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  • Commander Speaks to Veterans in District 'Ranaviru' Organizations & Sets out Welfare Benefits, Meant for Them

    18th February 2021 19:02:20 Hours

    Commander Speaks to Veterans in District 'Ranaviru' Organizations & Sets out Welfare Benefits, Meant for Them

    A representative gathering of about 100 coordinators of Ranaviru Organizations of 22 administrative Districts, including responsible SFHQ Officers and Civil Affairs Officers in respective areas this morning (18) arrived at the Army HQ at the request of the Directorate of Veterans' Affairs and listened to General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence staff, Commander of the Army and Head of the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak where he urged them to maintain their respected social recognition and contribute to the...

  • HE the President Graces Final Leg of KDU's General Convocation -2020

    17th February 2021 08:56:08 Hours

    HE the President Graces Final Leg of KDU's General Convocation -2020

    The final segment of the 31st General Convocation-2020 of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU), the highest academic seat for defence studies and other disciplines got underway at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) on Tuesday (16).

  • Segment of Troops in Recent 'Little World's End' Search Operation Commended for Bravery

    15th February 2021 18:18:46 Hours

    Segment of Troops in Recent 'Little World's End' Search Operation Commended for Bravery

    All Time Preparedness at the Highest Level, Accomplishment of assigned Tasks for best End-results, Adoption of Innovative and ad hoc Measures for Quick Rescue moves, Commitment for the Greater benefit of own Compatriots, and more than anything else, the Bravery demonstrated by troops in the most recent adventurous operation in search of a missing person in Madulsima, off 'Little World's End' area received high praise and admiration when General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army this morning (15)...

  • Special 'Kapruk Pooja' at Somawathiya Invokes Blessings for Eradication of COVID-19 Epidemic & the Country

    14th February 2021 11:46:03 Hours

    Special 'Kapruk Pooja' at Somawathiya Invokes Blessings for Eradication of COVID-19 Epidemic & the Country

    A special 'Kapruk Pooja' of rare quality, meant to invoke spiritual blessings on the speedy eradication of COVID-19 epidemic and all attempts to this effect, being spearheaded by HE the President, Hon Prime Minister, Ministry of Health, Health workers, Tri service troops, Policemen and all stakeholders got underway on Saturday (13) evening at the historic Somawathiya Raja Maha Vihara temple premises, organized under the aegis of members of the Maha Sangha and 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).

  • HE the President & Hon Premier Launch 'Deegavapiya' Restoration Fund-raising Drive

    12th February 2021 18:28:19 Hours

    HE the President & Hon Premier Launch 'Deegavapiya' Restoration Fund-raising Drive

    The formal launch of the fund-raising drive for restoration of the historic 'Deegavapiya' Maha Seya ( pagoda) in the East got to a start this morning (12) at Colombo Sri Sambodhi Viharaya under the aegis of HE the President and the Prime Minister at the invitation of General Kamal Gunarathna (Retd), Chairman, Presidential Task Force for Restoration of 'Deegavapiya', amid a distinguished gathering of senior Buddhist monks, Presidential Advisers, Governors, Ministers, State Ministers, Secretaries, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army...

  • "Most Admired Companies of Sri Lanka-2020" Awards Ceremony Recognizes & Honours Gen Shavendra Silva's Leadership Traits

    10th February 2021 22:28:19 Hours

    Wednesday (10) evening's "Most Admired Companies of Sri Lanka-2020" Awards Ceremony at BMICH that recognises companies that are a cut above the rest in terms of value they create for their shareholders, customers, employees and the wider community in general in an exclusive gesture of appreciation presented a rare and distinguished recognition of 'Leadership with Distinction' Award to General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, who graced the awarding ceremony as the Chief Guest.

  • INSS 'Diner's Club' Sessions Take up Forthcoming UNHRC Issues

    09th February 2021 13:27:42 Hours

    INSS 'Diner's Club' Sessions Take up Forthcoming UNHRC Issues

    The Institute of National Security Studies (INSS), the premier Think Tank for National Security Studies for Sri Lanka, functional under the Ministry of Defence on Monday (8) evening organized a 'Diner's Club' discussion on the issues pertaining to the forthcoming UNHRC sessions at SLNS Rangalla, Colombo.

  • Promoted Major Generals Privileged to Receive New Rank Insignia from Their Chief

    05th February 2021 18:39:20 Hours

    Promoted Major Generals Privileged to Receive New Rank Insignia from Their Chief

    Senior Brigadiers of the Army who were just elevated to the rank of Major General on the eve of Sri Lanka's 73rd National Independence Day had the privilege of receiving their new rank insignia from none other than their guiding chief, General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army....

  • Launch of Exclusive New Dress for War Veterans, Held with Secretary Defence at DSC

    03rd February 2021 08:37:54 Hours

    Launch of Exclusive New Dress for War Veterans, Held with Secretary Defence at DSC

    Exclusively designed military uniforms, expected to reflect the high professional standards, personal appearance and esprit de corps that the Sri Lankan Tri Services represent will in future be worn by All Retired tri service personnel not only to symbolize military status after retirement....

  • General Shavendra Silva Lays Corner-stone for Construction of New ‘Stupa’ at Tissa Viharaya

    30th January 2021 18:02:08 Hours

    General Shavendra Silva Lays Corner-stone for Construction of New ‘Stupa’ at Tissa Viharaya

    The auspicious corner-stone laying ceremony for erection of the new pagoda (Chaithya Stupa) and the monastery at the historic Tissa Raja Maha Viharaya in Kankesanthurai began this morning (30) amid religious formalities and blessings of the Maha Sangha as a result of the cooperation, extended by the Jaffna Security Force HQ, Navy, Air Force and the Police.