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  • Army-Built Kandakadu Hospital on Request Vested in Health Department-Head, NOCPCO

    20th October 2020 21:54:37 Hours

    Army-Built Kandakadu Hospital on Request Vested in Health Department-Head, NOCPCO

    The Task Force at the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) during one more emergency session, held this afternoon (20) closely reviewed the status quo, current developments and urged the public to strictly adhere to safety guidelines since information attributes the spread of the virus to less care for health guidelines, congested movements and living patterns, holding of public functions and gatherings, and irresponsible ways of behaviour of some people.

  • Novel ‘Army Commander’s League - T20’ Endorses Possibility to ‘Live with CORONA’ with Safety Measures

    18th October 2020 09:42:00 Hours

    Novel ‘Army Commander’s League - T20’ Endorses Possibility to ‘Live with CORONA’ with Safety Measures

    The final edition of the first-ever ‘Army Commander’s League-T 20’, T-20 cricket tournament that selects best of the best cricketers to the national pool in keeping with the ‘Live with COVID-19’ notion, suggested by Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Head of the National Operation Centre for COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) got underway this afternoon (17) at Sri Lanka Army cricket ground at Dombagoda, adhering to strict health guidelines.

  • 'Army Troops Intervene in Safety Measures for Greater Benefit of the Masses at this Critical Hour'- Head, NOCPCO

    16th October 2020 21:17:12 Hours

    'Army Troops Intervene in Safety Measures for Greater Benefit of the Masses at this Critical Hour'- Head, NOCPCO

    " The Army intervened to take close contacts of COVID-19 victims or those who have developed symptoms from Minuwangoda and Katunayake areas to respective makeshift Quarantine Centres at this critical hour for the greater benefit of the masses since MOH Offices do not have enough manpower to carry out such tasks and also considering the urgent nature of virus' transmission and the entire preventive mechanism in place as being done elsewhere in the country.

  • Factory Owners Educated on Emergency Measures against Further Transmission of COVID-19

    13th October 2020 22:14:10 Hours

    Factory Owners Educated on Emergency Measures against Further Transmission of COVID-19

    "All factory managements are advised to strictly adhere to health guidelines and precautions as mandatory enforcing all elaborate procedures as advised by health authorities while ensuring that their employees are examined at least thrice a day for fever and are not at all exposed to outsiders in society as much as possible," so warned Hon Minister of Health, Mrs Pavithradevi Wanniarachchi during one more special discussion, held this afternoon (13)...

  • NOCPCO Task Force Meeting Recommends Imposition of Quarantine Curfew in Police Divisions

    12th October 2020 20:26:09 Hours

    NOCPCO Task Force Meeting Recommends Imposition of Quarantine Curfew in Police Divisions

    A specially-summoned Task Force meeting this afternoon (12), held at the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), led by Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Head, NOCPCO, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, acting Director General of Health Services, Dr S. Shridharan and other major stakeholders in specific committees closely reviewed the effectiveness of ongoing COVID-19 prevention mechanism...

  • Sri Lanka Army, Pride of the Nation Turns 71 Years of Age

    10th October 2020 00:00:01 Hours

    Sri Lanka Army, Pride of the Nation Turns 71 Years of Age

    The Sri Lanka Army, the protective shield behind which our country pursues unhampered and arduous struggle toward economic growth and social development, matures into its 71st birthday today (10) as the finest and most trusted service-provider whose scope of dedication, courage, devotion to duty and self-sacrifice has commanded the admiration of the Nation more than ever before. The incumbent Commander of the Army at this milestone anniversary while paying tribute to all War Heroes, Officers, All Ranks and civil staff conveys his best wishes on account of the Army Day.

  • First Draft of Army's 'Way Forward Strategy' Presented to Former Commanders Seeking Their Views

    08th October 2020 20:13:00 Hours

    First Draft of Army's 'Way Forward Strategy' Presented to Former Commanders Seeking Their Views

    The largest disciplined human resource in the country, the Sri Lanka Army, well conceived of multiple and complex global threat landscape and the imperative need for adaptation to dramatic transformation to be in constant touch with ever-changing battlefield scenarios in recent years has now drafted the 'Sri Lanka Army Way Forward Strategy for 2020-2025' as per guidelines given by Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army.

  • ‘Abishekam’ Pooja Invokes Blessings on 71st Army Anniversary

    04th October 2020 09:30:32 Hours

    ‘Abishekam’ Pooja Invokes Blessings on 71st Army Anniversary

    Customary Hindu spiritual blessings on the forthcoming 71st Army Anniversary and the Army Day (October 10) were invoked this evening (3) at Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil, Colombo 13 in the form of a special ‘Abishekam’ Pooja ritual, considered as one of the most revered and recognized blessings among the Hindus.

  • ‘Pirith’ Chanting & ‘Sangeeka Daana’ at Army HQ Bless Army Anniversary

    02nd October 2020 06:48:49 Hours

    ‘Pirith’ Chanting & ‘Sangeeka Daana’ at Army HQ Bless Army Anniversary

    The all-night ‘Pirith’ chanting, a customary religious feature, organized every year by the Army Buddhist Association on account of the forthcoming Army Day (10 October) and the 71st Army Anniversary got underway on Thursday (1), ‘Vap’ Poya day...

  • 'Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi' Blessings Invoked Symbolically on Army Flags at Anuradhapura

    30th September 2020 13:24:02 Hours

    'Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi' Blessings Invoked Symbolically on Army Flags at Anuradhapura

    The chain of religious blessing ceremonies, the forerunner to the forthcoming Army Day and 71st Army Anniversary (10 October) had one more major segment, held on a grand scale at the most sacred Anuradhapura ‘Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi’ precincts this morning (30), graced by hundreds of representative Army personnel, led by Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army as the Chief Guest for the occasion.