NEW INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE CALLS ON CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF


Mr. Pujith Jayasundara, who assumed Office as the thirty fourth (34th) Inspector General of Police on 20th April 2016 paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke on 14th June 2016.

Air Chief Marshal Gunatilleke extending a warm welcome engaged in a cordial discussion with Mr. Jayasundara. IGP was introduced to the Director Generals ....

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CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF ATTENDS 15TH IISS SHANGRI-LA DIALOGUE IN SINGAPORE

Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke made an official visit to Singapore as a member of the delegation led by Secretary to the Minister of Defence Sri Lanka Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi from 3rd to 5th June 2016 to attend 15th International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Shangri - La Dialogue Asia Security Summit.

Over the last 15 years, IISS Shang....

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NATIONAL DEFENCE COLLEGE DELEGATION FROM UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA CALLS ON THE CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF

A sixteen member delegation from the National Defence College (NDC) of United Republic of Tanzania arrived in Sri Lanka on 29 May 2016 on a seven day overseas study visit.

The delegation led by Major General (Rtd) Festo Ndewiro Uiomi, Senior Directing Staff Air 2 of National Defence College Tanzania called on the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke on 1st Jun....

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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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MANAGING DEFENCE IN THE WIDER SECURITY CONTEXT COURSE FOR MIDDLE LEVEL SENIOR OFFICERS

A Governance and Defence Management Programme titled "Managing Defence in the Wider Security Context" (MDWSC) planned by Defence University of United Kingdom under the guidance of the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff was successfully conducted from 6th to 17th June 2016 at the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSC&SC) Sapugaskanda. Thirty three senior officers from the Tri Services p....

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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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