CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF ADDRESSES THE OCDS STAFF FOR THE NEW YEAR

A ceremony to mark the first working day of the year 2017 was held in the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff at 0900 hours on 2nd January 2017, with the patronage of the Chief of Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke.

The ceremony commenced with hoisting the National Flag and all present singing the National Anthem. After observing two minutes silence to honour the n....

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INDIAN DEFENCE ADVISOR PAYS A FAREWELL CALL ON CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF

The outgoing Defence Advisor of India in Sri Lanka, Captain Prakash Gopalan paid a farewell call on the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff this morning (30th December 2016).

During the cordial discussion,Defence Advisor Captain Prakash Gopalan and the Chief of Defence Staff exchanged views on matters of bilater....

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CHINESE MILITARY, NAVAL AND AIR ATTACHE PAYS A CALL ON CHIEF OF DEFENCE

The newly appointed Military, Naval and Air Attache of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Sri Lanka, Senior Colonel Xu Jianwei paid a call on the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff this morning (30th December 2016),along with the outgoing Military Naval and Air Attache Li Chenglin.

During the cordia....

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THE FIRST ORIENTATION COURSE FOR DEFENCE ATTACHÉ CONCLUDED

A five day Orientation Course from 05 to 09 December 2016 for Defence Attaché, Diplomats and Senior Officials involved in Defence and Diplomacy, designed by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Geneva, Switzerland (GCSP) with the coordination of the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff concluded at the Faculty of Graduate Studies of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) on 09 Dec....

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NATIONAL DEFENCE UNIVERSITY (NDU) DELEGATION FROM PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA CALLS ON THE CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF

A forty two member delegation from the prestigious National Defence University (NDU) of People's Republic of China arrived in Sri Lanka on 07th December 2016 on a four day overseas study visit.

A cross section of the delegation comprising fifteen Chinese officers including one lady officer led by Major General Wu Shuli, Director of Administration of National Defence University, Peop....

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LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP FOR UNIT COMMANDERS 2/2016


The second 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 5th to 9th September 2016 at the Auditorium RHQ SLAC. Senior officers from the Tri Services, functioning as Unit Commanders or equivalent appointmen....

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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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