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2ND INDO-SL DEFENCE DIALOGUE HELD IN COLOMBO A delegation led by Indian Defence Secretary Shri RK Mathur held discussions with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa and high-ranking Sri Lankan Defence Officials at the Ministry premises during the sidelines of the 2nd Annual Defence Dialogue held yesterday (9th October).



BAFFLING POST-WAR US POLICY TOWARDS SL After having helped the Sri Lankan government to finish off the LTTE once and for all, the US has been relentlessly pursuing Sri Lanka on the diplomatic front. The LTTE fighting cadre collapsed in May 2009, following nearly a three-year battle dubbed Eelam War IV.




 



STRENGTHENING COOPERATIONThe South and South East Asian Nations (SASEAN) Defence Chiefs' Dialogue, which is a pioneering initiative will be held for the first time in Sri Lanka. The objective of the Dialogue is to promote regional peace and stability through mutually beneficial dialogue and cooperation.




 



LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP – UNIT COMMANDERS 2/2014 The second leadership workshop for unit commanders for 2014 developed by the Intercontinental Institute of Human Resource Management under the guidance of the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff was successfully conducted from 22nd to 26th September 2014 at the Auditorium at RHQ SLAC. Senior officers from the Tri Services functioning in unit commander and equivalent appointments participated at the workshop.



CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF VISITS DHQC CONSTRUCTION SITE The Chief of Defence Staff General Jagath Jayasuriya inspected the progress of construction of the Defence Headquarters Complex (DHQC) this morning. The construction of the DHQC, a project initiated by the Secretary Ministry of Defence and Urban Development is progressing as planned with over 8,700 personnel from the Tri Services engaged in construction round the clock.



CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF LEADS SRI LANKAN DELEGATION FOR TRILATERAL MARITIME COOPERATION TALKS IN MALDIVES General Jagath Jayasuriya, the Chief of Defence Staff accompanied by high ranking military, police and defence ministry officials was in Maldives for the 4th Deputy National Security Adviser (NSA) Level Meeting on Trilateral Maritime Cooperation. The meeting which was held on 23rd and 24th September is a precursor to the 4th NSA Level Meeting scheduled to be held later this year.



THE CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF AWARDS PARCHMENTS TO THE GRADUATES OF THE INAUGURAL LOGISTICS STAFF COURSE General Jagath Jayasuriya, the Chief of Defence Staff graced the graduation ceremony of the inaugural Logistics Staff Course in Sri Lanka conducted by the Army School of Logistics, Trincomalee. 24 officers representing logistics regiments of Sri Lanka Army received their graduation parchments at the ceremony held at the Defence Services College premises in Colombo.



WORKSHOP ON MICRO EXPRESSSIONS BY PATRYK & KASIA WEZOWSKI Knowing to read micro expressions is probably the most effective way to connect more with people and the most crucial skill to prevent the increasing social autism caused by current technological innovations.



SRI LANKA AND CHINA AGREE TO DEEPEN THEIR STRATEGIC COOPERATIVE PARTNERSHIP Sri Lanka and China have agreed to deepen their Strategic Cooperative Partnership, following official talks between the President of the People’s Republic of China, His Excellency Xi Jinping and President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo today (16th September 2014).



SASEAN DEFENCE CHIEFS' DIALOGUE - 2014 TO BE HELD IN COLOMBO Sri Lanka is to initiate and host the inaugural South and Southeast Asian Nations (SASEAN) Defence Chiefs' Dialogue - 2014 in November (2014) in Colombo. A press conference in this regard was held at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff under the patronage of the Chief of Defence Staff General Jagath Jayasuriys today (11th September).



CDS LAUNCHES THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE OF SASEAN DEFENCE CHIEFS’ DIALOGUE 2014 Chief of Defence Staff, General Jagath Jayasuriya launched the official website of the South and South East Asian Nations (SASEAN) Defence Chiefs’ Dialogue at 1500 hours on 11 September 2014 at a ceremony held at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff.



BANGLADESH NATIONAL DEFENCE COLLEGE DELEGATION CALLS ON THE CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF A delegation from the National Defence College of Bangladesh called on the Chief of Defence Staff, General Jagath Jayasuriya at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff in Colombo on 10 September 2014.



INDONESIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY DELEGATION CALLS ON THE CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF A delegation from the Policy Analysis and Development Agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia called on the Chief of Defence Staff General Jagath Jayasuriya at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff in Colombo on 2 September 2014.



CHIEF OF AIR STAFF OF THE PAKISTAN AIR FORCE CALLS ON THE CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF Chief of Air Staff of the Pakistan Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt, NI (M), TBt who is on a three day official visit to Sri Lanka paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff General Jagath Jayasuriya in Colombo on 28 August 2014.



COMMANDER OF THE NAVY CALLS ON CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera who assumed duties as the 19th Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy on 1st of July 2014 paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff General Jagath Jayasuriya on Thursday 3rd July 2014.



UNFOLD OF A GREAT BETRAYAL A powerful element is trying to re-instigate another betrayal similar to that of Millennium City incident that took place in 2002, that led to the exposure of an intelligence network and resulted in the death of a number of intelligence operatives and caused an adverse effect on national intelligence, said Director/Spokesperson, Media Centre of the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya addressing a media conference today (24th June).



SRI LANKA’S ECONOMY AND EMERGING TRENDS FOR COMMERCIAL STABILITY Dr PB Jayasundera, Secretary to the Treasury delivered a lecture on 'Sri Lanka’s Economy and Emerging Trends for Commercial Stability' on Monday (23) evening at the auditorium of the Military Hospital Colombo.



NO CONSPIRATORS, NO GOONS President Mahinda Rajapaksa observed that an attempt is being made once again to put Sri Lanka's peace and reconciliation at risk, at a time the country was enjoying stability after the defeat of separatism and racism of the LTTE with certain international forces too who had conspired to destabilise the country attempting to further complicate the situation.



DELEGATION FROM NDU CHINA ON MAIDEN VISIT TO SRI LANKA CALLS ON THE CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF A thirty three member delegation from the National Defence University China called on the Chief of Defence Staff General Jagath Jayasuriya on 23 June 2014 during their maiden visit to Sri Lanka.



UN has irrefutable evidence on exact casualties in Lanka, but is ignoring them – Gen. Jayasuriya The UN was having irrefutable evidence that would contradict the much touted allegation that indiscriminate military 2ction had caused the deaths of 40,000 civilians during the last phase of the war on the Vanni east front, Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Jagath Jayasuriya said.



CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF CHIEF GUEST AT GEO CONF 2014 The national Conference on Geoinformatics - ‘GeoConf – 2014’ organized by the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development on the initiative of Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa Secretary Ministry of Defence and Urban Development got underway at the Water’s Edge Battramulla on 16 March 2014.



Nigeria's decision, an eye-opener for the West Nigeria's decision to seek Sri Lanka's expertise in counter terrorism is an eye-opener to all, especially to those Western countries who merely make a big noise on the need to crush terrorism without doing it practically.



CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE JAPANESE MARITIME SELF DEFENCE FORCE CALLS ON THE CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF Chief of Staff of the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano who is on a four day official visit to Sri Lanka paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff General Jagath Jayasuriya in Colombo on 14 June 2014.



 

NIGERIA MULLING SRI LANKAN EXAMPLE TO FIGHT TERROR: MILITARY

ABUJA, June 12, 2014 (AFP) - Nigeria's military indicated on Thursday that it could follow the example of Sri Lanka in fighting terror, to bring an end to an increasingly deadly insurgency by Boko Haram militants.



CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF INSPECTS DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS COMPLEX The new Defence Headquarters Complex conceptualized by Mr.Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Ministry of Defence and Urban Development is taking shape at Akuregoda Battaramulla.



"RANAVIRU SUWANDA" AWARDING CEREMONY HELD "Ranaviru Suwanda" - awarding ceremony, organized by the Ranaviru Seva Authority (RSA) was held at the "Nelum Pokuna" Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre in Colombo today (27th May).



CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE CHINESE PEOPLE’S ARMED POLICE CALLS ON THE CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF A six member delegation from the People's Republic of China Headed by Lieutenant General Niu Zhizhong, Chief of Staff of the Chinese People’s Armed Police arrived in Sri Lanka on Thursday (22) May on a two-day official visit. The delegation comprises of Senior Colonel Yu Wenfu, Senior Colonel Tang Duhuai, Senior Colonel Xiao Yangzhong, Senior Colonel Liu Zhimin and Senior Colonel Zhu Wenjun.



RENOVATED KANDAWALA LAKE DECLARED OPEN BY THE CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF The Kandawala Lake renovated by the Sri Lanka Land Reclamation & Development Corporation and General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University as a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Project was declared open on Thursday 22 May by the Chief of Defence Staff General Jagath Jayasuriya on behalf of the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence & Urban Development Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the invitation of Major General Milinda Peiris Vice Chancellor of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University.



KANDAWELA LAKE GETS FACELIFT The renovated lake at the Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) was declared open today (22nd May). The lake, a part of the Kandawela Estate which houses the prestigious KDU was given a facelift under the Kandawela Lake Restoration Project.



VICE CHAIRMAN OF THE CENTRAL MILITARY COMMISSION OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA CALLS ON SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF DEFENCE AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT General Xu Qiliang, Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China called on Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary, Ministry of Defence and Urban Development on 16th May 2014, at the Ministry of Defence.



PAKISTAN SRI LANKA ARMED FORCES STAFF TALKS COMMMENCES The second round of the annual Armed Forces Staff Talks between Sri Lanka and Pakistan commenced on 6 May 2014 at the Joint Staff Headquarters in Pakistan.



COMMANDER OF THE AUSTRALIAN CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION COMMAND PAID A COURTESY CALL ON THE CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF Rear Admiral Michael Noonan, the Commander of Australian Customs and Border Protection Command is currently in Sri Lanka on a five-day official visit. He paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff General Jagath Jayasuriya on Monday (05 May) afternoon.



CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF CHIEF GUEST AT LION’S CUP INTERNATIONAL BOXING TOURNAMENT-2014 Lion’s Cup International Boxing Championship-2014 the first ever international boxing meet organized by the Amateur Boxing Association of Sri Lanka is currently under way at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium Colombo.



NATIONAL DEFENCE UNIVERSITY (NDU) DELEGATION FROM PAKISTAN CALLS ON THE CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF A twenty one-member military delegation from the prestigious National Defence University (NDU) of Pakistan arrived in Sri Lanka on 20th April 2014 on a five day foreign study tour as part of the curriculum of the National Security and War Course.



SECRETARY DEFENECE VISITS MALAYSIA Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary, Ministry of Defence & Urban Development, visited Malaysia from 15th to 17th April 2014 at the invitation of Dato Seri Hishammuddin bin Hussein, Minister of Defence of Malaysia, as a guest speaker at the Putrajaya Forum held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.



CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF CALLS ON THE CHIEF OF DEFENCE FORCE OF MALAYSIA Chief of Defence Staff General Jagath Jayasuriya, called on General Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Zulkifeli Bin Mohd Zin the Chief of Malaysian Defence Force on the sidelines of Defence Services Asia Exhibition and Conference - 2014 on Thursday (17) afternoon at the office of the Chief of Defence Force, Malaysian Armed Forces Headquarters Kuala Lumpur.



CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF MEETS WITH DEFENCE CHIEFS Chief of Defence Staff, General Jagath Jayasuriya attending the Defence Services Asia Exhibition and Conference - 2014 in Malaysia was hosted to dinner by the Chief of Defence Forces of Malaysia General Zulkefli Zin.



SECRETARY DEFENCE AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT PAYS A COURTESY CALL ON THE PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA Secretary to the Ministry of Defence & Urban Development of Sri Lanka, Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa who is currently in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to attend the Defence Services Asia Exhibition and Conference - 2014 paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Najib Razak, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, at the Prime Minister’s Office.



SECRETARY DEFENCE AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT DELIVERS KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT THE DEFENCE SERVICES ASIA EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCE IN MALAYSIA Secretary to the Ministry of Defence & Urban Development of Sri Lanka, Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa is currently in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to attend the Defence Services Asia Exhibition and Conference - 2014 at the invitation of the Ministry of Defence of the Government of Malaysia. The exhibition and conference is conducted this year under the theme ‘Strengthening Security and Regional Stability’.



CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF ATTENDS DSA MALAYSIA - 2014 Chief of Defence Staff, General Jagath Jayasuriya left the Island for Kuala Lumpur Malaysia on 13 March 2014 to attend the Defence Services Asia Exhibition and Conference - 2014 at the invitation of the Ministry of Defence of the Government of Malaysia.



THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF CELEBRATES SINHALA AND TAMIL NEW YEAR The staff of the office of the Chief of Defence Staff celebrated Sinhala and Tamil New Year with a grand “Avurudu Uthsawaya” on 10 April 2014. This unprecedented event was organized on the initiative of the Chief of Defence Staff General Jagath Jayasuriya. lt drew together the entire team of the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff; Tri Services, Police and Civil Staff to partake in the festivities of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year.



CHAIRMAN JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF COMMITTEE OF PAKISTAN ARRIVES ON OFFICIAL VISIT TO SRI LANKA General Rashad Mahmood NI(M) Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee of Pakistan arrived in Sri Lanka Monday (07) on a five-day official visit. General Mahmood and his delegation were accorded a traditional ceremonial reception at the Bandaranaike International Airport Katunayake and were received by Chief of Staff Joint Staff of the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff Major General Jagath Rambukpotha and Mrs Rambukpotha.



CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF INAUGURATES THE 24th STAFF PLANNING WORKSHOP OF EXERCISE TEMPEST EXPRESS The 24th Staff Planning Workshop of the Multinational Planning Augmentation Team (MPAT) “Exercise Tempest Express” conducted by the US Pacific Command in collaboration with the Ministry of Defence & Urban Development (MOD & UD) was inaugurated by the Chief of Defence Staff General Jagath Jayasuriya on 1 April 2014 at Galadari Hotel Colombo.



COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE OF THE SULTANATE OMAN DELEGATION CALLS ON CDS A thirty eight-member military delegation from the Command and staff College of the sultanate Oman, led by Colonel Sulaiman sabil Ali Al balushi, head of the Army studies called on Chief of Defence Staff General Jagath Jayasuriya Monday (31) morning at the office of the Chief of Defence Staff.



WORKSHOP ON LEADERSHIP FOR TRI-SERVICE OFFICERS The Brain child of The Office of the Chief of Defence Staff, in collaboration with the International Institute of Human Resource Management (IIHRM) conducted a five-day workshop on Value to Current Leadership Practices in the Military from 24th to 28th March 2014. The workshop was held at Regimental Headquarters of the Sri Lanka Armoured Corps, Rock House Camp, Mutwal.



THE CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF TO ATTEND AS A PANELIST FOR JIDD - 2014 IN INDONESIA The Chief of Defence Staff, General Jagath Jayasuriya left the Island for Jakarta, Indonesia on 18th March 2014 to attend the 4th Annual Jakarta International Defence Dialog - 2014 (JIDD - 2014), on the invitation of HE Purnomo Yusgiantoro, the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Indonesia. JIDD - 2014 would be held in Jakarta on 19 and 20 of March 2014 and 232 delegates from 45 countries would attend this Defence Dialogue.



New Air Force Commander Calls on CDS Air Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke who assumed command of the Sri Lanka Air Force on 1 March 2014 paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Jagath Jayasuriya, on Monday (03).



INDIAN SOUTHERN ARMY COMMANDER PAYS COURTESY CALL ON THE CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF General Officer Commanding-In-Chief Southern Command of the Indian Army Lieutenant General Ashok Singh paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff General Jagath Jayasuriya at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff on Wednesday(19) evening.



CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF ATTENDS DEFEXPO INDIA 2014 Chief of Defence Staff, General Jagath Jayasuriya left the Island for New Delhi India on 5 February 2014 to attend Defexpo India 2014 at the invitation of the Ministry of Defence of the Government of India.



THE UGANDAN STATE MINISTER FOR DEFENCE CALLS ON THE CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF Hon General Odongo Jeje, the State Minister for Defence of Uganda currently on a five day visit to Sri Lanka, paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff General Jagath Jayasuriya today (28) at the office of the Chief of Defence Staff in Colombo.



CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF VISITS SITE FOR WAR MUSEUM Chief of Defence Staff General Jagath Jayasuriya visited the site earmarked for the War Museum at Diyagama today (17) and inspected the work in progress. The site located adjacent to the Mahinda Rajapakse International Stadium is a serene 10 acre plot. He reviewed the plans, layout and the features in the company of the members of the committee and officials of the construction unit.



CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF VISITS DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS COMPLEX The new Defence Headquarters Complex conceptualized by Mr.Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Ministry of Defence and Urban Development is taking shape at Akuregoda Battaramulla. The complex once completed will be a land mark in the history of the Tri Services of Sri Lanka.



NEW YEAR MARKED AT THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF WITH A SOLEMN CEREMONY The Office of the Chief of Defence Staff greeted the New Year with a solemn ceremony marking the first working day in 2014 amidst military customs and traditions.



CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF ADDRESSING STUDENT OFFICERS AT DSCSC SPELLS OUT THE CURRENT ROLE OF OCDS General Jagath Jayasuriya, Chief Of Defence Staff visited the Defence Services Command & Staff College (DSCSC), the prestigious Tri-Service training institute of Sri Lanka on Friday (6) morning to deliver the customary address by the Chief of Defence Staff to the student officers of DSCSC Course No 7.



‘Releasing of a Public Report Calls to Question’ - Military Spokesman Responds to ACF Allegations Office of the Military Spokesman in response to allegations, said to have been made in a Press Release of the Action Contre la Faim (ACF), a French NGO on 3 December 2013, issued the following statement; “The content of the Press Release reportedly issued by Action Contre la Faim (ACF), a French NGO on 3 December 2013, contains allegations of a very serious nature implicating the Security Forces of the country, states a communiqué, issued by Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya, Military Spokesman.



INDIAN NAVY CHIEF PAYS COURTESY CALL ON THE CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF The Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian Navy Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff General Jagath Jayasuriya at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff on Thursday (28) morning.



NETHERLANDS DEFENCE ADVISOR PAYS COURTESY CALL ON THE CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF New Delhi Based Defence Advisor to the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands, Colonel Allard Wagemaker paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff General Jagath Jayasuriya at office of the Chief of Defence Staff on Thursday (28) morning. Colonel Allard Wagemaker was accompanied by His Excellency Louis Piet, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.



HIGH LEVEL CHINESE PLA DELEGATION CALLED ON CDS A high powered delegation from the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of the People’s Republic of China, called on the Chief Of Defence Staff General Jagath Jayasuriya on Tuesday (26) evening at the office of the Chief Of Defence Staff.



112 new 'Api Wenuwen Api' Houses hand over to War Heroes - Colombo District Under the fourteenth phase of the 'Api Wenuwen Api' housing project for war heroes, 112 houses constructed in Colombo district were given ownership today (18th November) by His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa.



OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF LAUNCHES JOINT SECURITY OPERATION FOR CHOGM 2013 The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) is held every two years to enable leaders of Commonwealth countries to come together to discuss global and Commonwealth issues, and to decide on collective policies and initiatives.



Security beefed up for CHOGM - Gen. Jagath Jayasuriya The CHOGM is one of the largest gatherings of Heads of States and security is a key factor for the success of the meeting. The government appointed Security and Accreditation Committee headed by Chief of Defence Staff General Jagath Jayasuriya has been entrusted with the task of providing security to the delegates.



Security up to Commonwealth standards - CDS Security for delegates attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting is well established fulfilling the Commonwealth standards, said Chief of Defence Staff General Jagath Jayasuriya.



Chief of Defence Staff Chief Guest at IHL Seminar Chief of Defence Staff General Jagath Jayasuriya attended the closing ceremony of the Advanced Seminar on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) as the Chief Guest on 6 November at the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University Ratmalana.



Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Republic of Korea and Chief of Army Staff of the Republic of Korea call on CDS at ADEX 2013 Admiral Choi Yoon Hee, the Chairman of the Committee of Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Republic of Korea and General Kwon Oh Sung, Chief of Army Staff of the Republic of Korea called on the Chief of Defence Staff, General Jagath Jayasuriya, on 30 October 2013 while attending the five-day long ADEX - 2013 Aerospace & Defence Exhibition in Seoul.



Chief of Defence Staff meets the Defence Minister of the Republic of South Korea General Jagath Jayasuriya, Chief of Defence Staff, currently in South Korea attending the Aerospace & Defence Exhibition (ADEX) 2013 in Seoul, met the Defence Minister of the Republic of Korea, Mr. Kim Gwan Jin at the Opening Ceremony of the Exhibition today (29th) at the Korean International Exhibition Centre Seoul.



Chief of Defence Staff attends Aerospace & Defence Exhibition in South Korea Chief of  Defence  Staff, General Jagath Jayasuriya, left for South Korea on 27 October 2013 to attend the Aerospace & Defence Exhibition (ADEX) 2013 in Seoul from 28 October to 2 November 2013  at the invitation of General Kwon Oh Sung  the Chief of the Army of the  Republic of Korea.



Chief of Defence Staff Chief Guest At “Roo Siththam 2013” The grand finale of “Roo Siththam” an all island aesthetic competition to promote art among children to commemorate World Children’s Day 2013 was held at the “Nawa Rangahala” Colombo 7 on 12th October 2013.



Bangladesh National Defence College Delegation Calls on CDS A twenty seven-member military delegation from the National Defence College (NDC) Bangladesh, led by Brigadier General MD Latiful Haider, the College Secretary called on Chief of Defence Staff General Jagath Jayasuriya Tuesday (24) evening at the office of the Chief of Defence Staff.



Defence Advisor, High Commission of the Republic of Maldives calls on CDS Lieutenant Colonel Mohamed Mukthar Defence Advisor of the High Commission of the Republic of Maldives, paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff General Jagath Jayasuriya, on Tuesday (17) September 2013.



ICRC DELEGATES MEET CDS A three member delegation from the ICRC, led by Ms Cherine Pollini called on Chief of the Defence Staff General Jagath Jayasuriya on Monday(16) afternoon at the office of the Chief of the Defence Staff.



53rd Indian National Defence College Delegation Calls on CDS A seventeen-member military delegation from the prestigious National Defence College (NDC) India, led by Dr.Kheya Bhattacharya called on Chief of Defence Staff General Jagath Jayasuriya on Monday (9) morning at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff.



Delegates from Iran Meet CDS General Jagath Jayasuriya, Chief of Defence Staff had an interactive meeting with an Iranian delegation, at the office of the CDS Wednesday (4)evening.



DG Sri Lanka Costal Guard Pays Courtesy Call on CDS Director General Sri Lanka costal guard, Rear Admiral RC Wijegunaratne paid a courtesy calls on the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Jagath Jayasuriya, on Monday (02) after General Jayasuriya assumed duties as the Chief of Defence Staff on 2 August 2013.



Sudanese Secretary General, ministry of defence Call on CDS The Sudanese Secretary General of the ministry of Defence of the Republic of Sudan General Abdul Rahman Mohomed Zein Ahmed, who is on a four day visit to Sri Lanka, paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff General Jagath Jayasuriya around 10.00 am this morning (27) at the office of the CDS in Colombo.



Ambassador of the People's Republic of China and Defence Attaché of Chinese Embassy Call on CDS Ambassador of the People's Republic of China HE WU Jianghao and Defence Attaché of the Chinese Embassy Senior Colonel Li Chenglin, paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff, General J Jayasuriya on 26th August 2013.



New Commander of the Army & DG Civil Security Department Pays Courtesy Call on CDS Lieutenant General RMD Ratnayake, Commander of the Army and Director General Civil Security Department, Rear Admiral Ananda Peiris paid a courtesy calls on the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General J Jayasuriya, on Monday (19) after General Jayasuriya assumed duties as the Chief of Defence Staff on 2 August 2013.



CDS Pays Courtesy Call on Commander of the Air Force The newly appointed Chief of Defence Staff General Jagath Jayasuirya called on Air Marshal Harsha Abeywickrema, Commander of the Air Force on 07th of August 2013 at Air Force Headquarters.



CDS Pays Courtesy Call The newly appointed Chief of Defence Staff General Jagath Jayasuirya called on Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage, Commander of the Navy on 05th of August 2013 at Navy Headquarters.



NEW CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF GENERAL JAGATH JAYASURIYA RWP VSV USP ndu psc ASSUMED DUTIES ON 02 AUGEST 2013General Jagath Jayasuriya, newly appointed Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) assumed duties on Friday (2) morning as the third CDS at his office, Colombo 7.



GUARD OF HONOUR FOR THE OUTGOING CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFFA Tri Services Guard of Honour was accorded to the outgoing Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal WDRMJ Goonetileke RWP & bar, VSV, USP, ndc, psc at the OCDS premises.



FAREWELL PARTY TO THE OUTGOING CDSA formal farewell party to bid farewell to the outgoing Chief of Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal WDRMJ Goonetileke was held, at the Hotel Galadari on 29 July 2013.



WE ARE ONTO MODERNISATION OF THE MILITARY: CDS LLRC WAS A COMPREHENSIVE REPORTWhile preparing to retire from active military service next month after a 36 year prestigious career, the country’s top military officer Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke spoke to Daily Mirror...



DIRECTOR GENERAL INDIAN COAST GUARD CALLS ON THE CDSThe Director General of the Indian Coast Guard Vice Admiral AG Thapliyal, AVSM paid a courtesy call on Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke on 11 June 2013 at the OCDS during his six day official visit to Sri Lanka.



MALDIVIAN CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE FORCE VISITS OCDS The Maldivian Chief of the Defence Force, Major General Ahmed Shiyam ndc, psc called on Chief of Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke on 10 June 2013 at the OCDS. The visiting General is on a four (04) day official visit to Sri Lanka.



EXHIBITION TO SHOWCASE CRAFTSMANSHIP OF WOMEN SOLDIERS An exhibition to showcase craftsmanship of 20 female soldiers of Tri Services, who completed a six months vocational training course, was held at the J.R Jayawardene Cultural Centre on 05 and 06 June.



PAKISTAN NATIONAL DEFENCE UNIVERSITY (NDU) STUDY TOUR DELEGATION VISITS OCDS The Pakistan National Defence University (NDU) Study tour delegation comprising 19 Officers called on Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke on 09 April 2013 at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff.



WORKSHOP ON COUNSELLING Three day workshop on counseling commenced on 04 April 2013 in collaboration with the Institute of Human Resource Advancement (IHRA) at University of Colombo. The workshop focused to development a mechanism to improve mental actualization of the service personnel and to educate them in handling special mental disorder situations.



PAKISTAN NAVY (PN) STAFF COURSE DELEGATION VISITS OCDS. The 42nd Pakistan Navy (PN) staff course delegation comprising 19 Officers called on Chief of Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke on 21 March 2013 at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff.



BEAUTY CULTURE COURSE FOR THE WOMEN SOLDIERS. The second successive Beauty Culture Course sponsored by the Seri Natural (pvt) Ltd conducted for 29 Tri Services female soldiers, concluded on 28 Feb 2013.



CDS VISITS THIRIYAYA. Subsequently, on 03 February 2013, the Chief of Defence Staff visited Sri Lanka Army deployments in Thiriyaya area and met with the area Commanders.



CDS VISITS TRINCOMALEE. On 02 February 2013, the CDS visted 22 Division,Trincomalee, and a meeting was held with the high ranking Officers of the Security Forces and the Police in Trincomalee sector.



CDS VISITS WANNI. The Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke visited the Security Forces Headquarters Wanni (SFHQ –W) on 01 February 2013 and was received by Major General MHSB Perera, Security Forces Commander (Wanni) on arrival. The CDS held a discussion with the senior security forces and police officers of the area at SFHQ (W).



US GOVERNMENT DELEGATION CALLS ON CDS. The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence of United States of America Mr. Vikram Singh called on Chief of Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke RWP & bar, VSV,USP,ndc,psc on 28 January 2013 at the OCDS. He was accompanied by the US Defence Attaché in Sri Lanka, Lieutenant Colonel Patrik Schuler.



CDS VISITS INDIA. The Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke along with a high level defence delegation, visited India from 22 to 26 January 2013.



Parliamentary Delegation of Australia meets Sri Lankan Defence Officials at the OCDS. A Parliamentary Delegation of Australia led by Hon. Julie Bishop MP, Deputy Leader of Opposition met with Chief of Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal WDRMJ Goonetileke and held discussions on 31 December 2012 at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff.


Hon. Scott Morrison MP, Hon. Michael Keenan MP, along with the Australian High Commissioner for Sri Lanka, Her Excellency Ms. Robyn Mudie accompanied the Australian Deputy Leader of Opposition at this event. The Commander of the Navy, Inspector General of Police, Chief of National Intelligence and Deputy Director Coast Guard joined the Chief of Defence Staff at this bilateral meeting.



CDS Visit Wanni.


The First Deputy Chief of Defence, General Staff Of Ukrainian Armed Forces Admiral Kabanenko Igor Vasilievich called on CDS.


The Chief Of Army Staff of the Indian Army General Bikram Singh PVSM UYSM AVSM SM VSM ADC called on CDS.


Awareness programme for tri-service and Police Officers


 

     

   

HE Mahinda Rajapaksa
President of Sri Lanka
Commander - In - Chief


     

   

Gotabaya Rajapaksa
Secretary Ministry of Defence and Urban Development
Sri Lanka


     

   

General Jagath Jayasuriya RWP VSV USP ndu psc
Chief Of Defence Staff