COMMANDER OF THE ARMY CALLS ON CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF

The newly appointed Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General LHSC Silva, WWV, RSP, VSV, USP, ndc, psc called on the Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS), at BMICH today (06th September 2019).

This marks the new Army Chief's first official meeting with the Chief of Defence Staff since assuming the duty as the 23rd ....

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NETHERLANDS AMBASSADOR TO SRI LANKA CALLS- ON CDS

The newly appointed Netherlands Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Her Excellency Mrs. Tanja Gonggrijp made her maiden visit to the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff today (05 September) and paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Admiral RC Wijegunaratne, together with the Defence Attaché Captain (N) Peer Tas.

A cordial discussion was held between the officials on matte....

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NAMIBIA DEFENCE ATTACHE CALLS-ON THE CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF

Brigadier General Titus Simon, the Defence Attaché of the Republic of Namibia accredited to Sri Lanka, resident in New Delhi, paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff today (29th). Brigadier General Simon is currently on an official visit to Sri Lanka to attend in the "Colombo Defence Seminar-2019" being held ....

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MALDIVES CHIEF OF DEFENCE FORCE CALLS ON CDS

Visiting Chief of Defence Force of the Maldivian National Defence Force, Major General Abdulla Shamaal paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne today (30th Aug) at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS). The Defence Attache of Maldives to Sri Lanka Lieutenant Colonel Ismail Naseer was also present at the occasion.

A cordial discus....

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ISRAEL DEFENCE DELEGATION MEETS CDS

Israel Defence Attaché to Sri Lanka, Colonel Assaf Mahler, Military Attaché and Deputy Defence Attaché to Sri Lanka, Commander Oren Hazan, and Commander Yaniv Meirman currently on an official visit to Sri Lanka to participate in the “Colombo Defence Seminar-2019" met CDS today (28th August) at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff.

A cordial discussion was held between the o....

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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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