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  • 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).

  • MEMORY OF WAR HEROES REFRESHED ON 'VICTORY DAY ' STATE CEREMONY AT NATIONAL WAR HEROES ' MONUMENT

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    The Victory Day alias the 12th National War Heroes ' Day commemoration (Jathika Ranaviru Semaruma) which respectfully recalls the cherished memory of patriotic War Heroes of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Police and Civil Security Department who sacrificed their precious lives for the country 's sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence reached its climax on Wednesday (19) where floral tributes were offered at Battaramulla National War Heroes ' Monument (Jathika Ranaviru Smarakaya) by a restricted galaxy of dignitaries and war veterans, inclusive of HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Hon Prime Minister,Hon Speaker , Governor for Western Province, President 's Secretary, Secretary Defence, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, Navy & Air Force Commanders, Inspector General of Police, Chairperson, Ranaviru Seva Authority and a host of beloved relatives of fallen War Heroes.

  • HEAD, NOCPCO SUPERVISES FINAL TOUCHES AT ARMY-IMPROVISED BIGGEST COVID-19 HOSPITAL

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    In order to find whether the country 's biggest Army-improvised COVID-19 Hospital in Seeduwa, now receiving final touches needs any more fine-tuning, 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, together with several Senior Officers of relevance to the project undertook an inspection tour this morning (8).

  • WAR HEROES ' COMMEMORATION MONTH BEGINS WITH PINNING FLAG ON COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    Formally heralding the National War Heroes ' Commemoration month (Ranaviru Semarum Maasaya), the Ranaviru Seva Authority this morning (4) pinned the first National War Heroes ' Flag on HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat.

  • MEDIA URGED TO MOBILIZE MASSES TO SUPPORT PREVENTIVE MECHANISM ': NOCPCO MEETS MEDIA HEADS

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    A specially-summoned meeting of visual/social Media Heads, chaired by General Shavendra Silva, Head, NOCPCO, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army this morning (29) at the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) discussed and explored possibilities of mobilizing the masses to be conscious of the need and responsibility of defeating the spread of COVID-19 pandemic as a national cause, irrespective of all differences.

  • CHINESE DEFENCE MINISTER DEPARTS

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    The Chinese State Councillor and Defence Minister General Wei Fenghe left Sri Lanka today morning (Apr 29) at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) on successful completion of his two-day official visit.

  • CHINESE DELEGATION MEETS SECY DEFENCE, TOP OFFICIALS & SERVICE CHIEFS

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) together with a high level delegation of state officials, service chiefs and defence experts on the sidelines of the main itinerary had a fruitful discussion with the visiting Chinese delegation, led by the Chinese State Councillor and Defence Minister General Wei Fenghe this morning (28) at the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo.

  • DEFENCE SECY & TRI SERVICE COMMANDERS WELCOME CHINESE DEFENCE MINISTER

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    Defence Ministry Secretary General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne, together with Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva, Navy Commander, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne and Air Force Chief of Staff, Air Vice Marshal Prasanna Payoe welcomed the visiting Chinese State Councillor and Defence Minister General Wei Fenghe who arrived in Sri Lanka on a two-day formal visit on Tuesday (27) late evening.

  • NEW CHIEF OF STAFF AT CDS ' OFFICE COMMENCES DUTIES

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    Major General Priyantha Gamage of the Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) assumed office as the Chief of Staff at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) at BMICH premises on Monday (19) amidst religious blessings.

  • NEWEST MALI BOUND ARMY CONTINGENT LEAVES AMID GREETINGS

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    Sri Lanka Army 's newest contingent of 243 professionally-trained Army personnel in the Combat Convoy Company (CCC), well-prepared to serve in the United Nations (UN) Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), amid best wishes of the 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) left the country for Mali early this morning (21).