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  • 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).

  • MORE THAN 10,000 BEDS TO BE ADDED BY THE ARMY FOR COVID-19 CARE CENTRES - HEAD, NOCPCO

    01st June 2021 09:57:28 Hours

    One more review session of COVID-19 Task Force members on the control of the epidemic, chaired by General Shavendra Silva, Head, NOCPCO, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, together with Dr Asela Gunawardena, Medical Specialist and Director General of Health Services got underway this afternoon (4) at the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) at Rajagiriya.

  • DEFENCE ATTACHES TAKEN ON FAMILIARIZATION TOUR

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    As a gesture of goodwill of the Government of Sri Lanka, the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Sri Lanka Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, hosted an orientation tour for Defence Attachés/Advisors of Foreign Embassies/ High Commissions in Sri Lanka including their family members.

  • MILITARY VETERANS QUALIFY AS CORPORATE TRAILBLAZERS

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    A 25-member group of recently-retired Major Generals (18), Air Vice Marshals (2), Rear Admirals (3) and Commodores (2) who followed the first-ever inducting ‘M2C Military to Corporate Entrepreneurship Green Card Certification Capsule ' course in Sri Lanka, received their certificates this evening (5) during a ceremony, held at ‘ACCESS ' Tower, Colombo.

  • BANGLADESH HIGH COMMISSION 'S DEFENCE ATTACHÉ PAYS COURTESY CALL ON CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    Commodore Mohamed Shafiul Bari, Defence Attaché at the High Commission of Bangladesh in Sri Lanka paid a courtesy call on General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army at the Army Headquarters on Wednesday (5).

  • ARMY CHIEF CONGRATULATING NEW CHIEF OF STAFF GIVES PIECE OF ADVICE

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    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.