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  • Commander Speaks to Communicators in the Army

    10th September 2019 18:34:13 Hours

    Commander Speaks to Communicators in the Army

    “You form the backbone of the organization as most effective communicators and the binding link between Officers and Other Ranks while dedicatedly taking charge of administrative and logistic matters under your domain which in turn enables the organization to run smoothly,” highlighted Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Commander of the Army on Tuesday (10) when he for the first time as the Commander, spoke to a record gathering of 200 Regimental Sergeant Majors (RSMs), drawn from all Army formations across the island.

  • Commander Makes His First Visit to the SFHQ-E

    09th September 2019 11:43:52 Hours

    Commander Makes His First Visit to the SFHQ-E

    Undertaking the first field visit to the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) upon taking reins of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Commander of the Army arrived at the SFHQ-E on Sunday (8) in order to receive an update on the role and tasks of the Headquarters.

  • SF Regimental HQ Lays Red Carpet Welcome to their New Colonel of the Regiment

    07th September 2019 17:12:05 Hours

    SF Regimental HQ Lays Red Carpet Welcome to their New Colonel of the Regiment

    Regimental Headquarters of the elite Special Forces (SF) at Naula this morning (7) laid a red carpet welcome to the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva when he arrived there to assume office as the Colonel of the Regiment of Special Forces, a regiment which has gained recognition as one of the best units, famed for its covert battlefield operations.

  • CDS Extends Best Wishes to New Army Chief

    06th September 2019 17:18:08 Hours

    CDS Extends Best Wishes to New Army Chief

    In another formal gesture, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Commander of the Army this morning (6) paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) at the BMICH premises.

  • Army Inter Regiment Cricket Finals Commends Lieutenant Ajantha Mendis

    04th September 2019 11:38:28 Hours

    Army Inter Regiment Cricket Finals Commends Lieutenant Ajantha Mendis

    The Army-produced world class cricketer, exceptionally skilled in bowling, Lieutenant Ajantha Mendis who represented the Army Cricket Club and the Sri Lanka National Cricket team for over 15 years played his last match during the finals of the T-20 Inter Regiment Cricket Tournament of the Army at Panagoda Army cricket ground this evening (3).

  • State Minister of Defence Extends Greetings to New Commander

    03rd September 2019 13:04:30 Hours

    State Minister of Defence Extends Greetings to New Commander

    Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Commander of the Army upon assumption of his office made his first formal courtesy call on Hon State Minister of Defence, Mr Ruwan Wijewardene at the State Ministry of Defence this morning (3). During the cordial meeting, Minister Wijewardene extended his best wishes and....

  • ‘Keterians’ at Saliyapura in Grand Ceremony Immortalizes Memories of their First Commander of the Army

    01st September 2019 14:21:32 Hours

    ‘Keterians’ at Saliyapura in Grand Ceremony Immortalizes Memories of their First Commander of the Army

    The Gajaba Regiment (GR) - produced first Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva on Saturday (31) was received in a red carpet welcome and a glittering military ceremony when he made his formal maiden visit to the GR Regimental Headquarters at Saliyapura upon assumption of office as the 23rd Commander of the Army.

  • Curtains Come Down on 9th ‘Colombo Defence Seminar - 2019’ Inspiring more Thoughtful Insights on ‘Terrorism’

    30th August 2019 19:31:31 Hours

    Curtains Come Down on 9th ‘Colombo Defence Seminar - 2019’ Inspiring more Thoughtful Insights on ‘Terrorism’

    The 9th ‘Colombo Defence Seminar - 2019’ at the BMICH, the Sri Lanka Army’s flagship symposium on security developments at national and international level with this year’s thematic focus on ‘Evolving Military Excellence in the Contemporary Security Landscape’ drew to a close this evening (30) after an assortment of world-wide security experts and a gathering...

  • 9th Colombo Defence Seminar - 2019 Ceremonially Begins to Broaden Horizons of Intellectual Connectivity

    29th August 2019 10:57:06 Hours

    9th Colombo Defence Seminar - 2019 Ceremonially Begins to Broaden Horizons of Intellectual Connectivity

    The Sri Lanka Army’s most prominent mega symposium that would establish intellectual connectivity and closer cooperation among defence partners across the globe, the ‘Colombo Defence Seminar - 2019,’ the 9th in sequence got to a start at the BMICH this morning (29), amid ceremonials and traditions, themed on ‘Evolving Military Excellence in the Contemporary Security Landscape’.

  • “We should not Allow Anyone to Compromise Our National Security for Any Reason,” -Commander in Maiden Address Sets Out His Vision

    27th August 2019 12:55:54 Hours

    “We should not Allow Anyone to Compromise Our National Security for Any Reason,” -Commander in Maiden Address Sets Out His Vision

    Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, the new Commander of the Army in his maiden address to the Officers on Monday (26) morning at the Commander’s Secretariat at the Army Headquarters minced no words to set out his great breadth of vision for the Organization and its Modernization, National Security, Nation-Building, Reconciliation Process....