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  • CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF GREETS TRI SERVICES FOR NEW YEAR 2022

    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.

  • ORIENTATION PROGRAMME FOR PROSPECTIVE DEFENCE ATTACHES/COUNSELORS CONDUCTED BY OCDS AT THE KDU

    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.

  • TRI SERVICES COMMEMORATE THE FALLEN BY PLANTING TREES

    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.

  • NEW CHIEF OF STAFF AT OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF ASSUMES OFFICE

    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.

  • VALUE OF UNITED SUPPORT TO OVERCOME COVID-19 EPIDEMIC UNDERLINED IN TV TALK SHOW

    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;

  • SRI LANKA ARMY’S GAJABA REGIMENT JAVELIN THROWING WAR HERO WINS HISTORIC GOLD IN PARALYMPICS 2020 IN TOKYO

    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.

  • FINAL TOUCHES AT ‘SANDA HIRU SEYA’, NOW IN PROGRESS REVIEWED

    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).

  • JAFFNA ‘THIYAHIE’ CHARITABLE TRUST CHAIRMAN DONATES RS 10 M TO ‘ITUKAMA’ FUND THRU ARMY CHIEF

    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.

  • 9TH ‘HIGH PERFORMANCE’ PROJECT TO REVIVE PARA SPORTSMANSHIP IN FUTURE

    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.

  • NOW, WESTERN PROVINCE TEACHERS GET JAB FROM ARMY MEDICAL TEAMS

    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.