22nd December 2019 12:39:34 Hours
The Commissioning Dinner was held on 21st evening at the Officer Cadets’ Mess. This ceremony is traditionally hosted by the Commandant and staff of the Sri Lanka Military Academy to welcome the newly commissioned officers to the officer corps of the Sri Lanka Army. It was attended by the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence as the Chief Guest, Commander of the Army, all Principal Staff Officers, Colonel Commandants, Colonels of the Regiments, Defence Attache of Zambia and SLMA Staff.
21st December 2019 22:36:03 Hours
Traditional Pipping Ceremony was ceremonially conducted at the Sino-Lanka Friendship Auditorium and it was attended by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc psc, the Commandant and all officers of SLMA and parents and well-wishers of newly-commissioned officers.
21st December 2019 18:45:03 Hours
The 94th Commissioning Parade of the Sri Lanka Military Academy, Diyatalawa was ceremonially held on 21st December 2019 at the Academy parade ground with the participation of the Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Hon Mahinda Rajapaksa, as the Chief Guest, the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, retired Major General G D H Kamal Gunaratne WWV RWP RSP USP ndc psc and the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General L H S C Silva WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc psc. The ceremony was also graced by the Chief of Staff, Deputy Chief of Staff, all Principal Staff Officers, Colonel Commandants, Colonels of the Regiments, Zambian Defence Attache, a large number of distinguished invitees, parents and well-wishers of passing out officer cadets. Upon arrival, the Chief Guest paid floral tribute to the fallen heroes at the Monument of Peace.
20th December 2019 22:09:01 Hours
On 20th evening the passing out officer cadets conducted the traditional research-based Final Presentation on “Building Social Resilience in Countering Violent Extremism and Home-grown Terrorism in Sri Lanka” which was attended by the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, retired Major General G D H Kamal Gunaratne WWV RWP RSP USP ndc psc as the Chief Guest, Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General L H S C Silva WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc psc together with former Commandants of SLMA, all PSO’s of the Army, a large number of senior officers, Zambian Defence Attache, distinguished invitees, officers of the Military Academy and officer cadets.
03rd December 2019 15:28:23 Hours
The “ Language Day 2019” of Intakes Lady 17, l6 (V), KDU 37, 89 and 90 was glamorously held on 30th November 2019 at the Sino-Lanka Friendship Auditorium where the Commandant, Brig S K Eshwaran graced the occasion as the Chief Guest together with all Wing Heads and most of the faculty members. The event was a wonderful opportunity for officer cadets to show their talents and skills they have acquired, primarily from the language learning programme conducted by the Academy.
16th November 2019 13:08:40 Hours
The Commandant’s Colours Night 2019 was held at the Sino-Lanka Friendship Auditorium on 15th November 2019. At the outset, the SLMA musical band “the Leads” added glamour to the event by entertaining the participants. The Commandant, Brigadier S K Eshwaran USP psc Hdmc graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and awarded “colours” to those who performed outstandingly in the areas of firing, boxing, athletics and military training both nationally and internationally during the year 2019.
08th November 2019 11:57:36 Hours
The Commandant of the Sri Lanka Military Academy, Brigadier Shantha Eshwaran USP psc Hdmc declared open the new ‘B’ Guardroom of the Thistle Camp on 7th November 2019, which was a long-felt requirement for troops who provide security to the camp. The event was witnessed by the Deputy Commandant Brigadier K H K Kottawattha, all wing heads, officers and ESR troops who renovated the old guardhouse giving it a complete facelift.
05th November 2019 08:44:05 Hours
The officer cadets of Intake 87, 87B, 59 (V), Lady 17 and Lady 16 (V) participated in the “Ex Wanabambara”, the final and the longest of all exercises conducted by the SLMA from 12th October to 04th12th October to 04th November 2019.
23rd October 2019 15:19:00 Hours
A high profile delegation comprising of 24 officers including Directors General of NCC and 68 school cadets from five SAARC countries; India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the Maldives arrived at SLMA on 23rd October 2019 on their way to the National Cadet Corps Training Centre, Rantambe to witness the Hermann Loos Challenge Trophy 2019.
10th October 2019 16:03:48 Hours
The 70th anniversary of the Sri Lanka Army was celebrated at the Sri Lanka Military Academy with the participation of the Deputy Commandant, Brig K H K Kottawattha, all Wing Heads, military and civilian staff and officer cadets on 10th October 2019.