CDS CALLS ON THE SECRETARY DEFENCE

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne paid a courtesy call on the newly appointed Secretary Defence, Major General Kamal Gunaratne (Rtd.) WWV RWP RSP USP ndc psc MPhill at the Ministry of Defence today (21st November 2019).

CDS presented a memento to the Secretary Defence in signifying the occasion.....

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CDS CALLS ON HE THE PRESIDENT

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne paid a courtesy call on the newly elected President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat on 19th November 2019.

CDS conveyed his best wishes to His Excellency on his election as the 7th Executive President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sr....

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REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONY HELD AT CENOTAPH WAR MEMORIAL, VIHARAMAHADEVI PARK

The annual 'Armed Forces Remembrance Day' ceremony to commemorate fallen war heroes who paid the supreme sacrifice was held under the patronage of the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) at the Cenotaph War Memorial of the Viharamahadevi Park today (10th November). The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne was also present on this occasion.
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CDS CALLS ON DEFENCE HIERARCHY OF PAKISTAN

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne who is on an official visit to Pakistan attending the 2nd round of Pakistan-Sri Lanka Armed Forces Defence Dialogue, called on the Minister for Defence Production of Pakistan, Ms. Zubaida Jalal, the Secretary Defence of Pakistan, Lieutenant General Ikram Ul Haq (retd) and the Chief of Naval Staff of Pakistan Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abba....

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CDS ATTENDS PAKISTAN - SRI LANKA DEFENCE DIALOGUE

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne who is on an official visit to Pakistan as the head of the delegation attending the 2nd round of Pakistan-Sri Lanka Armed Forces Defence Dialogue, was warmly welcomed by the Secretary Defence of Pakistan, Lieutenant General (Retd) Ikram ul Haq at the Ministry of Defence, in Rawalpindi. The CDS along with Additional Secretary (Defence)....

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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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