29th August 2022 08:51:55 Hours
In military perspectives, the life of a military man is perfected by DRILL through which self-explanatory qualities of the term, D- for Discipline, R – for Regimentation, I for Integrity, two Ls for Loyalty and Leadership are instilled within the soldier. Hence, the prominence of the Drill Instructor Course conducted by the SLMA holds a great altitude in Army’s professional military training.
The 128th Drill Instructors Course comprised of 125 SNCOs representing all the regiments of the Sri Lanka Army began their training on 29th August with the formal inauguration ceremony held at the Sino Lanka Friendship Auditorium with the participation of the Commandant as the Chief Guest. The course will be conducted for four months and it will be climaxed on 5th December 2022.
In the customary speech delivered by Major General WWHRRVMNDKB Niyangoda RWP RSP USP ndu psc, the Commandant at the ceremony, it was highlighted that the future of the Army relies on the effective role of the drill instructors who carry forth army’s core values and traditions. The trainee SNCOs were advised to follow the well- structured course curriculums with determination and optimism which will lead to successfully accomplish the ambition of being professional drill instructors of the victorious Army.
The significant moment of the 128 th DI Course was attended by the Deputy Commandant along with Wing Heads, Senior Officers, Officers and the other rank instructors of the Academy too.