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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 SIGNED MOU WITH UNIVERSITY OF PERADENIYA

Broadening the on-going collaboration efforts with local universities and research institutes CDRD signed an MOU with the University of Peradiniya on 17 December 2021. The signing of the MOU was held in the University of Peradeniya and a delegation from CDRD headed by the Director General, Major General K R P Rowel (Retd) RWP VSV USP ndu USACGSC attended the event. Vice Chancellor of the University of Peradeniya, Professor M.D. Lamawansa signed the MOU on behalf of the University.