CDS ATTENDED THE ANNUAL FEAST OF THR ST. ANTHONY’S CHURCH AT KACHCHATIVU.

The annual feast of the St. Anthony's Church was celebrated in the morning today (16th March), on a successful note. As usual, Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) assisted the Bishop of Jaffna and District Secretary-Jaffna for organizing this year’s feast too.

The Feast Mass was conducted in both Tamil and Sinhala languages.The Tamil Mass was conducted by Rev. Father Joseph Lurduraj of India whi....

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THE CHIEF OF DEFENSE STAFF’S BOOK PRESENTED TO NAGADEEPA HIGH PRIEST REV. NAWADAGALA PADDUMAKITTHI TISSA THERO.

Extracts from book “Read Between the Lines” paragraph “Prison Diary” (page 97 to 102)..............

Even though I have said “No” to visitors, I cannot say no to religious leaders who are coming to visit me. It was the High Priest of Nagadeepa temple, Jaffna who first came to see me. He must have left Jaffna at night to be at Welikada by 11AM. Our brotherly relationship g....

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TRI FORCES LAUNCH A WAR ON NARCOTICS

A media conference was held today (8th) at the Media Centre of Ministry of Defence to educate the public on the steps being taken by tri forces towards prevention narcotics.The briefing was presided by the Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne while Tri Forces Commanders, and Military Spokesman, were present.

Addressing the media, the Chief of Defence Staff, stated ....

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CDS ATTENDS OPENING OF CHEMISTRY LAB AT ROYAL COLLEGE

The Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne attended the Opening Ceremony of Chemistry Lab III at Royal College, Colombo 7 yesterday (27 February) as the Guest of Honor while Dr. Harsha De Silva, the Minister of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.

The project of refurbishment of the Lab was undertaken by old boys of the Roya....

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CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF ATTENDS THE CISM DAY RUN - 2019

Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne participated in the International Military Sport Council (CISM) Day Run - 2019 organized by the Sri Lanka Navy at the Galle Face Green Colombo today (18th February) on invitation by Commander of the Navy.

Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva, Commander of....

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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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