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  • Bangladesh's DSCSC Commandant Holds Cordial Discussions with the Army Chief

    17th August 2021 19:17:35 Hours

    Bangladesh's DSCSC Commandant Holds Cordial Discussions with the Army Chief

    Major General Mohammed Jubayer Salehin, Commandant of the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) in Mirpur, Bangladesh, currently in Sri Lanka with a few DSCSC Directing Staff to conduct a Joint Warfare Workshop at its Sri Lankan counterpart, DSCSC in Sapugaskanda on Monday (16) called on General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army at the Army HQ and extended his courtesies, symbolizing sound bilateral relations that prevail between Bangladesh and Sri Lankan Armed Forces.

  • Army Mobile Vaccination Fleet Launched Covering Most Populous Areas in Western Province

    12th August 2021 13:39:08 Hours

    Army Mobile Vaccination Fleet Launched Covering Most Populous Areas in Western Province

    The mobilization of the Army's first Western Province-based Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Fleet that prioritizes the vaccination of the elderly, sick, handicapped and feeble sections in society, a combined effort of the Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps (SLAMC), Directorate of Preventive Medicine and Mental Health, Directorate of Supply and Transport, Sri Lanka Signal Corps, Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police, Brigadier Chandana Arangala, Brigadier Coordinator, NOCPCO started...

  • Army Magnanimity Lent to Ex-Combatants Offering Financial Incentives for Self-Employments

    07th August 2021 21:40:27 Hours

    Army Magnanimity Lent to Ex-Combatants Offering Financial Incentives for Self-Employments

    Unprecedented in Sri Lanka, and perhaps in the world too for that matter, the Sri Lanka Army in a magnanimous gesture of goodwill, brotherhood and compassion lent its hand of friendship to 15 ex-LTTE combatants, just freed from jail on a Presidential pardon and offered each of them with cash gifts for initiation of their own self-employment openings and....

  • Pioneering Architect of New Army & Defence HQ Complex, HE the President Welcomed amid Military Honours

    03rd August 2021 18:01:55 Hours

    Pioneering Architect of New Army & Defence HQ Complex, HE the President Welcomed amid Military Honours

    His Excellency (HE) the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces cum the conceptual brainchild behind the erection of the new state-of-the art Defence HQ complex at Sri Jayawardenepura who saw the fruition of the project, called at the Army HQ this morning (3) for the first time at the invitation of the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva to be received in a dignified red-carpet welcome, adorned with military salutes.

  • Exceptionally-Skilled 200 More Air Mobile Graduates Receive Graduation

    28th July 2021 18:34:55 Hours

    Exceptionally-Skilled 200 More Air Mobile Graduates Receive Graduation

    The state-of-the art Air Mobile Training School (AMTS) at Nikawewa under the 53 Division Headquarters adorned ceremonial garbs Wednesday (28) morning and inducted well-trained 4 more Officers and 196 Other Ranks of the Reserve Strike Force (RSF) who completed the intensive Training Course No-23 of the AMTS, amidst greetings and best wishes during an eventful formal ceremony, dignified by the presence of General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army as the Chief Guest.

  • MIR Gets Own Holiday Home for its Family Members at Diyatalawa

    19th July 2021 15:52:28 Hours

    MIR Gets Own Holiday Home for its Family Members at Diyatalawa

    Mech Breeze'', the newly-constructed holiday home of the Mechanized Infantry Regiment (MIR) in Diyatalawa was vested in the MIR family by General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army on Saturday (17) at the invitation of Colonel of the Regiment, Mechanized Infantry Regiment and Commander Army Training Command, Major General Sena Waduge.

  • 9th ‘High Performance’ Project to Revive Para Sportsmanship in Future

    14th July 2021 19:26:59 Hours

    9th ‘High Performance’ Project to Revive Para Sportsmanship in Future

    Intending to revive the field of Para Games and develop sports skills among Para Sportsmen, both in the civil sector and tri-services, the Ministry of Sports has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Sports Development and the National Paralympic Committee of the National Sports Council under the ‘High Performance’ programme of the Department.

  • Army Seva Vanitha Ladies Meet Army Chief on 37th Anniversary Day

    12th July 2021 17:40:14 Hours

    Army Seva Vanitha Ladies Meet Army Chief on 37th Anniversary Day

    The alternative ‘Mother Care’ wing of the organization, the Army Seva Vanitha Unit (ASVU) at the Army Headquarters which has left indelible marks as a robust welfare wing, is 37 years of age today (12) and determined to further broaden their welfare and well-being scope. The low-profile anniversary commemoration with release of a special pictorial magazine, symbolic award of 10 laptops to students of Army families and a lunch treat to 150 patients at National Institute of Mental....

  • Chairman, National Sports Selection Committee (NSSC) Extends Best Wishes to ‘Olympics’ Participants

    10th July 2021 04:44:06 Hours

    Chairman, National Sports Selection Committee (NSSC) Extends Best Wishes to ‘Olympics’ Participants

    Sportsmen and Women who are tipped to participate and win in the forthcoming 32nd Olympic Games – 2020 in Tokyo during 23 July - 8 August together with the 1st Army Officer participating as a judge this afternoon (9) called on General Shavendra Silva, Chairman of the National Sports Selection Committee (NSSC), Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army at the Army Headquarters and received guidelines, encouragement and blessings.

  • 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).