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President graces DSCSC Graduation Ceremony

President graces DSCSC Graduation Ceremony

[December 13 2018]

President Maithripala Sirisena graced the Graduation Ceremony of Course No 12 of the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) at Sapugaskanda, Kelaniya on Wednesday (12 December).

The Course NO 12 of the DSCSC includes officers of the Sri Lanka Army (68), Sri Lanka Navy (27), Sri Lanka Air Force (27), and foreign military officers from Bangladesh (3), Nepal (1), Pakistan (1), Indian (1), Fiji (1), Indonesia (1), Rwanda (1) and the USA (1). These officers will now be qualified to wear the passed staff college (psc) badge. The degree is awarded jointly by the DSCSC and the University of Kelaniya.

Awards were presented to officers for their outstanding performances during their course by the President. Accordingly, the Golden Pen Award for the best research paper was presented to Major P.V.T.M Perera of the Sri Lanka Army and the Golden Owl Award for the most outstanding performance was awarded to Major C.D. Palihawadana (Army Wing), Lieutenant Commander (G) B.A.R.I Ubeysekara (Navy Wing), and Squadron Leader W.G.B.G Wanasinghe (Air Wing). The award for the most outstanding foreign student was awarded to Major Vijendra Prasad Singh of India (Army Wing).

During his visit to the DSCSC, the President also unveiled a plaque and opened the newly commissioned multi-purpose four-storied building. The aptly named, 'Adobe of Wisdom' complex is comprised of a library, two examination halls and a cafeteria for the use of the undergraduate officers.

Chief of Defence Staff, Tri Forces Commanders, members of the diplomatic corps, former service commanders, Commandant of the DSCSC and a number of distinguished guests were also present at the occasion.

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