INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS (ICRC) OFFICIALS CALL ON CDS

Officials of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Mr. Gerard Peytrignet and Mr. Jacques Lemay, the new Regional Armed and Security Forces delegate paid a courtesy call with the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne this evening ( 09th July, 2018).

The ICRC officials were of praise of the Sri Lanka Armed Forces initiatives over the years in edu....

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ISRAEL DEFENCE ATTACHE CALLS-ON THE CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF

The outgoing Defence and Armed Forces Attache of the Embassy of the Republic of Israel in Bangkok accredited to Sri Lanka, Mr. Dan Carmel paid a farewell courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) today (04 July, 2018).

Mr. Dan Carmel is due to complete his term of diplomatic assignment as a De....

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ZIMBABWE NATIONAL DEFENCE UNIVERSITY DELEGATION CALLS ON CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF

A twenty-six member military delegation representing the Zimbabwe National Defence University paid a courtesy call to the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne on Wednesday (04 July, 2018) at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) at BMICH.

Air Vice Marshal Michael Tedzani Mayo heads the military delegation currently in Sri Lanka on an educational t....

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NAMIBIAN DEFENCE ATTACHE CALLS-ON THE CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF

The outgoing Defence Attaché of the High Commission of Namibia in New Delhi accredited to Sri Lanka, Air Commodore Paavo Elvin Paul Kamanya paid a farewell call on the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) on Wednesday (04 July, 2018).

A cordial discussion was held between the officials.

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RIMPAC 2018 BEGINS, BUT WITHOUT CHINA

On Friday, the U.S. Navy launched the 26 edition of the world's largest international naval exercise, the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) maneuvers, which will run through August 2 near the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.

Twenty-five nations, more than 45 surface ships and submarines, 17 land forces, over 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are taking part in the maneuver....

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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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OCDS CONDUCTS ADVANCE CBRNE PREVENTATIVE AND RESPONDER COURSE FOR TRI-SERVICES

The Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) in collaboration with the National Authority for the Implementation of Chemical Weapons Convention, the Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Board and the Country Office for the World Health Organization (WHO) conducted a five day 'Advance Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and Explosive materials (CBRNE) Preventative and Responder Course', for Tri-Services....

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CDS COMMENDS PO ADIKARI FOR STUNNING PERFORMANCES AT ‘NAVY CUP -2018’ JET SKI CHAMPIONSHIP

Petty Officer AMK Adikari of the Sri Lanka Navy, Special Boat Squadron (SBS) who secured two 1st place podium finishes at the 'Navy Cup - 2018, Jet Ski Championship', was commended for his outstanding performances by the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS), today (23rd April, 2018).

Petty Officer Adikari w....

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OCDS CO-HOSTS REGIONAL SEMINAR ON 'INCREASING WOMEN IN UN PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS'

The Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) in collaboration with the Canadian High Commission in Sri Lanka and the Association of War Affected Women (AWAW) successfully held a three day regional seminar in Colombo recently.

Themed 'Increasing Women in UN Peacekeeping Operations', the seminar was held from 08 to 10 March, 2018 at the Hilton Colombo. The seminar provided opportun....

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PROGRAMME ON 'SHARING TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE PROCESSES'

The Secretariat for Coordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms (SCRM) organized a programme on 'Sharing Transitional Justice Process' at the Sri Lanka Armoured Corps, Rock House camp at Mutuwal on 17th August 2017.


Fourteen (14) Major General/Brigadier equivalent rank officers from the Army, Navy and Air Force attended the training session. The training session focused on shari....

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