The inauguration ceremony of the Pre-Sessional English and Research Methodology Course for the DSCSC Course No 16 and Logistics Staff Course No 08

The inauguration ceremony of the Pre-Sessional English and Research Methodology Course for the DSCSC Course No 16 and Logistics Staff Course No 08 was conducted on hybrid platform amidst the challenges made by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Brigadier Wipula Chandrasiri RSP USP psc, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Defence and Administration) graced the occasion as the Chief Guest, and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Dean of the Faculties of Management, Social Sciences and Humanities (FMSH), Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Defence and Strategic Studies (FDSS), Heads of the Departments, lecturers and military officers attended the ceremony with the 168 course participants.
The Department of Languages of FMSH conducts the Pre-Sessional English Course for Academic Purposes for military students who will follow the DSCSC course at the Defence Services Command and Staff College in 2022 and the Logistics Staff Course at the Army School of Logistics in 2022.This 11-week Pre-Sessional English Course focuses on the specific language requirements of the course participants in order to prepare them to follow the master’s programmes confidently in the medium of English.

At the same time, the Department of Strategic Studies of FDSS conducts a Research Methodology Course for the course participants of Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) course and the Department of Management and Finance of FMSH also conducts a Research Methodology Course for the course participants of the Logistics Staff Courses spanning for 03 weeks to equip students with research skills and competencies for them to complete their researches successfully.

In his address, the Chief Guest, Brigadier Wipula Chandrasiri emphasised the value of learning both English and Research Methodology prior to commencing the DSSC course and the Army Logistics Staff Course, and the expectation of the Sri Lanka Military services is to have more academically and professionally qualified officers to achieve the best in the years to come.