APPAREL INDUSTRY STALWARTS APPRECIATIVE OF TASK FORCE ROLES SEEK EXTENDED SUPPORT

A high-level delegation, led by the Chairman, Joint Apparel Association Forum, Mr A Sukumaran with a view to thanking the Task Force on COVID-19 for facilitation of uninterrupted function of the apparel industry in the past year and exploring possibilities of receiving further assistance to avert any second wave of the infection among employees in the industry, called on General Shavendra Silva, H....

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DERANA - 'GET REAL' INTERVIEWS GENERAL SHAVENDRA SILVA ON THE STATUS QUO

An exclusive face-to-face ‘Get Real’ interview in 'Derana' 24x7 channel with General Shavendra Silva, Head of the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID -19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army focused on a wide spectrum of perspectives, concerns and interests that were associated with the control work of COVID-19 epidemic, Proposed vaccination proces....

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PROMOTED GENERAL SHAVENDRA SILVA HONOURED BY ELEGANTLY-DRESSED GAJABA REGIMENT TROOPS PRESENTING FITTING MILITARY SALUTE

General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, a life dedicated to the country and a life which protects the life of others this morning (31) symbolically received a fitting tribute to his devoted role after he upon his due advancement into four-star rank General arrived at the Army HQ premises in conformity with military traditions.

The well-deserved pro....

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GENERAL SHAVENDRA SILVA INVITED TO UNVEILING CEREMONY AT NELLIGALA INTERNATIONAL BUDDHIST CENTRE

The International Buddhist Centre at Nelligala, Murutalawa, situated atop a picturesque mountain, close to Peradeniya extended a welcome to General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army en route to Colombo from Kandy on Unduvap Full Moon Poya Day (29) after inviting him to attend the consecration ceremony of the newly-erected God Saman's Statue in the attractive Nelliga....

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HONOURING AGE-OLD TRADITIONS, GENERAL SHAVENDRA SILVA RECEIVES BLESSINGS OF SACRED TOOTH RELIC & PRELATES OF MALWATTE & ASGIRIYA

Just a few hours after elevation to his next due rank, General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, together with his spouse, Mrs Sujeewa Nelson, President, Army Seva Vanitha Unit paid his obeisance to the Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic) this morning (29) on Unduvap Full Moon Poya Day and took part in religious observances.

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DEFENCE ATTACHES TAKEN ON FAMILIARIZATION TOUR

As a gesture of goodwill of the Government of Sri Lanka, the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Sri Lanka Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, hosted an orientation tour for Defence Attachés/Advisors of Foreign Embassies/ High Commissions in Sri Lanka including their family members.

Symbolizing the true hospitality of the Nation, the OCDS hosted those foreign delegate....

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DEFENCE ATTACHES/ADVISERS PAY RESPECT TO SACRED PLACES AT ANURADHAPURA

A delegation of Defence Attaches/Advisers from seven foreign countries touring the North and East arrived at the ancient Anuradhapura kingdom attaching a greater historic significance to their familiarization tour on Wednesday (16) en route to Trincomalee.

On behalf of Major General Vikum Liyanage, General Officer Commanding, 21 Infantry Division HQ at Anuradhapura, Colonel Thushara....

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DEFENCE ATTACHES OF SEVEN HIGH COMMISSIONS/EMBASSIES MEET COMMANDER SECURITY FORCES - JAFFNA

A combined delegation of Defence Attaches from Colombo-based High Commissions and Embassies of Russia, US, Australia, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the Maldives during a tour to Jaffna called at the Security Force HQ - Jaffna and had a cordial meeting with Major General Senarath Bandara, Commander Security Forces - Jaffna on Sunday (13) in order to receive an update on COVID-19 developments, gen....

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ISOLATED AREAS TO BE CONFINED TO GN DIVISIONS-TASK FORCE

Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Head, NOCPCO, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army and Dr Asela Gunawardena, Medical Specialist & Director General of Health Services (DGHS) Tuesday afternoon (1) co-chaired one more session of the NOCPCO Task Force at the NOCPCO, attended by all members and experts in the field .

The Task Force closely reviewed the status quo, new dev....

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FUNDED BY PRESIDENTIAL SECRETARIAT, WANNI TROOPS ERECT ONE MORE NEW HOUSE TO A DESERVING FAMILY

Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army on the sidelines of his visit to the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-Wanni) this morning (2) to closely evaluate developments and alert troops to the imminent cyclonic threats that could sweep across the Wanni region too by the same evening, was invited to warm an Army-built new house, jointly funded by ....

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