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  • Quetta's Command & Staff College Marks Centenary Awarding Medals to Past Sri Lankan Graduates

    22nd July 2020 17:48:16 Hours

    Quetta's Command & Staff College Marks Centenary Awarding Medals to Past Sri Lankan Graduates

    The centennial of the founding of Pakistan’s prestigious seat of military learning, Command and Staff College in Quetta was marked this morning (22) at its Sri Lankan counterpart at Sapugaskanda under the aegis of High Commission of Pakistan in Colombo.

  • New Navy Commander Honoured at Army HQ during First Courtesy Call

    21st July 2020 19:08:50 Hours

    New Navy Commander Honoured at Army HQ during First Courtesy Call

    The Army Headquarters at Sri Jayawardenepura this morning (21) extended a red carpet welcome to Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne, just appointed 24th Commander of the Navy when he made his first courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva.

  • Army Efforts a “Symbol of National Unity,” Says Northern Governor Opening New Punkuduthivu Homes

    18th July 2020 16:49:22 Hours

    Army Efforts a “Symbol of National Unity,” Says Northern Governor Opening New Punkuduthivu Homes

    The Army, being the vast and multifarious organization with multitasking sets of All Ranks, in what could be considered as another mega community project in the Jaffna peninsula, this morning (18) vested 25 Army-built new houses in selected low-income groups of families in Punkuduthivu, Velanai areas as a “symbol of national unity”.

  • Well-Equipped New Army Base Hospital Gifted to Kilinochchi Troops

    17th July 2020 19:32:44 Hours

    Well-Equipped New Army Base Hospital Gifted to Kilinochchi Troops

    The well-equipped state-of-the-art new Kilinochchi Army Base Hospital with 75-beds in the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) premises, dedicated for the best health of serving members of the Security Forces became functional from today (17) after Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID 19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, vested it in the troops during a simple ceremony.

  • Giving Due Respect to Religious Commitments, Army Provides ‘Coppara’ to Illuminate Dalada Pageant

    15th July 2020 12:26:35 Hours

    Giving Due Respect to Religious Commitments, Army Provides ‘Coppara’ to Illuminate Dalada Pageant

    The Army, in spite of its ongoing challenging national tasks towards control of the COVID-19 epidemic and showing the organization's highest regard and deep veneration for conduct of the annual Kandy Sri Dalada Perahera (pageant) festival, offered five tons of dried coconut (coppara) for illumination of the historic pageant to the Sri Dalada Maligawa for the 7th consecutive year during its parade along the streets in Kandy.

  • CDS & Army Commander Lending Best Wishes Recalls Great Achievements of Admiral Piyal de Silva

    14th July 2020 18:58:04 Hours

    CDS & Army Commander Lending Best Wishes Recalls Great Achievements of Admiral Piyal de Silva

    The Army Headquarters at Sri Jayawardenepura in a fitting formal ceremony this afternoon (14) bade farewell to the retiring Navy Commander, Admiral Piyal de Silva when he arrived there to pay courtesies to the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva on the eve of his retirement.

  • "Self-Quarantining Does Not Mean that They are Positive Cases"- Head, NOCPCO

    13th July 2020 21:08:49 Hours

    A Media briefing that took place at the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID 19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) this afternoon (13) was attended by Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID 19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army and Medical Specialist, Dr Anil Jasinghe, Director General of Health Services.

  • "Stick to Health Guidelines Further & Don't Believe Misleading Stories or Rumours", Urges Head, NOCPCO

    11th July 2020 19:14:10 Hours

    Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Head, National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army and the Medical Specialist, Dr Anil Jasinghe, Director General of Health Services during a Media Conference, held this afternoon at the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) urged the public to be more cautious, adhere to health guidelines such as social distancing, etc and not to be carried away by false information and rumours since all authorities...

  • Army Converts Centre to a Field Hospital & More Infected Positive Ones Could be Anticipated - Head NOCPCO

    10th July 2020 18:40:20 Hours

    Army Converts Centre to a Field Hospital & More Infected Positive Ones Could be Anticipated - Head NOCPCO

    Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Head, National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army urges the public to be more cautious as more and more infected expatriates are returning home and appeals the public not to be duped by false and misleading rumours as all measures have been adopted to avoid any transmission of the virus to society. He went on to say:

  • Election Commission Seeks Coordination of NOCPCO Head, acting IGP & DG Health for Smooth Conduct of Polls

    06th July 2020 22:51:01 Hours

    Election Commission Seeks Coordination of NOCPCO Head, acting IGP & DG Health for Smooth Conduct of Polls

    A meeting that took place this afternoon (6) at the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) at Rajagiriya between the Commissioner General of Elections, Mr Mahinda Deshapriya, its Members and Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Head of the NOCPCO, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, Dr Anil Jasinghe, Director General of Health Services, Mr Chandana Wickremaratne, acting Inspector General of Police and a few more officials explored coordination of voting possibilities for those in quarantine or hospitals under treatment.