On November 7, 2023, twenty-nine student officers of Sri Lanka Army Senior Command Course No. 9 of the Officer Career Development Centre (OCDC) visited the Centre for Defence Research and Development (CDRD) as part of their course curriculum.
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 GDH Kamal Gunaratne (Retd)WWV RWP RSP USP ndc psc MPhil
Brigadier B I AssalarachchiUSP psc ptsc
To establish a world-class science and technology base providing the military a decisive edge by equipping them with internationally competitive solutions.
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.
NEWLY APPOINTED DIRECTOR GENERAL ASSUME DUTIES
Brigadier B I Assalarachchi USP psc ptsc has been appointed as the 8th Director General of the Centre for Defence Research and Development with effect from 24th November 2023 by the Secretary to Ministry of Defence.
As a part of the on-going collaborative research efforts with local universities and research institutes, CDRD revalidate the collaboration with the NSBM Green University on 01st November 2023 by signing a MOU for the year 2024 and 2025.
In a stride towards fostering innovation and enhancing knowledge sharing, the National Innovation Agency Sri Lanka recently conducted an enlightening session for researchers at the Centre for Defence Research and Development.
In a significant stride towards fostering collaboration and staying at the forefront of technological advancements, a distinguished team from the Sri Lanka Police Research and Development Division (R&D) embarked on a visit to the CDRD.
Twenty six Student Officers of Senior Command Course No 8 of Officer Career Development Centre (OCDC), visited CDRD on 10th July 2023, as a part of their course curriculum.
A collection of articles related to firearms forensic-related research by the Armament and Ballistics Wing of the CDRD were recently handed over to the Inspector General of Police and Government Analyst.
The newly appointed Director General to the Centre for Defence Research and Development (CDRD), Brigadier R Elvitigala USP, assumed office during a ceremony held at the CDRD on 20th March 2023.
Current efforts for collaborative research with local universities and research institutes, an MOU was signed with the University of Colombo
CDRD`s research work was recently presented at the 74th International Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Broadening the on-going collaboration efforts with local universities and research institutes CDRD signed an MOU with the University of Peradiniya.
The CDRD handed over indigenously built 20 numbers of Mobile Radio “CREEPER”...