Sri Lanka Army troops built three more new houses recently for the needy families and vested them in, with the objective of promoting reconciliation and improving the living standards of the civilians in Kilinochchi.
The 90% of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University’s (KDU) lecturers are civilians, and therefore, new Act broached for Kotelawala National Defence University (KNDU) won’t cause any hindrance to the country’s free education, said the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) yesterday (July 22).
Ambassador of the Republic of Korea in Sri Lanka, His Excellency Woonjin Jeong paid a courtesy call on the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) making his first visit to the Defence Ministry at the Defence Headquarters Complex, Sri Jayawardenepura, Kotte today (July 22).
In keeping with the President's directives to uplift the facilities of schools during ‘Gama Samaga Pilisandarak’ programme held at Thanamalwila area, the Sri Lanka Army troops completed renovating of two school playgrounds recently.
A pre-school building at Navatkuli village constructed by the Sri Lanka Army troops of 52 Division and 523 Brigade upon the request made by the parents, was declared open by Commander Security Forces-Jaffna, Maj. Gen. Priyantha Perera recently.
Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne responding to media over the causing of damages to Mannar religious shrines by pelting stones recently stated that directives were given to the law enforcing agencies to conduct an inquiry with immediate effect to nab all those involved.
The Sri Lanka Army’s Directorate of Agriculture and Livestock produced dry chilies in a 200 acres land in Kandakadu, Menik Farm and Andiyapuliyankulam Army farmlands and symbolically submitted to State Ministry for Development of Minor Crops, recently.
The Sri Lanka (SL) Army, Navy, Air Force, Police and Police Narcotic Bureau conducted anti-drugs operations last week and arrested a total of 44 persons, including drug peddlers, following effective interoperability among the security services and the Police.
The Sri Lanka (SL) Army, Navy, Air Force, Police and STF were on alert on illegal weapons and ammunition during the past week. Operations in search of illegal firearms were underway in keeping with the government's vision to curb underworld activities.
Tri-Forces and Police are conducting operations to contain the spread of Coronavirus in the island by untiringly engaging in identifying the virus hit patients and sending their close contacts for quarantine to the Tri-Forces managed quarantine centres established around the country.