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  • New Strategic Approaches for Quarantine Curfew for Isolated Areas & ‘Police Quarantine Curfew’ Agreed at NOCPCO Meeting

    27th October 2020 22:08:34 Hours

    New Strategic Approaches for Quarantine Curfew for Isolated Areas & ‘Police Quarantine Curfew’ Agreed at NOCPCO Meeting

    Tuesday (27) afternoon saw one more session of Task Force members of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) got underway at the NOCPCO premises, co-chaired by Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Head, NOCPCO, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army and acting Director General of Health Services (DGHS) Dr S. Shridharan and attended by a handful of experts, Medical Specialists and other stakeholders....

  • Minnerya 'Home of Infantry' Receives New Facelift & Joins Planting of Mango Saplings

    24th October 2020 16:27:44 Hours

    Minnerya 'Home of Infantry' Receives New Facelift & Joins Planting of Mango Saplings

    The Infantry Training Centre (ITC) at Minneriya, the Army's 'Home of Infantry' extended a warm welcome to Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army when he arrived there on Saturday (24) in connection with new inaguration of tree-planting and unveiling of a new entrance gateway at the invitation of Major General Champaka Ranasinghe, Commandant, ITC. A drive-past Guard Turnout saluted the day's Chief Guest as he entered the premises in keeping with military traditions.

  • Both Foreign & Local Graduates in Logistics Staff Course Pass Out

    23rd October 2020 14:47:37 Hours

    Both Foreign & Local Graduates in Logistics Staff Course Pass Out

    A group of 35 middle-grade officers, including Navy (01), Air Force (01), Bangladesh (01), Pakistan (01) and a lady Officer from Zambia who followed the one-year long Logistics Staff Course - No 6 (LSC) at Trincomalee-based Army School of Logistics (ASL) received their graduation on Thursday (22) during a simple ceremony at Colombo Defence Services College auditorium, headed by Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff , Commander of the Army and Head of the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID19 Outbreak as the Chief Guest.

  • Army-Built Kandakadu Hospital on Request Vested in Health Department-Head, NOCPCO

    20th October 2020 21:54:37 Hours

    Army-Built Kandakadu Hospital on Request Vested in Health Department-Head, NOCPCO

    The Task Force at the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) during one more emergency session, held this afternoon (20) closely reviewed the status quo, current developments and urged the public to strictly adhere to safety guidelines since information attributes the spread of the virus to less care for health guidelines, congested movements and living patterns, holding of public functions and gatherings, and irresponsible ways of behaviour of some people.

  • Novel ‘Army Commander’s League - T20’ Endorses Possibility to ‘Live with CORONA’ with Safety Measures

    18th October 2020 09:42:00 Hours

    Novel ‘Army Commander’s League - T20’ Endorses Possibility to ‘Live with CORONA’ with Safety Measures

    The final edition of the first-ever ‘Army Commander’s League-T 20’, T-20 cricket tournament that selects best of the best cricketers to the national pool in keeping with the ‘Live with COVID-19’ notion, suggested by Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Head of the National Operation Centre for COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) got underway this afternoon (17) at Sri Lanka Army cricket ground at Dombagoda, adhering to strict health guidelines.

  • 'Army Troops Intervene in Safety Measures for Greater Benefit of the Masses at this Critical Hour'- Head, NOCPCO

    16th October 2020 21:17:12 Hours

    'Army Troops Intervene in Safety Measures for Greater Benefit of the Masses at this Critical Hour'- Head, NOCPCO

    " The Army intervened to take close contacts of COVID-19 victims or those who have developed symptoms from Minuwangoda and Katunayake areas to respective makeshift Quarantine Centres at this critical hour for the greater benefit of the masses since MOH Offices do not have enough manpower to carry out such tasks and also considering the urgent nature of virus' transmission and the entire preventive mechanism in place as being done elsewhere in the country.

  • Factory Owners Educated on Emergency Measures against Further Transmission of COVID-19

    13th October 2020 22:14:10 Hours

    Factory Owners Educated on Emergency Measures against Further Transmission of COVID-19

    "All factory managements are advised to strictly adhere to health guidelines and precautions as mandatory enforcing all elaborate procedures as advised by health authorities while ensuring that their employees are examined at least thrice a day for fever and are not at all exposed to outsiders in society as much as possible," so warned Hon Minister of Health, Mrs Pavithradevi Wanniarachchi during one more special discussion, held this afternoon (13)...

  • NOCPCO Task Force Meeting Recommends Imposition of Quarantine Curfew in Police Divisions

    12th October 2020 20:26:09 Hours

    NOCPCO Task Force Meeting Recommends Imposition of Quarantine Curfew in Police Divisions

    A specially-summoned Task Force meeting this afternoon (12), held at the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), led by Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Head, NOCPCO, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, acting Director General of Health Services, Dr S. Shridharan and other major stakeholders in specific committees closely reviewed the effectiveness of ongoing COVID-19 prevention mechanism...

  • Sri Lanka Army, Pride of the Nation Turns 71 Years of Age

    10th October 2020 00:00:01 Hours

    Sri Lanka Army, Pride of the Nation Turns 71 Years of Age

    The Sri Lanka Army, the protective shield behind which our country pursues unhampered and arduous struggle toward economic growth and social development, matures into its 71st birthday today (10) as the finest and most trusted service-provider whose scope of dedication, courage, devotion to duty and self-sacrifice has commanded the admiration of the Nation more than ever before. The incumbent Commander of the Army at this milestone anniversary while paying tribute to all War Heroes, Officers, All Ranks and civil staff conveys his best wishes on account of the Army Day.

  • First Draft of Army's 'Way Forward Strategy' Presented to Former Commanders Seeking Their Views

    08th October 2020 20:13:00 Hours

    First Draft of Army's 'Way Forward Strategy' Presented to Former Commanders Seeking Their Views

    The largest disciplined human resource in the country, the Sri Lanka Army, well conceived of multiple and complex global threat landscape and the imperative need for adaptation to dramatic transformation to be in constant touch with ever-changing battlefield scenarios in recent years has now drafted the 'Sri Lanka Army Way Forward Strategy for 2020-2025' as per guidelines given by Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army.