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  • Condolence Message on the floods in Libya

    The Ministry of Defence of Sri Lanka and members of the Armed Forces express their deepest condolences to the President and people of Libya over the loss of life and destruction caused by the devastating floods in the country. We stand in solidarity with the people of Libya at this difficult hour.


  • Acting Minister of Defence graced Sri Lanka Red Cross’ Stakeholder Night - 2023

    Acting Minister of Defence Hon Premitha Bandara Tennakoon attended the Stakeholder Night - 2023 of Sri Lanka Red Cross Society at Hilton hotel Colombo yesterday (14).


  • New Vice Chancellor of KDU receives greetings from the
    State Minister of Defence

    The newly appointed Vice Chancellor (VC) of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) Rear Admiral Dammika Kumara made his maiden call on the State Minister of Defence, Hon Premitha Bandara Tennakoon at the State Ministry of Defence situated in Colombo today (Sep 11).


  • Condolence Message on the earthquake in Morocco

    The Ministry of Defence of Sri Lanka and members of the Armed Forces express their heartfelt condolences to the Moroccan King and Citizens on the tragic loss of lives in the earthquake on Friday night. We  stand in solidarity with the people of Morocco at this difficult hour.


  • Defence Secretary recalls Pakistan’s unwavering support

    The 58th Pakistan Defence and Martyr Day ceremony hosted by the Pakistan envoy in Sri Lanka HE Major General (Retd) Umar Farooq Burki was held at the Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo, yesterday (Sep 07), with the gracious presence of the Sri Lankan Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne as the Chief Guest.


  • 16th International Research Conference of KDU begins

    The 16th International Research Conference (IRC) of the Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) commenced at the KDU Auditorium in Ratmalana, today (07 September) with the gracious presence of the Chief of Staff to the President and National Security Advisor Sri Lanka, Hon. Sagala Ratnayaka as the Chief Guest.


  • President Wickremesinghe Presides over Defence Secretary
    Kamal Gunaratne’s book launch

    In an illustrious event held at Kularatne Hall, Ananda College, Colombo, under the patronage of President Ranil Wickremesinghe, the launch ceremony of two new literary works, “Tharage Agamanaya” and “Kadol Aththu” (translation) and an enchanting song titled “Ehe Kanduleli,” all authored by General Kamal Gunaratne (retired), Secret...

  • NCC spreads its wings under Defence State Minister’s patronage

    Hon Premitha Bandara Tennakoon, State Minister of Defence ceremonially took over the Training Facility in Mullaitivu hitherto used by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) on 04 September, in order to setup the National Cadet Corps (NCC) wing in Mullaitivu.