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  • 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.

  • FORMAL INAUGURATION OF ‘INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY’ IN SRI LANKA ROLLED OUT AT ARMY HQ

    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.

  • OUTGOING REAR ADMIRAL LELWELA’S NOTEWORTHY SERVICES APPRECIATED

    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.

  • LATEST SICU SPONSORED BY BANK & ERECTED WITH ARMY TECHNICAL EXPERTISE OPENED AT MULLERIYAWA

    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.

  • COMMANDER'S BRAINCHILD FOR OWN HOSPITAL AT PALLEKELE BEARING FRUITS

    01st June 2021 10:16:56 Hours

    General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army this morning (23) inspected the new Army Hospital complex under construction at Pallekele, adjoining the 11 Division HQ compound and reviewed its progress and finishing touches since it would be the first of its kind for Army personnel in the up country.

  • DEFENCE MINISTRY COMMENCES WORK FROM SRI JAYAWARDENEPURA, KOTTE

    01st June 2021 10:13:54 Hours

    The Defence Ministry shifted to the newly constructed Defence Headquarters Complex in Sri Jayawardenepura, Kotte commenced its office work auspiciously today (May 18).

  • SLAF PRODUCED 'HUMIDIFIED OXYGEN THERAPY UNIT' PRESENTED TO THE PRESIDENT

    01st June 2021 10:09:10 Hours

    A 'Heated Humidified Oxygen Therapy Unit' (HHOT) manufactured by Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) was presented to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the President's Office recently.

  • NAVY ON STANDBY FOR FLOOD RELIEF DUTIES

    01st June 2021 10:07:02 Hours

    Responding to the torrential rains experiencing in the island, the Sri Lanka Navy has deployed their Rapid Response Rescue & Relief Unit (4RU) at the flood prone areas in Nagoda and Thawalama Divisional Secretariats in the Galle District yesterday (May 13).