State Defense Ministry Cyber Operations Center opens at Air Force Headquarters

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Ministry of Defense Cyber Operations Centre at Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Headquarters was declared open by the Secretary to the Ministry of Defense Kapila Waidyaratne on Monday on the invitation of the Commander of the Air Force Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathy.

The visiting Defense Secretary was welcomed to the new Cyber Operations Centre by the Chief Information Technology Officer of the SLAF Air Commodore Arosha Vithana.

The new Cyber Operations Centre consists of a 24 Hours Monitoring Centre and Cyber Security Analytical Labs. Cyber Security experts from tri forces are scheduled to operate at this new Operations Centre. With this new venture the SLAF is taking the lead role in implementing Joint Cyber Security Operations among the Sri Lankan forces.

At the occasion, the Secretary of Defense was briefed by Director Air Operations Air Vice Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana on the contributions made by the SLAF towards the entire spectrum of National Security and the current situation of the SLAF.

At the Air and Maritime Strategic Command Centre (AMSCC) the visiting Secretary was briefed on wartime applications of UAVs and surveillance aircraft of the SLAF. He also visited the Air Operations Centre at the Directorate of Air Operations.

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