CDS INAUGURATES THE 113TH ANNUAL SESSIONS OF IESL

The ceremonial inauguration of the 113th Annual Sessions of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) was held today (14th October) at the Main Hall, BMICH in the presence of an eminent audience. The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.

The IESL established in 1956, was the successor to the then Engineering Assoc....

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CDS REWARDS A SON OF A WAR HERO

The Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral Ravindra C Wijegunaratne rewarded the son of late Chief Petty Officer KG Shantha, Master KG Wikum Anuhas, who excelled in this year's Grade 5 Scholarships examination obtaining 165 marks.

The CDS congratulated the boy for his remarkable achievement and awarded with a sum of Rs. 100,000.00 to be used for his future education, when the boy along wit....

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CDS INAUGURATES 15TH HACGAM HIGH LEVEL MEETING

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne graced the inauguration Ceremony of the High Level Meeting (HLM) of the15th Heads of Asian Coast Guard Agencies Meeting (HACGAM) held today (on 08th October 2019) at Galle Face Hotel, Colombo as the Chief Guest. Additional Secretary (Defence) Mr. Anuradha Wijekoon and the Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy, Rear Admiral Nishantha Ulu....

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PAKISTAN HIGH COMMISSIONER PAYS FAREWELL CALL ON CDS

The High Commissioner of Pakistan to Sri Lanka His Excellency Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat 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 (04th October) before his return to the Pakistan on completion of his tenure in Sri Lanka.

Admiral Wijegunaratne expressed his gratitude to His Excell....

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PAKISTAN GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, SPECIAL SERVICE GROUP (SSG) CALLS ON CDS

Visiting General Officer Commanding, Special Service Group (SSG) of the Pakistan Army, Major General Mumtaz Hussain paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne today (25th Sep) at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS). The Defence Attaché of Pakistan to Sri Lanka Colonel Sajjad Ali was also present at the occasion.

A cordial discus....

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TRIBUTE TO A BRAVE SKYDIVER - BY ADMIRAL RAVINDRA C WIJEGUNARATNE, WV, RWP AND BAR, RSP, VSV, USP, NI(M), NDC, PSN, MPHIL

“Once you have tasted the taste of Sky, you will forever look up” - Leonardo da Vinci

On 4th January 2018, one month before our Independence Day celebrations, my Chief of Staff, Major General Nirmal Dharmaratne approached me “Sir, we request your approval for BASE jumps on Independence Day Parachute Jumping Display”. “What is BASE jump?” I asked.

Sir, w....

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TRI SERVICES OFFICERS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT TRAINING PROGRAMME

The Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) in collaboration with the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) of University of Sri Jayewardenepura organized a 05 day training programme titled “Executive Development for Middle Grade Officers of the Tri Services".

The programme was held from 22nd July to 26th July and the certificate awarding ceremony was held on 26th July at....

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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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