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A letter sent by the Inspector General of Police to the Defence Secretary regarding an intelligence information of a purported terrorist attack is presently seen circulating in the social media.


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“CHILD PROTECTION: AN APEX CHALLENGE TO HUMAN SECURITY”

The Institute of National Security Studies (INSS), the premier think tank on national security established under the Ministry of Defence, Sri Lanka organized a Public Lecture on “Child protection: An apex challenge to human security” which was held on Wednesday, 29th June 2022 from 1400 hrs to 1530hrs (IST) via Zoom.


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"Dealing with Social Security Challenges and Crisis Management in Sri Lanka"

Institute of National Security Studies (INSS), the premier think tank on national security established under the Ministry of Defence, organized a Threat Lens titled “Dealing with Social Security Challenges and Crisis Management in Sri Lanka” on Wednesday, 22nd June 2022, from 1400hrs to 1530hrs (IST) via Zoom.


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“FACING THE LOOMING FOOD SECURITY THREAT IN SRI LANKA”

Food security is becoming an apex threat to Sri Lanka’s national security. At present, public is unable to attend to daily food necessities due to lack of products and insufficient income.


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“IMPORTANCE OF POLITICAL STABILITY FOR
NATIONAL SECURITY OF SRI LANKA”

Institute of National Security Studies (INSS) organized a Round Table Discussion under the theme, “Importance of Political Stability for National Security of Sri Lanka” on Friday, 07th First speaker Dr. Prathiba Mahanamahewa initiating the discourse emphasized that the political stability goes hand in hand with economic security and ultimately the security of both ensures the national security. Therefore, he discussed further about the importance of political stability and the factors that affect the same.


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UKRAINE CRISIS: GLOBAL AND REGIONAL IMPACT AND ITS CONSEQUENCES TO NATIONAL SECURITY IN SRI LANKA

Institute of National Security Studies (INSS), the premier think tank on national security established under the Ministry of Defence organized a Security Salon on “Ukraine crisis: global and regional impact and its consequences to national security of Sri Lanka”.


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‘The Hindu’ newspaper in India has published a report on 13 May 2022 quoting Indian intelligence that the LTTE is planning to launch an attack  Sri Lanka on May 18.


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The tri forces personnel have been called up to assist the police to contain the present situation at the Galle Face and adjacent areas in order to maintain security and ensure public safety.


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PRESS RELEASE OF MINISTRY OF DEFENCE CLARIFYING MATTERS REGARDING THE STATE OF EMERGENCY

1.    First of all, Ministry of Defence kindly request from all citizens of the country to assist in managing the current economic and social crisis and unrest in the country with the utmost intelligence and patience.


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“ILLEGAL, UNREPORTED AND UNREGULATED (IUU) FISHING: JEOPARDIZING SRI LANKA'S MARITIME SECURITY”

The Institute of National Security Studies (INSS), the premier think tank on national security established under the Ministry of Defence, Sri Lanka organized a Closed Door Round Table Discussion on “Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing: Jeopardizing Sri Lanka’s maritime security” on Friday, 29th April 2022 from 1400 hrs to 1530hrs (IST) via Zoom.


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The Current Crisis: The role of Macro-stabilization, Trade and Investment Reforms

Sri Lanka is in the midst of its greatest economic catastrophe. This situation has been precipitated by apparent macroeconomic imbalances coupled with slow growth, considerable fiscal deficit, a large balance of payment deficit and high external debt, which have inflamed for years. There is no alternative now, but to adopt a comprehensive economic agenda to tackle the economic crisis.


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Ministry of Defence responds to the Facebook note of Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka addressing the Secretary of Defence and Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army.


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Special statement issued by Ministry of Defence

The Ministry of Defence categorically denies the information disseminating on social media platforms stating that incumbent Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva is holding the present appointment without legitimate service extension which is falsely fabricated in order to mislead the general public.


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Special Statement made by Secretary of Defence

Refuting baseless allegations of an alleged National Security Council (NSC) meeting convened over the violent protests in Mirihana, Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne, contrary to media reports, stated that no such meeting had taken place.


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“National Health Strategies for Health of Migrant and Refugee Population and Preservation of Health Security in the Country”

Institute of National Security Studies (INSS), the premier think tank on National Security established under the Ministry of Defence, organized a Public Lecture titled “National Health Strategies for Health of Migrant and Refugee Population and Preservation of Health Security in the Country” on Wednesday, the 06th April 2022 from 1400hrs to 1530hrs (IST) via Zoom. Dr. (Mrs.) H.S.R Perera, Deputy Director General (Public Health Service) II, Ministry of Health was the Guest Speaker for the event. Rear Admiral Dimuthu Gunawardane RWP**,RSP,VSV, USP, nswc, psc, hdmc Director (Communications and Publications) at INSS moderated the event.


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Due to the turbulent situation in the country, the masses have rallied and are holding series of organized protests in various parts of the country. Although these protests are being organized under the theme "Peaceful Campaign" seeming to represent the democratic rights of the people, it is observed that two groups are active in this regard.


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Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne categorically denied the social media reports that say the Indian military elements have been inducted into Sri Lanka.


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Changing Geopolitical Landscape of South Asia

Institute of National Security Studies (INSS), the premier think tank on National Security established under the Ministry of Defence, organized a Security Salon titled “Changing Geopolitical Landscape of South Asia” on Wednesday, 30th March 2022, from 1400hrs to 1530hrs (IST) at the Suranimala Auditorium, Ministry of Defence.


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The recently signed maritime security pacts with the Government of India will neither result in hindrance nor threat to the national security of Sri Lanka, as misinterpreted by several print and electronic media.


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Threat Lens on “Sri Lanka’s Media Discipline vs. Online Falsehoods and Manipulations”

Institute of National Security Studies (INSS), the premier think tank on National Security established under the Ministry of Defence, organized a Threat Lens titled “Sri Lanka’s Media Discipline vs.


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National Security Implications on Sri Lanka’s Personal Data Protection Bill

Institute of National Security Studies (INSS), the premier think tank on national security established under the Ministry of Defence, organized a Public Lecture titled “National Security Implications titled  “Sri Lanka’s Personal Data Protection Bill” on Tuesday, 15th of March 2022, from 1000hrs to 1130hrs (IST) via Zoom.


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Round Table Discussion Titled “Future of Food Security in Sri Lanka”

Institute of National Security Studies (INSS), the premier think tank on national security established under the Ministry of Defence, organized a Round Table Discussion titled “Future of Food Security in Sri Lanka” on Thursday, 10th of March 2022, from 1400hrs to 1530hrs (IST) via Zoom.



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Round Table Discussion on “Internal and External Dimensions of Economic Security”

Sri Lanka is in a great need of a comprehensive evidence-based analysis of the current economic situation in order to consider policy options to enhance the country’s economic security in the year ahead. 


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Combatting the Financing of Terrorism to Affirm National Security

The Institute of National Security Studies (INSS), the premier think tank on national security established under the Ministry of Defence organized a Closed Door Round Table Discussion titled “Combatting the Financing of Terrorism to Affirm National Security” on the 25th of January, from 1400 hrs to 1600 hrs via ZOOM.