COLOMBO | Thursday September 19, 2019 | NewsLanka | Sri Lanka Embassy Russian Federation – Mission News | Kotelawala Defence University in Ratmalana – South of Colombo hosted its 12th International Research Conference on September 11 and 12, under the theme “Challenges to Humankind in the Face of New Technologies”,
Major General Professor Victor V. Shulyak, represented the Russian Military Academy and shared experience in effective prevention and eradication of terrorism. Prominent experts in Defence Studies, Law, Governance, Environment and Space Studies, Information Technologies, Medicine, Engineering, and other spheres vital to humanity but prone to a number of contemporary challenges particularly, to terrorism in its various developing forms gathered at the conference.
By focusing the KDU presentation on this theme, crucial to Sri Lanka, the Russian Defence Ministry and military academia responded to the initiative of Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Russia Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka, endorsed by Chief of Sri Lanka Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, who, during his visit to Russia in June, highlighted the importance of sharing the two countries’ experience in combatting terrorism.
The presentation by Major General V. V. Shulyak represented a substantial step in this direction as it covered the particular traits of contemporary terrorism, the use of information technologies by terrorist organizations, objectives and operational experience of Armed Forces in counter-terrorism action, along with the mechanisms of political regulation of conflicts, and analyzed the outcome of operations against international terrorism in the interests of the humanity.