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  • Three Countries at NSA level Maritime Security Meeting Agree to Broadbase Trilateral Cooperation Further

    29th November 2020 00:05:58 Hours

    Three Countries at NSA level Maritime Security Meeting Agree to Broadbase Trilateral Cooperation Further

    The trilateral 4th National Security Adviser level meeting on 'Maritime Security Cooperation', held during the weekend on Saturday (28) at Colombo Hotel Taj Samudra with the participation of Mr Ajit Doval, National Security Adviser of India, Ms. Mariya Didi, Minister of Defence of Maldives and Maj. Gen. (retd) Kamal Gunaratne, Secretary to Ministry of Defence came to a close this afternoon agreeing to further strengthen cooperation in dealing with maritime challenges in the Indian ocean and ensure peace and security in the region for common benefit.

  • Mock Demonstrations of Army Disaster Response Teams Impress Commander of the Army

    22nd November 2020 21:32:07 Hours

    Mock Demonstrations of Army Disaster Response Teams Impress Commander of the Army

    The 'Exercise Lending Hand', elaborate mock demonstration, presented by course attendees in the Basic Disaster Response Course No-7 at the Sri Lanka Army Centre for Disaster Response Training (SLACDRT) this morning (22) in the general Kotmale reservoir area at the end of their 40 day-long disaster management training course, won praise from the day's Chief Guest, 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.

  • National Drive, 'Husma Dena Thuru' Inaugurated at Army-Developed Walking Track Area in Battaramulla, Sri Jayewardenepura

    20th November 2020 16:13:54 Hours

    National Drive, 'Husma Dena Thuru' Inaugurated at Army-Developed Walking Track Area in Battaramulla, Sri Jayewardenepura

    HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, adding an appreciative recognition for Army efforts to afforest semi-urban areas and beautify environs around Army HQ area and inaugurating the 'Husma Dena Thuru' (Trees that give breath) national project, launched jointly by the Central Environment Authority, Ministry of Environment and the Army, planted the first few Sandalwood saplings around the Army-constructed new leisure park (walking track) this morning (20).

  • Army’s Oldest Regiment, SLLI Inaugurates its Mass-scale ‘Yoghurt’ Production as One More Welfare Project

    20th November 2020 00:04:01 Hours

    Army’s Oldest Regiment, SLLI Inaugurates its Mass-scale ‘Yoghurt’ Production as One More Welfare Project

    The Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) Regimental HQ at Panagoda, currently performing a variety of welfare roles on behalf of Officers, Other Ranks, differently-abled War Heroes and their families, some of those in close collaboration with the SLLI Seva Vanitha Unit on Thursday (19) afternoon during a ceremony, headed by Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva....

  • Multi-Skilled Sri Lanka Army Engineers Turn New Leaf Raising its First Division for Nation-building Tasks

    18th November 2020 17:07:31 Hours

    Multi-Skilled Sri Lanka Army Engineers Turn New Leaf Raising its First Division for Nation-building Tasks

    The multi-skilled and multi-faceted Corps of Sri Lanka Army Engineers (SLE) this morning (18) raised its newest first Army Engineers Division, aimed at centralizing coordination, undertaking, distribution and execution of all Nation-building engineering tasks during a brief ceremony, in which the foundation-stone was also laid for construction of a new Division HQ at SLE Regimental HQ premises in Mattegoda.

  • Commander at Airport to See First Team of 7th Army Contingent Off to South Sudan

    17th November 2020 12:58:08 Hours

    Commander at Airport to See First Team of 7th Army Contingent Off to South Sudan

    Despite hectic schedules, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Head of the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) made it a point to meet and extend greetings to the 1st group of the 7th Army contingent of the Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps (SLAMC), bound for United Nations Peace-Keeping Mission in South Sudan’s Level-2 Hospital (UNMISS) when they arrived at the Colombo International Airport during the small hours on Tuesday (17).

  • New 15th Drone Regiment of the Sri Lanka Artillery Inaugurated to Meet with Future Challenges

    12th November 2020 15:55:05 Hours

    New 15th Drone Regiment of the Sri Lanka Artillery Inaugurated to Meet with Future Challenges

    Being geared to preparing the Army for the fast changing technological advancements and new challenges, the Sri Lanka Army in another milestone turning point formally raised its newest wing, 15th Drone Regiment of the Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA) this morning (12) during a brief ceremony at the Army HQ, headed by none other than its brainchild, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence and Commander of the Army.

  • 'Dialog Axiata' to Provide Free Mobile Phone Network to Island-wide MOH Officials & PHIs

    10th November 2020 06:53:43 Hours

    'Dialog Axiata' to Provide Free Mobile Phone Network to Island-wide MOH Officials & PHIs

    Throwing their weight behind the national fight against alarming COVID-19 Pandemic in the country, Dialog Axiata Company Ltd has come forward to offer its network facility free of charge to all island-wide MOH officials and Public Health Inspectors (PHIs) in order for them to carry out their preventive roles in a more dynamic manner.

  • Newly-Appointed Air Force Commander Calls on Army Commander

    05th November 2020 15:27:04 Hours

    Newly-Appointed Air Force Commander Calls on Army Commander

    The newly-appointed 18th Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana this morning (5) was greeted to ceremonial honours when he arrived at the Army Headquarters to pay a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Head of the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva.

  • “Sri Lankan Expatriates in United Arab Emirates' Safe Houses to be Brought Down Soon” - Head, NOCPCO

    03rd November 2020 20:16:56 Hours

    “Sri Lankan Expatriates in United Arab Emirates' Safe Houses to be Brought Down Soon” - Head, NOCPCO

    The Task Force at the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) this afternoon (3) during one more session closely reviewed the status quo, new developments and other emergency measures in the face of detection of more and more positive cases.