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  • OPENING ADDRESS OF 124th DRILL INSTRUCTOR COURSE - SLMA

    01st February 2021 16:07:50 Hours

    Drill is a part of the training of a soldier’s military career, which improves unity, discipline, obedience & command of military personnel. The word DRILL is a derivation of the words; ‘D’ from discipline, ‘R’ from regimentation, ‘I’ from intelligence and the two ‘L’s from loyalty and leadership.

  • OPENING OF NEW MI ROOM

    25th January 2021 17:56:48 Hours

    The old MI Room of the Academy was renovated giving it a complete facelift by ESR troops under the supervision of resident garrison engineer and ceremonially opened by the Commandant, Brigadier A K G K U Gnanaratne ndc psc on 25th January 2021. The ceremony was also attended by the Deputy Commandant, Wing Heads and a section of officers. The upgrading of the MI Room was a long-felt requirement of the Academy, which now comprises of an OPD, male and female wards, doctor's room, stores and medical assistants' rest room. The Commandant thanked the ESR troops for their committed work before handing over the facility to the medical staff.

  • 10TH DEPUTY COMMANDANT ASSUMES DUTIES AT SLMA

    20th January 2021 16:46:20 Hours

    Brigadier PAM Peiris RSP USP psc assumed duties as the 10th Deputy Commandant of the Sri Lanka Military Academy on 20th January 2021. The Deputy Commandant is operationally responsible for the administrative and infrastructure development of the institute.

  • COMMISSIONING DINNER

    20th December 2020 10:02:14 Hours

    The Commissioning Dinner which was held on 19th evening at the Cadets Mess was attended by the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence as the Chief Guest, the Chief of Defence Staff and the Commander of the Army, all Principal Staff Officers

  • PIPPING CEREMONY

    19th December 2020 16:59:30 Hours

    The traditional Pipping Ceremony which symbolizes the removal of cadet insignia and wearing of officer insignia was ceremonially conducted at the Sino-Lanka Friendship Auditorium with the participation of the Chief of Defence Staff and the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc psc as the Chief Guest together with the Chief of Staff, Deputy Chief of Staff and Principal Staff Officers. The ceremony was also graced by Defence Attaches and Advisors, Senior Officers of the Army and Academy staff.

  • PASSING OUT PARADE DECEMBER 2020

    19th December 2020 15:46:39 Hours

    The 95th Commissioning Parade of the Sri Lanka Military Academy, Diyatalawa was ceremonially held on 19th December 2020 at the Academy parade ground with the participation of Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Major General (Retd) G D H Kamal Gunaratne WWV RWP RSP USP ndc psc as the Chief Guest. Customarily, the Chief Guest upon arrival, paid floral tribute to the fallen heroes at the Monument of Peace.

  • FINAL PRESENTATION AND LAUNCH OF SLMA JOURNAL-2020

    18th December 2020 22:33:18 Hours

    On 18th evening, a syndicate comprising of twenty-one officer cadets from passing out intakes conducted the research-based Final Presentation on “The Sri Lankan Government’s Response in Successfully Containing Covid – 19 and Role of Stakeholders” which was graced by the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Major General (Retd) G D H Kamal Gunaratne WWV RWP RSP USP ndc psc as the Chief Guest, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General L H S C Silva WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc psc together with former Commandants of SLMA, Chief of Staff, Deputy Chief of Staff, Principal Staff Officers, a large number of senior officers, Defence Attaches and Advisors, distinguished invitees, faculty members and officer cadets of the Sri Lanka Military Academy.

  • THE AWARD CEREMONY - 2020

    16th December 2020 19:12:19 Hours

    The Award Ceremony held subsequent to the Commandant’s Parade is one of the ever memorable events in cadet life where their outstanding performance during the year is recognized with the award of certificates, trophies and medals by the Commandant and Wing Heads of the Academy.

  • THE COMMANDANT’S PARADE

    16th December 2020 18:08:36 Hours

    At the Sri Lanka Military Academy, the Commandant’s Parade is traditionally held two days prior to the Commissioning Parade. On 16th December 2020, the Commandant’s Parade on account of the 95th Commissioning Ceremony was ceremonially held at the Academy Parade Ground with the participation of the Commandant, Brig A K G K U Gnanaratne ndc psc as the Chief Guest.

  • INTER-COMPANY COMBAT FIRING MEET- 2020

    27th October 2020 14:19:34 Hours

    The Annual Inter-Company Combat Firing Meet-2020 was held at the Field Firing Range of Fox Hill on 25th and 26th September 2020. The firing meet was organized in order to test leadership skills of officer cadets, their skills in clearing obstacles, section level fire and maneuver and effective engagement of targets in a battle environment. The officer cadet intakes of 88, 88B, 89, Lady 18 representing four companies competed for the Trophy of Champion Company. The clearing of Battle Obstacles, two-kilometer-run and engaging in targets while tactical maneuver were the biggest challenges for the competitors.