HE THE PRESIDENT APPOINTS CDS TO IMPLEMENT NATIONAL PLAN ON DROWNING PREVENTION AND WATER SAFETY

His Excellency the President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne to implement a National Plan to reduce the number of deaths caused by drowning which has come to an alarming rate. There have been 760 and 678 deaths reported in 2016 and 2017 respectively while 412 deaths reported by mid-2018 due to drowning. Most number of deaths have been report....

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VISITING SECRETARY DEFENCE OF PAKISTAN CALLS ON THE CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF

The Secretary Defence of Pakistan, Lieutenant General (retd) Ikram UI Haq paid a courtesy call with the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne on 04th October 2018 at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) at the BMICH.

A cordial discussion was held between the officials on the matters of mutual interest in the defence and security sectors.

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SECRETARY DEFENCE OF PAKISTAN ARRIVES IN SRI LANKA

The Secretary Defence of Pakistan, Lieutenant General (retd) Ikram UI Haq along with a delegation comprising six other defence officials arrived in Sri Lanka today (02nd October) on a four-day official visit to participate in the Sri Lanka - Pakistan Armed Forces Defence Dialogue, scheduled to be held on 03rd and 04th October at the Ministry of Defence.

The Chief of Defence Staff, Adm....

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CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF (CDS) MEETS MINISTER OF DEFENCE OF MEXICO

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne called on Minister of Defence of Mexico, General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda on 14th September during his official visit attending the '208th Anniversary of the Independence of the United Mexican States'.

During the bilateral discussion, sharing of diverse knowledge and experience possessed by the armed service personn....

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BANGLADESH NATIONAL DEFENCE COLLEGE (NDC) DELEGATION VISITS OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF (OCDS)

A delegation of Bangladesh National Defence College (NDC), currently on a study tour in Sri Lanka, headed by Rear Admiral M Anwarul Islam visited the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) on 17th September 2018.

The delegation comprised of 15 Army, 03 Navy, 03 Air Force and 02 Civil Service Officers. The Defence Attache of the High Commission of Bangladesh in Sri Lanka, Commo....

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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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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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