Defence Seminar - 2015 to be held in September


Sri Lanka Army's annual international defence conference, 'Defence Seminar - 2015' will be held on September 01st and 02nd in Colombo.

More than 350 participants, including 62 foreign delegates are expected to take part at this year's defence conference.

This year's conclave under the theme 'National Security in the Context of Emerging Global Threats' will see the international participants together with their local counterparts share their knowledge and views and discuss on thematic issues in nine sessions during the two day event.

The Army has extended invitations to the US ambassador and a number of diplomats and ambassadors of China and Pakistan are among invited speakers to the sessions.

Former President of Afghanistan Hamad Karzai as the keynote speaker to the inaugural sessions is a notable feature in this year's forum.

The Commander of Army Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva said Sri Lankan armed forces have proved beyond doubt that they are professionally skilled and qualified to take on any challenge.