CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF IN VAVUNIYA ALERTS WANNI TROOPS TO EMERGENCY STANDBY MEASURES AGAINST IMMINENT CYCLONE 'BUREVI'

Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army in the wake of fast developing adverse weather patterns that could sweep across the Wanni region this evening (2) with the entry of the cyclone 'Burevi' through the eastern coast and blow across Pulmoddai, Kokilai, Vavuniya and Mannar areas, arrived at the Wanni Security Force HQ (SFHQ-Wanni) in Vavuniya early thi....

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AUSTRALIAN HIGH COMMISSION'S OUTGOING AND INCOMING DEFENCE ADVISERS CALL ON CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF AT ARMY HEADQUARTERS

The outgoing Defence Adviser at the Australian High Commission in Sri Lanka, Group Captain Sean Unwin and the incoming Defence Adviser Captain Ian Cain paid a joint courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Head of the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID 19 Outbreak, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva on Monday (30) at the Army Headquarters.

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THREE COUNTRIES AT NSA LEVEL MARITIME SECURITY MEETING AGREE TO BROADBASE TRILATERAL COOPERATION FURTHER

The trilateral 4th National Security Adviser level meeting on 'Maritime Security Cooperation', held during the weekend on Saturday (28) at Colombo Hotel Taj Samudra with the participation of Mr Ajit Doval, National Security Adviser of India, Ms. Mariya Didi, Minister of Defence of Maldives and Maj. Gen. (retd) Kamal Gunaratne, Secretary to Ministry of Defence came to a close this afternoon agreein....

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HIGH COMMISSIONER OF INDIA & CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF WELCOME INDIA'S NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER

High Commissioner of India HE Gopal Buglay, together with Lieutenant 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) was at the Colombo International Airport this morning (27) to welcome India's National Security Adviser (NSA) Shri Ajit Doval and his delegation attending the 4th National ....

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‘MAHAJANA DINAYA’ TV FEATURE IN RUPAVAHINI INVITES HEAD NOCPCO

Wednesday (25) evening’s TV feature ‘Mahajana Dinaya’ in ‘Rupavahini’ had Lieutenant 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 as the main contributor, where a broad spectrum of perspectives, concerns and interests were discussed on the emergence of new positive cases of C....

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327 RECOVERED ONES LEAVE HOSPITALS IN PAST 24 HRS-NOCPCO

As of this morning (19), a total of 327 more persons were confirmed positive to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. 2 of them are seafarers and all other 325 were from locally-identified affectees. Of those persons, 157 are from Colombo, 111 from Gampaha, 6 from Rathnapura and others are from different districts, states the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO).
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401 MORE INFECTED ONES REPORTED IN PAST 24 HRS-NOCPCO

As of this morning (18), a total of 401 more persons were confirmed positive to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. 3 of them are seafarers and all other 398 were from locally-identified affectees. Of those persons, 201 are from Colombo, 82 from Gampaha and 32 from Kalutara, states the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO).

By 6.00 this morning (18), the t....

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382 MORE INFECTED ONES REPORTED IN PAST 24 HRS-NOCPCO

As of this morning (17), a total of 382 more persons were confirmed positive to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. 8 of them are seafarers (5 Locals and 3 Foreigners) and all other 374 were from locally-identified affectees. Of those persons, 231 are from Colombo, 42 from Gampaha and 20 from Kalutara, states the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO).

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704 MORE INFECTED ONES REPORTED IN PAST 24 HRS-NOCPCO

As of this morning (16), a total of 704 more persons were confirmed positive to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. 3 of them are expatriates and all other 701 were from locally-identified affectees. Of those persons 541 are from Colombo, 39 from Gampaha and 08 from Galle, states the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO).

By 6.00 this morning (16), the t....

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POPPY FLOWERS RECALL MEMORY OF WORLD WAR HEROES AT CENOTAPH

The memory of unsung heroes in the World Wars I & II was brought alive this morning (15) when the ‘Armed Forces’ Remembrance Day’, more popularly, called the ‘Poppy Day’ ceremony, organized by the Sri Lanka Ex-Servicemen’s Association (SLESA), got underway with scores of Retired Senior Tri Service Officers and Other Ranks, War veterans, serving Senior Officers, including Major General ....

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