HEAD, NOCPCO SUPERVISES FINAL TOUCHES AT ARMY-IMPROVISED BIGGEST COVID-19 HOSPITAL

In order to find whether the country's biggest Army-improvised COVID-19 Hospital in Seeduwa, now receiving final touches needs any more fine-tuning, 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, together with several Senior Officers of relevance to the project undertook an inspection to....

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WAR HEROES' COMMEMORATION MONTH BEGINS WITH PINNING FLAG ON COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF

Formally heralding the National War Heroes' Commemoration month (Ranaviru Semarum Maasaya), the Ranaviru Seva Authority this morning (4) pinned the first National War Heroes' Flag on HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat.

Mrs Sonia Kottegoda, acting Chairperson of the Ranaviru Seva Authority pinned the War Heroes' Flag on the President and symbolized th....

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CHINESE DEFENCE MINISTER DEPARTS

The Chinese State Councillor and Defence Minister General Wei Fenghe left Sri Lanka today morning (Apr 29) at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) on successful completion of his two-day official visit.
The high profile Chinese Defence Delegation arrived in the Island was received by a Sri Lankan Defence Delegation led by Defence Secretary, Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) at the BIA on ....

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MEDIA URGED TO MOBILIZE MASSES TO SUPPORT PREVENTIVE MECHANISM': NOCPCO MEETS MEDIA HEADS

A specially-summoned meeting of visual/social Media Heads, chaired by General Shavendra Silva, Head, NOCPCO, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army this morning (29) at the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) discussed and explored possibilities of mobilizing the masses to be conscious of the need and responsibility of defeating the spread of COVID-19 p....

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DEFENCE SECY & TRI SERVICE COMMANDERS WELCOME CHINESE DEFENCE MINISTER

Defence Ministry Secretary General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne, together with Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva, Navy Commander, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne and Air Force Chief of Staff, Air Vice Marshal Prasanna Payoe welcomed the visiting Chinese State Councillor and Defence Minister General Wei Fenghe who arrived in Sri Lanka on a two-day formal visit on....

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BANGLADESH HIGH COMMISSION'S DEFENCE ATTACHÉ PAYS COURTESY CALL ON CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF

Commodore Mohamed Shafiul Bari, Defence Attaché at the High Commission of Bangladesh in Sri Lanka paid a courtesy call on General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army at the Army Headquarters on Wednesday (5).

Discussions that ensued largely focused on sound bilateral relations that prevail between both military organizations and possibilities for furth....

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MORE THAN 10,000 BEDS TO BE ADDED BY THE ARMY FOR COVID-19 CARE CENTRES - HEAD, NOCPCO

One more review session of COVID-19 Task Force members on the control of the epidemic, chaired by General Shavendra Silva, Head, NOCPCO, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, together with Dr Asela Gunawardena, Medical Specialist and Director General of Health Services got underway this afternoon (4) at the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) at Raja....

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SECY DEFENCE, CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF & SERVICE CHIEFS AT AIRPORT BID GOODBYE TO CHINESE DEFENCE MINISTER

Secretary to Ministry of Defence General Kamal Gunaratne (Retd), together with the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva, Navy Commander, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne and Air Force Commander Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana, Chinese Ambassador in Sri Lanka His Excellency Qi Zhenhong, Chinese Embassy Officials and Senior Tri service Military Officers were at....

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EXPERTS DISCUSS EMERGENCY STRATEGIES & CONTINGENCY PLANS

Health Experts, Medical Administrators, Epidemiologists, University dons and technical authorities in the Health Department this afternoon (27) at the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) deeply analysed the fast emerging COVID-19 third wave upsurge trends in the country and her possible contingency plans and future strategies in the wake of detection of more and....

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NOCPCO TASK FORCE EVALUATES CURRENT COVID-19 DEVELOPMENTS & EMERGENCY ARRANGEMENTS

In the wake of resurgence of COVID-19 threat, one more reviewing discussion with all Task Force members and other stakeholders fighting against transmission of COVID-19 took place this afternoon (27) at the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), chaired by General Shavendra Silva, Head, NOCPCO, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army and Dr Asela Gunaward....

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