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  • CADET GOVERNMENT APPOINTMENT AWARDING CEREMONY OF THE FIRST HALF OF 2024

    06th May 2024 14:58:02 Hours

    Since the inception of the officer cadet training at the Sri Lanka Military Academy formerly known as Army Training Center (ATC), Diyatalawa in 1968, the Cadet Government was introduced to bridge the gap between Officer Instructors and Officer Cadets and also to meet the required moral standards and leadership qualities of Officer Cadets. When awarding Cadet Government appointments, officer cadet’s performance in Military Subjects (including OQ Work Grade), English and Current Affairs, Officer Qualities and Extracurricular Activities such as achievement in competitions, participation in Club activities, voluntary contribution to the Organization etc.) is highly considered and meticulously evaluated.

  • VISIT OF ADJUTANT GENERAL TO THE SLMA

    29th April 2024 16:05:37 Hours

    On 26 April 2024, the Adjutant General of the Army Headquarters, Major General WWHRRVMNDKB Niyangoda RWP RSP VSV USP ndu psc paid an official visit to the SLMA. On his arrival to the Military Academy, the Commandant- SLMA along with the Deputy Commandant cordially welcomed him to the SLMA at the main entrance of the Academy and also in honour, a Guard Turnout was accorded to him.

  • VISIT OF NAVAL AND MARITIME ACADEMY DELEGATION TO SLMA

    29th April 2024 15:49:30 Hours

    Field visits and study tours for students are generally organized to reinforce their experiential and contextual learning. On 24 April 2024, twenty-five midshipmen of the KDU Intake 36 & 37 undergoing their training at the Naval and Maritime Academy, Trincomalee visited the SLMA, Diyatalawa as one of the destinations of their environmental and educational excursion.

  • SLMA EMBRACED “ZERO PLASTIC FOR A MODEL CAMP” CONCEPT

    01st March 2024 15:18:44 Hours

    As a concept of the present Commandant, a typical waste management system in the camp premises of the SLMA was recently implemented as all-time solution for both organic and inorganic garbage issue of the camp. Also, this project aimed at making the SLMA a model for Waste Management in the Garrison City-Diyatalawa.

  • ARMING TRI FORCE DRILL INSTRUCTORS WITH AN INTENSIVE DRILL INSTRUCTOR COURSE

    01st March 2024 15:17:07 Hours

    ‘Drill’ always forms the cornerstone of a military man’s life. On the top of which, drill is taught from the beginning of any military training in order to produce disciplinary soldiers. In pursue of this objective, a ten-day Basic Drill Instructor Basic Course with the assistance of three professional Drill Instructors from the School of Ceremonial United Kingdom was conducted at the SLMA for the second consecutive year as a concept of the Defence Attaché of the United Kingdom to Sri Lanka and the Republic of Maldives, Colonel Paul Clayton in collaboration with the Ministry of Defence and the Directorate of Training of the Sri Lanka Army.

  • THE OATH CEREMONY OF INTAKE 93 B, SC 21 AND DE 1/2024

    29th February 2024 14:28:55 Hours

    The Oath Ceremony is a remarkable and customary moment of officer cadet life as they give the oath before the National Flag, Academy Flag and Company Flags after completing their initial military orientation package. The event also implies that trainees’ promise to abide by the Country’s constitution against any enemy threats, disasters while respecting the law and order of the country, SOPs, traditions, customs and practices of the Military Academy as well as the Army.

  • A BATCH OF KDU CADETS STATIONED AT SLMA

    27th February 2024 10:02:09 Hours

    On 24 Feb 2024, a batch of 248 trainee Officer Cadets including 25 Other Ranks Instructors and 9 Officers from the KDU stationed at the Sri Lanka Military Academy as a destination of their annual Study Tour. On their stepping to the Military Academy, a warm welcome was extended at the main entrance by the Senior Officer Cadets of the Academy and at the inception, they were educated on the significance and hidden meaning of the sacred Parade Ground, War Memorial and the Mission Structure by a few trainee Cadets. Then, the Adjutant-Officer Cadets Wing formally welcomed all of these guests to the Military Academy while imparting a comprehensive knowledge on the role and responsibilities of the Military Academy along with a documentary video, played at the Sino Lanka Friendship Auditorium. Then, the Cadets were taken to the Academy museum, located at Ella Camp to acquire some knowledge about the historical significance and great milestones of the SLMA. Meanwhile, an interactive session held at the Officer Cadets’ Mess allowed the trainees of both institutes to share their experiences collected through their military life, and also all got an opportunity to appear for a group photograph on the step of the Cadets’ Mess. Finally, a special lunch was hosted to these students at the Officer Cadets’ Mess by extending hospitality. In fact, the SLMA takes immense pleasure in accommodating these KDU students under her shade during their Study Tour for a short while.

  • VISIT OF UNITED KINGDOM DEFENCE ATTACHÉ TO SLMA

    27th February 2024 09:58:56 Hours

    On 22 February 2024, the Defence Attaché of the United Kingdom to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Colonel Darren Woods paid a courtesy visit to the SLMA. First, he was warmly welcomed to the SLMA at the main entrance and along the way, the Defence Attaché was briefed on profound meaning of the sacred symbolic War Memorial and Parade Ground by a few Officer Cadets. Then, call on at the Commandant’s Office enabled the guest to share his views about the tour and training with the Commandant. Meanwhile, the guest had a casual discussion with the three UK Drill Instructors who are at present involved in an intensive Drill Instructor Course. During his short stay, Colonel Darren Woods made a visit to the Parade Ground to witness the ongoing Drill Instructor training. Also, he stepped into the Equestrian Section of the SLMA to see the present status of the Section. Finally, the Defence Attaché to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Colonel Darren Woods was cordially invited for a dinner with the Commandant at the Steps Bungalow before making his return-journey to Colombo.

  • VISIT OF HIGHER DEFENCE MANAGEMENT COURSE (HDMC), INDIA

    16th February 2024 14:12:52 Hours

    On 8 February 2024, the SLMA had the honour of hosting a delegation from India comprising of Officer Students of the Higher Defence Management Course (HDMC) from the College of Defence Management, along with their spouses, led by Commodore Sunil Kumar, Head of the Department of the Indian Naval Academy, as they were embarking on a five-day overseas study tour in Sri Lanka from 5 to 9 February.

  • OPENING ADDRESS OF THE 131ST DRILL INSTRUCTOR COURSE

    15th February 2024 14:17:38 Hours

    The life of a soldier is fostered by DRILL which cultivates Discipline from the letter ‘D’, Regimentation from ‘R’, Integrity from ‘I’, Loyalty and Leadership from the two Ls.

    With the aim of producing professionally qualified Drill Instructors to the Sri Lanka Army, the professional Drill Instructor Course No 131 with fifty-two SNCOs, representing most of the Regiments of the Sri Lanka Army began their training on 5 Feb 2024 with the formal Opening Address by the Commandant at the Sino-Lanka Friendship Auditorium with the participation of the Deputy Commandant, Wing Heads, Officers and DI Course Instructors.