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  • "Military Troops are There to Ease Burdens & Assist Health Professionals, Not for any Interference" -Head, NOCPCO

    13th June 2021 06:38:40 Hours

    "The Army and service personnel for COVID-19 control work have been deployed as frontliners exclusively to assist health professionals on the directives of HE the President since he is well aware of the capacity, full potential and professional capabilities of the military and this all-time prepared assistance should not be misunderstood or misinterpreted as 'interference' in professional health work. As we understand, some procedures and red tape adopted by certain health administrators at ground level need to get up steam as there are so many inordinate delays in transmission of updates, "so commented General Shavendra Silva, Head, NOCPCO, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army.

  • Strategic Location of Sri Lanka could Identify Opportunities that can Reap Mutual Benefits to Sri Lanka & Partners as Sri Lanka is Unique & Land of Opportunities for Economic Partnerships as of Today" - Head, NOCPCO

    09th June 2021 07:45:35 Hours

    General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army was one of the distinguished guest speakers to the ongoing 2nd day (7-9 June) virtual online sessions at the Sri Lanka Investment Forum (SLIF) on Tuesday (8). He was invited as one of Expert Resource Personnel to speak on the topic 'Managing the COVID 19 Pandemic, Protecting Life, Livelihood, and Economic Progress' as the Head, National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) in Sri Lanka. Over 65 countries joined the seminar, themed "Sri Lanka-Asia's Next Growth Heaven".

  • Russian Ambassador Commends Military Roles & Dedication of Frontline Health Workers against COVID-19

    08th June 2021 07:50:42 Hours

    His Excellency, Mr Yury B. Materiy, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka called on 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 this morning (7) at the Army Headquarters, Sri Jayawardenapura.

  • Australian High Commissioner, Appreciative of Military Roles in COVID-19 Control Gifts PPE to Head, NOCPCO

    04th June 2021 08:01:37 Hours

    Extending an impressive gesture of goodwill, appreciation and concern towards the role of Sri Lankan armed forces in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic, High Commissioner of Australia for Sri Lanka, His Excellency, David Holly on Thursday (3) called on 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 at the Army Headquarters, Sri Jayawardenapura and gifted a large quantity of personal protection equipment (PPE) to the Army.

  • NOCPCO Head Makes Unannounced Visit to Southern Vaccination Centres, Manned by Army Troops

    27th May 2021 17:58:44 Hours

    As Army troops across the island at the request of the government moved to Galle, Matara, Matale, Kurunegala and Anuradhapura areas in the South, North-East, North Central Province and the Central Province to conduct/ assist regional COVID-19 Vaccination Centres after HE the President prioritized those areas for vaccination, 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 this morning (27) made unannounced visits to Sri Sudarmaramaya in Batuwanhena, Elpitiya and Katukurunda Dharmika Vidyalaya in Habaraduwa Vaccination Centres and saw for himself how those Centres were functional with active support of Army troops.

  • Army Seva Vanitha-Improvised Biggest Emergency Facility for COVID-19 Infectees Ready

    24th May 2021 07:50:59 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 Seva Vanitha with soldiers-improvised new Intermediate Care Centre (ICC) cum Hospital with 1200 beds for COVID-19 infectees this afternoon (18).

  • Army-Improvised Biggest Emergency Facility for COVID-19 Infectees Ready

    19th May 2021 13:56:30 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).

  • General Shavendra Silva Takes a Look at Vaccination Programme in Colombo

    13th May 2021 09:23:36 Hours

    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, taking time off from his hectic schedule to observe how vaccination programme in Colombo is underway, visited the Army Seva Vanitha Unit-managed Vaccination Centre at MOH office Pitakotte this morning (12).

  • Head, NOCPCO Supervises Final Touches at Army-improvised Biggest COVID-19 Hospital

    08th May 2021 21:41:59 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).

  • Army-improvised State-of-the Art COVID-19 Hospital to Serve All Free of Charge

    07th May 2021 08:22:59 Hours

    Final touches to open the first-ever biggest Army-improvised COVID-19 Hospital in Seeduwa, equipped with all vital health facilities, consequent upon the generosity, extended by Chief Executive Officer, Brandix, Mr Ashroff are now in progress with the express objective of giving the best emergency healthcare to affected Sri Lankans free of charge, according to General Shavendra Silva, Head of National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army.