COMMANDER AMID MILITARY HONOURS TAKES COMMAND IN THE OFFICE OF THE CDS

Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, the incumbent Commander of the Army this morning (2), amid tri service Guard of Honours took command as the new acting Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) during an assumption of command ceremony, held at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) premises at BMICH.

Senior Officers at the OCDS welcomed Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva on arrival a....

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LT. GEN. SHAVENDRA SILVA APPOINTED AS ACTING CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF

The Commander of the Sri Lanka Army Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva has been appointed as the acting Chief of Defence Staff by his Excellency the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa with effect from January 01, 2020.

Lt. Gen. LHSC Silva WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc psc assumed duties as the 23rd Commander of the Sri Lanka Army, on 18 August 2019. He was holding appointment as the Chief of Staff of th....

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TRI SERVICES SALUTES OUTGOING CDS

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne, the highest ranking military officer in the Sri Lankan Armed Forces relinquished duties as the Chief of Defence Staff this morning (31st Dec).

He was accorded a Tri Services Guard of honour at BMICH premises. Tri Services Commanders, Acting Inspector General of Police and senior military officers also attended the ceremo....

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CDS MAKES A FAREWELL CALL ON THE SECRETARY DEFENCE

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne made a farewell call on the Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Major General (Rtd) Kamal Gunaratne today at the Ministry of Defence.

The Secretary Defence extended his best wishes to Admiral Wijegunaratne for his future engagements while greatly appreciating the role played by CDS coordinating tri-services, Police and....

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CDS MAKES A FAREWELL CALL ON THE PRIME MINSTER

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne made a farewell call on the Hon. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today at Temple Trees.

Hon. Prime Minister extended his appreciation to CDS for the unparalleled service rendered to the country over 39 years of his military career.

Hon. Prime Minister also extended his best wishes to Admiral Wijegu....

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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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