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  • 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.

  • DERANA - 'GET REAL ' INTERVIEWS GENERAL SHAVENDRA SILVA ON THE STATUS QUO

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    An exclusive face-to-face ‘Get Real ' interview in 'Derana ' 24x7 channel with General Shavendra Silva, Head of the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID -19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army focused on a wide spectrum of perspectives, concerns and interests that were associated with the control work of COVID-19 epidemic, Proposed vaccination process, Prescription of Indigenous Medicine as alternative practices, Allegations against shortcomings in present quarantine proceedings, Continued sustenance of preventive health practices, and the public support, etc. Here follows the full video footage of the programme:

  • 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.

  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER IN ICASC EXPLAINS DIMENSIONS OF DISCIPLINE ' FOR SUCCESS

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    The 35th International Chartered Accountants Students ' Conference (ICASC), themed Break the Frontier - Be the Change ' this morning (16) honoured 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) by inviting him to be the Chief Guest and the keynote speaker where over 100 Chartered Accountants and Chartered Accountancy students were present.

  • 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).

  • MEDICAL EXPERTS, SPECIALISTS, NOCPCO HEAD & ALL STAKEHOLDERS DISCUSS CURRENT STATUS & BEYOND

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    Task Force Members of NOCPCO, Medical Experts, Epidemiologists, PHIs and main stakeholders, engaged in the control of COVID-19 epidemic this afternoon (19) evaluated developments, related to preventive measures, new trends, emergence of global clusters, public gatherings, quarantine procedures, affected cases, forecasts, etc during a special meeting headed by Dr Asela Gunawardene, DGHS and General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Head, National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID 19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) this afternoon at the NOCPCO.

  • CDS IN JAFFNA WARMS ONE MORE ARMY-BUILT HOME FOR A NEEDY FAMILY

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    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), now visiting the Jaffna peninsula in order to share New Year greetings with tri service personnel on duty, on the sidelines of the main itinerary, vested an Army-built new house in Grand Bazaar, Jaffna in a deserving family this morning (12).

  • "LET ALL OUR ANCIENT TRADITIONS UNITE US TOGETHER”

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    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) on this auspicious dawn of the Sinhala & Tamil New Year Wishes All Officers, Other Ranks & Members of the Civil Staff & their All Family Members a Very Prosperous, Healthy & Peaceful New Year ! Let us resolve to eradicate COVID-19 from our motherland!