12th December 2020 22:24:31 Hours
Heralding the inauguration of a new era for production of sophisticated and most modern innovative equipment, creative hardware products and heavy vehicles that could also bring much-needed foreign exchange to the country, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army was in Kosgama this morning (12) to lay the cornerstone for construction of the state-of-the art new Base Workshop building....
12th December 2020 11:32:18 Hours
The graduation ceremony of the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) Course No 14 got underway Friday (11) afternoon at the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre, graced by Major General (Retd) Kamal Gunarathna as the Chief Guest, together with Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army at the invitation of the DSCSC Commandant, Major General Prabath Dematanpitiya and members of the Board of Management.
08th December 2020 22:46:39 Hours
The Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) at Sapugaskanda, the internationally reputed academic seat of learning for tri services in Sri Lanka on Tuesday (8) laid a red carpet welcome to Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army when he arrived there to deliver the customary 'Commander's Lecture' to both local and foreign DSCSC undergraduates of the Course No-14.
07th December 2020 14:29:41 Hours
The inauguration of the Gemunu Watch (GW) Regimental HQ-initiated several welfare projects, including a donation of artificial limbs to wounded War Heroes, distribution of prizes for lottery winners and opening of the state-of-the art new Holiday Home got underway on Sunday morning (6) at Nanpareil area, headed by Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva....
02nd December 2020 21:43:07 Hours
Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army in the wake of fast developing adverse weather patterns that could sweep across the Wanni region this evening (2) with the entry of the cyclone 'Burevi' through the eastern coast and blow across Pulmoddai, Kokilai, Vavuniya and Mannar areas, arrived at the Wanni Security Force HQ (SFHQ-Wanni) in Vavuniya early this morning (2) and alerted the troops to any emergency after reinforcing vulnerable points.
29th November 2020 00:05:58 Hours
The trilateral 4th National Security Adviser level meeting on 'Maritime Security Cooperation', held during the weekend on Saturday (28) at Colombo Hotel Taj Samudra with the participation of Mr Ajit Doval, National Security Adviser of India, Ms. Mariya Didi, Minister of Defence of Maldives and Maj. Gen. (retd) Kamal Gunaratne, Secretary to Ministry of Defence came to a close this afternoon agreeing to further strengthen cooperation in dealing with maritime challenges in the Indian ocean and ensure peace and security in the region for common benefit.
22nd November 2020 21:32:07 Hours
The 'Exercise Lending Hand', elaborate mock demonstration, presented by course attendees in the Basic Disaster Response Course No-7 at the Sri Lanka Army Centre for Disaster Response Training (SLACDRT) this morning (22) in the general Kotmale reservoir area at the end of their 40 day-long disaster management training course, won praise from the day's Chief Guest, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak.
20th November 2020 16:13:54 Hours
HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, adding an appreciative recognition for Army efforts to afforest semi-urban areas and beautify environs around Army HQ area and inaugurating the 'Husma Dena Thuru' (Trees that give breath) national project, launched jointly by the Central Environment Authority, Ministry of Environment and the Army, planted the first few Sandalwood saplings around the Army-constructed new leisure park (walking track) this morning (20).
20th November 2020 00:04:01 Hours
The Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) Regimental HQ at Panagoda, currently performing a variety of welfare roles on behalf of Officers, Other Ranks, differently-abled War Heroes and their families, some of those in close collaboration with the SLLI Seva Vanitha Unit on Thursday (19) afternoon during a ceremony, headed by Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva....
18th November 2020 17:07:31 Hours
The multi-skilled and multi-faceted Corps of Sri Lanka Army Engineers (SLE) this morning (18) raised its newest first Army Engineers Division, aimed at centralizing coordination, undertaking, distribution and execution of all Nation-building engineering tasks during a brief ceremony, in which the foundation-stone was also laid for construction of a new Division HQ at SLE Regimental HQ premises in Mattegoda.