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  • Malwatte-Asgiriiya Prelates Commend NOCPCO Head for COVID-19 Roles & Highlight Need for Continued Health Precautions

    27th June 2020 18:10:58 Hours

    Malwatte-Asgiriiya Prelates Commend NOCPCO Head for COVID-19 Roles & Highlight Need for Continued Health Precautions

    Most Ven Thibbotuwawe Sri Siddhartha Sumangalabhidana Maha Nayake Thero of Malwatte Chapter and Most Ven Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathanabhidana Maha Nayake Thero of Asgiriya Chapter in Kandy during an audience Lieutenant 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 had this morning (27), heaped full of praise on Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva and exceptional roles, being performed by Army troops in the control of...

  • Sri Lanka Army-Manufactured Air-conditioned Mali-bound Unibuffels Ready for Shipment

    26th June 2020 14:51:13 Hours

    Sri Lanka Army-Manufactured Air-conditioned Mali-bound Unibuffels Ready for Shipment

    Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (SLEME) troops of the Army adding a milestone to the annals of Army inventions handed over the SLEME-produced 9 modernized Unibuffels (improved version of Unicorns), one recovery vehicle and 3 containers to the shippers for passage to the Combat Convoy Company (CCC) of the Sri Lankan UN Peace-Keepers serving in Mali, a landlocked nation in West Africa, affected by ethnic strifes.

  • ‘Commander Wants Every Cent of Public Taxpayers Spent Justified’ Stresses in His Address to Brigade Commanders

    24th June 2020 14:25:46 Hours

    ‘Commander Wants Every Cent of Public Taxpayers Spent Justified’ Stresses in His Address to Brigade Commanders

    The three-day long ‘Refresher Training Workshop for Brigade Commanders’ as part of the ‘Formulation of Way Forward Strategy for Sri Lanka Army 2020 - 2025’, conceptualized by 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 (NOCPCO), was inaugurated this morning (24) at the Army Headquarters at Sri Jayawardenepura.

  • Beautified & Developed Army HQ Surroundings Now Open to the Public

    22nd June 2020 22:12:37 Hours

    Beautified & Developed Army HQ Surroundings Now Open to the Public

    People friendly and eco-friendly beautification and utility project that adorned the surroundings, adjacent to the Army HQ on a conceptual notion of the Chief of the Defence Staff and the Commander of the Sri Lanka Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva was brought to successful completion within a few months by the troops and declared open to the public as well as for nature-lovers on Monday (22) in the presence of a distinguished gathering, including the Architect Mr Harshan de Silva, Chairman, Urban Development Authority as the Chief Guest.

  • 'Pinkam' & Offerings at Anuradhapura Invoke Blessings on HE the President on His Birth Day

    20th June 2020 23:50:06 Hours

    'Pinkam' & Offerings at Anuradhapura Invoke Blessings on HE the President on His Birth Day

    HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces on Saturday (20) morning, giving prioritized prominence to religion on his birthday participated in a variety of religious observances and blessing ceremonies at most sacred Anuradhapura Ruwanweli Maha Seya, together with Mrs Ioma Rajapaksa, First Lady, close relatives, Hon Prime Minister, Hon Minister, Chamal Rajapaksa (MP), Former Minister, Hon Basil Rajapaksa, Hon Namal Rajapaksa (MP) and well-wishers.

  • High-Level Security Delegation Reviews Security & COVID-19 Impacts in Jaffna

    17th June 2020 18:45:22 Hours

    High-Level Security Delegation Reviews Security & COVID-19 Impacts in Jaffna

    A high- level security delegation, led by the Secretary Defence, Major General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne, Head of the National Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva, Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sumangala Dias, acting Inspector General of Police, C. D. Wickramaratne, Chief of National Intelligence, Commanders of the Security Forces for Jaffna, Mullaittivu...

  • Buttala OCDC with Red Carpet Welcome Marks Commander's First Visit to the Premises

    15th June 2020 17:13:22 Hours

    Buttala OCDC with Red Carpet Welcome Marks Commander's First Visit to the Premises

    The Officer Career Development Centre (OCDC) at Buttala, the prestigious seat of academia that grooms and enhances military professionalism among Junior and Middle Grade Officers this morning (15) extended a red carpet welcome to Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, who was making his first formal visit to the venue after he was appointed the Commander of the Army last year.

  • Troops Innovating Automated COVID-19 Control Medical Products Impress Secretary Defence & Commander

    10th June 2020 14:24:31 Hours

    Troops Innovating Automated COVID-19 Control Medical  Products Impress Secretary Defence & Commander

    Exclusively innovated 29 anthropocentric medically-vital Army innovations to help control COVID-19, perhaps hitherto not produced anywhere under one roof within such a short period of time were unveiled and kept on display at the Army Headquarters on Wednesday (10) in the presence of Major General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne, Secretary Defence who graced the occasion as the Chief Guest...

  • ‘Kruthavedithwaye Pinkama’ Invokes Blessings on All Engaged in Control of COVID-19 Epidemic

    05th June 2020 23:19:21 Hours

    ‘Kruthavedithwaye Pinkama’ Invokes Blessings on All Engaged in Control of COVID-19 Epidemic

    The Poson Full Moon Poya Day programme, “Kruthavedithwaye Pinkama” (meritorious act of gratitude) of the ‘Deranabhivandana’ organized by the ‘Derana’ TV from the sacred Anuradhapura Ruwanweli Maha Seya premises got underway this evening (5) in order to invoke blessings on all sectors engaged in the fight against COVID-19....

  • Army HQ Surroundings Illuminated with Attractive 'Poson' Lanterns in 'Poson Zone'

    04th June 2020 11:31:40 Hours

    Army HQ Surroundings Illuminated with Attractive 'Poson' Lanterns in 'Poson Zone'

    On the eve of the forthcoming commemoration of Poson Full Moon Poya Day, the second most important Buddhist event of the year, being surpassed in importance by Vesak, troops giving prominence to its phenomenal significance, produced 24 mammoth and multi-coloured ‘Poson’ lanterns and decorations with the participation of all 24 Regiments of the Army...