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  • CDS ATTENDS THE WELCOME CEREMONY OF THE OFFSHORE PATROL VESSEL

    09th November 2022 12:30:00 Hours

    The Chief of Defence Staff, General Shavendra Silva WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc psc MPhil, graced the formal welcome ceremony organised in line with the Naval Traditions to receive the P 627 (Ex USCGC Douglas Munro) at the Passenger Terminal, Port of Colombo today (02 Nov).

  • GENERAL SHAVENDRA SILVA ATTENDS THE FINAL RITES OF ATAMASTHANADHIPATHI

    25th October 2022 10:10:14 Hours

    The Chief of Defence Staff, General Shavendra Silva WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc psc MPhil along with Mrs Sujeewa Nelson attended the state sponsored final rites today (22 October) to pay final respects to the most venerable (Dr) Pallegama Siriniwasa Thero who had rendered a monumental service to the Buddhism and the citizenry.

  • CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF GRACES INAUGURATION CEREMONY OF COLLEGE OF MILITARY ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY SRI LANKA

    14th October 2022 08:42:48 Hours

    General Shavendra Silva WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc psc MPhil, the Chief of Defence Staff, attended the Inauguration Ceremony of the College of Military Engineering and Technology Sri Lanka held last evening (13 October 2022) at the Eagles’ Lakeside Banquet & Convention Hall, Attidiya.

  • THE SERVICE OF THE CDS AS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL SPORTS SELECTION COMMITTEE IS REAFFIRMED

    12th October 2022 09:08:44 Hours

    The Chief of Defence Staff, General Shavendra Silva WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc psc MPhil was reappointed as the head of the National Sports Selection Committee for two more years.Hon Roshan Ranasinghe, Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs and Minister of Irrigation reappointed General Shavengra Silva to this appointment during the modest ceremony held at the Ministry of Sports this morning ( 04 October).

  • THE NEWLY APPOINTED NATIONAL SPORTS SELECTION COMMITTEE ASSEMBLES AT OCDS

    12th October 2022 08:58:51 Hours

    The newly appointed National Sports Selection Committee had its first committee meeting at the Office of Chief of Defence Staff this afternoon (07 October 2022). Chairing the session, the Chief of Defence Staff and head of the committee, General Shavendra Silva WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc psc MPhil welcomed the new committee members. He also gratefully recalled the dedication and untiring commitment of former members of the committee and expressed his gratitude for their exceptional service rendered during the last two years.

  • NEW CHIEF OF STAFF ASSUMES OFFICE

    10th October 2022 16:28:52 Hours

    The newly appointed Chief of Staff of Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS), Major General S R B Aluvihare RWP RSP ndu psc assumed his office this morning (10 October 2022) during a brief ceremony.

  • MAJOR GENERAL UDAYA KUMARA ASSUMES AS NEW DIRECTOR GENERAL GENERAL STAFF

    10th October 2022 16:25:10 Hours

    Major General Udaya Kumara RSP USP USAWC psc assumed duties as the new Director General General Staff of Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) upon religious observances.

  • NEW DG COORD, OCDS ASSUMES OFFICE

    07th October 2022 16:14:20 Hours

    Air Commodore TI Fernando BA (Hons) (Def Stu) ndc psc MBA MDS PG Dip in Def Mgt assumed office as the new Director General (Coordinating) of the Office of Chief of Defence Staff during a brief but formal ceremony.

  • CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF APPRECIATES THE NOTEWORTHY SERVICE OF OUTGOING AIR VICE MARSHAL BALASOORIYA

    06th October 2022 14:22:25 Hours

    The retiring Air Vice Marshal Prasanna Balasooriya USP, MMS, MBA, MDS, BA (Defence Studies), MIM (SL), ndc, Hdmc, psc having discharged a successful office of tenure as the Director General Coordinating at the Office of Chief of Defence Staff, called on General Shavendra Silva WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc psc Mphil, the Chief of Defence Staff at his office afternoon today (05 September).

  • DELEGATION FROM SWITZERLAND MEETS CDS FOR PRELIMINARY ARRANGEMENTS OF THE 5 TH DEFENCE ATTACHÉ ORIENTATION COURSE IN SRI LANKA

    05th October 2022 07:49:45 Hours

    The Chief of Defence Staff, General Shavendra Silva WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc psc MPhil welcomed the delegation from Switzerland and the Defence Attache who visited the Office of Chief of Defence Staff today (04 October 2022) for the preliminary session in streamlining the 5 th Defence Attaché Orientation Course. The delegation was comprised of Colonel Laurent Currit, the Course Director, Colonel Garraux, Defence Attache of Switzerland to Sri Lanka based in India and Ms Barthelme, the Course Coordinator.