CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF ATTENDS DSA MALAYSIA – 2016

Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke made an official visit to Malaysia as a member of the delegation led by State Minister of Defence Sri Lanka Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene from 17 to 21 April 2016 to attend the 15th Defence Services Asia (DSA 2016) Exhibition and Putrajaya Forum on the invitation of the Ministry of Defence of the Government of Malaysia.

The del....

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CHIEF OF DEFENCE FORCES OF ROYAL THAI ARMED FORCES CALLS ON CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF

Chief of Defence Forces of Royal Thai Armed Forces, General Sommai Kaotira, called on the Chief of Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff on 27 April 2016. The visiting General was accorded Tri Services Guard of Honour at the Ministry of Defence Grounds prior to arrive at the OCDS.

Upon arrival, the Thai Defence Chief and the ....

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NATIONAL DEFENCE UNIVERSITY (NDU) DELEGATION FROM ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN CALLS ON THE CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF

A nineteen member delegation from the prestigious National Defence University (NDU) of Islamic Republic of Pakistan arrived in Sri Lanka on 24 April 2016 on a five day overseas study visit.

The delegation led by Lieutenant General Nazir Ahmed Butt, President of National Defence University, Pakistan called on the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke on 26 Apr....

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CHIEF OF DEFENCE FORCES OF ROYAL THAI ARMED FORCES ARRIVED SRI LANKA

Chief of Defence Forces of Royal Thai Armed Forces, General Sommai Kaotira and a seven member delegation arrived in Sri Lanka on 26 April 2016 for a three day official visit at the invitation of the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke.

The delegation on their arrival at the Bandaranaike International airport was received by the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chi....

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OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF CELEBRATES SINHALA AND HINDU NEW YEAR

The annual Sinhala and Hindu New Year Festival organized by the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff was held on 11 April 2016 at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Girls College Grounds, Colombo 7.

The proceedings of the day were inaugurated by Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke, the Chief of Defence Staff and Mrs. Roshani Gunatilleke who graced the occasion as the Chief Guest with the p....

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A DELEGATION FROM UNITED STATES OF AMERICA VISITS THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF

A four member delegation of State Department Democracy, Human Rights and Labour (DRL) from United States of America headed by Ms. Carmela Conroy, Director South and Central Asia, DRL visited the Office of the Chief of the Defence Staff on 07th April 2016.

The delegation participated for a meeting with Chief of Staff, Director General General Staff and a cross section of Director Ge....

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ISLAND WIDE SPECIAL MOSQUITO CONTROL PROGRAMME CONCLUDED SUCCESSFULLY

Due to current increased trend of Dengue transmission, Island wide special mosquito control programme was jointly conducted by the National Dengue Control Unit - Ministry of Health with the support of Tri Services, Police and the Civil Defence Department from 29th March to 04th April 2016.

Over 631,416 premises were inspected during this programme and 135,188 premises had been identif....

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CAPACITY BUILDING SESSION - ADVANCE PROGRAMME 1/2016

The first Capacity Building Session - Advance Programme for the year 2016 planed by Sri Lanka Foundation under the guidance of the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) was successfully conducted from 28th March to 01st April 2016 at the Auditorium at RHQ SLAC. Thirty senior officers from the Tri services in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel equivalent participated at the workshop.

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TRI-SERVICES FOR SECURITY OF CEYLON ELECTRICITY BOARD INSTALLATIONS

Under the directions of the Ministry of Defence, tri-Services personnel have been deployed to provide security for all Power Stations, Installations and Grid Substations of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) from 16th March 2016 onwards.

A total of 856 service personnel, including 22 officers were deployed at 61 Grid Stations, 05 Primary Substation and 18 Power Stations accordingly.....

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LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP - UNIT COMMANDERS 1/2016

The first Leadership Workshop for Unit Commanders for the year 2016 developed by the Intercontinental Institute of Human Resource Management (IIHRM) under the guidance of the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff was successfully conducted from 15th to 19th February 2016 at the Auditorium at RHQ SLAC. Senior officers from the Tri services, functioning as Unit Commanders or equivalent appointments p....

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