Mullaittivu Troops Meet the Commander at Respective Units , ‘Harmony’ Centre Kilinichchi Gets Book Donation , ‘Defence Seminar’ Live Webcast Screened at SFHQs, 3 SLSR & 1 SLRC Troops Engage in Welfare & Religious Activities, New Eco-Friendly Library in Sinha Regiment Hqrs Wins Silver in Switzerland Beating 151 Countries , Central Troops Engage in Social Service Projects , SFHQ – KLN Officers’ Syndicate Presentations Submitted, Japanese Scholars Arrive SFHQ-MLT, Art Competition Held to Mark National Drug Prevention Month , Seventh Computer Course at SFHQ-West Ends, Curtains Come Down on Inspiring ‘Defence Seminar - 2015’, ‘Ex-Cormorant Strike - VI’ with 53 Foreign Military Personnel Kicked Off at Kokilai , Commander’s Initiative Gets 35 More New Houses to ‘Ranaviru’ Families , Bangladesh NDC Delegation Before Departure Meets Commander , ‘Defence Seminar - 2015’ Begins with a Packed Crowd of Participants, Curtains Come Down on Inspiring ‘Defence Seminar - 2015’ , ‘Maritime Security Vital to National Security Interests’ - Rear Admiral Wettewa, ‘Preventing Aviation Terrorism is a Collective Responsibility’ - Air Vice Marshal Dias, Asia-Pacific Region Vulnerable to Most Natural Disasters - UN Panelist , Pakistan Always Dedicated to Make Peace - Pakistan’s High Commissioner, Dr Ajai Sahni Briefs on State Response to Terrorism, Chinese Ambassador Distinct in Articulation of China’s Interests Outside , Session 3 Turns More Interesting with Army & Other Contributors , Visiting Saudi Land Force Commander Pays a Courtesy Call on Commander of the Army, Western Asian Perspectives to be Taken Note of - Seminar Contributor , India, a Key Player in the Transformative World Order - Dr Uttam Sinha, Lady Olga Wants All to Support in Making World a Safer Place, Rise of Different Threats Brings Pressure on Governments, Society & Militaries - Dr Prabhakar, Broader Definition for Security Needed - Dr. Legrenzi, Prof Coker Makes His Presentation on ‘Power Politics & Security Narratives’,
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
* KDU’s 8th International Research Symposium - 2015 Begins

* Woman Soldiers Take Their Aesthetic Skills for Public Display at National Art Gallery

* 'Prevent Disaster Through Greenery' Begins from Wattala

* All Set to Commence ‘Defence Seminar - 2015’ Sessions in Colombo

* India’s NDC Students Exchange Views with Commander

* CDS Makes His Maiden Visit to SFHQ-E after Assuming Office

* SLLI Regimental Center Opens Its New Corporals’ Club

* Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner - Designate for India Receives Updates on Current Army Involvements

* Military Earn Praise for Conduct During Campaign, Polls Day

* Army Cooperates with Funeral Arrangements of Buddhist Association’s Patron

* Major General Janaka Ratnayake, New Commissioner General of Rehabilitation

* Annual ‘Koppara Pooja’ Conducted at the Temple of Tooth Relics

* Memorial Lecture Honours Late General Deshamannya Dennis Perera

* One More Phase of ‘Healthy Army - Healthy Nation’ Enlightens SFHQ-West Troops

* Army Tennis Champions Receive Accolades

* Second 4x4 Expedition Concludes Successfully

* Lt Gen Denzil Kobbekaduwa & Veterans Remembered

* President at KDU Opening Ceremony Underlines Country’s Unitary Status to Overcome Future Challenges

* Thoughtful Army Officers Gift Wheelchair to Student

* 3 Commandos Undertake Adventurous March to ‘Saptha Kanya’

 
  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

Defence Seminar at a glance

Last 5 Photo Stories
* Curtains Come Down on Inspiring ‘Defence Seminar - 2015’

* ‘Defence Seminar - 2015’ Begins with a Packed Crowd of Participants

* Keynote Speaker at Defence Seminar Arrives in Sri Lanka

* Fifth ‘Defence Seminar - 2015’ of the Army Begins on Tuesday

* Inter Regiment Athletic Championship Ends with New National & Army Records

Last 25 News Features
* ‘Defence Seminar - 2015’ Begins with a Packed Crowd of Participants

* Keynote Speaker at Defence Seminar Arrives in Sri Lanka

* Saudi Land Force Commander & India’s Dy Nat Security Advisor in Colombo to Attend ‘Defence Seminar’

* Fifth ‘Defence Seminar - 2015’ of the Army Begins on Tuesday

* Commander Spells Out Arrangements in ‘Defence Seminar - 2015’

* Officers Submit Two More Presentations at SFHQ-KLN as Training Modules

* New Officers’ Mess at Logistic Command Hqrs Opened

* Distribution of Clothes & Stationeries among Low Income Families

* Two Separate Lectures for 23 Division Troops & Civilians Held

* Visiting NDC Students from India & Japanese Embassy Officials Meet Jaffna Commander

* Japanese Embassy Envoys Meet Mullaittivu Commander

* Presentations on Sustainable Development & US Interests in South Asia Submitted

* Army Inter Regiment Athletic Meet Begins

* Harmony Volleyball Tournament & Peace Building Organized by SFHQ-KLN

* 112 Brigade Troops Do More Welfare Activities

* MIR Officers’ Training Day Ends with a Get-Together

* 651 Brigade Troops Conduct ‘Shramadana’

* KLN Officers’ Presentations Held

* Kilinochchi Troops Demonstrate Riot Control Procedure

* 5th Computer Course at SFHQ-W Ends

* Army Women's Corps Soldiers Set to Exhibit Hidden Talents

* Newly Constructed WOs’ & Sergeants’ Mess & Billet Opened

* Army Physiotherapists Conduct a Workshop for PTIs & Cadet Officers

* Family Members of Tri-service Officers Meet in Jaffna for a Get-Together

* ETS Computer Training Centre Assists to Improve IT Knowledge of Troops

Copyright © 2015 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.