DISASTER RESCUE OPERATIONS CENTRE ESTABLISHED AT OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF

In view of the recent weather conditions in the country Disaster Rescue Operations Centre was established at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff, functioning around the clock with effect from PM hours on17th May 2016 on the directives of the Ministry of Defence.

This Operation Centre is functioning as the main contact and coordination point of tri - service rescue operations i....

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THE AMBASSADOR OF JAPAN CALLS ON CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF

The Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, His Excellency Kenichi Suganuma called on the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff on 16th May 2016. The Ambassador was accompanied by Mr. Koji Yagi, Councillor and Captain Mototsugu Shigekawa, Defence Attaché' of the Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka.

During the cordial discussi....

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CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF INSPECTS DHQC CONSTRUCTION SITE

Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke made an inspection visit to review the progress of construction of the Defence Headquarters Complex (DHQC) in Akuregoda, Battaramulla on 6th May 2016.

He was apprised of the developments on site by the Director General of the Project Management Unit of the DHQC, Major General Dammika Weerasekara. The construction of the D....

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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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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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