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  • “Let All Our Ancient Traditions Unite Us Together”

    14th April 2021 00:37:29 Hours

    “Let All Our Ancient Traditions Unite Us Together”

    General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Head of the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) on this auspicious dawn of the Sinhala & Tamil New Year Wishes All Officers, Other Ranks & Members of the Civil Staff & their All Family Members a Very Prosperous, Healthy & Peaceful New Year ! Let us resolve to eradicate COVID-19 from our motherland!

  • Chief of Defence Staff Shares New Year Greetings with Jaffna-based Tri Service Troops

    12th April 2021 19:56:16 Hours

    Chief of Defence Staff Shares New Year Greetings with Jaffna-based Tri Service Troops

    Not forgetful of his North-based fellow-troops and mirroring his true leadership traits, General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, on the eve of the auspicious Sinhala and Hindu New Year flew to Jaffna this morning (12) in order to share New Year greetings with responsible Tri Service troops, staying back on duty away from their loved ones in families, evaluate security developments and personally inquire into COVID-19 health work as a military leader, concerned with seasonal sentiments of both troops and civilians, alike.

  • Commander Undertakes a Visit to Kuragala Cave Temple, now a Symbol of Reconciliation

    11th April 2021 07:25:02 Hours

    Commander Undertakes a Visit to Kuragala Cave Temple, now a Symbol of Reconciliation

    Balangoda Pooragala Raja Maha Vihara, alias Kuragala Cave Temple, which remained dilapidated and encroached by various interested elements for a long time is now receiving a total facelift and a complete renovation as a Buddhist place of reconciliation and harmony, harnessing the support of non-Buddhists, resident in adjacent areas.

  • 3rd CCC Bound for Mali Salutes Army Chief

    08th April 2021 15:19:36 Hours

    3rd CCC Bound for Mali Salutes Army Chief

    The new contingent of 243 Army personnel of the Combat Convoy Company (CCC) of the Sri Lanka Army, set to leave for Mali to serve in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSMA) this morning (8) presented a formal military salute to the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva at the Institute of Peace Support Operations Training Sri Lanka (IPSOTSL) at Kukuleganga.

  • More Commandos Qualify in Hostage Rescue Missions & Dog Handling

    08th April 2021 11:20:48 Hours

    More Commandos Qualify in Hostage Rescue Missions & Dog Handling

    Adding yet another group of Commandos to the pioneering exceptional operational force of the country, the Commando Regiment (CR) Wednesday (7) evening at its Regimental Centre, Ganemulla graduated 56 Commandos in Hostage Rescue and Counter Terrorism Induction Course No-28 and 32 Other Ranks in Advanced War Dog Course No-9 during a brief ceremony, presided by General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army as the Chief Guest.

  • Military Veterans Qualify as Corporate Trailblazers

    06th April 2021 12:17:10 Hours

    Military Veterans Qualify as Corporate Trailblazers

    A 25-member group of recently-retired Major Generals (18), Air Vice Marshals (2), Rear Admirals (3) and Commodores (2) who followed the first-ever inducting ‘M2C Military to Corporate Entrepreneurship Green Card Certification Capsule’ course in Sri Lanka, received their certificates this evening (5) during a ceremony, held at ‘ACCESS’ Tower, Colombo.

  • Maiden ‘Shake Hands - 1’ Mock Onslaught Against Enemy Hideout Thrills Spectators

    31st March 2021 10:53:55 Hours

    Maiden ‘Shake Hands - 1’ Mock Onslaught Against Enemy Hideout Thrills Spectators

    The Gajaba Regiment (GR)-initiated ‘Shake Hands - 1’, the joint Field Training Exercise (FTX) that got underway hand in hand with members of the Pakistan Army for 15 days, reached its climax this morning (30) when troops rehearsed mock attacks on hideouts of insurgents at Saliyapura, GR Regimental Centre.

  • Pakistan’s President with Army Chief Stresses Importance of Continued Strong Bilateral Relations

    20th March 2021 09:19:30 Hours

    Pakistan’s President with Army Chief Stresses Importance of Continued Strong Bilateral Relations

    Sri Lanka’s Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva currently in Pakistan to attend the Pakistan Day celebration also known as the National Day Joint Services Parade as Guest of Honour at the invitation of Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan Army, General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday (19) had an audience with HE the President of Pakistan, Dr Arif Alvi at the President’s House.

  • Newest & Inducting FTX ‘Shake Hands’ with Pakistan Army Begins at Saliyapura

    17th March 2021 18:37:33 Hours

    Newest & Inducting FTX ‘Shake Hands’ with Pakistan Army Begins at Saliyapura

    The Sri Lanka Army inducting its multifaceted skills into a new state-of-the-art Exercise on ‘Internal Security (IS) and Counter Revolutionary Warfare (CRW)’ tactics Wednesday (17) morning began its newest bilateral Exercise - ‘Shake Hands - 1’ with soldiers of the Pakistan Army at Saliyapura Gajaba Regiment Regimental Headquarters premises on the conceptual guidance given by General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army.

  • Keynote Speaker in ICASC Explains Dimensions of ‘Discipline’ for Success

    16th March 2021 17:57:46 Hours

    Keynote Speaker in ICASC Explains Dimensions of ‘Discipline’ for Success

    The 35th International Chartered Accountants Students’ Conference (ICASC), themed ‘Break the Frontier - Be the Change’ this morning (16) honoured General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Head of the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) by inviting him to be the Chief Guest and the keynote speaker where over 100 Chartered Accountants and Chartered Accountancy students were present.