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  • SECRETARY OF DEFENCE ELEVATED TO THE RANK OF GENERAL

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

  • COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF ARMED FORCES, HE THE PRESIDENT PROMOTES CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF TO FOUR STAR RANK GENERAL

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces has promoted the incumbent Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army Lieutenant General LHSC Silva WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc psc, more popularly known as Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva to the rank of four-star General, effective from Monday (28 December 2020), which is considered a crystal clear endorsement and recognition of his selfless services to the Nation, although his next promotion was due having served as a three-star Lieutenant General.

  • APPAREL INDUSTRY STALWARTS APPRECIATIVE OF TASK FORCE ROLES SEEK EXTENDED SUPPORT

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    A high-level delegation, led by the Chairman, Joint Apparel Association Forum, Mr A Sukumaran with a view to thanking the Task Force on COVID-19 for facilitation of uninterrupted function of the apparel industry in the past year and exploring possibilities of receiving further assistance to avert any second wave of the infection among employees in the industry, called on General Shavendra Silva, Head, National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army at the Army HQ on Monday (4) afternoon, following instructions given to them by HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

  • GENERAL SHAVENDRA SILVA INVITED TO UNVEILING CEREMONY AT NELLIGALA INTERNATIONAL BUDDHIST CENTRE

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    The International Buddhist Centre at Nelligala, Murutalawa, situated atop a picturesque mountain, close to Peradeniya extended a welcome to General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army en route to Colombo from Kandy on Unduvap Full Moon Poya Day (29) after inviting him to attend the consecration ceremony of the newly-erected God Saman 's Statue in the attractive Nelligala sacred premises.

  • NO OUTSIDE FRAUDULENT THIRD PARTIES SHOULD BE TOLERATED OR GIVEN A SINGLE CENT, GEN. SHAVENDRA SILVA CLEARS THE AIR SPEAKING TO HOTEL OWNERS

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    No any outside 'third party ' if any, reaching you for accommodation of foreign arrivals in your hotels for quarantine purposes, should be given a single cent to get such openings as we have already managed to prevent some 'unscrupulous ' elements who were resorting to such corrupt practices in the recent past after the 2nd wave broke out. We would not dare to tolerate such practices at the expense of the Army image since ours is a credible organization of the highest standards. What we want is to get those arrivals a fair deal with decent meals, full care and accommodation at the lowest rate possible, so declared General Shavendra Silva, Head, National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army after inviting hotel owners/hoteliers/ hotel executives to the NOCPCO for a meeting on Tuesday (12) afternoon.

  • CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF INSPECTS READINESS OF EMERGENCY FLEET & TROOPS AGAINST CYCLONIC IMPACT

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

  • NOCPCO HEAD DISCUSSES HEALTH ISSUES & OPERATIONAL MATTERS WITH SRI LANKAN AIRLINES OFFICIALS

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    A discussion that would help streamline the existing procedures as regards the transport of Sri Lankan Airlines cabin crew, quarantining of the air crew and a few other operational matters took place on Monday (1) at the Army HQ, led by 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).

  • 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;

  • 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).