Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Convocation of the Defence Services Command & Staff College - Batalanda

The government's intention is to improve the professionalism of the members of the Security Forces who are the protector angels the nation from side to side in skills preparation.
Under this program. 58 older officers of the tri - services and law enforcement who efficiently finished courses were awarded degrees at a Convocation held at the major hall of the Defence Services Command and Staff College yesterday (Dec 30).
Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary of the Ministry of National Security, Public safety and Law and Order graced the time as the Chief Guest.
Major General N.A. Ranasinghe serves as the Commandant of the Command and Defence Forces Staff College allied to the University of Kelaniya. 37 Army officers, 12 Air Force officers, 08 Navy Officers and one police officer were awarded the psc degree.
At the beginning visuals depicting the study tours made in Malayasia, Indonesia and Qatar were exposed. Sqn ldr M.D.A.G. Seneviratna of the Sri Lanka Air Force conventional 'Ran panhida' award for the best research thesis. Further Major H.A. Hapugoda of Sri Lanka Army, Captain A.A.R.K. Perera, of the Navy Group Captain D.M.S.Karunarathna, Air Force and M.P.AG. Senevirathna, Sqn ldr of the Air Force conventional awards for excellence. At the closing ceremony of the convocation, Major General N.A. Ranasinghe, Commandant ceremonially obtainable the book of the College to Defence Secretary Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapakse.
The Course is conducted for a year and the services of lecturers including exterior lecturers are obtained. The course is categorized as base Course, Military Operations and joint Operations and other services. At the outset, the organization was known as Army Staff College and later renamed as Command and Defence Forces Staff College.
Already, 301 officers of the tri - forces and police have been awarded degrees illustrious guests including Air Chief Marshall Donald Perera, Chief of Staff the Army Commander Lt. General Sarath Fonseka, Air Force Commander Air Marshall Roshan Gunatilaka, Navy Commander Vice Admiral Vasantha Karannagoda, Prof. S.T.B. Amunugama, Vice - Chancellor, University of Kelaniya Mr. Mahinda Saliya, Secretary, the Treasury, Former Army Commanders and older officers of the tri - forces participated.

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