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  • UN HAS IRREFUTABLE EVIDENCE ON EXACT CASUALTIES IN LANKA, BUT IS IGNORING THEM - GEN. JAYASURIYA

    28th May 2021 21:03:42 Hours

  • THAILAND APPRECIATES SASEAN INITIATIVE

    28th May 2021 21:03:42 Hours

    General Wattinum Leelayudth, the Deputy Chief of Defence Forces of Thailand has extended his gratitude to Chief of Defence Staff, General Jagath Jayasuriya for hosting him and his delegation at the SASEAN Defence Chiefs Dialogue. His letter is given below:

  • 'API WENUWEN API ' HOUSING PROJECT - KANDY 2ND STAGE

    28th May 2021 21:03:42 Hours

    'API WENUWEN API ' HOUSING PROJECT - KANDY 2ND STAGE A Hundred houses completed under the second stage of 'Api Wenuwen Api ' housing project for war heroes in Kandy district were handed over to their new owners today (10 September 2015) by His Excellency the President Maithripala Sirisena. The state function was held at the Auditorium of the Defence Services College, Colombo. Sixty Nine (69) Army, Seventeen (17) Navy and Fourteen (14) Air Force personnel were beneficiaries of the second stage. In addition, two hundred and seventy one (271) service personnel received financial assistance for partially constructed houses. Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Mr. Karunasena Hettiarachchi, Chief of Defence Staff, Tri Forces Commanders, senior government officials, military officers and families of beneficiaries attended this occasion.

  • NIGERIA 'S DECISION, AN EYE-OPENER FOR THE WEST

    28th May 2021 21:03:42 Hours

    by K.M.H.C.B. Kulatunga

    Nigeria 's decision to seek Sri Lanka 's expertise in counter terrorism is an eye-opener to all, especially to those Western countries who merely make a big noise on the need to crush terrorism without doing it practically.

  • NAVY WINS DEFENCE SERVICES GAMES

    28th May 2021 21:03:42 Hours

    Sri Lanka Navy won the championship of Defence Services Games 2014 by securing 107 gold medals. General Jagath Jayasuriya, Chief of Defence Staff who graced the closing ceremony as the chief guest presented the Champions Shield to Sri Lanka Navy Team at a spectacular ceremony held at the Sugathadasa Stadium on 5 November 2014. Sri Lanka Air Force and Sri Lanka Army secured second and third places of the Defence Services Games, which is conducted every two years to bring out the sporting talents of Armed Forces personnel. The event was witnessed by distinguished invitees including Commanders of the Army, Navy and Air Force, a large number of service personnel and sports fans.

  • AWARENESS PROGRAMME FOR TRI-SERVICE AND POLICE OFFICERS CONDUCTED BY OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF

    28th May 2021 21:03:42 Hours

    Criminal cases handling procedure and current Criminal trend - ASP Ruwan Gunasekara\r\nProtocol Procedure Europe,
    Globalization and its effects - Mr MR Keegel (Director Political Affairs - Ministry of External Affairs)
    Sri Lankan Constitution, Human Rights and Fundamental Rights - Dr. Prathiba Mahanama
    Human Relations - Prof. Sarath Wijesooriya\
    Drugs and Drug Trafficking - CI DN Nanayakkara\r\n

  • NO CONSPIRATORS, NO GOONS

    28th May 2021 21:03:42 Hours

    President in special statement Law enforcement given full powers to act President Mahinda Rajapaksa observed that an attempt is being made once again to put Sri Lanka 's peace and reconciliation at risk, at a time the country was enjoying stability after the defeat of separatism and racism of the LTTE with certain international forces too who had conspired to destabilise the country attempting to further complicate the situation.

  • DISASTER MANAGEMENT TASK FORCE MEETS AT OCDS

    28th May 2021 21:03:42 Hours

    Disaster Management Task Force appointed by HE the President to coordinate speedy response and provide relief to victims of existing adverse weather conditions met in the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff this evening (26 December).

  • WORKSHOP ON LEADERSHIP FOR TRI-SERVICE OFFICERS

    28th May 2021 21:03:42 Hours

    The Brain child of The Office of the Chief of Defence Staff, in collaboration with the International Institute of Human Resource Management (IIHRM) conducted a five-day workshop on Value to Current Leadership Practices in the Military from 24th to 28th March 2014. The workshop was held at Regimental Headquarters of the Sri Lanka Armoured Corps, Rock House Camp, Mutwal.

  • SRI LANKA 'S ECONOMY AND EMERGING TRENDS FOR COMMERCIAL STABILITY

    28th May 2021 21:03:42 Hours

    Dr PB Jayasundera, Secretary to the Treasury delivered a lecture on 'Sri Lanka 's Economy and Emerging Trends for Commercial Stability ' on Monday (23) evening at the auditorium of the Military Hospital Colombo. The lecture organized by the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff was well attended by approximately three hundred senior officers of the Tri Services headed by Tri Service Commanders and a host of senior officials from the Ministry of Finance and Planning.\r\n\r\nDr Jayasundera who was introduced to the audience by the Chief of Defence Staff engaged in a candid discourse that captivated the audience.