OUTGOING BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER PAYS FAREWELL CALL ON CDS

The outgoing British High Commissioner in Sri Lanka His Excellency James Dauris paid a farewell call on the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) today (09th July) before his return to the United Kingdom on completion of his four years of tenure in Sri Lanka.

Admiral Wijegunaratne expressed his gratitude to ....

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MOU WAS SINGED BETWEEN OCDS AND ALLIANCE FINANCE COMPANY PLC ON ONE MILLION TREE PLANTING PROGRAMME

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) and Alliance Finance Company PLC (AFC) on the "One million tree planting programme" under the "Thuru Mithuru" National Campaign of AFC on 05th July 2019 at OCDS.

On behalf of Sri Lanka Armed Forces, the Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral RC Wijegunaratne signed the M....

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CDS STRENGTHENS THE DEFENCE TIES WITH RUSSIA

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Admiral Ravindra C Wijegunaratne undertook a two day official visit to Russia from 25th June to 26th June, following an invitation extended by the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, to attend the International Military-Technical Forum "ARMY-2019" held in Moscow from 25th to 30th June.

In the sidelines of the Forum, CDS had the op....

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MADURUOYA-GROOMED 319 MORE ELITE SF SOLDIERS VOW TO REACH THEIR GOAL FEARLESSLY

The pride of the Nation, the Army's elite Special Forces (SF), having once again 'Vowed to Reach the Goal Fearlessly', translated literally their motto, "Adhishtanayen Abheethawa Aramuna Karaa" bestowed SF graduation on 4 Officers and 315 Other Ranks in the Intake-49 during a glittering passing-out ceremony, held on Saturday (22) morning at the Special Forces Training School in Maduruoya....

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COMMANDER OF THE AIR FORCE CALLS ON CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF

The newly appointed Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sumangala Dias called on the Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff(OCDS), at BMICH today evening (17th June 2019).

This marks the new Air Force Chief's first official meeting with the Chief of Defence Staff since assuming duty as the 17th Commander of the Sri Lank....

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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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