Feb 2).


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Foundation laid for new state of the art SLAF Hospital

Foundation stone was laid for a new state of the art hospital for the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) today (Jan 27).


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Defence Secretary graces the ceremony of title conferment to
Ven. Kolamunne Sumanawansa thero

Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne offered a Vijinipatha (a traditional fan) to the Kolamunne Sri Bimbarama Temple Chief Prelate Ven. Kolamunne Sumanawansa thero during a religious reception held at the Kolamunne Sri Bimbarama Temple premises in Piliyandala today (Jan 23).


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KDU enrolls students from UGC

The General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) held its inauguration ceremony for 'Day Scholars' enlisted to the Intake 39 of the Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Management, Social Sciences & Humanities at the KDU Auditorium, yesterday (Jan 20).


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Defence Secretary graces Anniversary Pirith chanting ceremony at DSC

Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne graced an all-night 'Pirith' chanting ceremony at the Defence Services College (DSC) in Colombo last evening (Jan 19).


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KDU launches International Research Journal in Computing

The Volume 01, Issue 01 of the International Journal of Research in Computing (IJRC) published by the Faculty of Computing, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) was launched at the KDU premises recently.


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Egyptian new Ambassador meets Defence Secretary

The new Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to Sri Lanka, His Excellency Maged Mosleh paid a courtesy call on the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Headquarters Complex, Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte today (Jan 12).


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Oath taking ceremony for KDU new nursing undergraduates

The oath ceremony for nursing undergraduates of the 35th and 36th intakes was held at the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) in Werahara last Tuesday (Jan 04).


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Defence Secretary graces the first working day ceremonies of establishments under the purview of MOD

General Kamal Gunaratne, Secretary, Ministry of Defence and Secretary, State Ministry of National Security and Disaster Management graced the official ceremonies organized to mark the commencement of work on the first working day of the new year, 2022 at the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and its key establishments.


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Defence Ministry adds new feature to its website - “Virtual Library”

The Ministry of Defence takes pleasure in informing its worldwide audience of the latest addition to its website, www.defence.lk in the form of a Virtual Library. This new addition will open the doors for a wide array of e-books available free of charge for those who wish to enhance their knowledge.


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SLAF wins Silver Award for Annual Report and Accounts in public sector

The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) was presented the Silver Award for ‘Annual Report and Accounts’ among the public sector, pertaining to the financial year of 2019.


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10th Staff Air Talks between SLAF and IAF held in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) and Indian Air Force (IAF) had the 10th Air Staff talks at SLAF Headquarters on 28 December focusing on strengthening the relationship and renewed dynamism between the Air Forces to achieve expected goals in upcoming years.


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Head of JICA and DG Coast Guard met on-board

Chief Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Sri Lanka Yamada Tetsuga met the Director General of Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) Rear Admiral Anura Ekanayake at the SLCG Ship Samudra Raksha recently (Dec 14).


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SL and Japan looking for avenues to further strengthen Defence Cooperation

His Excellency Mizukoshi Hideaki the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Sri Lanka made a courtesy call on Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry, today (Dec 15).


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SLCG organized discussion on oil and chemical spill response

Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) organized a two-day coordination meeting on ‘Oil and Chemical Spill Response’ with a delegation of the United States Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM), members of the United States Embassy in Sri Lanka and other relevant stakeholders involved in maritime incident response in the island, on 07 and 08 Dec at the Light House Galley, Colombo.


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Senegalese Defence Attaché meets Defence Secretary

The Defence Attaché of the Senegal Embassy accredited to New Delhi and Sri Lanka, Col. Malick Thiaw met the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry in Sri Jayawardenepura, Kotte today (Dec 10).


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Outgoing UK Defence Advisor pays farewell call on Defence Secretary

Col. David Ashman, the Resident Defence Advisor to the UK mission in Colombo who will be completing his tenure in the island shortly, made a farewell call on the Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry, today (Dec 07).


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Army badminton players win Yonex Sunrise Bangladesh
International Challenge (Men's Double) - 2021

Sri Lanka Army Badminton players won the Championship in Men's Double in the 'Yonex Sunrise Bangladesh International Challenge - 2021' held recently in Dhaka, Bangladesh.