19th February 2020 19:09:37 Hours
Hon Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in a special statement released this afternoon (19) regarding the US Travel Ban on the Commander of the Army and his family attributes the US ban to “a collective punishment, reminiscent of the practice in medieval Europe,”...
18th February 2020 15:29:38 Hours
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.
17th February 2020 18:54:42 Hours
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.
14th February 2020 21:02:58 Hours
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....
12th February 2020 22:01:24 Hours
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).
08th February 2020 14:31:24 Hours
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...
05th February 2020 20:45:49 Hours
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.
04th February 2020 08:50:18 Hours
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.
03rd February 2020 18:09:03 Hours
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.
03rd February 2020 10:09:23 Hours
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.