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Italian Defence Attaché meets Defence Secretary

Capt. (Navy) Fabrizio Falzi, Defence Attaché of Italy for India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka accompanied by the Italian Ambassador in Colombo Her Excellency Rita Giuliana Mannella paid a courtesy call on Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry today (Dec 06).


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Defence Secretary graces a book launching ceremony

Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne was the Chief Guest at the book launching ceremony organized by the Sri Lanka Ex-Servicemen's Association (SLESA) held at its Auditorium in Colombo today (Dec 05).


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SLT Mobitel Sabuddhi Sports Gold Award goes to Dinesh and Dulan

Paralympic gold medalist Warrant Officer 1 Dinesh Priyantha and bronze medalist Corporal Samitha Dulan were awarded the Sabuddhi Sports Gold of the Year at the SLT Mobitel Sabuddhi Sports Literary Awards 2020 held with Official collaboration between the Ministry of Sports and the Department of Sports Development.


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Armed Forces gifted with best quality Face Masks

Esquel Sri Lanka Limited awarded a stock of exclusively-manufactured cotton facemasks to the Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of Covid-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Chief of Defence Staff and Army Commander General Shavendra Silva at the Army Headquarters recently.


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Colombo Conclave 2021: International Dimensions on National Security

Institute of National Security Studies (INSS), the premier think tank on national security, established under the Ministry of Defence, Sri Lanka conducted its second national conference “Colombo Conclave 2021”, under the theme of “International Dimensions on National Security”, on 24th of November 2021 ....



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Defence Secretary bids farewell to departing Russian Security Council Secretary

Secretary of the Security Council of Russia Nikolai Patrushev who arrived to Sri Lanka on Monday left the country today (Nov 24).


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Secretary of the Security Council of Russia calls on President

Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Nikolai Patrushev called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat this morning (22).


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Secretary of the Security Council of Russia arrives to Sri Lanka

Secretary of the Security Council of Russia Nikolai Patrushev arrived in Sri Lanka on Monday (Nov 22).


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Secretary Defence graces 50th Bangladesh Armed Forces Day Ceremony

Defence Secretary, General Kamal Gunaratne graced the 50th Bangladesh Armed Forces Day ceremony as the Chief Guest at the Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo last evening (Nov 21).



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Army athletes set three National Records

Sri Lanka Army’s three athletes set three records at the 2nd  stage of the 99th  National Athletic Championship held at Sugathadasa Stadium.


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Defence Secretary graces Book Launching Ceremony

The Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne graced a Book Launching Ceremony held at the Auditorium of the Sri Lanka Light Infantry Regiment at Panagoda Army Cantonment today (Nov 6).


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Poppy Flower pinned on Defence Secretary

Maj. Gen. Upul Perera (Retd), President of the Sri Lanka Ex-Servicemen's Association (SLESA), pinned a Poppy Flower on the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne at the Ministry, today (Nov 01).


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Navy’s Gayanthika Abeyrathna sets new SL records

Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) Leading Women Sailor Gayanthika Abeyrathna set two new Sri Lanka records in women's 1500m and 5000m at the 99th National Athletics Championships held on 30th and 31st October at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium.


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First poppy flower pinned on President

The first Poppy flower to commemorate the Remembrance Day was pinned on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat today (26).


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Indian NDC Delegation calls on Defence Secretary

An Indian National Defence College (NDC) delegation led by Maj. Gen. Hari B Pillai made a call on the Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry in Defence Headquarters Complex, Sri Jayawardenepura, Kotte today (Oct 18).


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Indian Army Chief meets Defence Secretary

Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army (COAS) General Manoj Mukund Naravane accompanied by a military delegation met the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) at the Ministry today (Oct 13).



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State Intelligence Service turns 80

The State Intelligence Service (SIS) celebrated its 80th Anniversary in a simple ceremony on Oct 01, 2021 under the auspices of Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) gracing as the Chief Guest and the ceremony was held in keeping with COVID-19 health guidelines.


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KDU spreads its wings

General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) signed a Document of Understanding with COMSATS University in Pakistan recently.


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SRIMED Contingent in South Sudan awarded Medals

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troops serving the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) were awarded medals in a brief event organized at South Sudan-based hospital premises recently.


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Ranaviru Seva Authority scholarships benefit 17000 children

The Ranaviru Seva Authority (RSA) was established with the aim to promote the welfare of disabled members of the armed forces and police, and also the families of fallen war heroes. Among its many welfare programmes the RSA pays special attention to uplift the educational standards of the children of war hero families.


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Exercise ‘Cormorant Strike XI- 2021’ concludes

'Cormorant Strike Xl - 2021’, the annual Field Training Exercise (FTX) organized by the Sri Lanka Army concluded on a successful note in Kuchchaveli, Trincomalee, on Wednesday (Sep 29).


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SL wins two Bronze medals at 58th World Military Boxing Championship

Lance Corporal Sajeewa Nuwan of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and Leading Aircraftwoman Gayani Kaluarachchi of the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) won bronze medals at the 58th World Military Boxing Championship in Russia held recently in Moscow.