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  • 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.

  • MAJOR GENERAL PALLAWALA, NEW CHIEF OF STAFF AT OCDS ACCEPTS OFFICE

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    Major General Ajith Pallawala of the Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) assumed office as the Chief of Staff at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) at BMICH premises on Tuesday (19) amidst religious blessings.

  • CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF SHARES NEW YEAR GREETINGS WITH JAFFNA-BASED TRI SERVICE TROOPS

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    Not forgetful of his North-based fellow-troops and mirroring his true leadership traits, General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, on the eve of the auspicious Sinhala and Tamil New Year flew to Jaffna this morning (12) in order to share New Year greetings with responsible Tri Service troops, staying back on duty away from their loved ones in families, evaluate security developments and personally inquire into COVID-19 health work as a military leader, concerned with seasonal sentiments of both troops and civilians, alike.

  • ENGINEER TROOPS ON COMMANDER 'S DIRECTION BEGIN SCHOOL PROJECT AS ADVISED BY HE THE PRESIDENT

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    On a Presidential directive, Engineer troops and SFHQ-East troops in less than a day on the instructions of General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army undertook the complete renovation of the playground and construction of the new library building facility at Hingurakgoda Rajarata College in Hingurakgoda on Sunday (17).

  • JAFFNA YOUTH JOINING THE ARMY IN LARGE NUMBERS ENDORSE FRUITION OF YOUR DEDICATED ROLES, CDS TELLS JAFFNA TRI SERVICE TROOPS

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    Enlistment of more than 1600 Jaffna Tamil boys and girls to the Sri Lanka Army during the ongoing recruitment drive in the past three months vehemently reassures the faith and high regard those young ones have towards our organization and symbolizes their sincere need for true co-existence and reconciliation, despite obstacles and threats, placed before them by various disgruntled and divisive elements and those who want to incite them while pandering to recurrence of violence. It is in fact a positive turning point as regards the image of our organization is concerned and a matter of pride for all of you. Similarly, more than 7000 of you, including those of the Air Force are dedicatedly engaged in COVID-19 control work in the peninsula spending sleepless nights and preventing its spread while simultaneously taking care of the infected at the risk of your own lives, for which I would pay my sincere and whole-hearted gratitude, so declared General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Head, National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), addressing a large gathering of tri service troops serving the peninsula on Monday (12) after meeting them as a true military colossus with great leadership traits.

  • INDIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER RECEIVES COVID-19 JAB AT COLOMBO ARMY HOSPITAL

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    HE Gopal Baglay, High Commissioner of India for Sri Lanka arrived at the Colombo Army Hospital at Narahenpita this morning (01) and received his COVID-19 vaccine in the presence of the Principal Presidential Adviser Mr Lalith Weerathunge and General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Head of the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO).

  • NAVY ON STANDBY FOR FLOOD RELIEF DUTIES

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 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).

  • MILITARY VETERANS TO BE TRANSFORMED TO BE PIONEERING TRAILBLAZERS WITH OCDS SUPPORT

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    A novel move to extract operational and administrative skills, competencies and experiences that could be tapped for corporate positions after transforming recently retired military veterans to be productive trailblazers in future too was launched this morning (6) at ACCESS Towers as an initiative of General Daya Rathnayake (retd), Chairman, Sri Lanka Ports Authority and former Commander of the Army in close collaboration with the Intercontinental Institute of Human Resource Management and the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff.

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

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 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.

  • ARMY-INNOVATED MULTI-FUNCTIONAL SOLAR-POWERED BUS HALT VESTED IN THE PUBLIC

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    A solar-powered, air conditioned and multi-functional bus halt, crafted by skilled Army personnel in the Sri Lanka Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (SLEME) Regiment to be in line with eco-friendly and comfortable facilities with digital accessories was established this afternoon (16) for the first time in Sri Lanka near Battaramulla ‘Diyatha Uyana ' area.