Sri Lanka Military Academy

Serve to Lead

06th January 2023 11:43:38 Hours


The Oath Ceremony is a significant traditional event at the Sri Lanka Military Academy, Diyatalawa which marks the successful completion of military orientation training by fresh trainees by giving the oath before the National Flag (the Nation), Academy Flag (Alma Mater) and Company Flags (Membership). This affirms that these trainees agree to abide by the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka against enemy threats, disasters while living up to the law and order of the country, SOPs, traditions, customs and practices of the Military Academy and the Army.

On 06 January 2023, 134 trainees from Intake 92 B including 1 x foreign Lady Officer Cadet & 7 x Foreign Officer Cadets and 68 trainees from SC 20 read their Oath of Loyalty and Devotion to the Academy and the country at the Academy Gymnasium. This customary occasion was graced by the Commanding Officer of the Officer Cadet Wing, Colonel E W R S B Ehelepola USP USACGSC along with Company Commanders and Course Officers.

This moment becomes a very significant benchmark in a cadet’s life as they are privileged to wear white epaulettes on their shoulders, which symbolizes their orientation to the challenging military lifestyle, recognition and qualification to be a member of the SLMA.