26th March 2020 08:27:53 Hours
The routine Media interaction at the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) at Rajagiriya took place this afternoon (25), attended by Mrs Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Minister of Health, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Head of the (NOCPCO), Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army and Medical Specialist, Dr Anil Jasinghe, Director General of Health Services.
23rd March 2020 10:11:46 Hours
21st March 2020 10:27:18 Hours
High Commissioner of Australia for Sri Lanka, His Excellency David Holly on Friday (20) paid a courtesy call on Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff & Commander of the Army at the Army HQ.
21st March 2020 10:22:45 Hours
21st March 2020 10:14:55 Hours
‘Aluth Parlimenthuwa’ TV feature in the ‘Derana’ channel on Thursday (12) evening was told by Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army that members of the Tri Services are all time prepared to sacrifice all their facilities and other accessories in the fight against spread of the deadly ‘Covid-19’ virus in Sri Lanka.
21st March 2020 10:04:40 Hours
"No one should believe in rumors or fake stories, being circulated in social media which is at times completely false and misleading. As Sri Lankans, you should trust Tri-Forces, Health Ministry and the action being taken by the Government. We will not tell lies, nor will the Army hide anything on this issue," so said Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army making a special public announcement on Thursday (12) evening.
21st March 2020 10:00:01 Hours
The ITN TV feature, ‘Sanwaadaya’ on Tuesday (10) evening interviewed Major General (Retd) G.A Chandrasiri, Chairman, Airport and Aviation Services Limited, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, Dr Anil Jasinghe, Director General Health Services and Dr Samitha Ginige, Consultant Epidemiologist, Epidemiology Unit of Health Ministry on fast spreading ‘Covid-19’ epidemic, Sri Lanka’s preparedness, quarantine process, preventive measures and public awareness on its transmission and spread.
21st March 2020 09:51:57 Hours
Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army says the tri services once again shouldering the national responsibility of containing any possible transmission of deadly 'Covid-19' (Corona virus) in the country in close collaboration with authorities in the Ministry of Health & Indigenous Medical Services and the Ministry of Defence have now finalized arrangements to quarantine foreigners and Sri Lankan expatriates arriving here after accommodating at least 2000-2500 of them for a fortnight in two improvised quarantine Centres in Punani and Kandakadu, in addition to planned accommodation of 300 more in Diyatalawa as well in the event of any emergency.
19th March 2020 09:20:19 Hours
Colombo (News 1st) Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army said 2258 people are currently housed at 16 quarantine centers across the country.