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  • "Strategic Location of Sri Lanka could Identify Opportunities that can Reap Mutual Benefits to Sri Lanka & Partners as Sri Lanka is Unique & Land of Opportunities for Economic Partnerships as of Today" - Head, NOCPCO

    08th June 2021 15:41:26 Hours

    General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army was one of the distinguished guest speakers to the ongoing 2nd day (7-9 June) virtual online sessions at the Sri Lanka Investment Forum (SLIF) on Tuesday (8). He was invited as one of Expert Resource Personnel to speak on the topic 'Managing the COVID 19 Pandemic, Protecting Life, Livelihood, and Economic Progress' as the Head, National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) in Sri Lanka. Over 65 countries joined the seminar, themed "Sri Lanka-Asia's Next Growth Heaven".

  • Russian Ambassador Commends Military Roles & Dedication of Frontline Health Workers against COVID-19

    07th June 2021 20:34:37 Hours

    Russian Ambassador Commends Military Roles & Dedication of Frontline Health Workers against COVID-19

    His Excellency, Mr Yury B. Materiy, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka called on 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 this morning (7) at the Army Headquarters, Sri Jayawardenapura.

  • Australian High Commissioner, Appreciative of Military Roles in COVID-19 Control Gifts PPE to Head, NOCPCO

    03rd June 2021 13:53:09 Hours

    Australian High Commissioner, Appreciative of Military Roles in COVID-19 Control Gifts PPE to Head, NOCPCO

    Extending an impressive gesture of goodwill, appreciation and concern towards the role of Sri Lankan armed forces in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic, High Commissioner of Australia for Sri Lanka, His Excellency, David Holly on Thursday (3) called on 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 at the Army Headquarters, Sri Jayawardenapura and gifted a large quantity of personal protection equipment (PPE) to the Army.

  • NOCPCO Head Makes Unannounced Visit to Southern Vaccination Centres, Manned by Army Troops

    27th May 2021 17:00:04 Hours

    NOCPCO Head Makes Unannounced Visit to Southern Vaccination Centres, Manned by Army Troops

    As Army troops across the island at the request of the government moved to Galle, Matara, Matale, Kurunegala and Anuradhapura areas in the South, North-Western, North Central Province and the Central Province respectively to conduct/ assist regional COVID-19 Vaccination Centres after HE the President prioritized those areas for vaccination, 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 this morning...

  • MAY ALL BEINGS BE WELL & HEALTHY DURING VESAK (THRICE BLESSED DAY) !

    26th May 2021 04:06:18 Hours

    MAY ALL BEINGS BE WELL & HEALTHY DURING VESAK (THRICE BLESSED DAY) !

    Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), General Shavendra Silva, all Officers and Other Ranks of the Army wish all our readers and everyone a healthy and peaceful Vesak (Thrice Blessed Day), absent from epidemics and sufferings !

  • Maternal & Child Health Experts Assured Facilities at Seeduwa for Pregnant Women & Children

    25th May 2021 11:59:38 Hours

    Maternal & Child Health Experts Assured Facilities at Seeduwa for Pregnant Women & Children

    A combined team of senior medical experts on Maternal and Child health, including Dr (Mrs) H.S. R Perera, Deputy Director General of Health Services, Dr (Mrs) Chithramalee de Silva, Director, Family Health Bureau, Prof Dr Shaman Rajindrajith, Consultant Paeditrician, Dr Surantha Perera, Consultant Paeditrician and Dr Sanath Lanerolle, President, Perinatal Society of Sri Lanka called on General Shavendra Silva, Head, NOCPCO, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army on Monday (24) at the Army Headquarters and explored possibilities of getting the best care...

  • Memory of War Heroes Refreshed on 'Victory Day' State Ceremony at National War Heroes’ Monument

    19th May 2021 20:48:05 Hours

    Memory of War Heroes Refreshed on 'Victory Day' State Ceremony at National War Heroes’ Monument

    The Victory Day alias the 12th National War Heroes' Day commemoration (Jathika Ranaviru Semaruma) which respectfully recalls the cherished memory of patriotic War Heroes of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Police and Civil Security Department who sacrificed their precious lives for the country's sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence reached its climax on Wednesday (19) where floral tributes were offered at Battaramulla National War Heroes’ Monument (Jathika Ranaviru Smarakaya) by a restricted galaxy of dignitaries and war veterans...

  • Army Seva Vanitha-Improvised Biggest Emergency Facility for COVID-19 Infectees Ready

    19th May 2021 10:57:57 Hours

    Army Seva Vanitha-Improvised Biggest Emergency Facility for COVID-19 Infectees Ready

    HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the invitation of 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 inspected the Army Seva Vanitha with soldiers-improvised new Intermediate Care Centre (ICC) cum Hospital with 1200 beds for COVID-19 infectees this afternoon (18).

  • Private Company Gifts 10 ICU Beds to Army-improvised ICC at Seeduwa

    17th May 2021 18:51:04 Hours

    Private Company Gifts 10 ICU Beds to Army-improvised ICC at Seeduwa

    Giving a boost to the Army-improvised Intermediate Care Centre (ICC) at Seeduwa, now almost done, the management of Upfield Sri Lanka Pvt Ltd this morning (17) gifted 10 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds to the Army for use in the new ICC in case of any emergency.

  • General Shavendra Silva Takes a Look at Vaccination Programme in Colombo

    12th May 2021 23:25:20 Hours

    General Shavendra Silva Takes a Look at Vaccination Programme in Colombo

    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 observed how vaccination programme in Colombo is underway, visited the Army Seva Vanitha Unit-managed Vaccination Centre at MOH office Pitakotte this morning (12).