MADURUOYA-GROOMED 319 MORE ELITE SF SOLDIERS VOW TO REACH THEIR GOAL FEARLESSLY

The pride of the Nation, the Army's elite Special Forces (SF), having once again 'Vowed to Reach the Goal Fearlessly', translated literally their motto, "Adhishtanayen Abheethawa Aramuna Karaa" bestowed SF graduation on 4 Officers and 315 Other Ranks in the Intake-49 during a glittering passing-out ceremony, held on Saturday (22) morning at the Special Forces Training School in Maduruoya....

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COMMANDER OF THE AIR FORCE CALLS ON CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF

The newly appointed Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sumangala Dias called on the Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff(OCDS), at BMICH today evening (17th June 2019).

This marks the new Air Force Chief's first official meeting with the Chief of Defence Staff since assuming duty as the 17th Commander of the Sri Lank....

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CDS TAKES PART IN SHANGRI- LA DIALOGUE

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne returned to the Island today (3rd) having taken part in the Shangri-La Dialogue held from 31st May to 2nd June in Singapore.

This year's Dialogue is marked as the 28th Asia Security Summit which was inaugurated by Mr. Lee Hsien Loong, the Prime Minister of Singapore with the attendance of ministers, top military offici....

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A FRENCH DELEGATION MEETS CDS

Mr. Philippe Grussenmeyer, Regional Defence Attaché, Mr. Jead-Rene Degans, Captain (French Navy), Liaison Officer at the Information Fusion Centre in Singapore and Mr. Sebastien Tarquis, Commander (French Navy) State Action at Sea Adviser to Flag Officer Commanding French Forces in South Indian Ocean paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne on 22nd May....

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MEMORIAL OF FALLEN WAR HEROES REVERED WITH FLOWERS AT BATTARAMULLA WAR MEMORIAL

The National War Heroes Commemoration Ceremony 2019 held at the War Heroes Monument in Battaramulla under the patronage of H.E. the President, Maithripala Sirisena today evening (19th May) for the 10th successive time. Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne was also present on the occasion.

After the religious observances, H.E. the President offered floral tributes a....

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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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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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