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The on-going pursuit of knowledge and technological improvement is one of the main tenancies of our defence strategy - Defence Secretary

November 13, 2023

Our armed forces need to be outfitted with the newest tools and technologies possible in this dynamic and unpredictable age of conflict.

Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne made these remarks while attending as the Chief Guest of the membership certificate and identity card awarding ceremony of the College of Military Engineering and Technology, Sri Lanka (CMETSL) at the Defence Ministry in Sri Jayawardenepura, Kotte today (Nov 13).

The establishment of CMETSL is a brainchild of Gen. Gunaratne. It synergizes professional collaboration between tri forces by facilitating them to work under a common platform.

A selected group of officers representing the tri-forces were honoured to receive their membership certificate and identity card for CMETSL from the Defence Secretary.

Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Chief of Staff of Sri Lanka Navy Rear Admiral Jayantha Kularatne, President of CMETSL Rear Admiral (Dr) Ravi Ranasinghe, Vice Chancellor of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University Rear Admiral Dammika Kumara and adviser to CMETSL Major General Renuka Rowel (retired) were present at the occasion.