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  • Army to Improvise 50 Bed Building for Isolation of COVID-19 Patients

    27th March 2020 15:03:24 Hours

    Army to Improvise 50 Bed Building for Isolation of COVID-19 Patients

    Hon Minister of Health Mrs Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Director General Health Services Dr Anil Jasinha, together with several officials Thursday (26) evening inspected the government-owned former Voice of America buildings at Iranawila, Chilaw which could be improvised to serve as isolation wards for COVID-19 patients.

  • British High Commissioner Receives Updates on Fight against COVID-19

    26th March 2020 15:22:24 Hours

    British High Commissioner Receives Updates on Fight against COVID-19

    British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka HE Sarah Hulton with a view to receiving an update on the ongoing COVID-19 quarantine process, health condition of British nationals and dual citizens in quarantine, measures being implemented to arrest its transmission, preventive mechanisms, etc called on Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Head of the....

  • Army with Travel Arrangements Ready to See Departure of Third Batch of Quarantined Persons - Lt Gen Shavendra Silva

    25th March 2020 19:17:50 Hours

    Army with Travel Arrangements Ready to See Departure of Third Batch of Quarantined Persons - Lt Gen Shavendra Silva

    The routine Media interaction at the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) at Rajagiriya took place this afternoon (25), attended by Mrs Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Minister of Health, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Head of the (NOCPCO), Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army and Medical Specialist....

  • Quarantined Second Batch Set to Proceed Home - Lt Gen Shavendra Silva

    24th March 2020 22:15:26 Hours

    Quarantined Second Batch Set to Proceed Home - Lt Gen Shavendra Silva

    The routine Media interaction at the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) at Rajagiriya took place this afternoon (24), attended by Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Head of the (NOCPCO), Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, Medical Specialist, Dr Anil Jasinghe, Director General of Health Services and Medical Specialist, Dr Paba Palihawadana, Deputy Director General of Health Services (Public Health Services).

  • Australian High Commissioner Discusses COVID-19 Preventive Roles with Army Chief

    21st March 2020 09:12:36 Hours

    Australian High Commissioner Discusses COVID-19 Preventive Roles with Army Chief

    High Commissioner of Australia for Sri Lanka, His Excellency David Holly on Friday (20) paid a courtesy call on Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff & Commander of the Army at the Army HQ.

  • National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak Holds its First Media Briefing with Latest Updates

    17th March 2020 21:39:25 Hours

    National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak Holds its First Media Briefing with Latest Updates

    The inaugural Media briefing of the 'National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak' (NOCPCO), established at No 1090, Sino Lanka Towers building on Sri Jayawardenepura Mawatha, Rajagiriya on the guidelines given by HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa with the objective of centralizing, expediting and implementing all necessary preventive...

  • GR Home Extends Red Carpet Welcome to Its Second Secretary Defence

    13th March 2020 19:32:07 Hours

    GR Home Extends Red Carpet Welcome to Its Second Secretary Defence

    The Home of Gajaba Regiment (GR) at Saliyapura on Friday (13) in a fitting ceremony, coloured with ceremonials and a slew of welfare donations, extended a red carpet welcome to Major General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne, one of the proud veterans of the GR family when he formally arrived there after he was appointed as the new Secretary of Defence by HE the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.

  • “Army Lending All Its Resources would Do Its Best for Detainees for ‘Covid-19’ Quarantine Process” - Lt Gen Shavendra Silva

    13th March 2020 16:22:07 Hours

    “Army Lending All Its Resources would Do Its Best for Detainees for ‘Covid-19’ Quarantine Process” - Lt Gen Shavendra Silva

    ‘Aluth Parlimenthuwa’ TV feature in the ‘Derana’ channel on Thursday (12) evening was told by Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army that members of the Tri Services are all time prepared to sacrifice all their facilities and other accessories in the fight against spread of the deadly ‘Covid-19’ virus in Sri Lanka.

  • “Trust Us, We Will Do Our Best for Transients at Quarantine Centers” - Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva

    13th March 2020 08:32:07 Hours

    “Trust Us, We Will Do Our Best for Transients at Quarantine Centers” - Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva

    “No one should believe in rumors or fake stories, being circulated in social media which is at times completely false and misleading. As Sri Lankans, you should trust Tri-Forces, Health Ministry and the action being taken by the Government. We will not tell lies, nor will the Army hide anything on this issue,” so said Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army making a special public announcement on Thursday (12) evening.

  • Main Stakeholders in Fight Against ‘Covid-19’ Clears the Air

    12th March 2020 23:05:17 Hours

    Main Stakeholders in Fight Against ‘Covid-19’ Clears the Air

    The ITN TV feature, ‘Sanwaadaya’ on Tuesday (10) evening interviewed Major General (Retd) G.A Chandrasiri, Chairman, Airport and Aviation Services Limited, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, Dr Anil Jasinghe, Director General Health Services and Dr Samitha Ginige, Consultant Epidemiologist, Epidemiology Unit of Health Ministry on fast spreading ‘Covid-19’ epidemic, Sri Lanka’s preparedness, quarantine process, preventive measures and public awareness on its transmission and spread.