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  • MESSAGE ISSUED BY CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF & COMMANDER OF THE ARMY ON NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE DAY

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    After the fall of ancient Sri Lankan kingdoms and ending the 400 years of colonial rule from the year 1505 to 1948 under the Portugese, Dutch and British imperialism, I am delighted to issue this message as the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army in the democratic and socialist republic of Sri Lanka on the occasion of commemorating the 73rd Independence day.

  • RUSSIAN EMBASSY 'S MILITARY, AIR AND NAVAL ATTACHÉ BRINGS CONGRATULATORY GREETINGS FROM RUSSIAN MILITARY CHIEFS

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    Bilateral understanding and the cooperation, being extended by Russian Federation counterparts to the Sri Lanka Army throughout last couples of years was appreciated and hailed this morning ( 8) when Colonel Denis I. Shkoda, Military, Air and Naval Attaché at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Sri Lanka carrying greetings paid a courtesy call on 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) at the Army HQ.

  • PRIME MINISTER OF PAKISTAN ARRIVES IN SRI LANKA TO A WARM RECEPTION

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    Promoting bilateral understanding and bonds of friendship between Sri Lanka & Pakistan, Hon Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan this afternoon (23) arrived in Sri Lanka to a warm welcome, hosted in his honour at the Bandaranaike International Airport.

  • SENSATIONAL EVENING FOR 'MIHINDU SETH MEDURA ' WAR VETERANS

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    A colourful dinner night was hosted to the differently able war veteran inmates at the 'Mihindu Seth Medura ', Attidiya under the aegis of Defence Ministry 's Seva Vanitha Unit (SVU) Chairperson Chithrani Gunaratne last evening (Feb 20).

  • HEAD, NOCPCO BRIEFS MEDIA ON COVID-19 DEVELOPMENTS

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    General Shavendra Silva, Head, NOCPCO, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army this morning (17) presenting an overview of current developments as regards the transmission of COVID-19 and the vaccination process told the Media about the continued need for public surveillance, inevitable precautions and health guidelines. Here follows the full video footage of the statement;

  • HE THE PRESIDENT GRACES FINAL LEG OF KDU 'S GENERAL CONVOCATION -2020

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    The final segment of the 31st General Convocation-2020 of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU), the highest academic seat for defence studies and other disciplines got underway at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) on Tuesday (16).

  • HE THE PRESIDENT & HON PREMIER LAUNCH 'DEEGAVAPIYA ' RESTORATION FUND-RAISING DRIVE

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    The formal launch of the fund-raising drive for restoration of the historic 'Deegavapiya ' Maha Seya ( pagoda) in the East got to a start this morning (12) at Colombo Sri Sambodhi Viharaya under the aegis of HE the President and the Prime Minister at the invitation of General Kamal Gunarathna (Retd), Chairman, Presidential Task Force for Restoration of 'Deegavapiya ', amid a distinguished gathering of senior Buddhist monks, Presidential Advisers, Governors, Ministers, State Ministers, Secretaries, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva, Senior Tri Service Officers and a representative team of technical experts, involved in the restoration project.

  • SPECIAL 'KAPRUK POOJA ' AT SOMAWATHIYA INVOKES BLESSINGS FOR ERADICATION OF COVID-19 EPIDEMIC & THE COUNTRY

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    A special 'Kapruk Pooja ' of rare quality, meant to invoke spiritual blessings on the speedy eradication of COVID-19 epidemic and all attempts to this effect, being spearheaded by HE the President, Hon Prime Minister, Ministry of Health, Health workers, Tri service troops, Policemen and all stakeholders got underway on Saturday (13) evening at the historic Somawathiya Raja Maha Vihara temple premises, organized under the aegis of members of the Maha Sangha 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).

  • NEW EXPERT PANEL OF NOCPCO TABLES THEIR FINDINGS & WAY FORWARD STRATEGIES

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    One more session of the Task Force of the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), co-chaired by Minister Dr Sudarshani Fernandopulle, Major General Sanjaya Munasinghe, Secretary to Ministry of Health, General Shavendra Silva, Head NOCPCO, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army and Dr Asela Gunawardana, Director General of Health Services, Ministry of Health got underway this afternoon (11) at the NOCPCO.

  • MOST ADMIRED COMPANIES OF SRI LANKA-2020 AWARDS CEREMONY RECOGNIZES & HONOURS GEN SHAVENDRA SILVA 'S LEADERSHIP TRAITS

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    Wednesday (10) evening 's Most Admired Companies of Sri Lanka-2020 Awards Ceremony at BMICH that recognises companies that are a cut above the rest in terms of value they create for their shareholders, customers, employees and the wider community in general in an exclusive gesture of appreciation presented a rare and distinguished recognition of 'Leadership with Distinction ' Award to General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, who graced the awarding ceremony as the Chief Guest.