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  • Election Commission Seeks Coordination of NOCPCO Head, acting IGP & DG Health for Smooth Conduct of Polls

    06th July 2020 22:51:01 Hours

    Election Commission Seeks Coordination of NOCPCO Head, acting IGP & DG Health for Smooth Conduct of Polls

    A meeting that took place this afternoon (6) at the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) at Rajagiriya between the Commissioner General of Elections, Mr Mahinda Deshapriya, its Members and Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Head of the NOCPCO, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, Dr Anil Jasinghe, Director General of Health Services, Mr Chandana Wickremaratne, acting Inspector General of Police and a few more officials explored coordination of voting possibilities for those in quarantine or hospitals under treatment.

  • Commander's Leadership in 'Battling The Strongest Enemy Invisible' Honoured & Praised

    03rd July 2020 14:37:47 Hours

    Commander's Leadership in 'Battling The Strongest Enemy Invisible' Honoured & Praised

    The Management and Staff at Grand Hotel in Nuwara Eliya, the Elizabethan-era mansion, now a national heritage property, together with a group of young musicians and students hosted Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) to a celebratory reception on Thursday (2) at the Hotel premises, in which he was immortalized unveiling a photo and felicitated awarding a special memento that lauds his roles as one of the heavyweights behind control of COVID-19 epidemic.

  • Commander Inaugurates Construction of Holiday Resort in Nuwara Eliya, a Long-standing Need

    02nd July 2020 19:58:36 Hours

    Commander Inaugurates Construction of Holiday Resort in Nuwara Eliya, a Long-standing Need

    Fulfilling a long-standing welfare need of Officers and their families for rest and recreation in the chilly and salubrious hills of Nuwara Eliya, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army this morning (2) laid the cornerstone for construction of a state-of-the art new holiday bungalow for Officers in the 3 (V) Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) Headquarters premises in Nuwara Eliya since the Army has not hitherto been able to have its own one in this 'little England' of past colonial masters.

  • Malwatte-Asgiriiya Prelates Commend NOCPCO Head for COVID-19 Roles & Highlight Need for Continued Health Precautions

    27th June 2020 18:10:58 Hours

    Malwatte-Asgiriiya Prelates Commend NOCPCO Head for COVID-19 Roles & Highlight Need for Continued Health Precautions

    Most Ven Thibbotuwawe Sri Siddhartha Sumangalabhidana Maha Nayake Thero of Malwatte Chapter and Most Ven Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathanabhidana Maha Nayake Thero of Asgiriya Chapter in Kandy during an audience Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army had this morning (27), heaped full of praise on Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva and exceptional roles, being performed by Army troops in the control of...

  • Sri Lanka Army-Manufactured Air-conditioned Mali-bound Unibuffels Ready for Shipment

    26th June 2020 14:51:13 Hours

    Sri Lanka Army-Manufactured Air-conditioned Mali-bound Unibuffels Ready for Shipment

    Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (SLEME) troops of the Army adding a milestone to the annals of Army inventions handed over the SLEME-produced 9 modernized Unibuffels (improved version of Unicorns), one recovery vehicle and 3 containers to the shippers for passage to the Combat Convoy Company (CCC) of the Sri Lankan UN Peace-Keepers serving in Mali, a landlocked nation in West Africa, affected by ethnic strifes.

  • ‘Commander Wants Every Cent of Public Taxpayers Spent Justified’ Stresses in His Address to Brigade Commanders

    24th June 2020 14:25:46 Hours

    ‘Commander Wants Every Cent of Public Taxpayers Spent Justified’ Stresses in His Address to Brigade Commanders

    The three-day long ‘Refresher Training Workshop for Brigade Commanders’ as part of the ‘Formulation of Way Forward Strategy for Sri Lanka Army 2020 - 2025’, conceptualized by Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), was inaugurated this morning (24) at the Army Headquarters at Sri Jayawardenepura.

  • Beautified & Developed Army HQ Surroundings Now Open to the Public

    22nd June 2020 22:12:37 Hours

    Beautified & Developed Army HQ Surroundings Now Open to the Public

    People friendly and eco-friendly beautification and utility project that adorned the surroundings, adjacent to the Army HQ on a conceptual notion of the Chief of the Defence Staff and the Commander of the Sri Lanka Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva was brought to successful completion within a few months by the troops and declared open to the public as well as for nature-lovers on Monday (22) in the presence of a distinguished gathering, including the Architect Mr Harshan de Silva, Chairman, Urban Development Authority as the Chief Guest.

  • 'Pinkam' & Offerings at Anuradhapura Invoke Blessings on HE the President on His Birth Day

    20th June 2020 23:50:06 Hours

    'Pinkam' & Offerings at Anuradhapura Invoke Blessings on HE the President on His Birth Day

    HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces on Saturday (20) morning, giving prioritized prominence to religion on his birthday participated in a variety of religious observances and blessing ceremonies at most sacred Anuradhapura Ruwanweli Maha Seya, together with Mrs Ioma Rajapaksa, First Lady, close relatives, Hon Prime Minister, Hon Minister, Chamal Rajapaksa (MP), Former Minister, Hon Basil Rajapaksa, Hon Namal Rajapaksa (MP) and well-wishers.

  • High-Level Security Delegation Reviews Security & COVID-19 Impacts in Jaffna

    17th June 2020 18:45:22 Hours

    High-Level Security Delegation Reviews Security & COVID-19 Impacts in Jaffna

    A high- level security delegation, led by the Secretary Defence, Major General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne, Head of the National Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva, Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sumangala Dias, acting Inspector General of Police, C. D. Wickramaratne, Chief of National Intelligence, Commanders of the Security Forces for Jaffna, Mullaittivu...

  • Buttala OCDC with Red Carpet Welcome Marks Commander's First Visit to the Premises

    15th June 2020 17:13:22 Hours

    Buttala OCDC with Red Carpet Welcome Marks Commander's First Visit to the Premises

    The Officer Career Development Centre (OCDC) at Buttala, the prestigious seat of academia that grooms and enhances military professionalism among Junior and Middle Grade Officers this morning (15) extended a red carpet welcome to Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, who was making his first formal visit to the venue after he was appointed the Commander of the Army last year.