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  • Bangladesh’s Chief of Naval Staff Extends Courtesies to General Shavendra Silva

    19th January 2022 17:32:56 Hours

    Bangladesh’s Chief of Naval Staff Extends Courtesies to General Shavendra Silva

    The Chief of Naval Staff of the Bangladesh Navy, Admiral M. Shaheen Iqbal, now in Sri Lanka on a goodwill visit this afternoon (19) arrived at the Army HQ to pay courtesies to the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva. The red carpet welcome, amidst fluttering Sri Lanka Army flags commenced no sooner than his motorcade reached the main entrance where a neatly-dressed and colourful Guard Turnout....

  • HE the President Enshrines Offerings to the Restored Kuragala Pagoda During His Surprise Visit

    16th January 2022 22:45:47 Hours

    HE the President Enshrines Offerings to the Restored Kuragala Pagoda During His Surprise Visit

    HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, instrumental in conservation of the archaeological site at Kuragala Monastery in Kalthota and the driving force behind the realization of the project which dates back to prehistoric times of Balangoda Homo Sapiens made an unannounced visit to the sacred site this afternoon (16) for enshrinement of offerings, images and artifacts in the restored Kuragala Pagoda (Esi Disi Maha Seya), together with the First Lady, Mrs Ioma Rajapaksa, to be received by Ven Waturakumbure Dhammaratana Thera...

  • OCDS-Conceptualized Symposium for Middle-Grade Officers of the Armed Forces Inaugurated

    13th January 2022 15:30:01 Hours

    OCDS-Conceptualized Symposium for Middle-Grade Officers of the Armed Forces Inaugurated

    A full-day symposium for Middle-Grade Officers of the Armed Forces, conceptualized by the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) under the theme "Military Leadership in the Contemporary World: Evolving from a Warrior to a Friend in Need" began its sessions this morning (13) at the BMICH during a brief inaugural ceremony.

  • New GAOC with Stakeholders & Experts Kick-Starts National Drive for Organic Fertilizer Production for 'Yala Season - 2022'

    05th January 2022 20:46:44 Hours

    New GAOC with Stakeholders & Experts Kick-Starts National Drive for Organic Fertilizer Production for 'Yala Season - 2022'

    The recently-established Green Agriculture Operation Center (GAOC) at Rajagiriya, mandated to spearhead, implement and coordinate island-wide production of organic fertilizer for 'Yala Season - 2022' on a Presidential directive this afternoon (5) kick-started its brainstorming session, attended by Agriculture Ministerial Secretaries and General Shavendra Silva, Head of the Green Agriculture Operation Center (GAOC), Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army.

  • Army HQ Greets First Working Day Reading State Allegiance Oath & Commander’s Address

    03rd January 2022 14:55:45 Hours

    Army HQ Greets First Working Day Reading State Allegiance Oath & Commander’s Address

    The Army Headquarters at Sri Jayawardenepura greeted the first working day in the New Year with reading of the oath for state allegiance and exchange of greetings on Monday (3) morning. Raising of the National flag and the Army flag, Recital of the National Anthem and the Army song, Reading of the state allegiance oath and the Commander’s New Year address were among the major features of the day’s simple arrangement at the Army Headquarters.

  • Presidential Entourage at Kataragama Makes Offerings to Invoke Blessings on the Country

    01st January 2022 00:57:54 Hours

    Presidential Entourage at Kataragama Makes Offerings to Invoke Blessings on the Country

    With the dawn of the New Year-2022, HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, together with the First Lady, Hon Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his spouse, Minister Shashindra Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence, General Kamal Gunaratne (Rtd), Secretary to Ministry of Public Security, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva and his spouse, Navy and Air Force Commanders with their spouses, Inspector General of Police and several administrative officials visited the historic Kataragama...

  • May Peace & Prosperity Bring Happiness in 2022 !

    31st December 2021 23:41:19 Hours

    May Peace & Prosperity Bring Happiness in 2022 !

    General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Head of the Green Agriculture Operation Center (GAOC), All Officers, Other Ranks & Civil Staffers Wish ALL OF YOU be blessed with GOOD HEALTH & WEALTH in This NEW YEAR-2022 in Plenty !

  • Gen Shavendra Silva Extends Seasonal New Year Greetings to Jaffna-based Tri Service Troops

    29th December 2021 14:09:56 Hours

    Gen Shavendra Silva Extends Seasonal New Year Greetings to Jaffna-based Tri Service Troops

    General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army and Head of the Green Agriculture Operation Center (GAOC) on the eve of the dawn of the New Year flew to Jaffna this morning (29) as a considerate military leader, in a bid to share seasonal compliments and show his care for North-based fellow- tri service troops, engaged in duty roles, away from their loved ones in families.

  • Merry Christmas & Season’s Compliments !

    24th December 2021 22:34:02 Hours

    Merry Christmas & Season’s Compliments !

    General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, All Ranks & Members of the Civil Staff in the Army Extend Best Wishes & Wish All of You Have a Merry Christmas that would Bring Joy, Happiness & Prosperity !

  • 8th Army Contingent for UN South Sudan's SRIMED Hospital Ready for Departure

    24th December 2021 16:15:37 Hours

    8th Army Contingent for UN South Sudan's SRIMED Hospital Ready for Departure

    The 8th contingent of the Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps (SLAMC), set to leave for United Nations Peace-Keeping Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) to serve the Level-2 SRIMED Hospital hours before their departure presented a ceremonial salute to General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army at the SLAMC Regimental Headquarters ground....