DEMONSTRATING TRUE LEADERSHIP TRAITS, GENERAL SHAVENDRA SILVA GETS HIS COVID-19 VACCINE

General Shavendra Silva, Head, National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, displaying genuine leadership traits in practice that vaccination should first be administered to some 63,000 plus frontline tri service troops who are tirelessly committed to the control of the COVID-19 pandemic in Sri Lanka, had his COVID-19 va....

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INDIAN AIR CHIEF PAYS COURTESIES TO CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF AT AHQ

The Chief of Air Staff of the Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, now in Sri Lanka on a four-day goodwill visit on account of the 70th anniversary of the Sri Lanka Air Force called at the Army Headquarters at Sri Jayawardenepura this morning (4) and extended courtesies to the Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Head of the National Operations Centre for ....

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AIR FORCE AWARDS COLOURS TO TWO SQUADRONS

The presentation of Colours to No 5 Strike Air Squadron and No 6 Transport Helicopter Squadron of the 70 year old Sri Lanka Air Force took place this morning (5) at the Air Force Base at Katunayake, headed by HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and a host of invitees.
The Sri Lanka Air Force, now celebrating its 70th Anniversary with air shows, presentation of Colours, release of history bo....

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"STRICT STRATEGIES & RESTRICTIONS PROMPTED A DROP IN POSITIVE CASES" - NOCPCO HEAD

"The strategic control measures, quarantine procedures and other preventive restrictions that were closely adopted enabled all of us to bring the numbers of infected ones down on par with current world trends that went parallel with the introduction of the vaccine world-wide. The drop in numbers is due to social distancing, restrictions imposed and timely adopted measure", so said General Shavendr....

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NOCPCO HEAD DISCUSSES HEALTH ISSUES & OPERATIONAL MATTERS WITH SRI LANKAN AIRLINES OFFICIALS

A discussion that would help streamline the existing procedures as regards the transport of Sri Lankan Airlines cabin crew, quarantining of the air crew and a few other operational matters took place on Monday (1) at the Army HQ, led by 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).

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MILITARY VETERANS TO BE TRANSFORMED TO BE PIONEERING TRAILBLAZERS WITH OCDS SUPPORT

A novel move to extract operational and administrative skills, competencies and experiences that could be tapped for corporate positions after transforming recently retired military veterans to be productive trailblazers in future too was launched this morning (6) at ACCESS Towers as an initiative of General Daya Rathnayake (retd), Chairman, Sri Lanka Ports Authority and former Commander of the Ar....

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INDIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER RECEIVES COVID-19 JAB AT COLOMBO ARMY HOSPITAL

HE Gopal Baglay, High Commissioner of India for Sri Lanka arrived at the Colombo Army Hospital at Narahenpita this morning (01) and received his COVID-19 vaccine in the presence of the Principal Presidential Adviser Mr Lalith Weerathunge and 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)....

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ENGINEER TROOPS ON COMMANDER'S DIRECTION BEGIN SCHOOL PROJECT AS ADVISED BY HE THE PRESIDENT

On a Presidential directive, Engineer troops and SFHQ-East troops in less than a day on the instructions of General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army undertook the complete renovation of the playground and construction of the new library building facility at Hingurakgoda Rajarata College in Hingurakgoda on Sunday (17).

His Excellency, the President du....

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MAJOR GENERAL PALLAWALA, NEW CHIEF OF STAFF AT OCDS ACCEPTS OFFICE

Major General Ajith Pallawala of the Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) assumed office as the Chief of Staff at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) at BMICH premises on Tuesday (19) amidst religious blessings.

After brief religious observances, he placed his signature in an official document and symbolized the acceptance of the new office. Staff officers at the OCDS and sev....

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ARMY CHIEF CONGRATULATING NEW CHIEF OF STAFF GIVES PIECE OF ADVICE

General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army this afternoon (18) extended his best wishes to the new Chief of Staff, Major General Senarath Bandara when the latter paid his first courtesy call on the incumbent Commander of the Army at his office.

During the brief interaction, General Shavendra Silva congratulating the Senior Officer on his new office exc....

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