03rd January 2022 12:35:20 Hours
At the dawn of the New Year 2022, General Shavendra Silva WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc psc MPhil, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army conveyed New Year greetings and best wishes to all ranks serving at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS), the highest military establishment in the country.
17th December 2021 17:50:27 Hours
An orientation programme on ‘Defence and Diplomacy’ for the prospective Defence Attachés/Counsellors scheduled to assume duties at the Sri Lanka missions overseas and representatives from friendly foreign nations was commenced from 06th to 10th December 2021 at the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University.
03rd November 2021 12:52:04 Hours
The Ministry of Wild Life and Forest Conservation organized a tree planting campaign in coordination with the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff at a selected site of Ipalogama Reserve, in Puttalum District on 23rd October 2021 under the National Tree Planting Programme ‘Husma Dena Thuru’ in commemoration of the brave war heroes of our country for their gallantry, invaluable sacrifices and selfless dedication.
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.