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Encyclopedia > Sri Lanka Army Command and Staff College
The Crest of The Sri Lanka Army Command and Staff College
The Crest of The Sri Lanka Army Command and Staff College

The Sri Lanka Army Command and Staff College (ACSC) is situated at Batalanda, Makola (South) 12 Kilometers away from Colombo and its aim to develop the professional knowledge and understanding of selected Officers in order to prepare them for Major's and Lieutenant Colonel's appointments both in command and on the staff. Sri Lankan Army Flag The Sri Lankan Army is a branch of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces with the responsbility of overseeing land-based operations. ... A kilometre (American spelling: kilometer) (symbol: km) is a unit of length equal to 1000 metres (from the Greek words khilia = thousand and metro = count/measure). ... Map of Colombo with its administrative districts Coordinates: District Colombo Division, Colombo District Mayor Uvaiz Mohammad Imitiyaz (Sri Lanka Freedom Party) Area    - City 14. ... Major is a military rank the use of which varies according to country. ... In the U.S. Army, Air Force and Marine Corps, a lieutenant colonel is a commissioned officer superior to a major and inferior to a colonel. ...

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Objectives

Officers under training in ACSC
Officers under training in ACSC

The above aim is met through addressing six principal objectives, which are as follows:

  • Know and be able to apply the functions and techniques of staff in war and peace.
  • Know and apply the principles and techniques involved in the employment of land forces in particular, and armed forces in general, in all types of military operations.
  • Analyze the function of command up to and including divisional level.
  • Understand how the Sri Lankan defence policy is formulated and the relationship with military doctrine.
  • Analyze those issues in national and international affairs, which influence the defence policies of Sri Lanka and her allies.

The Military of Sri Lanka has taken part in many wars throughout its history including the Boer Wars and both World Wars (under the command of the British at the time). ...

History

On 1st January 1997, the Staff College was established under the guidance of the then Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General R de S Daluwatte, with Maj Gen AED Wijendra, as its first Commandant. Lieutenant General is a military rank used in many countries. ...


The Sri Lanka Army was fortunate to obtain the assistance of the British Army in setting up the Staff College, especially with the preparation of the syllabus and teaching material. Initially there had been one British Army Colonel or Lieutenant Colonel attached as a Training Liaison Officer, to provide advice and teaching material from 1997 to 2001. Sri Lanka Army Flag And Crest The Sri Lanka Army is a branch of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces with the responsbility of overseeing land-based operations. ... The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ... Colonel (IPA: or ) is a military rank of a commissioned officer, with the corresponding ranks existing in nearly every country in the world. ... In the U.S. Army, Air Force and Marine Corps, a lieutenant colonel is a commissioned officer superior to a major and inferior to a colonel. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2001. ...


The Course at the ACSC being a residential one with a duration of over 11 months is similar to those being conducted by professional armies in the world. It is structured on the same lines to the former single service British Army Staff College at Camberley, and it imparts knowledge on latest military doctrines to its students in the medium of English. The first course with 30 students, including officers of the Navy and the Air Force, commenced in March 1998. In future, under a ten-year development plan, it is proposed to expand ACSC in to a Defense Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC), increasing the number of student officers and opening avenues for officers from friendly foreign countries as well. Statistics Population: 47,123 (2001) Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: TQ234561 Administration District: Surrey Heath Shire county: Surrey Region: South East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Surrey Historic county: Surrey Services Police force: Surrey Police Ambulance: South East Coast Post office and telephone Post... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


On 28 August 1998, ACSC was officially inaugurated by Her Excellency the President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga in the presence of the Tri Service Commanders, Lieutenant General R de S Daluwatta, Vice Admiral Cisil Tissera, Air Marshal Jayalath Weerakkody, Deputy Minister of Defence General Anuruddha Ratwatte, Minister of Foreign Affairs Lakshman Kadirgamar, past Army Commanders, the High Commissioner of UK, His Excellency Mr David Tatam and many other distinguished guests, including many Defence Attaches in the country. Mrs. ... Vice Admiral is a naval rank of three star level, equivalent to Lieutenant General in seniority. ... An air marshals sleeve/shoulder insignia Air Marshal (Air Mshl or AM) is a rank in the Royal Air Force. ... A General is an officer of high military rank. ... Kadirgamar on a diplomatic visit to France, January 1996. ...


The Course

The ACSC course sets out to train officers in basic command and staff techniques, but just as important, it aims to develop the intellectual attributes to cope with their future appointments and the changes that are inevitable in the years ahead. By this process we seek to develop their breadth of understanding and their ability to analyse and evaluate issues in a logical sequence.


The training course at the ACSC runs for a duration of 11 months. The course is mainly meant for Army officers in the rank of Major and Lieutenant Colonel. Officers who are recommended by their Regiments for the course have to sit for a competitive entrance examination, after which a board of senior officers make final selections. A few vacancies have been offered to the Sri Lankan Navy, Sri Lanka Air force and Sri Lanka Police. Presently, the course capacity is 36 of which 30 students are from the Sri Lankan Army and three each from the Sri Lankan Navy and Sri Lankan Air Force. Major is a military rank the use of which varies according to country. ... In the U.S. Army, Air Force and Marine Corps, a lieutenant colonel is a commissioned officer superior to a major and inferior to a colonel. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Sri Lankan Army Flag The Sri Lankan Army is a branch of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces with the responsbility of overseeing land-based operations. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Sri Lanka Air Force is the Airborne Wing of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces, and its key role is to provide tacical support to naval and land divisions. ...


Course contain and duration

Orientation Module (4 weeks)


TERM 1 – Foundation Studies (10 weeks)

  • Arms and Services
  • Combat Services Support
  • Command, Command Support and Decision Making
  • Doctrine, Operations and War fighting
  • Intelligence Staff Duties
  • General and Logistics Staff Duties
  • Logistic Staff Duties
  • Operations of War
  • Research Methodology

TERM 2 – Operations of War (12 weeks)

  • Air Warfare
  • Military Assistance to the Civil Authorities
  • Operations of War
  • Strategic Studies and International Affairs

TERM 3 – Operations Other Than War (10 weeks) Aerial warfare is the use of aircraft and other flying machines for the purposes of warfare. ...

TERM 4 – Joint Operations and Technology (10 weeks) International Humanitarian Law (IHL), also known as the law of war, the laws and customs of war or the law of armed conflict, is the legal corpus comprised of the Geneva Conventions and the Hague Regulations, as well as subsequent treaties, case law, and customary international law. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ...

  • Administrative Studies
  • Environment and Health
  • Ethics Studies
  • Joint Operations
  • Management
  • Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Defence
  • Security
  • Technology
  • Training

Facilities

Library

The ACSC library comprises 3 sections; the Reference Library, Lending Library and Pamphlet Room. The Reference Library is open daily and contains both general and military reference material and periodicals. The Lending Library is open during weekdays; this is principally a military library with a small collection of books and periodicals of general interest. However the college is making arrangements to enhance its collection of books through purchases and donations.

Auditorium

Most central lectures and briefings are conducted in the auditorium, which has modern audio visual aid for the conduct of such activity. This auditorium is temporarily housed at its present location awaiting completion of construction work of a more spacious and modern premises.

Computer Laboratory

The ACSC provides computer training to students during the Orientation module, with the aim of introducing them to the modern IT Environment. Basic applications such as Microsoft Windows Operating Systems, Microsoft Office applications, Networking and the use of inter-net are part of the training. Microsoft Windows is the name of several families of proprietary operating systems by Microsoft. ... In computing, an operating system (OS) is the system software responsible for the direct control and management of hardware and basic system operations. ... The Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ...


Sports and Recreational Facilities

All student officers are encouraged to actively participate in sports and other extra curricular activities during their stay at the ACSC. Student officers will have to qualify in the Staff College Physical Assessment tests conducted every term. The following sports facilities are available in the College. Student officers also make use of the facilities available at the Sugathadasa National Indoor Complex.


See also

The Military of Sri Lanka has taken part in many wars throughout its history including the Boer Wars and both World Wars (under the command of the British at the time). ... Sri Lankan Army Flag The Sri Lankan Army is a branch of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces with the responsbility of overseeing land-based operations. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Sri Lanka Air Force is the Airborne Wing of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces, and its key role is to provide tacical support to naval and land divisions. ...

References

  • Sri Lanka Army Command and Staff College, Sri Lanka Army


 
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