Sri Lanka Military Academy

Serve to Lead

27th February 2024 09:58:56 Hours


On 22 February 2024, the Defence Attaché of the United Kingdom to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Colonel Darren Woods paid a courtesy visit to the SLMA. First, he was warmly welcomed to the SLMA at the main entrance and along the way, the Defence Attaché was briefed on profound meaning of the sacred symbolic War Memorial and Parade Ground by a few Officer Cadets. Then, call on at the Commandant’s Office enabled the guest to share his views about the tour and training with the Commandant. Meanwhile, the guest had a casual discussion with the three UK Drill Instructors who are at present involved in an intensive Drill Instructor Course. During his short stay, Colonel Darren Woods made a visit to the Parade Ground to witness the ongoing Drill Instructor training. Also, he stepped into the Equestrian Section of the SLMA to see the present status of the Section. Finally, the Defence Attaché to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Colonel Darren Woods was cordially invited for a dinner with the Commandant at the Steps Bungalow before making his return-journey to Colombo.