The Graduation Ceremony of Course No. 11 of the Defence Services Command and Staff College Sapugaskanda was held at the Main Auditorium of DSCSC today (13th December 2017). His Excellency the President Maithripala Sirisena graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
A total of 128 officers comprising of Army (65), Navy (23), Air Force (26) and 14 foreign student officers graduated on this occasion upon successful completion of the year-long course.
Wing Commander HMLS Lankathilake of the Sri Lanka Air Force was honoured with the coveted ‘Golden Pen’ for the best Commandant’s Research Paper. He was also adjudged the Most Outstanding Student Officer of the Air Wing and was awarded the “Golden Owl" Award.
State Minister of Defence, Hon Ruwan Wijayawardene, Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Mr. Kapila Waidyaratne, Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe, Commander of the Air Force Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathy, Members of the Board of Management of the DSCSC, Senior Officers of the tri forces were also present the occasion.