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  • 'Dialog Axiata' to Provide Free Mobile Phone Network to Island-wide MOH Officials & PHIs

    10th November 2020 06:53:43 Hours

    'Dialog Axiata' to Provide Free Mobile Phone Network to Island-wide MOH Officials & PHIs

    Throwing their weight behind the national fight against alarming COVID-19 Pandemic in the country, Dialog Axiata Company Ltd has come forward to offer its network facility free of charge to all island-wide MOH officials and Public Health Inspectors (PHIs) in order for them to carry out their preventive roles in a more dynamic manner.

  • Newly-Appointed Air Force Commander Calls on Army Commander

    05th November 2020 15:27:04 Hours

    Newly-Appointed Air Force Commander Calls on Army Commander

    The newly-appointed 18th Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana this morning (5) was greeted to ceremonial honours when he arrived at the Army Headquarters to pay a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Head of the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva.

  • “Sri Lankan Expatriates in United Arab Emirates' Safe Houses to be Brought Down Soon” - Head, NOCPCO

    03rd November 2020 20:16:56 Hours

    “Sri Lankan Expatriates in United Arab Emirates' Safe Houses to be Brought Down Soon” - Head, NOCPCO

    The Task Force at the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) this afternoon (3) during one more session closely reviewed the status quo, new developments and other emergency measures in the face of detection of more and more positive cases.

  • NOCPCO Head Inspects Hospital Preparations in Kilinochchi

    31st October 2020 22:14:53 Hours

    NOCPCO Head Inspects Hospital Preparations in Kilinochchi

    In the wake of urgent transmission taking place elsewhere in relation to the spread of COVID – 19 pandemic, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID 19 Outbreak, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army with the intention of inspecting the progress of the proposed emergency hospital in Krishnapuram, Kilinochchi visited it and closely watched all aspects of the ongoing project on Saturday (31).

  • Retiring Air Force Chief Extends Courtesies to CDS & Commander of the Army at Army HQ

    28th October 2020 17:24:04 Hours

    Retiring Air Force Chief Extends Courtesies to CDS & Commander of the Army at Army HQ

    Air Marshal Sumangala Dias, Commander of the Air Force on the eve of his retirement paid a formal courtesy visit to the Army Headquarters Wednesday (28) morning and called on Lieutenant 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).

  • 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.