GENERAL ZUBAIR MAHMOOD HAYAT, CHAIRMAN JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF COMMITTEE (CJCSC) TO VISIT SRI LANKA

Pakistan Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, NI (M) is scheduled to tour Sri Lanka on a three day official visit from 27 June 2018 on an invitation extended by the Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne.

General Hayat, the 17 CJCSC of Pakistan is also the senior most four star military officer of the Pakistan Defence Forc....

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CDS GUEST AT THE GRAND OPENING OF 10 REFURBISHED CLASSROOMS AT ROYAL COLLEGE

Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne was among the distinguished guests invited at the Grand Opening Ceremony of ten (10) refurbished classrooms at the Royal College, Colombo on Saturday (23 June, 2018).

The unveiling of plaque was done by the Chief Guest of the event, Prime Minister Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe. Subsequently, the renovated classrooms were official....

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NDU, ISS DEPARTMENT HEAD DR. GEOFFREY F. GRESH, CALLS-ON CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF ADMIRAL RAVINDRA WIJEGUNARATNE

Dr. Geoffrey F. Gresh Department Head of International Security Studies - National Defense University in Washington, D.C and Associate Professor at the College of International Security Affairs (CISA), paid a courtesy call with the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne on Wednesday (20th June, 2018) at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) at BMICH. He was accom....

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CHINESE NATIONAL DEFENCE UNIVERSITY DELEGATION CALLS ON CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF

A twenty-five member military delegation representing the Chinese National Defence University paid a courtesy call to the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne on Tuesday (19th June, 2018) at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) at BMICH.

Lt. Gen Tianliang, Vice President of the National Defence University, PLA China heads the military delegation....

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U.S MAJ GEN. MARK GILLETE CALLS-ON CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF ADMIRAL RAVINDRA WIJEGUNARATNE

Major General Mark W. Gillette, Deputy Director for Strategic Planning and Policy of the U.S Indo-Pacific Command paid a courtesy call with the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne on Thursday (14th June, 2018) at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) at BMICH.

A cordial discussion was held between the two officials on matters on mutual interests.....

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UK GOVERNMENT SPONSORED DEFENCE AND SECURITY COURSE FOR SENIOR STAFF OFFICERS CONCLUDES

The two week long Managing Defence in the Wider Security Context (MDWSC) export course sponsored by the United Kingdom in collaboration with the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) concluded on Friday (25th May, 2018).

The course was held from 14th to 25th May, 2018 culminating with the awarding of certificates to the participants at the Movenpick Hotel at Colpetty.
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OCDS CONDUCTS ADVANCE CBRNE PREVENTATIVE AND RESPONDER COURSE FOR TRI-SERVICES

The Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) in collaboration with the National Authority for the Implementation of Chemical Weapons Convention, the Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Board and the Country Office for the World Health Organization (WHO) conducted a five day 'Advance Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and Explosive materials (CBRNE) Preventative and Responder Course', for Tri-Services....

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CDS COMMENDS PO ADIKARI FOR STUNNING PERFORMANCES AT ‘NAVY CUP -2018’ JET SKI CHAMPIONSHIP

Petty Officer AMK Adikari of the Sri Lanka Navy, Special Boat Squadron (SBS) who secured two 1st place podium finishes at the 'Navy Cup - 2018, Jet Ski Championship', was commended for his outstanding performances by the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS), today (23rd April, 2018).

Petty Officer Adikari w....

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OCDS CO-HOSTS REGIONAL SEMINAR ON 'INCREASING WOMEN IN UN PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS'

The Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) in collaboration with the Canadian High Commission in Sri Lanka and the Association of War Affected Women (AWAW) successfully held a three day regional seminar in Colombo recently.

Themed 'Increasing Women in UN Peacekeeping Operations', the seminar was held from 08 to 10 March, 2018 at the Hilton Colombo. The seminar provided opportun....

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PROGRAMME ON 'SHARING TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE PROCESSES'

The Secretariat for Coordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms (SCRM) organized a programme on 'Sharing Transitional Justice Process' at the Sri Lanka Armoured Corps, Rock House camp at Mutuwal on 17th August 2017.


Fourteen (14) Major General/Brigadier equivalent rank officers from the Army, Navy and Air Force attended the training session. The training session focused on shari....

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