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5th annual South Asian Civil Affairs Seminar commences

5th annual South Asian Civil Affairs Seminar commences

[August 09 2017]

The 5th annual Advanced South Asia's Regional Civil Affairs Seminar - 2017 commenced at the Hotel Taj Samudra in Colombo on Tuesday (08th August). According to Army media, the ten day seminar is being organized jointly by the Army Directorate of Psychological Operations and the US Embassy in Sri Lanka.

The seminar is held with a view to provide a broader exposure on civil relations to tri-service military personnel in the South Asian region. Participants from Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Maldives and Sri Lanka are attending the seminar. The seminar will see sessions being conducted under topics such as International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights, Conflict Resolution, Civil-Media Relations etc.

The inaugural session was held under the patronage of the US Ambassador, HE Mr. Athul Keshap. Director of the Army Directorate of Psychological Operations, Brigadier Mangala Wijesundara was also present at the occasion.

The seminar will conclude on the 18th (Friday, August).


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