27th January 2022 10:15:59 Hours
More than 1,000 Buddhist monks, drawn from all corners of the country, including Maha Nayaka and Anunayaka Theros at the invitation of the Ministry of Defence gathered at the BMICH premises this evening (26) and commenced overnight chanting of the 'Jaya Piritha,' one of the most powerful canons of Buddhist chanting, believed to be able to dispel bad omens and destructive forces and invoke blessings to bring prosperity and well-being to the country.
22nd January 2022 15:45:53 Hours
The 29th-anniversary commemoration of the Military Intelligence Corps (MIC) and its remembrance of fallen MIC War Heroes got underway this afternoon (21) at the MIC Headquarters in Karandeniya, Ambalangoda, awarding the pride of place to the memory of fallen MIC War Heroes.
19th January 2022 17:32:56 Hours
The Chief of Naval Staff of the Bangladesh Navy, Admiral M. Shaheen Iqbal, now in Sri Lanka on a goodwill visit this afternoon (19) arrived at the Army HQ to pay courtesies to the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva. The red carpet welcome, amidst fluttering Sri Lanka Army flags commenced no sooner than his motorcade reached the main entrance where a neatly-dressed and colourful Guard Turnout....
16th January 2022 22:45:47 Hours
HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, instrumental in conservation of the archaeological site at Kuragala Monastery in Kalthota and the driving force behind the realization of the project which dates back to prehistoric times of Balangoda Homo Sapiens made an unannounced visit to the sacred site this afternoon (16) for enshrinement of offerings, images and artifacts in the restored Kuragala Pagoda (Esi Disi Maha Seya), together with the First Lady, Mrs Ioma Rajapaksa, to be received by Ven Waturakumbure Dhammaratana Thera...
13th January 2022 15:30:01 Hours
A full-day symposium for Middle-Grade Officers of the Armed Forces, conceptualized by the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) under the theme "Military Leadership in the Contemporary World: Evolving from a Warrior to a Friend in Need" began its sessions this morning (13) at the BMICH during a brief inaugural ceremony.
05th January 2022 20:46:44 Hours
The recently-established Green Agriculture Operation Center (GAOC) at Rajagiriya, mandated to spearhead, implement and coordinate island-wide production of organic fertilizer for 'Yala Season - 2022' on a Presidential directive this afternoon (5) kick-started its brainstorming session, attended by Agriculture Ministerial Secretaries and General Shavendra Silva, Head of the Green Agriculture Operation Center (GAOC), Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army.
03rd January 2022 14:55:45 Hours
The Army Headquarters at Sri Jayawardenepura greeted the first working day in the New Year with reading of the oath for state allegiance and exchange of greetings on Monday (3) morning. Raising of the National flag and the Army flag, Recital of the National Anthem and the Army song, Reading of the state allegiance oath and the Commander’s New Year address were among the major features of the day’s simple arrangement at the Army Headquarters.
01st January 2022 00:57:54 Hours
With the dawn of the New Year-2022, HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, together with the First Lady, Hon Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his spouse, Minister Shashindra Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence, General Kamal Gunaratne (Rtd), Secretary to Ministry of Public Security, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva and his spouse, Navy and Air Force Commanders with their spouses, Inspector General of Police and several administrative officials visited the historic Kataragama...
31st December 2021 23:41:19 Hours
General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Head of the Green Agriculture Operation Center (GAOC), All Officers, Other Ranks & Civil Staffers Wish ALL OF YOU be blessed with GOOD HEALTH & WEALTH in This NEW YEAR-2022 in Plenty !
29th December 2021 14:09:56 Hours
General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army and Head of the Green Agriculture Operation Center (GAOC) on the eve of the dawn of the New Year flew to Jaffna this morning (29) as a considerate military leader, in a bid to share seasonal compliments and show his care for North-based fellow- tri service troops, engaged in duty roles, away from their loved ones in families.