Commander of the Air Force (SLAF) Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathy recently awarded the remainder of medals for gallantry to 54 Heroes of the SLAF who actively contributed to the success of humanitarian operations before May 2009, during a fitting ceremony held at the Eagles' Lagoon View Banquet Hall in Katunayake.
A free, independent and diverse media with high ethical standards and professional competence, dedicated to provide a wide range of information and ideas to citizens, while serving as a public forum for well-informed democratic dialogue, is indispensable for the building and maintaining of democracy in Sri Lanka. The government is committed to creating an enabling environment for the media sector which is based on respect for internationally recognised professional standards and practices, and which ensures media accountability to those who rely on the media as a credible source of news and information.
President Maithripala Sirisena during a discussion with the Trade Union representatives of the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment assured to consider the demands of the Trade Unions irrespective of the party differences.
Nine officers and 220 other rankers who successfully completed the Special Forces (SF) Basic Training Course at Maduraoya Special Forces Training School (SFTS) passed out on Saturday (19) during a glittering ceremony, headed by Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi, Defence Secretary at the invitation of the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva.
The Institute of National Security Studies of Sri Lanka (INSSSL), the premiere national security think tank had its third 'Security Salon' on "What do we know about the causes of civil war and how best to prevent them? Some lessons for Sri Lanka" by Prof. Indra de Soyza on Friday (18th November 2016) at Ministry premises.