CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF VISITS THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND

Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke made an official visit to the Kingdom of Thailand from 24th to 27th January 2016 on the invitation of General Sommai Kaotira, the Chief of Defence Forces, Royal Thai Armed Forces. He was accompanied by his wife Mrs. Roshani Gunatilleke, and a delegation consisting of Direcotor General General Staff of OCDS, Major General KJ Alwis and AD....

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AUSTRALIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER PAYS A FAREWELL CALL ON CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF

The outgoing High Commissioner of Australia in Sri Lanka, Her Excellency Robyn Mudie paid a farewell call on the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff this evening (11 January 2016).

During the cordial discussion, Her Excellency the High Commissioner and the Chief of Defence Staff exchanged views on matters of bila....

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CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF ADDRESSES THE OCDS STAFF FOR THE NEW YEAR

A ceremony to mark the first working day of the year 2016 was held in the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff at 0900 hours on 1st January 2016, with the patronage of Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke, the Chief of Defence Staff.

The ceremony commenced with hoisting the National Flag and all present singing the National Anthem. After observing two minutes silence to honour the....

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UNITED STATES DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENCE FOR SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA CALLS ON THE CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for South and Southeast Asia within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defence for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs of the United States of America, Dr. Amy Searight called on the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke on 18th December 2015 at the Office of the Chief of the Defence Staff.

She was accompanied by Li....

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CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF ADDRESSES DSCSC STUDENTS

Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke addressed the student officers of the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) on 15th December 2015. It is customary for the Chief of Defence Staff, the highest ranking military officer in the country to address the student officers of DSCSC course to share his views on a topic of strategic importance.

In his ....

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COMMUNITY BASED DENGUE PREVENTION AND CONTROL PROGRAMME

A sharp increase in the number of Dengue patients has been recorded in the Western Province during the past few months. This warranted regular checking and the destruction of possible mosquito breeding sites in the high risk areas, in the districts of Colombo, Kaluthara and Gampaha.

Therefore, a three day special Dengue prevention and control programme in selected high-risk areas ....

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CHINESE TRAINING DELEGATION ATTENDS FOR DISCUSSION ON MILITARY TRAINING ENHANCEMENT WITH SRI LANKA

The visiting training delegation of the People's Liberation Army of People's Republic of China attended for the discussion focusing on military training enhancement and collecting information about military training requirement for Sri Lankan Armed Forces on 10th December 2015 at the Office of the Chief of the Defence Staff BMICH Colombo.

During their stay in Sri Lanka they also vis....

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STATE MINISTER OF DEFENCE ASSUMES DUTIES

The newly sworn State Minister of Defence, Hon Ruwan Wijewardene (MP) on Friday (11) morning assumed duties at his office in the Ministry of Defence, amid religious observances. Members of the Maha Sangha, invoked blessings on the new office after a brief Anusasana (oration). The brief ceremony began after lighting of the traditional oil lamp as soon as the day's protagonist entered the office pre....

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'API WENUWEN API' HOUSING PROJECT - KANDY 2ND STAGE

'API WENUWEN API' HOUSING PROJECT - KANDY 2ND STAGE

A Hundred houses completed under the second stage of 'Api Wenuwen Api' housing project for war heroes in Kandy district were handed over to their new owners today (10 September 2015) by His Excellency the President Maithripala Sirisena.

The state function was held at the Auditorium of the Defence Services College, Colo....

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CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF ATTENDS 'DEFENCE SEMINAR - 2015'

Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke and other senior officers at OCDS attended the International Defence Conference, 'Defence Seminar - 2015' which was held in Colombo on 01st and 02nd September 2015 under the theme of 'National Security in the Context of Emerging Global Threats'.

Sri Lanka Army has organised this Seminar for the fifth time and 66 foreign de....

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