MEMORIAL OF FALLEN WAR HEROES REVERED WITH FLOWERS AT BATTARAMULLA WAR MEMORIAL

The National War Heroes Commemoration Ceremony 2019 held at the War Heroes Monument in Battaramulla under the patronage of H.E. the President, Maithripala Sirisena today evening (19th May) for the 10th successive time. Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne was also present on the occasion.

After the religious observances, H.E. the President offered floral tributes a....

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AUSTRALIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER TO SRI LANKA CALLS- ON CDS

Newly accredited Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, His Excellency David Holly paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne today evening (08th May) at the office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS).

Mr. Holly is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was most recently Chief Economist, Trade and....

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CDS AWARDS RS. 700,000.00 TO SBS PERSONS WOUNDED IN ACTION

The Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral RC Wijegunaratne authored a book titled "Read Between the Lines" compiling the essays written by him with true stories in his 38 years of military career.

A fund is being raised with the income generated by selling the book among military personnel to look after the welfare of the personnel and families of Sri Lanka Navy Special Boat Squad....

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VISITING INDIAN DELEGATION CALLS ON THE CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF

Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC) of India, Lt. Gen. Podali Shankar Rajeshwar, AVSM, VSM paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne on 08th April 2019 at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) at the BMICH.

Let. Gen Rajeshwar is a member of the delegation headed by the Defence Secretary of....

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48TH PAKISTAN NAVY STAFF COURSE DELEGATION VISITS OCDS

48th Pakistan Navy Staff Course delegation led by Rear Admiral Mirza Foad Amin Baig SI (M) paid an acquaintance visit at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff today (08th April).

The Chief of Defence Staff extended greetings to the delegation and exchanged views on the progress of on-going training programmes of the respective armed forces.

The call-on marked wi....

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PETTY OFFICER WEERASINGHE WINS GOLD IN SHOOTING

Petty Officer (SBS) WMJC Weerasinghe who is in the Security Staff of Chief of Defence Staff won the Gold Medal in "Man Vs Man Production" Division at the Sharp Shooter 2019 Level III Championship held from 31st January to 3rd February in the Hill Country Sports Shooting Club Range, Hantane.

Petty Officer Weerasinghe belongs to the Special Boat Squadron of Sri Lanka Navy and is one ....

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OCDS CONDUCTS CYBER SECURITY PROGRAMME FOR TRI-SERVICES OFFICERS

The Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team conducted a training programme on 'Cyber Security' (fundamentals of Internet, Global cyber threats landscape, secure usage of social media and internet, email and mobile device security) for the tri-services personnel on 16th November 2018, at the Regimental Headquarters of the Sri....

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DIRECTOR GENERAL OF INSTITUTE OF STRATEGIC STUDIES RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS (ISSRA), NATIONAL DEFENCE UNIVERSITY, PAKISTAN CALLS ON COS

Major General Muhammad Samrez Salik, Director General of the Institute of Strategic Studies Research and Analysis (ISSRA), National Defence University, Pakistan paid a courtesy call with the Chief of Staff, Major General Nirmal Dharmaratne on 13th September 2018 at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) at the BMICH.

A cordial discussion was held between the officials....

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT COURSE FOR TRI SERVICES OFFICERS FROM UNIVERSITY OF SRI JAYEWARDENEPURA

The Office of the Chief of Defence Staff in collaboration with the University of Sri Jayewardenepura organized a 10 day training programme on Project Management for the middle grade officers of the Tri Services.

The programme was held from 26.02.2018 - 10.03.2018 and the certificate awarding ceremony was held on 08.08.2010 at Munasinghe Hall of the Faculty of Management Studies a....

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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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