Sri Lanka Military Academy

Serve to Lead

28th December 2023 11:50:21 Hours


The Commandant and faculty of Sri Lanka Military Academy, Diyatalawa took great pleasure in conducting an outward-bound training programme for third-year students of the department of Marketing Management, Faculty Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenapura , Sri Lanka from 18 – 22 of December 2023, on a request made by the University’s Marketing Management Department, which was a prerequisite of their course curriculum. The six-day course was meticulously planned and conducted by the Military Training Wing, and Major Priyadarshana Silva, the Senior Instructor together with a handful of competent officers took great interest in designing and conducting the course in such a way that the 81 undergraduates could hone their leadership and personality traits as per the expectation of the faculty. Additionally, the course included activities for fun and entertainment such as a hash-run, campfire, and an excursion to Upper Diyaluma which added lots of thrill and excitement to the programme. As a special event, the faculty and undergraduates paid tribute to the fallen war heroes at the Monument of Peace erected at the Academy.

Each of the participant undergraduates was awarded with a certificate of participation and successful completion of the personality and skills development programme conducted by the SLMA at the certificate awarding ceremony held at the Sino-Lanka Friendship Auditorium on the last day of the course, where Major General Thushara Mahalekam, the Commandant made it a point to stress the significance of conducting outward-bound training programmes by military training institutions, especially to share the expertise, discipline, punctuality and hardworking attitudes the military is in possession. He further underscored that these courses are reciprocally beneficial, and wonderful opportunities for the military personnel to get themselves exposed to the academia of the country, get to know each other and for networking which are vital in today’s social context. The university, in appreciation of the successful conduct of the course by the SLMA presented the Commandant with a special plaque at the end of the certificate awarding ceremony, and two vote of thanks were delivered by the University in expressing their gratitude and happiness for conducting the course with such outstanding success.