CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF ATTENDS THE CISM DAY RUN - 2019

Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne participated in the International Military Sport Council (CISM) Day Run - 2019 organized by the Sri Lanka Navy at the Galle Face Green Colombo today (18th February) on invitation by Commander of the Navy.

Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva, Commander of....

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CDS ARRIVES THE ISLAND AFTER SUCCESSFUL VISIT TO PAKISTAN

The Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra C Wijegunaratne arrived in the country yesterday night (16th) on completion of a successful four day official visit to Pakistan on invitation of his counterpart Admiral General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, the Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee.

During the this fruitful visit, the CDS was conferred with the Nishan-I- Imitiaz (Military) by His ....

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CDS MEETS PAKISTAN DEFENCE MINISTER

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Admiral Ravindra C Wijegunaratne meets the Defence Minister Pervez Khattak yesterday (13th February) at Rawalpindi.

Defence Minister Pervez Khattak has said that Pakistan and Sri Lanka should take advantage of the each other's experiences in the realm of defence.

The Minister expressed satisfaction about the existing deep rooted ties betwe....

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PRESIDENT OF PAKISTAN CONFERS THE HIGHEST MILITARY AWARD TO CDS

The Chief of Defence Staff of Sri Lanka, Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne was awarded with the Nishan-e-Imtiaz (Military) Medal by HE the President of Pakistan at a Special Investiture Ceremony held in Islamabad, Pakistan on 13th February 2019.

Admiral was the first Sri Lankan Military officer to earn BSc (Honours) (War Studies) degree from Karachi University in 1995. He was consi....

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CDS IN PAKISTAN TO ATTEND AMAN INTERNATIONAL NAVAL EXERCISE

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Admiral Ravindra C Wijegunatne is in Karachi, Pakistan to attend Aman International Naval Exercise. He spent day out at sea with President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, His Excellency Arif Alvi on 12th. Thirty five nations taking part in this bi-annual Naval Exercise. Sri Lanka Navy represented with Off Shore Patrol Vessel SLNS Sayurala with 28 officers and 142 sail....

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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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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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