Defence Services Command and Staff College

Defence Services Command And Staff College


Defence Services Command and Staff College

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The Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) is situated at Batalanda, Makola (South) 12 Kilometers away from Colombo and its aim to develop the professional knowledge and understanding of experienced officers of the Sri Lanka Army, Sri Lanka Navy & the Sri Lanka Air Force to prepare them for the ranks of junior field officers in the army and the respective ranks of the Navy and Air force. The DSCSC was formally known as the Sri Lanka Army Command and Staff College (ACSC).

The Commandant is a two-star appointment and the current Commandant of the DSCSC is Major General N. A. Ranasinghe RSP, USP, ndc, psc.


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.


On 1 January 1997, the Staff College was established under the...
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