ADMIRAL RAVI WIJEGUNARATNE CHALLENGE SHIELD AWARDED TO BEST SEA SCOUTS PATROL OF ROYAL COLLEGE

The Royal College class of 80 organized the Admiral Ravi Wijegunaratne Challenge Shield to select the best Sea Scout Patrol of the Royal College Colombo for the consecutive 03rd time at Navy Complex Welisara on Thursday (08th August 2019).

The competencies on leadership, naval knowledge, knots/ splices, first aid, map reading, semaphore signalling and boat handling were tested in se....

Read more »

PAKISTAN HIGH COMMISSIONER CALLS ON CDS

The Pakistan High Commissioner in Sri Lanka His Excellency Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat called on the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) today (24th July).

Admiral Wijegunaratne expressed his gratitude to His Excellency Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat for the diligent support being extended in reinforcing the bilate....

Read more »

NEWLY APPOINTED U.S. DEFENCE ATTACHÉ CALLS ON CDS

The newly appointed Defence Attaché to Sri Lanka, Lieutenant Colonel Travis Cox made his maiden visit to the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff today (24 July) and paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Admiral RC Wijegunaratne, together with the Deputy Defence Attache, Ms. Karin Gleisner.

Lieutenant Colonel Cox has served in many command and staff positions ....

Read more »

OUTGOING JAPANESE DEFENCE ATTACHÉ CALLS ON CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF

The outgoing Japanese Defence Attaché to Sri Lanka, Captain Atsuhiro Morero paid the farewell call on the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Admiral RC Wijegunaratne at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff at BMICH today (23rd July).
Admiral Wijegunaratne expressed his gratitude to Captain Morero for the diligent cooperation extended during his tenure, strengthening the bilateral defence ....

Read more »

ROYAL COLLEGE CLASS OF 80 FELICITATES THEIR DISTINGUISHED MATES

The Royal College Class of 80 had arranged a special ceremony at Movenpick Hotel Friday (19th July) evening to felicitate the class mates who have achieved the remarkable feat in their professions.

Admiral Ravindra C Wijegunaratne was felicitated for becoming the Chief of Defence Staff, the highest seat of the armed forces of Sri Lanka and being awarded the distinguished Medal Nishan-....

Read more »

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....

Read more »

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 ....

Read more »

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....

Read more »

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....

Read more »

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....

Read more »