27th February 2021 16:24:38 Hours
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal S K Pathirana WWV and Bar, RWP and Bar, RSP and three Bars, VSV, USP, MSc (MOA) USA, MSc (Def Stu) in Mgt, M Phil (Ind), MIM(SL), ndc (Ind), psc, made his first visit to the Military Academy, Diyatalawa on Saturday (27 Feb) with his family members.
The Air Force Commander and the visitors were cordially hosted by the Commandant-SLMA along with Deputy Commandant and other senior officers. At the inception, the Commander offered floral tribute to the fallen warriors at the Monument of Peace. During the visit, the delegation was made aware of the role and tasks of the Academy, historical evolution, officer cadet training, course curriculums, sophisticated facilities available at the Academy for officer cadet training and education, the new developments etc. The walk through the Smart Classroom Complex donated by the Intake XVI, Language Lab installed for linguistic enhancement of the trainees, the new Headquarter Complex gifted by the People's Republic of China and visit to the Cadets’ Mess added splendid memories to their tour.