Secretary Defence re-launches defence website with a new outlook

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

The official website of the Ministry of Defence, www.defence.lk was officiallyrelaunched with a new outlook by the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General  SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc during a ceremony, today (26th August 2019) The re-launching ceremony was held this afternoon at the Ministry Auditorium. The ceremony commenced with an introductory remark by the Coordinating Secretary and Advisor to the Secretary Defence Mr. Suren Dayaratne, who gave an overview of the website and of the new features and additions. This was followed by a brief video presentation showing the new outlook and improved features of
the new website.

Then the eagerly awaited moment arrived when the Secretary Defence, invited by the Military Spokesman and Director of the MOD Media Centre Brigadier Sumith Atapattu officially launched the new revamped website, unveiling to the world the results of months of dedicated effort and hard work by the MOD Defence Information Unit. The Secretary, after going through the new and improved website, expressed his gratitude to the team of Tri Forces personnel of the Defence Information Unit for their dedication and hard work in coming up with such an attractive, improved and  much more user friendly website.

Additional Secretaries, Private Secretary to the Defence Minister, Military Spokesman and Director of the MoD Media Centre, Military Liaison Officer, Spokespersons of the Air Force and Navy and senior Tri Forces and Police officers were also present at the occasion. The website has a number of new features making it more user friendly, attractive and efficient while retaining its core concepts. The official website of the Ministry of Defence, www.defence.lk is one of the most popular official government websites in Sri Lanka. It was the most visited defence website during the Humanitarian Operations drawing in millions of visits. This website was launched in 2006 with the aim to provide authentic and up to date news on the umanitarian Operations and also to counter LTTE propaganda and the misinformation campaign spread by groups with vested interests. This website  is one of the earliest official websites of a Ministry to be launched in the country,