NEWEST MALI BOUND ARMY CONTINGENT LEAVES AMID GREETINGS

Sri Lanka Army’s newest contingent of 243 professionally-trained Army personnel in the Combat Convoy Company (CCC), well-prepared to serve in the United Nations (UN) Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), amid best wishes of the General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Head of the National Operations Centre for Prevention of Covid-1....

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MEDICAL EXPERTS, SPECIALISTS, NOCPCO HEAD & ALL STAKEHOLDERS DISCUSS CURRENT STATUS & BEYOND

Task Force Members of NOCPCO, Medical Experts, Epidemiologists, PHIs and main stakeholders, engaged in the control of COVID-19 epidemic this afternoon (19) evaluated developments, related to preventive measures, new trends, emergence of global clusters, public gatherings, quarantine procedures, affected cases, forecasts, etc during a special meeting headed by Dr Asela Gunawardene, DGHS and General....

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NEW CHIEF OF STAFF AT CDS’ OFFICE COMMENCES DUTIES

Major General Priyantha Gamage of the Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) assumed office as the Chief of Staff at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) at BMICH premises on Monday (19) amidst religious blessings.
After brief religious observances, he placed his signature for an official document and symbolized the acceptance of the new office. Staff officers at the OCDS and several Ot....

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“LET ALL OUR ANCIENT TRADITIONS UNITE US TOGETHER”

General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Head of the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) on this auspicious dawn of the Sinhala & Tamil New Year Wishes All Officers, Other Ranks & Members of the Civil Staff & their All Family Members a Very Prosperous, Healthy & Peaceful New Year ! Let us resolve to eradicate COVID-19 from our m....

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CDS IN JAFFNA WARMS ONE MORE ARMY-BUILT HOME FOR A NEEDY FAMILY

General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Head of the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), now visiting the Jaffna peninsula in order to share New Year greetings with tri service personnel on duty, on the sidelines of the main itinerary, vested an Army-built new house in Grand Bazaar, Jaffna in a deserving family this morning (12....

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AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE ADVISER MEETS ARMY CHIEF

Captain Ian Cain, Defence Adviser at High Commission of Australia in Colombo this afternoon (20) called at the Army Headquarters and met General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Head of the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO).
After a warm welcome, both of them discussed general matters, related to defence cooperation as ....

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POLITICAL PARTY REPS AGREE TO SUSPEND MAY DAY RALLIES

A special meeting of major political party representatives, chaired by 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 got underway at the NOCPCO this afternoon (20) in order to seek a consensus over forthcoming May Day preparations.
Head, NOCPCO explained the series of development....

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MOD STARTS THE DAY WITH NEW YEAR TEA TABLE

Ministry of Defence (MOD) greeted its staff on account of the dawn of the New Year and entertained them to a traditional tea table, coloured with milk rice and sweetmeats on Monday (19) morning at the MOD premises, headed by Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd), Secretary Defence.
Mrs Chithrani Gunaratne, Chairperson, Defence Ministry’s Seva Vanitha Unit, General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence ....

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CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF INTERACTS & GIVES PATIENT HEARING TO JAFFNA RESIDENT TRI SERVICE VETERANS

Taking time off from the day's main schedule in Jaffna and showing true spirits of respect and sense of comradeship, General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, not forgetful of their yesteryear duty commitments, met a group of Jaffna-resident Tri service veterans in retirement and expressed his deep gratitude to them by awarding gift parcels on account of the festiv....

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CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF SHARES NEW YEAR GREETINGS WITH JAFFNA-BASED TRI SERVICE TROOPS

Not forgetful of his North-based fellow-troops and mirroring his true leadership traits, General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, on the eve of the auspicious Sinhala and Tamil New Year flew to Jaffna this morning (12) in order to share New Year greetings with responsible Tri Service troops, staying back on duty away from their loved ones in families, evaluate sec....

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