Sri Lanka Army

Defender of the Nation

Published on - 8/3/2004

Commander opens new auditorium at IPSOTSL

Lieutenant General S. H. S Kottegoda, Commander of the Army on Monday (2) morning visited the newly-established Institute of Peace Support Operations Training, Sri Lanka (IPSOTSL) at Kukuleganga where there is a training programme now under way on Non-Lethal Weapons (NOLES).

The IPSOTSL, the first of its kind in Sri Lanka was declared open in June, this year and is meant to train troops of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces for overseas peacekeeping assignments, sponsored by United Nations. The NOLES is attended by 26 foreign representatives. Sri Lanka contributes to the training with twenty two personnel from the Army, three (Navy), three (Air Force) and two from Police.

On arrival at the premises, the visiting Commander was accorded a Guard Turn Out plus a Guard of Honour by troops of the Sri Lanka Light Infantry who are undergoing training there.

Lieutenant General S. H. S Kottegoda later on inspected the Mess facilities, Accommodation and other installations on the campsite and shared tea with others before he left for Colombo.

Director General, General Staff Major General P. S. B Kulatunge, Director of Training, Brigadier S. M. de A. Rajapakse, IPSOTSL, Commandant Lt. Col. Nandana Senadheera and several Senior Officers attended this occasion.