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Last modified on: 12/30/2010 11:19:20 PM<% on Error Resume Next Response.Expires = 0 %> Kothalavala Defence Academy to be elevated to status of Defence University.

Kotelawala Defence Academy to be elevated to status of Defence University.

Parliament yesterday asked an amendment to Sir John Kotelawala Defence Academy Act naming it General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University.

This amendment was moved in Parliament by Prime Minister Rathnasiri Wickramanayake and passed unanimously. Attention would be paid what role the University Grants Commission could play in elevating this institution in a manner that it would retain its autonomy.

This would provide trainees in the academy an opportunity to obtain recognized academic and professional qualifications. It is a historic event in the recognition of the contributions our forces have made towards national security and safeguarding the sovereignty of the country.

On August 21, the Cabinet has granted its approval to a Memorandum submitted by President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Minister of Defence, Public Security, Law and Order to amend the Defence Services Command and Staff College Act.

The Military Command and Staff College which was maintained as a college belonging to the Army under the Ministry of Defence, Public Security, Law and Order has been established as the Defence Services Command and Staff College with effect from 22/01/2007. This college constitutes the sole and highest level institute of Sri Lanka which provides practical and theoretical training to the officers of the three forces.

The Attorney General has confirmed that the Draft Bill on the Defence Services Command and Staff College prepared by the Legal Draftsman is in conformity with the Constitution. Therefore, the Cabinet has granted its approval to publish this Draft Bill in the Government Gazette and to present it in the parliament for approval.

Courtesy : Government Information Department

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