Sri Lanka Military Academy

Serve to Lead

12th September 2018 17:20:57 Hours


A special celebration was organized by the Sri Lanka Military Academy under the direction of the Commander of the Army to mark the 50th anniversary of the first intake passed out from SLMA. Intake one consisted of fourteen officers and six of them participated in the event with their spouses.

Upon arrival, they paid floral tribute to the Monument of Peace and listened to a briefing by the Academy Sergeant Major at the Parade Ground. Then the trainee officer cadets delivered a comprehensive presentation on the Military Academy at the Col Fazly Memorial Auditorium where the Commandant Brigadier Priyantha Senaratne formally welcomed them and presented plaques to officers and special souvenirs were presented to ladies by Mrs Senaratne in appreciation of their gracious presence at the Academy. Lt Col Sarath Jayawardene (Retd) delivered a special vote of thanks to the Military Academy for the elaborated and meticulously planned programme.

They also visited the Cadets’ Mess, Library, Gymnasium, Stable, Museum and the Sergeants’ Mess to rekindle the life they experienced fifty years ago. The Academy hosted all of them for a gala dinner night at the Cadets’ Mess prior to their departure on 26th morning.