Army Signal Corps tasked to prevent exam cheating – Army Commander

The Sri Lanka Army Signal Corps is in the process of developing a method of preventing cheating at examinations using mobile phones and other communication equipment,Army Commander Lt. Gen Mahesh Senanayake said.

He was speaking during a ceremony marking the 75th Anniversary of the Signal Corps.

“I have instructed the Signal Corps to come up with a strategy and they are working on it. The people have great expectations about the Army and it is our bound duty to provide them the best service. We have sought the expertise of other countries in developing out knowledge on cyber security and we export our knowledge too. We are not the same army that existed in the 1980’s we have to be prepared to face the future and take on new challenges,” he noted.

The Army Commander highlighted the important role played by the Signal Corps in the present day context, accounting information as the fifth dimension of the modern warfare.

He said a symposium and ICT exhibition will be conducted on November 28 and 29 at the BMICH themed “Cyber Space; Perpetual Battlefront for future”. Military and non-military ICT professionals from England, Russia, China, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are expected to join the symposium.

The Commander further referring to the recent incidents in the country noted that the symposium will showcase different aspects of ICT and Cyber Security applications including the use of social media and its positive and negative impacts on Sri Lanka.

He said this at the launching of the logo and the web site of the Sri Lanka Army Signal Corps, marking its 75th Anniversary at a ceremony held at the Hilton Colombo yesterday.

Addressing the media the Chief Signal Officer of the Army and Colonel Commandant of the Corps of Signals Major General Ajith Wijesinghe said the potential gained by Sri Lanka Signal Corps through past experiences over the past 74 years in handling ICT tasks and by grooming its cadre on ICT fields throughout the past 74 years, the Corps of Signals is in a good shape to handle future ICT and cyber security challenges in the new millennium.

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