07th October 2021 20:56:49 Hours
Major General DMAP Dissanayake RWP RSP USP ndu IG of the Sri Lanka Artillery Regiment took over duties on 04th October 2021 as the 14th Chief of Staff at the Office of the Chief Defence Staff.
30th August 2021 21:31:15 Hours
The 'Ira Hari Kelin' (Straight Line) talk show, telecast last evening (23) in 'Swarnavahini' TV channel dwelt around the topic, " COVID-19 Transmission, Control and Army Role" with General Shavendra Silva, Head, National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, in which a wide range of concerns, issues and updates were taken up for review and discussion. The interview largely focused on the status quo, HE the President's vision and the Army contribution, ongoing quarantine curfew and its end-results, Army's ongoing national vaccination drive and its future strategies, value of everybody's united approach to overcome this national catastrophe and the public support to achieve national aspirations, etc. Below follows a video clip of the programme;
30th August 2021 21:24:19 Hours
General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army was the first to extend warm wishes and congratulations to Sergeant Dinesh Priyantha Herath. He is from the Gajaba Regiment which represents HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence, General (Retd) Kamal Gunerathne and Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army General Shavendra Silva. Sergeant Dinesh Priyantha Herath made history by winning the first-ever Gold Medal in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. He who competed in the Javelin Throw (F46) event made a World Record with a distance of 67.79 meters, beating his counterparts in the event.
30th August 2021 21:18:36 Hours
With a view to observing the final touches of the construction of the ‘Sanda Hiru Seya’ pagoda at Anuradhapura, Defence Secretary, General Kamal Gunaratne (Retd), together with General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army made a visit to the location this morning (29).
30th August 2021 21:15:53 Hours
General Shavendra Silva, Head, National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army on Friday (27) presented HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa with a cash cheque to the value of Rs 10 million, to be credited to the ‘Itukama’ COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund after it was delivered to the Security Force HQ-Jaffna by the Founder and Chairman of ‘Thiyahie’ Charitable Trust, Mr Vamadeva Thiyagendran, a well-known philanthropist cum donor.
16th July 2021 22:22:05 Hours
Intending to revive the field of Para Games and develop sports skills among Para Sportsmen, both in the civil sector and tri-services, the Ministry of Sports has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Sports Development and the National Paralympic Committee of the National Sports Council under the ‘High Performance’ programme of the Department.
16th July 2021 22:20:16 Hours
The Army-managed and the Seva Vanitha-organized vaccination project, giving a further boost to the island-wide national vaccination programme on the directive of HE the President this morning (12) inaugurated one more phase by inoculating the country's teacher community in the Western Province at the Colombo Army Hospital.
16th July 2021 22:18:47 Hours
The Sri Lanka Army, adding renewed recognition to age-old ties of goodwill and friendship rolled out the inauguration of the 7th edition of the ‘International Yoga Day’ (21 June) in collaboration with the High Commission of India at the Sri Jayawardenepura Army Headquarters this morning (21) after transmission of messages of HE the President of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Hon Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi during Sri Lanka’s official inauguration of the International Yoga Day, a gesture that reflected the high-profile regard the High Commission of India has attached to the Yoga followers in Sri Lankan armed forces.
16th July 2021 22:07:21 Hours
Rear Admiral Rohan Lelwala relinquished duties having discharged a successful office of tenure as the Director General Naval & Air Operations at the Office of Chief of Defence Staff, called on General Shavendra Silva, the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (last 11th June). During the cordial meeting that ensued, the outgoing Director General was presented with an appreciative memento by the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army in recognition of his valuable service to the premier Tri Service Headquarters, the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff.
01st June 2021 10:33:55 Hours
The latest Special Intensive Care Unit (SICU), the second of its kind, initiated by the Ministry of Health at the Colombo East Base Hospital at Mulleriyawa was opened this morning (21), in an effort to further supplement the national health care infrastructure, in the face of looming threat of COVID-19. At present, 8 Wards with 150 beds for exclusive treatment of COVID-19 patients are functional and the new SICU remained a long-felt requirement of this Colombo East Hospital.