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  • Secy Defence, CDS & Service Commanders Join ‘CISM Day Run’ in Colombo

    18th February 2020 15:29:38 Hours

    Secy Defence, CDS & Service Commanders Join ‘CISM Day Run’ in Colombo

    A gathering of a few more than 250 tri-service personnel, headed by the Secretary Defence, Major General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne, acting Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Navy and Air Force Commanders this morning (18) took part in the globally conducted ‘CISM Day Run’ in Colombo.

  • Acting CDS & Commander in a Surprise Visit Evaluates SLAVF Development Projects

    17th February 2020 18:54:42 Hours

    Acting CDS & Commander in a Surprise Visit Evaluates SLAVF Development Projects

    The acting Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva with a view to evaluating the progress of the development in the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force Headquarters premises in Kosgama made a surprise visit to the place this morning (17) and had a close look. A drive-past Guard Turnout at the entrance honoured the visiting Army Chief on arrival in accordance with military traditions.

  • Army Hails Commitment of All Stakeholders during ‘Covid-19’ Ordeal & its Timely Prevention

    14th February 2020 21:02:58 Hours

    Army Hails Commitment of All Stakeholders during ‘Covid-19’ Ordeal & its Timely Prevention

    All stakeholders, involved in the meticulously-devised and speedily-implemented preventive mechanism that went into action with evacuation of Sri Lankans from China against contamination of deadly Covid-19 (Coronavirus), thanks to the timely intervention of HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Health....

  • “Landmark Overdue Promotions & Increase of Numerical Cadre, A Historic Achievement” - Army Chief

    12th February 2020 22:01:24 Hours

    “Landmark Overdue Promotions & Increase of Numerical Cadre, A Historic Achievement” - Army Chief

    The recently-promoted biggest-ever group of Army Officers in recent history received a stimulating word of great wisdom from none other than the Head of the organization, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, acting Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army when he addressed all those 244 Officers after inviting them to the Army Headquarters at Sri Jayawardenepura this evening (12).

  • Defence Secy & Acting CDS & Commander of the Army among Special Invitees to 'DEFEXPO-2020’ in India

    08th February 2020 14:31:24 Hours

    Defence Secy & Acting CDS & Commander of the Army among Special Invitees to 'DEFEXPO-2020’ in India

    The five-day long 11th edition of the ‘DEFEXPO-2020’ mega exhibition of military weaponry, support system hardware and technology that displays India’s land, sea and air capabilities and the entire spectrum of India's defence at a single exhibition, said to be the largest Defence Exhibition in the world, was inaugurated on Wednesday (5) in Lucknow by India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi...

  • Russia's Army Chief Pays Courtesy Call on HE the President at Presidential Secretariat

    05th February 2020 20:45:49 Hours

    Russia's Army Chief Pays Courtesy Call on HE the President at Presidential Secretariat

    Commander-in-Chief of the Land Forces, General of the Army, Oleg Salyukov of the Russian Federation currently in Sri Lanka on a goodwill tour at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, acting Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army this afternoon (5) paid a courtesy call on HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces at the Presidential Secretariat.

  • 72nd National Independence Day Held with Pomp & Pageantry

    04th February 2020 08:50:18 Hours

    72nd National Independence Day Held with Pomp & Pageantry

    The 72nd National Independence Day ceremony that re-affirmed the commitment for strengthening of Sri Lanka’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, economic development, reconciliation and peaceful co-existence, took place at the historic Independence Square at Torrington, Colombo 7 this morning (4) with pomp and pageantry.

  • Russian Land Force Commander Bringing Ties to New Heights Calls on His Sri Lankan Counterpart at AHQ

    03rd February 2020 18:09:03 Hours

    Russian Land Force Commander Bringing Ties to New Heights Calls on His Sri Lankan Counterpart at AHQ

    Amidst fluttering Sri Lanka Army flags, military formalities, including a colourful Guard of Honour and a prestigious Guard Turnout presented a red carpet reception to the visiting Commander-in-Chief of the Land Forces, General of the Army, Oleg Salyukov of the Russian Federation when he called at the Sri Jayewardenepura Army Headquarters on Monday (3) afternoon at the invitation of his Sri Lankan host, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, acting Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army.

  • Warm Reception at Airport Welcomes Russian Commander-in-Chief of Land Forces

    03rd February 2020 10:09:23 Hours

    Warm Reception at Airport Welcomes Russian Commander-in-Chief of Land Forces

    Bringing bilateral goodwill, cooperation and understanding to new heights, Commander-in-Chief of the Land Forces, General of the Army, Oleg Salyukov of the Russian Federation arrived here this morning (3) on a five-day long goodwill tour at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, acting Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army.

  • “As Space is Becoming a Weapon Launching Pad, We Need to Rely on Our Own Cyber Security Readiness” Acting CDS & Army Chief Tells Ex-'Zero Day of Virtual Battle'

    30th January 2020 21:52:53 Hours

    “As Space is Becoming a Weapon Launching Pad, We Need to Rely on Our Own Cyber Security Readiness” Acting CDS & Army Chief Tells Ex-'Zero Day of Virtual Battle'

    “We must not rely on the likelihood of the enemy not coming, but on our own readiness to meet him. Thus, it is a timely requirement to identify emerging challenges and be equipped with essential capabilities to address those effectively and efficiently. In this context, Exercises of this nature would be immensely beneficial to enhance the awareness on cyber space.....