Sri Lanka Military Academy

Serve to Lead


  • Soldier’s Role in “Media Manipulation” and “War Literature”

    30th September 2022 14:13:53 Hours

    Conduct of lectures on educative, fruitful and timely disciplines are an essential requirement to gain and maintain the academic standards of any high academia. In keeping with this sentiment, on 30th of September, two experienced senior military personalities were invited to impart their knowledge and experiences on the disciplines of ‘Media Manipulation’ and ‘War Literature’ for the officers and officer cadets of the military Academy.


    23rd September 2022 13:50:51 Hours

    Sports competitions all over the world aim at enhancing teamwork, cooperation and coordination among sportsmen and women. The Sri Lanka Military Academy conducts the Inter Company sports meet annually in order to enhance the sportsmanship, leadership skills of trainee Officer Cadets in four Companies (Gannoruwa, Vijithapura, Randeniwela and Balana) and their organizing capabilities. The Opening Ceremony of the Inter Company Sports Meet - 2022 was held on 23 September at the Polo Ground and the event was graced by the Commandant of the Sri Lanka Military Academy, Major General WWHRRVMNDKB Niyangoda RWP RSP USP ndu psc as the Chief Guest. Sporty and energetic competitors of Intake 91, 91 B, SC 19, Intake Lady 19, 61 (V), 61 A (V), Intake Lady 18 (V), 92, 92 (A) and Intake Lady 18 (V) A. representing their respective Companies took part in a number of field and track events.


    22nd September 2022 10:10:00 Hours


    30th August 2022 08:37:44 Hours

    On 30 August 2022, the dream of becoming the members of the Guardians of the Nation was materialized by thirty two Officer Cadets of Intake DE 1 (Reg) - 2022 and Intake DE 2 (Vol) – 2022, having successfully completed their basic military orientation package conducted for a period of four months, where the subject knowledge and skills on aspects of Drill, Weapons Training, Tactics, Regimental Accounts, Service Writing, Methods of Instructions, Leadership, Military Law and Administration in Field are imparted and embedded. In par with their graduation, a series of events were held including the Final Presentation on a topical issue, Certificate Awarding Ceremony and Commandant’s Dinner Night.

  • Soldering Perfects with the Drill Instructor Course

    29th August 2022 08:51:55 Hours

    In military perspectives, the life of a military man is perfected by DRILL through which self-explanatory qualities of the term, D- for Discipline, R – for Regimentation, I for Integrity, two Ls for Loyalty and Leadership are instilled within the soldier. Hence, the prominence of the Drill Instructor Course conducted by the SLMA holds a great altitude in Army’s professional military training.

  • Jubilant Celebration of the Pearl Anniversary of the Queen’s Academy Day (Sri Lanka Military Academy)

    24th August 2022 10:12:35 Hours

    The glory of the Sri Lanka Military Academy always retains and remains unparallel incomparable when walking through her unique memory lanes. With the dawn of the independence in 1948, the Ceylon Army was formed on 10 Oct 1949 and Diyatalawa was chosen as the best geography for military training of the fledging Ceylon Army. Hence, the Army Recruit Training Depot was established and later it was named as the Army Training Center (ATC) in 1964. In ATC was awarded with the Colours in 1972 by His Excellency the President William Gopallawa. Subsequently, Her Excellency the President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumarathunga awarded the President Colours on 21 June 1997. On 20 August 1992, the ACT was re-designated as the Sri Lanka Military Academy. As at today, it has undergone tremendous transformations in diverse spheres and it offers degree, high diploma and diploma in Military Studies in affiliation with the Kotelawala Defence University (KDU).


    20th August 2022 21:03:45 Hours

  • 123 Pace Sticks Walked Out

    17th August 2022 08:33:02 Hours

    Drill which sets the backbone of the Army is one of the first things that soldiers entering the military profession learn since the inception. It helps them develop pride, discipline and confidence in their commands and actions to reach military professionalism. The Drill Instructor Course of SLMA is designed with nine subjects to impart theoretical knowledge and practical exposure on Drill and to produce professionally qualified Drill Instructors to the Sri Lanka Army teaching them a variety of drill sessions on Weapons Drill, Foot Drill, Sword Drill, Colours Drill, Pace-stick Drill, Funeral Drill, Ceremonial Drill etc. The 127th Drill Instructor Course which began on 09.05.2022 with 129 Senior Non-Commissioned Officers (SNCOs) including five lady instructors from 25 Regiments of the Sri Lanka Army culminated with the ‘Commandant’s Parade’ held at Parade Square of the Ella Camp on 13 August 2022.


    03rd August 2022 08:42:05 Hours

    Excursions or field visits are always said to be a key way to develop learners’ intelligence, social and emotional quotients in exploring the real world beyond theoretical learning with the ignition of self-interest. The Study Tour organized to journey through former operational areas, regiments, Security Forces Headquarters, training academies of sister services for trainees are perhaps of a lifetime opportunity in their military career. Hence, the results of the outing are in fact of priceless experience which add a great value to officer cadet training and future military affairs. 137 Officer Cadets of Intake 91 including 2 x Foreign Officer Cadets from the Republic of Zambia and 1 x Officer Cadet from the Republic of Maldives undergoing training at Sri Lanka Military Academy Diyatalawa, joined in their annual study tour programmed from 25 July 2022 to 29 July 2022.


    29th July 2022 00:00:00 Hours

    On 29 July 2022, Maj Gen TJ Kodithuwakku RWP RSP ndu paid a courtesy visit to the Sri Lanka Military Academy after assuming his duties as the 60th Chief Of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army. This senior officer is too a proud product of the Sri Lanka Military Academy who was enlisted to the Sri Lanka Army on 26 October 1986 and underwent his basic military training as an Officer Cadet of the Intake 26. Further, his fortune blessed him with a rare chance to be selected for overseas training at the Pakistan Military Academy (PMA). Upon successful completion of training, he became a commissioned officer and joined the oldest infantry regiment of the Sri Lanka Army, the Sri Lanka Light Infantry Regiment in 1987. During his thirty-five years of notable service, he made his utmost contribution to humanitarian operations and almost all non-humanitarian operations conducted throughout the protracted war of the country.