Sri Lanka becomes a centre providing Military knowledge to the world. This was revealed by Minister Prof. G.L Peiris who graced the occasion as the Chief Guest at the Convocation of the Defence Services Command and Staff College in Sapugaskanda.
The External Affairs Minister said that LTTE was considered as a terrorist outfit which could not even be routed by the United States. But, the Sri Lankan Government succeeded in its battle against terrorism surprising the whole world. The correct political leadership and the enormous courage of the war heroes helped in achieving this victory. Every country was talking with pride and amazement about this achievement. Actually, as Sri Lankans, they are fully content. Universities in the world as well as those who are engaged in specialist services are displaying keen enthusiasm on perusing the war strategies of the country. Minister Peiris pointed out that many are coming to Sri Lanka to study these strategies.
The Convocation was held at the auditorium of the College. Degrees were conferred on 75 Senior Officers who successfully completed the course in Defence Services Command and Staff College. Among them were Officers of the Armed Forces and the Defence Ministry as well as five foreign Military Officers. Among those who graced the occasion were Defence Secretary Gothabaya Rajapaksa and Chiefs of the Armed Forces.