Maj. Gen. Senarath Bandara of Gemunu Watch assumed office as the 57th Chief of Staff of the Army at the Army Headquarters, yesterday (Jan 18).
His Excellency the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed Rear Admiral Sumith Weerasinghe as the Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN), with effect from today (Jan 15).
The Defence Attaché of the Russian Embassy in Sri Lanka, Col. Denis I. Shkoda made a call on the Defence Secretary Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne at the Ministry, today (12 January).
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne as the 24th Sri Lanka Navy Commander, while promoting him to the three star rank of Vice Admiral with effect from today (July 15).
Acting Chief of Defence Staff and Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Commander Lt.Gen. Shavendra Silva said to heal the nation, the soldiers needed to be healthy and it was imperative that they should follow all precautions to prevent transmitting of COVID-19.
With newly reported nine patients and the total confirmed COVID-19 cases have risen to 50 today, the Government has urged the public to refrain from joining leisure tours and pilgrimages during the holidays declared by the State to prevent the rapidly spreading coronavirus.
The Ministry of Defence requests all Sri Lankans who arrived from European countries including UK, Iran, Italy and South Korea from March 1 to 15 to register themselves at the nearest Police station or inform the Police, immediately.