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  • ‘Colombo Defence Seminar - 2018’ Discusses ‘Political Extremism’

    31st August 2018 12:19:39 Hours

    ‘Colombo Defence Seminar - 2018’ Discusses ‘Political Extremism’

    Meticulously planned Day - 2 Sessions of the ‘Colombo Defence Seminar - 2018’ on ‘Security in an Era of Global Disruptions’ at the BMICH got to a start this morning (31) to discuss ‘Political Extremism’ with three panelists under the chairmanship of Prof Amal Jayawardane, Senior Professor at General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU). ‘Role Played by Violent Non-state Actors’,...

  • “Technology Driven New Media, Now Becoming Global Disruptive Forces” - Prime Minister

    30th August 2018 18:23:09 Hours

    “Technology Driven New Media, Now Becoming Global Disruptive Forces” - Prime Minister

    Prime Minister Hon. Ranil Wickremasinghe in his keynote address to the ‘Colombo Defence Seminar - 2018’ inaugural Sessions on Thursday (30) morning at BMICH touched several aspects of security threat perceptions and underlined the need to foster working relations and good rapport to meet with future security challenges at both local, regional and international levels.

  • Bangladesh Think-tank Urges Quick Action on Geo-engineering to Save the Earth

    30th August 2018 17:05:25 Hours

    Bangladesh Think-tank Urges Quick Action on Geo-engineering to Save the Earth

    Taking a proactive look at challenges and opportunities that surround the ‘Human-Induced Climate Change’ discussed in the final session of the first day of the ‘Colombo Defence Seminar - 2018’ Major General A.N.M Muniruzzaman (Retd), President, Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies and Chairman, Global Military Advisory Council on Climate......

  • South Asian Region, Most Prone to Natural Disasters

    30th August 2018 17:04:25 Hours

    South Asian Region, Most Prone to Natural Disasters

    Talking on the ‘Role of the Military in Response and Mitigating Strategies’ (Global Strategies) in the final sessions of the first day (Aug 30), Mr Joseph D. Martin, Director, Centre for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance, United States of America said that the rescue operations in times of disasters should always be better coordinated as of now and require more energy to those efforts.

  • Military is the First Responder to National Disasters - Veteran Journalist & Analyst

    30th August 2018 17:03:25 Hours

    Military is the First Responder to National Disasters - Veteran Journalist & Analyst

    Mr. Nitin A Gokhale, National Security Analyst, Author and Media Entrepreneur in India in his speech to the Session 3 (final session of the day) on the theme ‘Human Induced Climate Change’ commended the roles of the military in the region, including the Sri Lanka Army for rising to the occasion as first responders to any national disaster or natural catastrophe and taking the lead in extending assistance ......

  • Medal Awarding Ceremony of the Sri Lanka Force Protection Unit at United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon

    30th August 2018 17:02:25 Hours

    Medal Awarding Ceremony of the Sri Lanka Force Protection Unit at United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon

    The Medal Parade of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), the prestigious military ceremony that appreciates the exemplary dedication, made by any specific contingent, took place on Wednesday (22) at the UNIFIL Headquarters, Naqoura, Lebanon where the Sri Lankan contingent, was honoured awarding medals.

  • Commander Calls at Moneragala ‘Enterprise Sri Lanka V2025’ Exhibition

    30th August 2018 17:01:25 Hours

    Commander Calls at Moneragala ‘Enterprise Sri Lanka V2025’ Exhibition

    ‘Enterprise Sri Lanka’ V2025 Exhibition of the Ministry of Finance and Mass Media aimed at encouraging people to elevate their entrepreneurial skills and enlighten them on opportunities available for them to receive financial benefits got underway at Moneragala on Wednesday (29). The exhibition will be open to the public until 31 August. The exhibition also offers those......

  • Whither Artificial Intelligence? Asks Senior Fellow at IDSA in New Delhi

    30th August 2018 17:00:25 Hours

    Whither Artificial Intelligence? Asks Senior Fellow at IDSA in New Delhi

    “Do not develop something just because ability exists. States have made conscious decisions about chemical and biological warfare. Still chemical industry and biotechnology industry are success stories. Artificial Intelligence (AI) can offer many worthy benefits to armed forces. Challenge is to find the correct ‘window’ for constructive use of technology”, so said Group Captain Ajey Lele (Retd), Senior Fellow, Institute for Defence Studies....

  • General Rohan Daluwatte, Former Commander Laid to Rest amidst Military Honours

    30th August 2018 16:59:25 Hours

    General Rohan Daluwatte, Former Commander Laid to Rest amidst Military Honours

    Former Commander of the Army late General Rohan Daluwatte who has left indelible milestones in the annals of Sri Lanka Army, bade farewell to the Nation on Wednesday (29) evening, amidst a sea of his military comrades and mourners at the General Cemetery, Borella.

  • Research Associate Analyses Social Networks

    30th August 2018 16:58:25 Hours

    Research Associate Analyses Social Networks

    Ms Aamna Rafiq, Research Associate, Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI), Islamabad, Pakistan contributed to the Session 2 on Thursday (30) speaking about ‘Social Media and Authenticity: Global Security Challenges’ very briefly covered challenges against global security with an elaborate analysis of Social Networks, User Generated Contents (UGCs), Play and Game Sites (PGS), Trading & Marketing Sites (TMSs), etc.