14th January 2022 15:40:56 Hours
The Opening Address by the Commandant officially symbolizes the beginning of challenging, yet magnificent military life of the fresh trainees who are directed to complete their basic military training at SLMA. KDU 91 B consisting of 53 officer cadets with a Maldivian trainee and a Zambian trainee, Direct Enlisted Course- 1/2022 with 38 officer cadets in varied professions, Lady 18 (V) with 16 lady officer cadets and Other Rank Commission Intake-1 with 22 officer cadets started their military training with the opening remarks made by Brig W W H R R V M N D K B Niyangoda RWP RSP USP ndu psc, the Commandant-SLMA on 14th January 2022 at the Sino Lanka Friendship Auditorium.
By welcoming these fresh commers to the military academy, the Commandant during his speech emphasized on how positive thinking can lead them to perform excellently to meet their ambitious dream of being worthwhile leaders to the army and to accomplish the set objectives of the military academy. Further, inculcation of values such as self-discipline, integrity, leadership was significantly underlined while intensifying how the heights in their military career can be accomplished with them. Meanwhile, the Commanding Officer-Officer Cadet Wing, the Director Academics- Academic Wing and Chief Instructor – Military Training Wing conducted a few valuable lectures on military and training related disciplines to educate and orientate these fresh commers to the military training environment.
The senior officers, officers and other rank instructors of the military academy took part in the opening ceremony of Intake 91(B), Other Rank Commission Course -2022, DE – 2022/1 and Lady 18 (V) too.