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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).


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Colombo Security Conclave - 4th NSA-Level Trilateral Meeting

Sri Lanka hosted the fourth National Security Adviser (NSA)-level Trilateral meeting on Maritime Security Cooperation with India and the Maldives. The inaugural trilateral meeting on Maritime Security Cooperation was held in the year 2011 as an initiative of the former Secretary, Ministry of Defence and the current Sri Lankan President His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa. A series of trilateral meetings had been convened successfully but the last meeting was held over 6 years ago in New Delhi, India in March 2014.


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Sri Lanka is scheduled to host the 4th National Security Adviser (NSA) Level Trilateral Meeting on Maritime Security Cooperation between India, Maldives and Sri Lanka on 27-28 November 2020 in Colombo.

Sri Lanka is scheduled to host the 4th National Security Adviser (NSA) Level Trilateral Meeting on Maritime Security Cooperation between India, Maldives and Sri Lanka on 27-28 November 2020 in Colombo.


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SLAF led aerial observations to curb deforestation - Defence Secretary

Raising concerns into widespread illegal forest resources degradation, Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said, attention into deforestation is imperative and it is vital to identify such attempts before logging.

 


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Sri Lanka has a major role to play in the Indian Ocean as never before - Defence Secretary

The Indian Ocean that harnesses vital ‘Sea Lines of Communication’ linking the ‘East’ and the ‘West’ is considered to be the gateway for the seven seas, said Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Kamal Gunaratne emphasising that Sri Lanka, being part of this strategic ocean mass, obviously has a major role to play in the Indian Ocean as never before.


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Colombo Conclave 2020: Inaugural National Conference

Colombo Conclave 2020 is the Inaugural National Conference, organized by the Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka, (INSSSL), the premier think tank on National Security functioning under the aegis of Ministry of Defence. The theme of the conference would be “A Comprehensive Security Paradigm for Sri Lanka” and is scheduled to be held virtually on 24th of November 2020. It brings 12 local scholars together to discuss thematic issues which play a dominant role in maintaining national security.


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Government facilitates state sector employees in Western Province to ‘work from home’

Employees of the state sector institutions especially in Colombo. Gampaha and Kalutara districts where restrictions have been imposed are directed to ‘work from home’ again, issuing a press release, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said yesterday (Oct 29).

 


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‘Deegawapiya Stupa’ restoration project launching ceremony postponed.

The foundation stone laying ceremony scheduled to be held on 22 Oct in view of Deegawapi Stupa restoration project at the sacred Deegawapi premises was postponed due to an unavoidable circumstance.


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‘Deegawapiya Stupa’ restoration project inaugurates tomorrow (22nd Oct)

The foundation stone laying for the scheduled ‘Deegawapiya Stupa’ restoration process will be commenced auspiciously under the guidance of the Chief Prelate of Sacred Deegawapiya Temple Ven. Mahaoya Sobitha Thero at the Deegawapiya premises tomorrow (22 Oct).


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Defence Secretary’s Media Conference Held at the Ministry on 5th Oct 2020

The State Ministry of Internal Security, Home Affairs and Disaster Management organized a conference to address the Government Agents/District Secretaries in Northern, North Central and Eastern Provinces on Oct 1, 2020.


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EXTENSION OF BID OPENING DATE

PROCUREMENT OF TACTICAL RADIO COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT FOR UPGRADING AND MODERNIZATION OF SRI LANKA ARMY RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM (STAGE 1)
IFB No:  MOD/SLA/06/2019

The Chairman, Standing Cabinet Appointed Procurement Committee (SCAPC) of the Ministry of Defence on behalf of the Secretary, Ministry of Defence...