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President inaugurates Colombo Defence Seminar

He news 2017 8 28. 2The inauguration ceremony of the ‘Colombo Defence Seminar - 2017’ under the theme ‘Countering Violent Extremism: Global Trends’ was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the BMICH this morning (28th Aug.).


This year the conference is attended by 800 participants, including over 91 foreign military and civilian scholars.

This year’s seminar will include the sessions on sub themes including, ‘Violent Extremism’, ‘Countering Violent Extremism’, ‘The Role of Armed Forces in Countering Violent Extremism’, and ‘Mechanism to Counter Violent Extremism’ supplemented with topical subjects such as ‘Challenges and Dilemmas, National Perspectives – East Asia and West Asia’, ‘Role of Regional Organizations’, ‘Impact of Global Governance’, ‘Legal Implications’, ‘Intelligence Cyber Challenges and Strategies’, ‘Specific Tasks of Armed Forces and Civil-Military Relations’, ‘UN Strategies’, ‘Education Strategies in Internal Security’, ‘Public Diplomacy in Countering Violent Extremism’, ‘Balancing Hard Power and Soft Power’, ‘Role of Military in Global Governance’, ‘Empowering Communities to Counter Violent Extremism’ and ‘Use of Fourth Generation Warfare to Counter Violent Extremism’.

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