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  • General Shavendra Silva Invited to Open New Utility Building at Pirivena

    12th March 2021 11:54:35 Hours

    General Shavendra Silva Invited to Open New Utility Building at Pirivena

    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) as the Chief Guest declared opened the two-storied new utility building at Sella-Kataragama Sri Dharma Nikethana Piriven Vihara at Sella-Kataragama on Thursday (11).

  • Wedding Bells Ring for One More Disabled CR War Hero amid Traditional Ceremonials

    08th March 2021 14:38:08 Hours

    Wedding Bells Ring for One More Disabled CR War Hero amid Traditional Ceremonials

    One more disabled War Hero of the Commando Regiment (CR) who lost his right leg while fearlessly fighting against LTTE terrorism during humanitarian operations before May 2009, on Monday (8) tied nuptial knots with his dream princess whom he met some two years ago, at ‘Senethma’ Reception Hall, Belummahara during a military wedding attested by the war veteran, 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) as a witness.

  • Demonstrating True Leadership Traits, General Shavendra Silva Gets His COVID-19 Vaccine

    06th March 2021 13:53:24 Hours

    Demonstrating True Leadership Traits, General Shavendra Silva Gets His COVID-19 Vaccine

    General Shavendra Silva, Head, National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, displaying genuine leadership traits in practice that vaccination should first be administered to some 63,000 plus frontline tri service troops who are tirelessly committed to the control of the COVID-19 pandemic in Sri Lanka, had his COVID-19 vaccine jabbed this morning (6) at the Colombo Army Hospital after more than 62,000 tri service personnel at epidemic work received their vaccines across the country.

  • Indian Air Chief Pays Courtesies to Chief of Defence Staff at AHQ

    04th March 2021 11:52:46 Hours

    Indian Air Chief Pays Courtesies to Chief of Defence Staff at AHQ

    The Chief of Air Staff of the Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, now in Sri Lanka on a four-day goodwill visit on account of the 70th anniversary of the Sri Lanka Air Force called at the Army Headquarters at Sri Jayawardenepura this morning (4) and extended courtesies to the Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and....

  • New Name Tags, a Distinctive Feature Conceptualized by the CDS Introduced

    03rd March 2021 13:34:58 Hours

    New Name Tags, a Distinctive Feature Conceptualized by the CDS Introduced

    General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army with the intention of giving more prominence to the military uniform and its wearer wanted all tri service Officers and Other Ranks to wear a new distinctive name tag, made of lightweight metal from Monday (1) onwards since it would add an iconic identity on their outermost clothing with their....

  • Cream of Army Rifle Shooters Awarded at Diyatalawa MSTS

    26th February 2021 09:49:04 Hours

    Cream of Army Rifle Shooters Awarded at Diyatalawa MSTS

    The awarding ceremony of the Inter Regiment Practical Rifle Shooting Competition - 2021, one of the most-awaited features in the Army took place this afternoon (25) at the Marksmanship and Sniper Training School (MSTS) at Diyatalawa with General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army gracing the occasion as the day’s Chief Guest.

  • Prime Minister of Pakistan Arrives in Sri Lanka to a Warm Reception

    23rd February 2021 19:40:55 Hours

    Prime Minister of Pakistan Arrives in Sri Lanka to a Warm Reception

    Promoting bilateral understanding and bonds of friendship between Sri Lanka & Pakistan, Hon Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan this afternoon (23) arrived in Sri Lanka to a warm welcome, hosted in his honour at the Bandaranaike International Airport.

  • "We All are Committed to a National Cause & Your Commitment Commendable" NOCPCO Head Tells PHIs

    20th February 2021 20:09:34 Hours

    Commending dedicated and exceptional roles of the Public Health Inspectors (PHIs), identical with those of "ground commanders," General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Head, National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID 19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) during a special meeting this afternoon (20) at the NOCPCO, complimented PHIs on their untiring efforts, being made across the country hand in hand with all stakeholders for eradication of COVID-19 epidemic from the country.

  • Commander Speaks to Veterans in District 'Ranaviru' Organizations & Sets out Welfare Benefits, Meant for Them

    18th February 2021 19:02:20 Hours

    Commander Speaks to Veterans in District 'Ranaviru' Organizations & Sets out Welfare Benefits, Meant for Them

    A representative gathering of about 100 coordinators of Ranaviru Organizations of 22 administrative Districts, including responsible SFHQ Officers and Civil Affairs Officers in respective areas this morning (18) arrived at the Army HQ at the request of the Directorate of Veterans' Affairs and listened to General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence staff, Commander of the Army and Head of the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak where he urged them to maintain their respected social recognition and contribute to the...

  • HE the President Graces Final Leg of KDU's General Convocation -2020

    17th February 2021 08:56:08 Hours

    HE the President Graces Final Leg of KDU's General Convocation -2020

    The final segment of the 31st General Convocation-2020 of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU), the highest academic seat for defence studies and other disciplines got underway at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) on Tuesday (16).