Colombo Defence Seminar 2017 commences under auspices of President Sirisena

Colombo Defence Seminar 2017 commences under auspices of President Sirisena

Written by Keshala Dias

28 Aug, 2017 | 10:17 pm

The inauguration ceremony of the ‘Colombo Defence Seminar 2017’, which is held under the theme ‘Countering Violent Extremism: Global Trends’, was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena this morning.

The Sri Lanka Army launched the Defence Seminar in 2010 with the aim of initiating a dialogue regarding regional and global security issues.

This year’s conference will see the participation of over 800 delegates, including over 91 foreign military and civilian scholars.

Minister, Field Martial Sarath Fonseka, State Defence Minister Ruwan Wijewardene and several dignitaries attended the inaugural function.

The International Defence Conference, which is being held for the 7th consecutive year, will conclude tomorrow.

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