28th January 2023 14:25:06 Hours
20th January 2023 11:15:10 Hours
On 20 January 2023, a batch of KDU personnel consisting of 224 trainees and 27 directing staff called on the Sri Lanka Military Academy as a part of their training curriculum. Upon their arrival, they were welcomed at the main entrance of the Academy. Afterwards, they were given a briefing on the Parade Ground, Academy Vision and the War Memorial to which their utmost gratitude was paid by laying a wreath. Then, they watched the SLMA documentary at the Sino-Lanka Friendship Auditorium and visited a few important places of the Academy such as the Academy Museum, Equestrian Section, Polo Ground, Swimming Pool, Officer Cadets’ Mess, Library, Smart Classroom Complex, General Shavendra Silva Block and the Gymnasium where a friendly basketball match between the SLMA and KDU teams demonstrated their sportsmanship. Meanwhile, time and space for an interactive session between the trainees of both institutes were also created to share their experiences during the tea break and lunch at the Officer Cadets’ Mess.
17th January 2023 10:24:12 Hours
From 11th January to 17th Jan 2023, the new Commandant, Brig Buddika Perera RWP USP ndu psc paid his initial visits to the four Wings governed by the Headquarters- SLMA. Firstly, to the Academic Wing on 11th Jan, to the Officer Cadet Wing on 12th Jan, to the Administrative Wing on 16th Jan and finally to the Military Training Wing on 17th Jan, having taken over his duties as the 36th Commandant- SLMA. During his visits, the Wing Heads of the respective Wings along with other officers warmly welcomed the Commandant and elaborated on the role & responsibilities of the particular Wing plus their upcoming plans for successful navigation of military training, academic component and other related activities of the Military Academy. After all these briefings, the Commandant emphasized on effective contribution and cooperation of all Wings despite functioning separately for administrative convenience to meet the common goals of the Military Academy. Meanwhile, the prominent places, installations and facilities under each Wing were also closely inspected during the Commandant’s visits.
11th January 2023 15:15:32 Hours
The Opening Address by the Commandant traditionally marks the commencement of any military training at SLMA- Diyatalawa. Intake 92B empowered by 134 young officer cadets, including 8 Foreign Officer Cadets, having completed diverse academic degree tenures at Sir John Kotelawala Defence University stepped to SLMA to cover their military package in the final year and participated in the Opening Address on 11 January 2023 at the Sino Lanka Friendship Auditorium with the distinguished grace of the Commandant-SLMA Brigadier IANB Perera RWP RSP ndu psc along with the Deputy Commandant, Wing Heads, Senior Officers and Officers of the Academy.
06th January 2023 11:43:38 Hours
The Oath Ceremony is a significant traditional event at the Sri Lanka Military Academy, Diyatalawa which marks the successful completion of military orientation training by fresh trainees by giving the oath before the National Flag (the Nation), Academy Flag (Alma Mater) and Company Flags (Membership). This affirms that these trainees agree to abide by the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka against enemy threats, disasters while living up to the law and order of the country, SOPs, traditions, customs and practices of the Military Academy and the Army.
03rd January 2023 10:52:23 Hours
The Sri Lanka Military Academy stepped into the new year-2023 with its advent on 02 January 2023 with a charming ceremony which included the hoisting of National Flag by the Commandant, the Academy Flag by the Deputy Commandant , a two-minute silence observance in commemoration of gallant fallen war heroes, reading and swearing of the Public Service Affirmation, Commandant’s address and traditional tea party giving the prominence to the military tradition and Sinhalese culture. The event was graced by Brigadier IANB Perera RWP RSP ndu psc as the Chief Guest while the Deputy Commandant, Brigadier WSN Hemarathna RWP RSP psc, all Wing Heads, Officers, NCOs and civil servants of the Academy cheerfully attended the event. In fact, it was a cherishing moment for everyone as all members of the Academy dearly shared their blessings and wishes for a successful, prosperous and harmonious new year.
29th December 2022 15:55:08 Hours
On 28th December 2022, Brigadier IANB Perera RWP RSP ndu psc of the Gajaba Regiment assumed duties as the 36th Commandant of the Sri Lanka Military Academy who was respectfully welcomed to the Academy with a traditional Guard Turnout. On the arrival, Brigadier Buddhika Perera paid his tributes to the fallen warriors by laying a flower wreath to the Monument. Then, a customary official parade commanded by the Head Of Training Team- MTW Lieutenant Colonel LP Athukorala RSP USP psc of the Special Forces with the participation of all ranks of the Academy commenced and the Chief Guest was honoured to inspect the parade and the other parade formalities.
28th December 2022 16:56:24 Hours
Maj Gen Nalinda Niyangoda RWP RSP USP ndu psc who served as the 35th Commandant of the premier military training establishment from July 2021, relinquished the appointment on 26th December 2022 as he was appointed as the General Officer Commanding of 54 Infantry Division.
30th November 2022 11:47:01 Hours
25th November 2022 10:22:49 Hours
The Annual Boxing Meet of the Sri Lanka Military Academy is a much awaited and special event of many officer cadets as they look forward to finding the Officer Cadet with power, strength and stamina to claim the title of ‘Best Boxer’. The Annual Boxing Meet of the year 2022 as per the Academy almanac was held on 25th November 2022 at the Academy Gymnasium with the participation of Officer Cadets of Intake 91, 91B, SC 19, Lady 19, 61 (V), 61 A (V), Lady 18 (V), SC 19 Alpha, 61 (V) Alpha and Lady 18 (V) Alpha who contested in competitive spirit for the Championship of the “Best Boxer” by taking part in 8 weight categories for both men and women; 48kg -Minimum weight (men), 57kg - Feather weight (women), 51kg - Fly weight (men), 54kg Bantam weight(men), 66kg - Welter weight (women), 63.5 kg - Light welter weight(men), 67kg - Welter weight (men) and 71kg - Light middle weight (men).