Commander Spells Out Welfare, Training & Professional Prospects Achieved during Colombo Troop Addresses, Fallen Lions in SLSR Recalled to Memory in Colourful Annual Event, Troops Rescue & Relocate More than 300 Flood Victims in Medirigiriya & Morawewa, The Only Govt that Upheld Forces' Dignity - Army Commander, 75 Houses to be Built for Landside Victims at Meeriyabedda, Commander Inspects Homagama Public Fair Construction Site, Giving Message of ‘Peace & Joy’, Army Christmas Carols Rend the Air, Commander Spells Out Welfare, Training & Professional Prospects Achieved during Colombo Troop Addresses , SFHQ-J Commander Pays Courtesy Call on Jaffna Bishop, Special X’mas Mass Conducted in Diyatalawa at SFHQ-C Request, Mullaittivu Troops Organize Distribution of School Accessories to Needy Students, SFHQ-C Troops Assist Dengue Prevention Drive, UNIFIL in Lebanon Salutes Sri Lankan Peace Keeping Contingent in Medal Parade, Giving Message of ‘Peace & Joy’, Army Christmas Carols Rend the Air , Retired Brigadier S.P. Ekanayake’s Funeral on Thursday (18), Graduation Ceremony Held at DSCSC, Second Phase Starts to Facilitate Partially Built Ranaviru Houses, New Artillery Colonel Commandant Assumes Office, ‘Laksenpaya’ Home Garden in Kandy Selected the Best in City Limits, Buddhist Monk Sponsors Donation of Essential Items to Students & Pregnant Mothers , Casual Civil Employees in the Army to be Made Permanent , Mullaittivu Students Given Incentives for Schooling , 59 Division Anniversary Events Select ‘Strongest Soldier’, Kilinochchi Students Get Bicycles & School Accessories , I AM BECOMING OLD, Staff at Military Hospital Undergo Medical Screening , New Altar Built by Army Opened , Dental Clinic Held for the Benefit of School Students , Commander Addresses Troops in North-Bound SFHQs & Divisions , Workshop on ‘Leadership & Moral Development’ for School Prefects Conducted,
Sri Lanka Army Flag
Army Flag & Crest

Army Song & Lyrics

Related Links
Army Seva Vanitha Unit
Army Benevolent Fund
www.gov.lk
www.defence.lk
Army Volunteer Force
SERRIC
Civil Military Coordination Jaffna
Security Force Headquarters (Wanni)
Security Force Headquarters (Kilinochchi)
Security Force Headquarters (Mullaittivu)
Security Force Headquarters (Central)
Security Force Headquarters (East)
Security Force Headquarters (West)
Officer Career Development Centre

Army Tenders

Officer Cadets

Officer Cadets

Veteran Page

Government School Marks

Defence School Marks

Nation Building

Air Travel Services

Sponsor a Child

News Archives
Please select:: Photo Story
Situation Report
Highlights
Features

Last 20 News Highlights
* 405 Recruits Join Active Service in Punani PoP

* Massive Crowds Enjoy Mini Tattoo at Mallawi

* Eastern Troops Listen to Commander at Welikanda

* Commander Meets Maha Sangha During His Visit to Welikanda

* Importance of National Security Stressed in Commander’s Speech at AHQ

* Army Recruits Display Endurance Skills in 12 km Walk

* Commander Addresses Issues of Retired Army Personnel

* ‘Army Tattoo’ Goes to Mallavi in Kilinochchi After Polonnaruwa

* Canadian Defence Advisor Pays Courtesy Call on Commander

* Sri Lanka Army SMS Service Begins with Dialog Support

* Mullaittivu Troops Assist Flood Victims

* Gold Jewelleries Recovered from LTTE Returned to Rightful Owners

* More than 100 Disable Youngsters Entertained in ‘Dream Cricket Day’

* Malaysia’s Defence Force Chief & Bangladesh Military Academy Commandant Add Colour to PoP at Diyatalawa

* Rains Affected Jaffna Civilians Helped

* New Jaffna Commander Given Hindu & Buddhist Blessings

* Awareness Programme on AIDS Launched in Kilinochchi

* Health Education Officer Educates Troops at AHQ

* SLAGSC Players Win Inter Regiment Volleyball Championship

* ‘Galle Dialogue - 2014’ Begins for the 5th Consecutive Year

 
  Sri Lanka Army :: Training

When the Army was raised in 1949, the need arose to recruit and train officers and soldiers of the newly formed army. The Army Recruit Training Depot (ARTD) was therefore formed in Diyatalawa on 6th February 1950 for the purpose of training recruits. The first batch of 114 recruits passed out from the ARTD on 2nd June 1950. The ARTD was later named as the Army Training Centre (ATC). But facilities did not exist to train officers, and therefore Officer Cadets were sent to the Royal Military Academy (RMA), Sandhurst in the United Kingdom . The first batch of Officer Cadets were enlisted to the Army on the 10th of October 1949 and were dispatched to RMA Sandhurst.

Subsequently Officer Cadets were trained at the Indian Military Academy and the Pakistan Military Academy . Overseas training was not sufficient to meet the growing needs. Therefore, arrangements were then made to train Officer Cadets locally. The first intake of Officer Cadets who were earmarked to be trained at the Army Training Centre, Diyatalawa, were enlisted on 16th April 1968. Since then Officer Cadets were locally trained and commissioned. With the expansion and the growing need to train large numbers of recruits, recruit training was assigned to the respective regiments. With this, the Army Training Centre was renamed as the Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA), and since then it has been totally utilized for training of Officer Cadets. At any one time, five to six hundred Officer Cadets are trained at this institution. During a period of two years, they are trained in leadership, tactics, weapons training, law, military accounting systems and academic studies. An intensive course in the English language is conducted during the first six months of training to enhance the English knowledge of the Officer Cadets.

The President's and ATC colours presented to the ATC in 1972, were laid to rest with the change of name to Sri Lanka Military Academy . The Colours were renamed as SLMA Colours and presented by Her Excellency Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, on 21st June 1997, at Diyatalawa. This is a professional Army which is involved in active combat against the world's most ruthless terrorist organization. Therefore it is of utmost importance to train officers and men in various types of specialized combat duties and in administrative and logistic duties. A large number of officers and men are annually sent overseas to receive this type of specialized training. Wherever possible training is conducted locally when infrastructure facilities are available.

Today every arm and service has its own training school to train its personnel in basic duties pertaining to the respective arm or service. Apart from SLMA, the training establishments controlled by the Army Headquarters are the Army Training School in Maduru Oya, Combat Training School in Ampara, Infantry Training School in Minneriya and the Non Commissioned Officers Training School at Kala Oya .

Training Centers

• SLMA - Sri Lanka Military Academy
• ATS - Army Training School
• ITC - Infantry Training Centre
• CTS - Combat Training School
• APEC - Army Physical Education Centre
• VFTS - Volunteer Force Training School
• MSTS - Marksman Sniper Training School
• NCOTS - Non Commission Officer Training School
• LTS - Language Training School
• IPSOT-SL - Institute of Peacekeeping Support Operations Training Sri Lanka
• ACTC-Armoured Cops Training Centre
• School Of Artillery
• SLSME – Sri Lanka School of Military Engineering
• School Of Mechanical Engineers
• School Of Signals
• CRTS-Commando Regiment Training School
• MIC-Military Intelligence Corps.
• ESR-Engineer Service School
• SLASC-Sri lanka Army Service Corps. School
• SLAMC-Sri lanka Army Military School Of Nursing
• SLAOC-Sri lanka Army Ordnance School
• SLEME-Sri lanka Electrical And Mechnaical Engineers School
• SLCMP-Sri lanka Corps of Military Police School
• SLAGSC-SriLanka Army General Service Corps. School


Commander of the Army

Latest on Video

Engineers' 'SALEBA' Opened in Grand Ceremony

Last 5 Photo Stories
* Commander Spells Out Welfare, Training & Professional Prospects Achieved during Colombo Troop Addresses

* Giving Message of ‘Peace & Joy’, Army Christmas Carols Rend the Air

* UNIFIL in Lebanon Salutes Sri Lankan Peace Keeping Contingent in Medal Parade

* Engineers’ ‘SALEBA’ Opened in Grand Ceremony

* Eastern Troops Listen to Commander at Welikanda

Last 25 News Features
* Ven. Uduwe Dhammaloka Preaches in Polonnaruwa

* Fatherless Children in Sampathnuwara Get School Accessories

* Children’s Premises Cleaned Up & They Were Given Incentives

* Officers Learn More about ‘Leadership’

* Cardiac Patients Examined in Anuradhapura

* 23 Division Gives Blood to Batticaloa Hospital

* Audition Process Goes to SFHQ-C

* 68 Division 5th Anniversary Events Begin

* 11 Div Supports Conduct of ‘Sammabhimani’

* ‘Yoga’ Course Attendees Receive Certificates

* Volunteer Force Volleyball Championship Tournament Ends

* 621 Brigade with a Long History Marks Its Anniversary

* More Community Projects Launched in SFHQ - E Area

* School Uniforms for Students Distributed in SFHQ-MLT

* Commander, SFHQ-East Addresses Senior Officers & Troops of the SFHQ-East

* Contenders in 'Ranaviru Real Star' Undergo Workshop Training in Kilinochchi & Wanni

* Eastern Troops Help Civil Community & Review Development Projects

* ‘Sammabimani’ Goes to ‘Aluviharaya’ & Naula

* New Jaffna Commander Assumes Office

* One More SFHQ-MLT Community Project Launched

* SFHQ-East Launches Many Community Based Projects

* Contenders in 'Ranaviru Real Star' Undergo Workshop Training

* A Stock of Furniture from ‘Sinamel Rotary Club’ Distriuted

* Wanni SFHQ Anniversary Held with Elaborate Arrangements

* New Welfare Shop in Kilinochchi Opened

Copyright © 2013 Sri Lanka Army.
Contents of this site are the sole property of Sri Lanka Army and any duplication in any media is liable for prosecution.
Reproduction of these stories/data is possible provided its source is given due recognition.