NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sri Lanka as COVID-19 knowledge exchange regional hub – President proposes at UN

    Sri Lanka proposed to establish a Regional Knowledge Hub in Colombo in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), to facilitate exchange of lessons learnt from COVID 19 and support countries to build back better.

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  • United Nations’ fullest support to Sri Lanka …

    The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has told President Gotabaya Rajapaksa that the UN will provide its full support to Sri Lanka in moving forward to promote unity among different communities.

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  • No room for drug smuggling ring at any cost - Defence Secretary

    The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) in coordination with the Sri Lanka Police and Intelligence Services arrested  a foreign fishing vessel carrying over 170 kilos of heroin worth of Rs. 1,575 million along with nine suspects at the international waters, south of Sri Lanka and escorted to Colombo Harbour today on 18 Sep 2021.

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  • Egyptian Ambassador meets Defence Secretary

    Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to Sri Lanka and Maldives, His Excellency Hussein El Saharty paid a courtesy call on the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) at the Defence Headquarters Complex, Sri Jayawardenepura, Kotte today (Sep 17).

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  • No need to panic over ‘fake email’ received to BIA - Defence Secretary

    Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) referring to the standard security measures adopted at the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport(BIA), affirmed that there is no requirement for general public to panic due to the information disseminating over a fake email of hostile nature received by the airport authorities.

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  • KDU renews research and academic collaboration with the University of Karachi, Pakistan

    Major General Milinda Peris, The Vice Chancellor of KDU and Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary, Director International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) and Coordinator General of Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s Standing Committee on ...

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  • Medal Awarding Ceremony of 6th Sri Lankan Aviation Contingent
    in Central Africa

    The United Nation Service Medal Awarding Parade of 6th Sri Lankan Aviation Contingent, Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) was held on 14th September 2021 at the Contingent premises in Bria, Central African Republic with all necessary precautionary measures against the COVID 19 pandemic.

  • Though the pandemic is continuing, we must reach country’s
    development goals – Defence Secretary

    Though the pandemic is continuing, we must always work towards reaching our development goals with stability, which is achieved ensuring national security, without endangering our country at peril, said the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) today (Sept 9).

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  • All avenues for illegal activities crippled – Defence Secretary

    The present government since its emergence to power in 2019, has crippled all avenues of social threats posed in the face of organized crimes, drug smuggling, underworld activities and extortion through the combined efforts of top level state-run defence agencies under the guidance of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa as stated in the policy framework, ‘Vistas of P...

  • Navy led joint operation nabs foreign fishing vessel carrying Rs. 3,100 million worth heroin

    Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) arriving at the Colombo Harbour conveyed His Excellency the President’s appreciation to the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN), the Sri Lanka Police and the Intelligence Services for arresting a foreign fishing vessel which was carrying 336 kilos of heroin worth of Rs. 3,100 million, at the international waters, south of Sri Lan...

  • Newly appointed Russian Defence Attaché calls on Defence Secretary

    Defence Attaché to the Russian Embassy in Sri Lanka Col. Aleksei A.Bondarev, made a courtesy call on the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) at the Defence Ministry complex today (Sep 3).

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  • Defence Secretary reviews Sandahiru Seya project

    Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) arriving at the Sandahiru Seya construction site in Anuradhapura reviewed the progress of scheduled work of various related projects today (Aug 29).

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  • Defence Secretary received 300,000 Sinopharm vaccine doses from China at BIA

    Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd.) officially received a consignment of 300,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine meant for Sri Lankan Armed Forces from the Chinese Defence Attaché in Sri Lanka Senior Colonel Wan Dong at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Katunayake today (28 Aug).

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  • New Zealand HC meets Director General of SLCG

    The New Zealand High Commissioner (HC) to Sri Lanka His Excellency Michael Edward Appleton paid a courtesy call on the Director General of Sri Lanka Coast Guard Rear Admiral Anura Ekanayake recently, at the Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) Headquarters.

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‘STRATEGY INTO PRACTICE’, 37th WEEK OF 2021

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Army Medical Teams are seen arriving at residences of registered persons who have requested for vaccination through the Hotline 1906 / 0112860002.

The elderly, sick, handicapped and feeble sections in the society with various needs who weren't vaccinated were facilitated to receive the vaccine at their doorstep.