National Defence College declared open...

November 12, 2021  


President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declared open the National Defence College, on Thursday (November 11). He also launched the official website of the newly-established college.

National Defence College (NDC) was established as the premier institute that promotes strategic thinking for the senior officers of the tri-service, Police and Public Service to provide holistic knowledge in view of developing highly qualified strategic decision-makers in the realm of national security, statecraft, diplomacy and public policy to ensure national security and national development of Sri Lanka.

The NDC is located in the Mumtaz Mahal building which belongs to the Ministry of Defence at Galle Road, Colombo 03.

Experts from the University of Colombo, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, The Australian Defence Training College, specialists representing the USA and Pakistan were the resource persons for the Curriculum Committee.

The Chinese government has contributed to the construction of a fully equipped auditorium and the Pakistani government contributed to building a Library and the Australian Government and the Tri- Forces provided books for the library.

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