His Excellency Bryce Hutchesson, the High Commissioner of Australia in Sri Lanka meets Chief of Defence Staff

His Excellency Bryce Hutchesson, the High Commissioner of Australia in Sri Lanka officially met the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne on the Thursday, 02nd August 2018 at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) at BMICH.
He was accompanied by Group Captain Sean Unwin, the Defense Adviser of Australia in Sri Lanka and Captain Andrew Dakin who has been ap....

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GENERAL ROBERT B. BROWN COMMANDING GENERAL, HEADQUARTERS, (USARPAC) FORT SHAFTER, HAWAII, CALLS-ON CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF ADMIRAL RAVINDRA WIJEGUNARATNE

General Robert B. Brown Commanding General, Headquarters, U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) Fort Shafter, Hawaii who is currently on an official visit to the Island with a delegation paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne on Monday (23rd July, 2018) at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) at BMICH. He was accompanied by Lieutenant Colonel Do....

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MR. KAZUO MASUDA CABINET COUNCILLOR, NATIONAL SECURITY SECRETARIAT (NSS) IN JAPAN, CALLS-ON CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF ADMIRAL RAVINDRA WIJEGUNARATNE

Mr. Kazuo MASUDA Cabinet Councillor, National Security Secretariat (NSS) in Japan paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne on the Monday 23rd July 2018 at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) at BMICH. He was accompanied by an official from the National Security Secretariat, Mr Koji YAGI, Counsellor/ Deputy Head of the Mission and Mr. At....

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INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS (ICRC) OFFICIALS CALL ON CDS

Officials of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Mr. Gerard Peytrignet and Mr. Jacques Lemay, the new Regional Armed and Security Forces delegate paid a courtesy call with the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne this evening ( 09th July, 2018).

The ICRC officials were of praise of the Sri Lanka Armed Forces initiatives over the years in edu....

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ISRAEL DEFENCE ATTACHE CALLS-ON THE CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF

The outgoing Defence and Armed Forces Attache of the Embassy of the Republic of Israel in Bangkok accredited to Sri Lanka, Mr. Dan Carmel paid a farewell courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) today (04 July, 2018).

Mr. Dan Carmel is due to complete his term of diplomatic assignment as a De....

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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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OCDS CONDUCTS ADVANCE CBRNE PREVENTATIVE AND RESPONDER COURSE FOR TRI-SERVICES

The Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) in collaboration with the National Authority for the Implementation of Chemical Weapons Convention, the Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Board and the Country Office for the World Health Organization (WHO) conducted a five day 'Advance Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and Explosive materials (CBRNE) Preventative and Responder Course', for Tri-Services....

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CDS COMMENDS PO ADIKARI FOR STUNNING PERFORMANCES AT ‘NAVY CUP -2018’ JET SKI CHAMPIONSHIP

Petty Officer AMK Adikari of the Sri Lanka Navy, Special Boat Squadron (SBS) who secured two 1st place podium finishes at the 'Navy Cup - 2018, Jet Ski Championship', was commended for his outstanding performances by the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS), today (23rd April, 2018).

Petty Officer Adikari w....

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OCDS CO-HOSTS REGIONAL SEMINAR ON 'INCREASING WOMEN IN UN PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS'

The Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) in collaboration with the Canadian High Commission in Sri Lanka and the Association of War Affected Women (AWAW) successfully held a three day regional seminar in Colombo recently.

Themed 'Increasing Women in UN Peacekeeping Operations', the seminar was held from 08 to 10 March, 2018 at the Hilton Colombo. The seminar provided opportun....

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