The Graduation Ceremony of the Defence Services Command and Staff College Course No 12 was held at the Main Auditorium of the DSCSC on 13th December 2018. His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena , the president of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Commander in Chief of Defence Forces and Minister of Defence graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The president was welcomed by the Commandant DSCSC Maj Gen J R Kulatunga RSP ndc psc and member of the board of Management.
The Course No 12 was commenced on 03 January 2018 and terminated on 12 December 2018. A total of 126 Officers comprising of 72 Officers from the Army, 27 Officers from the Navy, 27 Officers from the Air Force, and 14 Foreign Student Officers representing Bangladesh, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Rwanda and USA were graduated on this occasion.
Members of the Board of Management of the DSCSC, Chief of Defense Staff , Adm R.C Wijegunaratne WV, RWP & Bar, RSP, VSV, USP, ndc, psn the Commander of the Army Lt Gen N U M M W Senanayake RWP RSP USP psc, the Commander of the Navy Admiral SS Ranasinghe WWV, RWP, USP, ndc, psc, AOWC and the Commander of the Air Force Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathy WWV, RWP, RSP and three Bars, MSc (Int Rel), MIM (SL), fndu(China), qhi, Director General Department of Management and Audit Mrs SAC Kulathilake and Additional Secretory Mr IP Weerasinghe Ministry of Defence attended the ceremony. Heads of the Diplomatic Missions and Other members of the Diplomatic Corps, Former service Commanders, Former Commandants of the ACSC and DSCSC, Members of the Academia, Senior Officers of the Tri Services, Spouses and Parents of the Graduates were among the distinguish guests.
The special Awards were awarded to graduates who have excelled in academic achievements during the ceremony and under mention Officers were conferred with the special award by the chief guest His Excellency the President. Maj PVTM Perera SLSR of Sri Lanka Army award with ‘Golden Pen’ award for producing the best Commandant’s Research paper of the Course.
Maj Bijendra Prasad Singh of India Army became the Most Outstanding Foreign Army Student Officer, Maj C D Palihawadana of Sri Lanka Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment of the Sri Lanka Army became the Most Outstanding Sri Lankan Army Student Officer while Cdr M Kamrul Abedin (G) psc BN of the Navy carried the award for Most Outstanding Naval Student Officer of the Bangladesh Navy. LCdr BARI Abeysekara PGD in Def Mgt BSc (NS) of the Sri Lanka Navy carried the award for Most Outstanding Naval Student Officer of the Sri Lanka Navy and Sqn Ldr WGBG Wanasinghe MBBS of the Sri Lanka Air Force became the Most Outstanding Sri Lankan Air Force Officer.
Cdr M Kamrul Abedin (G) psc BN of Most Outstanding Foreign Air Force Student Officer, LCdr (G) BARI Abeysekara PGD in Def Mgt BSc (NS) of Sri Lanka Navy, Sqn Ldr WGBG Wanasinghe MBBS of Sri lanka Air Force, Sqn Ldr DLA Manage of Sri Lanka Air Force were awarded the Commandant’s Honours.