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28th May 2021 21:03:43 Hours

MANAGING DEFENCE IN A WIDER SECURITY CONTEXT COURSE (MDWSC) AND MILITARY LEGAL COURSE CONDUCTED BY DEFENCE UNIVERSITY OF UNITED KINGDOM

Under the coordination of the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS), Defence University of United Kingdom conducted two courses for the benefit of middle level Senior Officers of the Tri Services at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel Colombo recently. \r\n\r\nThe first one of the two, Managing Defence in a Wider Security Context Course (MDWSC) which was focused on enhancing the professional knowledge and analytical skills of middle level Senior Officers of the Tri Services was conducted from 06 -10 March 2017. Thirty two Tri Service Col/LT Col equivalent rank Officers who hold Command appointments with two Civil Officials of MOD participated for the programme. \r\n\r\nThe second course, Military Legal Course was conducted from 13-17 March 2017. It’s main focus was to explore international Law in military environments and draw upon case studies to develop ethical and legal thinking of middle level Senior Legal Officers of the Tri Services. Twenty nine Tri Service Col/LT Col equivalent rank Officers from Legal branch/Officers holding Command appointments attended the programme.\r\n\r\nBoth these programmes were conducted by instructors from Defence University of United Kingdom and the British High Commission fully funded the programmes .\r\n\r\nOn completion of the courses, a certificate awarding ceremony was held followed by a reception at the British High Commissioner’s residence on 17 March 2017. The British High Commissioner in Sri Lanka HE James Dauris awarded certificates to participants. Eng Mr. Karunasena Hettiarachchi, Secretary of Defence and Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke, Chief of Defence Staff also attended the event.\r\n