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  • 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!

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

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 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).

  • 'VICTORY DAY ' MESSAGE ISSUED BY COMMANDER RECALLS 58 DIVISION 'S CONTRIBUTION TO PEACE

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    It is with pride and dignity I take this opportunity to recall the commemoration of the 12the 'Victory Day ' that eradicated terrorism on a day like today (18 May) to ensure territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of our Motherland, in which I as the General Officer Commanding of the 58 Division at that period gave leadership to those troops to unify the entire Nation while uprooting terrorism from our land, \" says General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army in a special message that coincides with the 'Ranaviru Day ' (War Heroes ' Day).

  • 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.