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WELCOME TO CDRD

The Centre for Defence Research and Development was incepted on 30th July 2006. The initiation for establishing of this National Institution was laid by a cabinet memorandum approved on 29th March 2006. The CDRD was inagurated with a vision to establish world-class science and technology base providing the military a decisive edge, by equipping them with internationally competitive systems and solutions.

Secretary, Ministry of Defence and Secretary, State Ministry of National Security and Disaster Management

General G.D.H. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd)

        WWV RWP RSP USP ndc psc MPhil         

Director General

 Major General K.R.P. Rowel (Retd)      

        RWP VSV USP ndu USACGSC         

Our Vision

To establish a world-class science and technology base providing the military a decisive edge by equipping them with internationally competitive solutions.

Our Mission

a. To plan, research, design, develop and lead towards the production of state-of-the-art solutions; sensors, weapon systems, platforms and allied equipment for the country’s defence.

b. To provide technological solutions for Defence needs, to optimize combat effectiveness and to promote the wellbeing of troops.

c. To develop infrastructure and committed quality man power and build a strong technological base.

Latest News

CDRD RESEARCH WORK PRESENTED AT AAFS - 2022

Taking an innovative research outcome of Sri Lanka to the international, a CDRD`s research work was recently presented at the 74th International Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS -2022.) The research work was virtually presented at the prestigious conference on 24th February 2022, by Lt Col Bandula Nishshanka RSP USP psc in the presence of 4000 scientists joining virtually and in-person at the State Convention Centre, Seattle, Washington, USA.