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  • Army Community Vaccination Centres, Established Overnight Draw Huge Crowds

    05th July 2021 16:43:15 Hours

    Army Community Vaccination Centres, Established Overnight Draw Huge Crowds

    Intending to encourage and motivate Army personnel, engaged in the speedily-established ‘walk-in’ Community Vaccination Centres of the Armed Forces for vaccination of Western Province residents above 30 years of age, General Shavendra Silva, Head, NOCPCO, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army this morning (5) took time off his hectic schedule and visited Battaramulla Diyatha Uyana Vaccination Centre, the programme, jointly manned by the Army Seva Vanitha Unit (ASVU).

  • US-based Dharma Vijaya Foundation Gifts Medical Devices for Use of COVID-19 Patients

    01st July 2021 22:08:55 Hours

    US-based Dharma Vijaya Foundation Gifts Medical Devices for Use of COVID-19 Patients

    A large consignment of vital life-supporting medical devices, equipment and accessories, gifted to Sri Lanka for COVID-19 control work by the laity at US-based Dharma Vijaya Foundation and Buddhist Viharaya was symbolically vested in the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) this morning (1) during a meeting with General Shavendra Silva, Head, NOCPCO, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army.

  • Katubedda SLEME Workshop on Commander's Guidance Saves Millions for the Country

    29th June 2021 22:45:41 Hours

    Katubedda SLEME Workshop on Commander's Guidance Saves Millions for the Country

    The Sri Lanka Army Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (SLEME), making great strides in the repairs of unserviceable Army vehicle fleet and thereby saving a fair chunk of foreign exchange as per specific instructions given by the Army Chief, added another completely refurbished 12 more Land Rover model vehicles to the Army fleet this morning (29) after symbolically handing them to the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva at the Army HQ.

  • Two New RSMs, Appointed to KDU & SLMA Get Piece of Advice from the Commander

    28th June 2021 19:47:55 Hours

    Two New RSMs, Appointed to KDU & SLMA Get Piece of Advice from the Commander

    The two newly-posted Regimental Sergeant Majors (RSMs) to the Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) and the Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) on Monday (28) had the rare chance of receiving guidelines, instructions and best wishes on their new appointments from none other than the chief of the organization, General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army when both of them called at the Commander’s office, together with the Adjutant General, Major General Sanjaya Wanasinghe and the RSM at the Army Headquarters.

  • Formal Inauguration of ‘International Yoga Day’ in Sri Lanka Rolled out at Army HQ

    21st June 2021 18:30:38 Hours

    Formal Inauguration of ‘International Yoga Day’ in Sri Lanka Rolled out at Army HQ

    The Sri Lanka Army, adding renewed recognition to age-old ties of goodwill and friendship rolled out the inauguration of the 7th edition of the ‘International Yoga Day’ (21 June) in collaboration with the High Commission of India at the Sri Jayawardenepura Army Headquarters this morning (21) after transmission of messages of HE the President of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Hon Prime Minister of India....

  • MAY ALL BEINGS BE WELL & HAPPY ON THIS SPECIAL FULL MOON DAY !

    21st June 2021 18:00:39 Hours

    MAY ALL BEINGS BE WELL & HAPPY ON THIS SPECIAL FULL MOON DAY !

    Let Blessings of Sacred Poson Full Moon Day That Brought Upon a New Civilization Gives Strength to All of Us to Rid COVID-19 Pandemic & Prosper Our Motherland !. General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army & Head, NOCPCO, All Officers, Other Ranks & Civil Staff Share Noble Thoughts on this Special Day of Our Civilization.

  • SLEME Troops Make Condemned Army Vehicles Motorable

    16th June 2021 19:28:31 Hours

    SLEME Troops Make Condemned Army Vehicles Motorable

    A fleet of unserviceable Army vehicles that included a garbage truck, three jeeps and one double cab, hitherto remained unused have now been made completely motorable again in Colombo, Katubedda and Kosgama Sri Lanka Army Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (SLEME) Base workshops after overhaul and repairs, saving a large sum of money to the Army. Among those vehicles is a newly-improvised vegetable selling truck that was brought to the Army HQ this morning (16) in order to show them to the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva.

  • "Military Troops are There to Ease Burdens & Assist Health Professionals, Not for any Interference" -Head, NOCPCO

    12th June 2021 16:35:00 Hours

    "The Army and service personnel for COVID-19 control work have been deployed as frontliners exclusively to assist health professionals on the directives of HE the President since he is well aware of the capacity, full potential and professional capabilities of the military and this all-time prepared assistance should not be misunderstood or misinterpreted as 'interference' in professional health work.

  • "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.