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  • SRI LANKA’S PARALYMPIANS CAPTAINED BY ARMY SERGEANT DINESH PRIYANTHA HERATH RECEIVES COMMANDER'S BEST WISHES

    30th August 2021 16:36:21 Hours

    The Tokyo Paralympic Games- 2020, scheduled to be held in Japan from 24 August to 5 September, for which the National Paralympic Committee of Sri Lanka (NPC) has fielded a nine-strong contingent of athletes, of whom seven athletes are from the Sri Lanka Army.

  • ARMY MAGNANIMITY LENT TO EX-COMBATANTS OFFERING FINANCIAL INCENTIVES FOR SELF-EMPLOYMENTS

    30th August 2021 15:46:34 Hours

    Unprecedented in Sri Lanka, and perhaps in the world too for that matter, the Sri Lanka Army in a magnanimous gesture of goodwill, brotherhood and compassion lent its hand of friendship to 15 ex-LTTE combatants, just freed from jail on a Presidential pardon and offered each of them with cash gifts for initiation of their own self-employment openings and continuation of their peaceful lives as law-abiding citizens of the country in harmony with all ethnicitities in the country.

  • PIONEERING ARCHITECT OF NEW ARMY & DEFENCE HQ COMPLEX, HE THE PRESIDENT WELCOMED AMID MILITARY HONOURS

    30th August 2021 15:19:39 Hours

    His Excellency (HE) the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces cum the conceptual brainchild behind the erection of the new state-of-the art Defence HQ complex at Sri Jayawardenepura who saw the fruition of the project, called at the Army HQ this morning (3) for the first time at the invitation of the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva to be received in a dignified red-carpet welcome, adorned with military salutes.

  • MAY ALL BEINGS BE WELL AND HAPPY ON THIS SPECIAL FULL MOON DAY

    16th July 2021 22:44:46 Hours

    Let Blessings of Sacred Poson Full Moon Day That Brought Upon a New Civilization Gives Strength to All of Us to Rid COVID-19 Pandemic and Prosper Our Motherland.

  • MATERNAL & CHILD HEALTH EXPERTS ASSURED FACILITIES AT SEEDUWA FOR PREGNANT WOMEN & CHILDREN

    01st June 2021 09:37:21 Hours

    A combined team of senior medical experts on Maternal and Child health, including Dr (Mrs) H.S. R Perera, Deputy Director General of Health Services, Dr (Mrs) Chithramalee de Silva, Director, Family Health Bureau, Prof Dr Shaman Rajindrajith, Consultant Paeditrician, Dr Surantha Perera, Consultant Paeditrician and Dr Sanath Lanerolle, President, Perinatal Society of Sri Lanka called on General Shavendra Silva, Head, NOCPCO, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army on Monday (24) at the Army Headquarters and explored possibilities of getting the best care for pregnant women and children with special needs, amid looming COVID-19 threat.

  • PRESIDENT’S VESAK MESSAGE

    01st June 2021 09:34:39 Hours

    Vesak Full Moon Poya Day, which commemorates the three most significant events of the Buddha’s life (Three Noble Events); the birth of Prince Siddhartha, the Enlightenment of Siddhartha Gautama and the Mahaparinibbana (Passing Away), is the noble and meritorious festival of us Buddhists. On this noble day, the entire Buddhist community across the world pay homage to the Buddha by performing Amisa Pooja (ritualistic offerings) and Prathipaththi Pooja (practice) with great joy.

  • MAY ALL BEINGS BE WELL & HEALTHY DURING VESAK (THRICE BLESSED DAY) !

    01st June 2021 09:32:00 Hours

    Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), General Shavendra Silva, all Officers and Other Ranks of the Army wish all our readers and everyone a healthy and peaceful Vesak (Thrice Blessed Day), absent from epidemics and sufferings !

  • ARMY-IMPROVISED BIGGEST EMERGENCY FACILITY FOR COVID-19 INFECTEES READY

    01st June 2021 09:27:47 Hours

    HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the invitation of General Shavendra Silva, Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army inspected the Army-improvised new Intermediate Care Centre (ICC) cum Hospital with 1200 beds for COVID-19 infectees this afternoon (18).

  • STRICT STRATEGIES & RESTRICTIONS PROMPTED A DROP IN POSITIVE CASES - NOCPCO HEAD

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    The strategic control measures, quarantine procedures and other preventive restrictions that were closely adopted enabled all of us to bring the numbers of infected ones down on par with current world trends that went parallel with the introduction of the vaccine world-wide. The drop in numbers is due to social distancing, restrictions imposed and timely adopted measure , so said General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Head, National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID 19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) addressing the routine Task Force meeting of the NOCPCO held on this evening (2).

  • NEED FOR REVISING EXISTING 'QUARANTINE PROCESS ' DISCUSSED AT LENGTH - NOCPCO

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    Dr. Sudarshani Fernandopulle, State Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemiology and Coronavirus Disease Control, General Shavendra Silva, Head, NOCPCO, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army and Dr Asela Gunawardena, Medical Specialist & Director General of Health Services (DGHS) this afternoon (2) co-chaired one more meeting session of the NOCPCO Task Force, attended by all members and experts in the field at the NOCPCO.