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  • EXPERTS DISCUSS EMERGENCY STRATEGIES & CONTINGENCY PLANS

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    Health Experts, Medical Administrators, Epidemiologists, University dons and technical authorities in the Health Department this afternoon (27) at the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) deeply analysed the fast emerging COVID-19 third wave upsurge trends in the country and her possible contingency plans and future strategies in the wake of detection of more and more COVID-19 victims from all corners of the island.

  • MAIDEN ‘SHAKE HANDS - 1 ' MOCK ONSLAUGHT AGAINST ENEMY HIDEOUT THRILLS SPECTATORS

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    The Gajaba Regiment (GR)-initiated ‘Shake Hands - 1 ', the joint Field Training Exercise (FTX) that got underway hand in hand with members of the Pakistan Army for 15 days, reached its climax this morning (30) when troops rehearsed mock attacks on hideouts of insurgents at Saliyapura, GR Regimental Centre.

  • NOCPCO TASK FORCE EVALUATES CURRENT COVID-19 DEVELOPMENTS & EMERGENCY ARRANGEMENTS

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    In the wake of resurgence of COVID-19 threat, one more reviewing discussion with all Task Force members and other stakeholders fighting against transmission of COVID-19 took place this afternoon (27) at the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), chaired by General Shavendra Silva, Head, NOCPCO, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army and Dr Asela Gunawardena, Medical Specialist and Director General of Health Services.

  • FUNDED BY PRESIDENTIAL SECRETARIAT, WANNI TROOPS ERECT ONE MORE NEW HOUSE TO A DESERVING FAMILY

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army on the sidelines of his visit to the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-Wanni) this morning (2) to closely evaluate developments and alert troops to the imminent cyclonic threats that could sweep across the Wanni region too by the same evening, was invited to warm an Army-built new house, jointly funded by the Presidential Secretariat and the Vavuniya District Secretariat for a deserving family in the general area of Muninurippu, Vavuniya.

  • CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF SALUTED AT FLAGS-LOWERING DRILL AT PAKISTAN-INDIA BORDER

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army during his most recent visit to Pakistan at the invitation of his Pakistani counterpart had the rare distinction of witnessing the routine flag lowering drill ceremony at the Attari-Wagah border, manned by both Pakistan Rangers and Border Security Forces (BSF) of India, a military practice that has been followed jointly by both armies.

  • SECY DEFENCE, CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF & SERVICE CHIEFS AT AIRPORT BID GOODBYE TO CHINESE DEFENCE MINISTER

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    Secretary to Ministry of Defence General Kamal Gunaratne (Retd), together with the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva, Navy Commander, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne and Air Force Commander Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana, Chinese Ambassador in Sri Lanka His Excellency Qi Zhenhong, Chinese Embassy Officials and Senior Tri service Military Officers were at the Colombo International Airport this morning (29) to bid goodbye to General Wei Fenghe, Chinese State Councillor and Defence Minister of People 's Republic of China who was in Sri Lanka on a two-day official visit.

  • DEFENCE ATTACHES OF SEVEN HIGH COMMISSIONS/EMBASSIES MEET COMMANDER SECURITY FORCES - JAFFNA

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    A combined delegation of Defence Attaches from Colombo-based High Commissions and Embassies of Russia, US, Australia, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the Maldives during a tour to Jaffna called at the Security Force HQ - Jaffna and had a cordial meeting with Major General Senarath Bandara, Commander Security Forces - Jaffna on Sunday (13) in order to receive an update on COVID-19 developments, general security matters and civil-military projects, being carried out by the Security Forces in the peninsula.

  • GENERAL SHAVENDRA SILVA, GUEST OF HONOUR IN PAKISTAN NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATIONS

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    The annual national Pakistan Day (23 March) Military Parade also known as the National Day Joint Services Parade that commemorates the resolution for creation of Pakistan honoured Sri Lanka 's Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva inviting him to be the Guest of Honour at the spectacular commemorative celebration, graced by the President of Pakistan, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Navy Staff, Chief of Air Force Staff and a host of other foreign and local dignitaries in Islamabad.

  • DEFENCE MINISTRY COMMENCES WORK FROM SRI JAYAWARDENEPURA, KOTTE

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

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

  • DEFENCE ATTACHES/ADVISERS PAY RESPECT TO SACRED PLACES AT ANURADHAPURA

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    A delegation of Defence Attaches/Advisers from seven foreign countries touring the North and East arrived at the ancient Anuradhapura kingdom attaching a greater historic significance to their familiarization tour on Wednesday (16) en route to Trincomalee.