On the invitation of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, Commander of the Sri Lanka Army Lieutenant General A.W.J.C. De Silva and Rear Admiral D.M.S. Dissanayake of the Sri Lanka Navy visited St. Petersburg to participate for the seventh “International Maritime Defence Show IMDS-2015” from 01st to 05th July 2015.

The first South and South East Asian Nations Chiefs of Defence Dialogue, hosted by the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka was held from 27th to 29th November 2014 in Colombo. The theme of the Dialogue was “On Overcoming New and Existing Security Challenges through regular Dialogue, Cooperation and Mutual Understanding”. Over 18 countries has been participated for the event.

21 September 2007 – 10 April 2009

Group Captain S.K. Pathirana, First Secretory (Defence)


11 April 2009 – 05 December 2010

Air Commodore K.D.U. Chandrathilake, Minister Counsellor (Defence)


06 December 2010 – 22 July 2012

Group Captain M.D.A.P. Payoe, Counsellor (Defence)


23 July 2012 – 12 April 2014

Group Captain R.A.U.P. Rajapaksha, Counsellor (Defence)


15 April 2014 – 31 October 2015

Group Captain R.P. Liyanagamage, Counsellor (Defence)


01 November 2015 – May 2015

Air Commodore R.P. Liyanagamage, Minister Counsellor (Defence)


01 August 2016  – 05 May 2019

Group Captain L.C. Dissanayake, Counsellor (Defence)


20 June 2019 – To date

Group Captain U.C.J. Piyasena, Counsellor (Defence)