08th April 2021 15:38:51 Hours
‘Study Tours’ an integral part of defence academic curriculums enable military students to interact, network and enrich their learning and social development in diverse settings. A batch of forty-one Officer Cadets from the Naval and Maritime Academy, Trincomalee toured the Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) on Thursday (08 April) along with three Officers. Upon their arrival Senior Officer Cadets warmly welcomed them to the Academy and the significance of the “Monument of Peace” and ‘Parade Ground’ was convinced to them.
A comprehensive presentation on SLMA was conducted by the Commanding Officer- OCW, Colonel Kanchana Weerasekara at the Sino-Lanka Friendship Auditorium. Afterwards, they witnessed the academic and training facilities installed at the Academy for cadet training such as the Laphir Auditorium, Smart Classroom, Language Lab and Library. The naval and army youths were given an opportunity to interact with each other at the Cadets’ Mess where lunch was arranged. The friendly basketball match played at the Gymnasium with SLMA officers and Officer Cadets would have added an undying experience to their study tour.