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  • Honouring Age-old Traditions, General Shavendra Silva Receives Blessings of Sacred Tooth Relic & Prelates of Malwatte & Asgiriya

    29th December 2020 18:05:19 Hours

    Honouring Age-old Traditions, General Shavendra Silva Receives Blessings of Sacred Tooth Relic & Prelates of Malwatte & Asgiriya

    Just a few hours after elevation to his next due rank, General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, together with his spouse, Mrs Sujeewa Nelson, President, Army Seva Vanitha Unit paid his obeisance to the Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic) this morning (29) on Unduvap Full Moon Poya Day.....

  • Commander-in-Chief of Armed Forces, HE the President Promotes Army Commander to Four Star Rank General

    28th December 2020 22:52:43 Hours

    Commander-in-Chief of Armed Forces, HE the President Promotes Army Commander to Four Star Rank General

    HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces has promoted the incumbent Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army Lieutenant General LHSC Silva WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc psc, more popularly known as Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva to the rank of four-star General....

  • SLNG Regimental HQ Adds New Wings & Gives Away School Accessories to SLNG Children

    27th December 2020 21:00:41 Hours

    SLNG Regimental HQ Adds New Wings & Gives Away School Accessories to SLNG Children

    The Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) troops this morning (27) extended a warm welcome to Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army when he arrived at the SLNG Regimental HQ in Wehera, Kurunegala, along with Mrs Sujeewa Nelson, President, Army Seva Vanitha Unit in order to inaugurate a few new constructions and....

  • Christmas Benediction at AHQ Prays for Well-being of Armed Forces at Work for Control of COVID-19

    24th December 2020 10:18:07 Hours

    Christmas Benediction at AHQ Prays for Well-being of Armed Forces at Work for Control of COVID-19

    Reflecting on the peaceful joy and hope the Lord bestowed the world, the Sri Lanka Army Christian Fellowship this year held its Christmas Benediction on low-profile at the Army HQ which is at its core, is a great way to stay focused on what is really important at this critical moment of our country. Adding greater prominence to the arrangement, His Eminence Dr Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, the Archbishop of Colombo presided the brief thankful evening at the invitation of Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army.

  • Milestone ‘Sri Lanka Army Way Forward Strategy 2020-2025’ Formally Launched at Army HQ

    22nd December 2020 16:58:51 Hours

    Milestone ‘Sri Lanka Army Way Forward Strategy 2020-2025’ Formally Launched at Army HQ

    The Army, turning a new lease of life in its march to the future and its constant need for adaptation to shifting conditions and circumstances in a world where different threat perceptions, chance, uncertainty, and ambiguity dominate, launched its much-researched and meticulously compiled ‘Sri Lanka Army Way Forward Strategy 2020-2025....

  • Secretary Defence as Chief Guest Awards President’s Commissions to SLMA-Groomed New Officer Cadets in Glittering Ceremony

    19th December 2020 19:17:22 Hours

    Secretary Defence as Chief Guest Awards President’s Commissions to SLMA-Groomed New Officer Cadets in Glittering Ceremony

    Major General (Retd) Kamal Gunarathne, Secretary Defence as the Chief Guest at the invitation of the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva graced the ceremonial 95th Passing out Parade (PoP) of 187 Officer Cadets at Diyatalawa Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA), the Sri Lanka Army’s prestigious seat of learning on Saturday (19) amidst scores of greetings and best wishes.

  • As One More Abandoned Jaffna Tank Revived, Farmers Extend High Praise to Army Roles & its Chief

    17th December 2020 20:37:28 Hours

    As One More Abandoned Jaffna Tank Revived, Farmers Extend High Praise to Army Roles & its Chief

    The growing public interest and confidence in the Army's multifaceted nation-building prowess as well as its people-friendly commitment for uplift of community welfare, became clearly evident this morning (17) in Jaffna when Dr Sidambaran Mohan, President, Farmers' Asociation of Vadukkodai Southwest and 'Friends of Jaffna', the non-governmental organization, publicly heaped high praise on the Army and its head, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army...

  • IPSOTSL at Kukuleganga Further Strengthens UN Pre Deployment Training Standards & Modules

    16th December 2020 21:26:46 Hours

    IPSOTSL at Kukuleganga Further Strengthens UN Pre Deployment Training Standards & Modules

    The Institute of Peace Support Operations Training Sri Lanka (IPSOTSL) of the Army in Kukuleganga, geared up to produce fully-fledged potential peacekeepers for multidimensional UN assignments heralded the inauguration of several new projects that matches up with UN standards inside the complex on Wednesday (16) and gave a facelift to its infrastructure....

  • SLEME's Biggest New Base Workshop Inaugurated & New Innovations Impress the Day's Chief Guest

    12th December 2020 22:24:31 Hours

    SLEME's Biggest New Base Workshop Inaugurated & New Innovations Impress the Day's Chief Guest

    Heralding the inauguration of a new era for production of sophisticated and most modern innovative equipment, creative hardware products and heavy vehicles that could also bring much-needed foreign exchange to the country, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army was in Kosgama this morning (12) to lay the cornerstone for construction of the state-of-the art new Base Workshop building....

  • DSCSC Awards Psc Degree in Glittering Graduation Ceremony at Nelum Pokuna

    12th December 2020 11:32:18 Hours

    DSCSC Awards Psc Degree in Glittering Graduation Ceremony at Nelum Pokuna

    The graduation ceremony of the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) Course No 14 got underway Friday (11) afternoon at the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre, graced by Major General (Retd) Kamal Gunarathna as the Chief Guest, together with Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army at the invitation of the DSCSC Commandant, Major General Prabath Dematanpitiya and members of the Board of Management.