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  • 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.

  • PAKISTAN 'S PRESIDENT WITH ARMY CHIEF STRESSES IMPORTANCE OF CONTINUED STRONG BILATERAL RELATIONS

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    Sri Lanka 's Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva currently in Pakistan to attend the Pakistan Day celebration also known as the National Day Joint Services Parade as Guest of Honour at the invitation of Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan Army, General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday (19) had an audience with HE the President of Pakistan, Dr Arif Alvi at the President 's House.

  • 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.

  • INDIAN AIR CHIEF PAYS COURTESIES TO CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF AT AHQ

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    The Chief of Air Staff of the Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, now in Sri Lanka on a four-day goodwill visit on account of the 70th anniversary of the Sri Lanka Air Force called at the Army Headquarters at Sri Jayawardenepura this morning (4) and extended courtesies to the Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Head of the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID 19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), General Shavendra Silva.

  • DEMONSTRATING TRUE LEADERSHIP TRAITS, GENERAL SHAVENDRA SILVA GETS HIS COVID-19 VACCINE

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    General Shavendra Silva, Head, National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, displaying genuine leadership traits in practice that vaccination should first be administered to some 63,000 plus frontline tri service troops who are tirelessly committed to the control of the COVID-19 pandemic in Sri Lanka, had his COVID-19 vaccine jabbed this morning (6) at the Colombo Army Hospital after more than 62,000 tri service personnel at epidemic work received their vaccines across the country.

  • AIR FORCE AWARDS COLOURS TO TWO SQUADRONS

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    The presentation of Colours to No 5 Strike Air Squadron and No 6 Transport Helicopter Squadron of the 70 year old Sri Lanka Air Force took place this morning (5) at the Air Force Base at Katunayake, headed by HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and a host of invitees.

  • NEW 'HARITHA ' TV CHANNEL FOR PROMOTION OF AGRICULTURE LAUNCHED

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    Giving a new boost to promotion of agricultural dimensions that go hand in hand with new technological advancements, the Sri Jinaratana Board of Education, affiliated to the Hunupitiya Gangarama Temple launched its first ever 'Helawath, Harawath, Hithawath ' TV channel ‘Haritha TV ' this morning (31) during an inaugural ceremony, headed by HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

  • 3RD CCC BOUND FOR MALI SALUTES ARMY CHIEF

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    The new contingent of 243 Army personnel of the Combat Convoy Company (CCC) of the Sri Lanka Army, set to leave for Mali to serve in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSMA) this morning (8) presented a formal military salute to the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva at the Institute of Peace Support Operations Training Sri Lanka (IPSOTSL) at Kukuleganga.

  • PAKISTAN 'S CHAIRMAN JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF COMMITTEE GREETS GENERAL SHAVENDRA SILVA

    28th May 2021 21:03:46 Hours

    General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army who was recently in Pakistan to attend the Pakistan National Day as the Guest of Honour met the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Nadeem Raza at the Joint Staff Headquarters in Rawalpindi.