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  • EX FROZEN TROUT GIVES CONVENTIONAL BATTLEFIELD EXPOSURE TO TRAINEES

    24th June 2023 14:12:53 Hours

    ‘Exercise Frozen Trout’ derived its name from a trout which lives in extreme chilly waters and adapts itself to the clime and geography for its survival. This exercise is one of the main field exercises conducted for the trainees in the penultimate term to educate them on conventional warfare tactics in the general area Ambewela as a part of their military training curriculum. During this field exercise, Officer Cadets are expected to undertake the responsibilities of various operational appointments such as combat team commanders, subordinate commanders and so on in conventional warfare settings where practical application of military knowledge on four phases of war is particularly tested.

  • ANNUAL BOOK DONATIONS TO THE SLMA: FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR 2023

    24th June 2023 09:00:20 Hours

    The SLMA Library, with over 15,000 books and fully-fledged facilities plays a pivotal role in imparting the much-needed academic knowledge to trainees and officers. During the first half of the year 2023, several authors and institutions donated a considerable number of books to the SLMA Library to reinforce the intellectual horizon of library users.

  • Conduct of Exercise “SCORPION”

    16th June 2023 15:33:34 Hours

    Exercise "Scorpion" is one of the significant field exercises carried out in the penultimate term of officer cadets' military training curriculum to inculcate theoretical knowledge on Company level military engagements in Internal Security (IS) Operations and to provide them with first-hand experiences in the execution of such operations in civil and military coordination to capture insurgents, who are engaged in sabotage activities.

  • VISIT OF A NIGERIAN DELEGATION TO SLMA

    13th June 2023 19:58:06 Hours

    On 8 June, 2023, a delegation consisting of high-ranking military officers from Nigeria, headed by Major General SO Olabanji, Head of the Department- Training and Doctrine of the Nigerian Army paid an official visit to the Sri Lanka Military Academy. On arrival, the delegation was cordially welcomed by all Wing Heads along with the Academy Adjutant at the main entrance.

  • SEVENTY-NINE PROFESSIONALLY QUALIFIED DRILL INSTRUCTORS(DIs) OF 129TH DI COURSE MARCHED OUT

    09th June 2023 13:28:55 Hours

    ‘DRILL’ which stands for Discipline, Respect, Integrity, Learning and Leadership holds a prominent place in improving togetherness, working under one command and instilling discipline within soldiers. In line with this core concept, Drill Instructor Course at the Sri Lanka Military Academy is designed and conducted to inculcate military drills within soldiers of the Sri Lanka Army.

  • INTAKE 93 ON BOARD FOR A STRENUOUS, YET WONDERFUL MILITARY EXPEDITION

    09th June 2023 09:27:20 Hours

    The Opening Address by the Commandant at the very beginning of any officer cadet training at SLMA traditionally marks the commencement of military training at SLMA- Diyatalawa. On 05 June 2023, Intake 93 consisting of 78 fresh Officer Cadets began their training with the Opening Address by the Commandant, Maj Gen I A N B Perera RWP RSP ndu psc at the Sino Lanka Friendship Auditorium with the presence of Wing Heads, Officers and Other rank Instructors of the Academy.

  • Visit of Naval and Maritime Academy Delegation to SLMA

    06th June 2023 17:38:55 Hours

    Field visits for students are generally organized to reinforce their experiential and contextual learning. On 30th May 2023, twenty two Midshipmen of the 68th Intake and two Officers from the Naval and Maritime Academy, Trincomalee visited the Sri Lanka Military Academy, Diyatalawa as one of their destinations of their study tour.

  • SLMA BLESSED WITH SIX MAJORS

    24th May 2023 11:36:37 Hours

    Promotion to ranks in the military profession is one of the stunning moments of any military personnel’s life. The process of getting promoted in the Army is meticulous and depends on multidisciplinary factors such as physical efficiency, level of education, unblemished service records etc.

  • SOCIAL DANCING TO PERFECT MILITARY PROFESSIONALISM AT SLMA

    19th May 2023 17:23:12 Hours

    Social dances at present are one of the most popular art which is performed in social functions and contexts for enjoyment, socialisation, recreation and health.

    As a concept of the present Commandant of the Military Academy, Major General Buddhika Perera RWP USP ndu psc, a social dancing programme comprising of popular dancing styles was introduced to the Officers of the Sri Lanka Military Academy on 17 May 2023 and its first session was held at the Officers’ Mess with the participation of all the lady and gentleman officers of the Academy in line with regular training day programme conducted every Wednesday.

  • THE BOM CONFERENCE AT SLMA

    10th May 2023 15:59:24 Hours

    On 08 May2023, the inaugural Board of Management (BOM)conferencepresided by the Chief of Staff was held at the SLMA with the participation of Director General - General Staff, Director-RCD, Director- Training, Colonel- Budget & Finance and the Commandant - SLMA with CO-OCW representing the faculty. At the outset, on arrival, a Guard Turnout was accorded to the Chief of Staff at the main entrance of the SLMA and also a wreath laying took place in honour of the fallen warriors at the War Memorial. Then, the formalities of theconference commenced with the Opening Statement delivered by the Chief of DefenceStaff, Maj Gen CD Weerasuriya RWP RSP ndu as the Chairman. TheCommandant-SLMAcordially welcomed the Chairman and all members of the BOM and then the Director- Training gave a comprehensive understanding about the training mechanism of the SL Army. Afterwards, general, administrative and logistic matters related to training as well as improvements of the Academy were discussed and viable solutions were brought forth for short term and long-termimplementation. After the BOM meeting, the senior officers made a visit to the Simulator Complex to see the restoration progress.