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"Combating the National Security Issues Emanating from Illegal Narcotics Trade in Sri Lanka"

Institute of National Security Studies, the premier think tank on National Security established under the Ministry of Defence organized a Threat Lens titled “Combating the national security issues emanating from illegal narcotics trade in Sri Lanka” which was held on 13th August 2021 from 1000 hrs – 1130 hrs (IST) via zoom. The guest speaker for the event was Dr. Priyangi Amarabandu, Chairperson of the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board. Professor Rohan Gunaratna, Director General of INSS, moderated the event.  The participants were welcomed by Mr. Asel Ariyaperuma, Intern (Research), at INSS. Thereafter the Director-General welcomed and introduced the Guest Speaker and opened the floor to a comprehensive dialogue on illegal narcotics trade in the country. The audience was comprised of representatives from international organizations, Ministries, tri forces, intelligence services, and academics.


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"Regulating the Digital Educational and Religious Space"

Institute of National Security Studies, the premier think tank on National Security established under the Ministry of Defence Sri Lanka organized a Closed Door Public Lecture titled “Regulating the Digital Educational and Religious Space” which was held on 29th July 2021 from 1400 hrs – 1600 hrs (IST) at the conference hall of INSS. The guest speakers for the event were Professor Rohan Gunaratna, Director General of INSS, Mr. S.H. Harischandra, Secretary, State Ministry of Dhamma Schools, Pirivenas and Bhikkhu Education and Mr. Shabry Haleemdeen, Chairman of Wakfs Board. Rear Admiral Dimuthu Gunawardena, Director (Communication and Publication), INSS moderated the event. He initially welcomed the guest speakers and opened the floor to a comprehensive dialogue on the regulating digital, educational and religious space.  The audience was comprised of representatives from Ministries, tri forces, intelligence agencies and academics.


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“Grappling with Floods to Secure Socio-economic Security”

The Director General of Disaster Management Centre (DMC) Maj. Gen. Sudantha Ranasinghe speaking at a public lecture themed ‘Grappling with Floods to Secure Socio-economic Security’ elaborated the initiatives that the DMC has taken to mitigate floods, risk reduction, prevention, and such disaster management while validating his points based on statistics and data.


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President joins Scouts International Cultural Jamboree…

The International Cultural Jamboree organized by the Sri Lanka Scout Association was graced by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday virtually.


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"Revival of South Asian solidarity: Smoothing rough spots of Multilateralism."

The Institute of National Security Studies (INSS) organized a virtual Security Salon on July 13, 2021 titled “Revival of South Asian solidarity: Smoothing rough spots of Multilateralism”. The Press Release regarding the event is as follows:


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"Regulating Educational and Religious Space"

The Institute of National Security Studies (INSS) conducted a closed-door public lecture on the title of "Regulating Educational and Religious Space" at the INSS conference room in Suhurupaya, Battaramulla on July 12, 2021. The Press Release of the event is as follows:


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President devises comprehensive mechanism to vaccinate a large number of the population before September

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has put forward a comprehensive mechanism to vaccinate a majority of the population against COVID-19 virus before September.


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Press Release for the U.S. Travel Advisory on Sri Lanka Dated July 06, 2021

The Level-4 U.S. Travel Ban imposed on Sri Lanka on May 24, 2021 has been lifted to a Level-3 U.S. Travel Advisory on 06 July, 2021.


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Press Release for the Service Suspension of Naval Surgeon Apprehended for Alleged Incident of Sexual Exploitation of 15-Year-Old Girl

Following the directives of the Ministry of Defence, Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne has suspended the service of the naval surgeon who was arrested recently over an allegation of sexual exploitation of a 15-year-old girl.


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"A Smooth Transition to Strengthen Food Security Through the Use of Organic Fertilizer"

The Institute of National Security Studies (INSS) held a discussion on “A Smooth Transition to Strengthen Food Security Through the Use of Organic Fertilizer” and issued a Press Release which appears as follows:


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Press release on wearing military uniforms by Chinese company employed staffers in Tissamaharamaya

Circulation of information on the ongoing project to remove silt in the ‘Tissawewa’ tank in Tissamaharamaya, run by a private company, manning Chinese employees who were reportedly wearing controversial military style camouflage uniforms has been highlighted in the media.


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Sri Lanka’s Observations on the Resolution adopted in the EU Parliament

The Foreign Ministry regrets the adoption of a resolution on Sri Lanka in the European Parliament on 10 June 2021.  The resolution entitled “The Situation in Sri Lanka, in particular the arrests under the Prevention of Terrorism Act”, contains factual inaccuracies, and does not take cognizance of the multifaceted progress made by Sri Lanka in reconciliation and development.


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Enhancing Urban Security and Safety: the Port City

During a virtual discussion organized by the Institute of National Security Studies (INSS) under the theme of ‘Enhancing of Urban Security and Safety of the Port City’, the tri-forces experts participated have stressed on the necessity of conducting a comprehensive threat analysis and creating a national policy for the same, the INSS said in a press release today (June 12).




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New security dimension on extremism in Sri Lanka

A press release issued by Institute of National Security Studies (INSS) pertaining to the discussion recently held at the Defence Ministry on the new security dimensions on extremism in Sri Lanka is as follows:





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“Impact of Port City to National Security of Sri Lanka”

A press release issued by Institute of National Security Studies (INSS) pertaining to the Public Lecture on "Impact of Port City to National Security of Sri Lanka" is as follows:


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‘Sri Lanka’s Children as Instrument of War’ – INSS Panel Discussion

A panel discussion titled ‘Sri Lanka’s Children as Instrument of War’ was held under the aegis of the Institute of National Security Studies (INSS) at the Foreign Ministry recently.

 


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Right to Privacy in the Digital Age; Liberty and Security at Loggerheads

A press release issued by Institute of National Security Studies (INSS) pertaining to the Round Table Discussion on “Right to Privacy in the Digital Age; Liberty and Security at Loggerheads” is as follows:


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Media briefing held by the disabled soldiers on the salary anomalies

A press release issued by the Ministry of Defence pertaining to the media briefing held by the disabled soldiers on the salary anomalies is as follows:


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The Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP), C. D. Wickramaratne to conduct a special combined operation along with the Prison Officers to ease the unruly behaviour triggered at the Mahara Prison

The Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP), C. D. Wickramaratne to conduct a special combined operation along with the Prison Officers to ease the unruly behaviour triggered at the Mahara Prison today (December 1, 2020).


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The Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne has instructed the Inspector General of Police (IGP), C.D. Wickramaratne to probe into the tense situation escalated at the Mahara Prison

The Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne has instructed the Inspector General of Police (IGP), C.D. Wickramaratne to probe into the tense situation escalated at the Mahara Prison yesterday (November 29, 2020).