Naval and Maritime Academy

WELCOME TO NAVAL & MARITIME ACADEMY

I am honoured and proud to assume duties as the 36th Commandant of the renowned Naval and Maritime Academy (NMA), the highest seat of learning in the Sri Lanka Navy and so delighted to write my first message. Over a period of more than five decades, NMA has earned a vastly acclaimed reputation of providing high quality Officers and Sailors for the Sri Lanka..

I consider it is an immense honour to have been appointed to serve as the Training Captain at the Naval and Maritime Academy (NMA) Trincomalee, the premier Sri Lankan Navy training institute, which is renowned for producing officers and men of the highest standard who serves as the first line of defense of our motherland..

VISION

Naval and Maritime Academy is committed to mould Naval personnel to become professionals on their field to perform duties to the entire satisfaction of the desired standards of a recognized Naval force with the commitment to comply with requirement and continual improvement of the effectiveness of process of the Quality Management System.

MISSION

 Officer Training

Officer training is to prepare subordinate officers morally, physically & mould them into professional Naval Officers to command and to lead in pursuit of excellence in the Naval service and the best interest of the nation.

Sailor Training

Sailor training is to prepare both senior & junior ratings morally, mentally, physically & mould them to be professionals to carry out the specific task or set of specific task in their respective branches in the most efficient manner leading to excellence in the Naval service.

“දනෙතා සෙටඨා මනුසෙසසු”

“විනයගරුක වූවෝ මිනිසුන් අතර ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨ වෙති”

“Discipline is the noblest among the men”

I am honoured and proud to assume duties as the 36th Commandant of the renowned Naval and Maritime Academy (NMA), the highest seat of learning in the Sri Lanka Navy and so delighted to write my first message. Over a period of more than five decades, NMA has earned a vastly acclaimed reputation of providing high quality Officers and Sailors for the Sri Lanka Navy. For the last fifty-five years, it has been preparing cadets and sailors to perform their onerous duties towards Nation’s defence with a pronounced sense of responsibility and honour.

The NMA training has given naval personnel a spirit which lasts longer than life. The personnel produced by this esteemed institution have proved their duty to the Motherland even with utmost ‘Supreme Sacrifice’ to attain an ultimatum, the Nation’s Peace. The hallowed portals of this academy nurtured my career when I joined the Navy as a stripling youth.

This foremost academy in Sri Lanka conducts training for all levels starting from basic sailors to officers’ long specialization courses. Present facilities and curriculum fully pledge to cater for all challenges and needs for the Sri Lanka Navy. The NMA curriculum has been continually appraised and updated based on a vision for the future. NMA conducts courses which lead to confer post graduate diploma, bachelor’s degree or master’s degree, affiliations through distinctive universities. It also conducts courses to give vocational opportunities to those who are expecting retirement, to start a post retirement career with world recognized certificates.

Situated in the heart of the famed port city of Trincomalee and surrounded by blue sandy beaches, rich mountains and thick jungle, NMA provides the best environment for effective grooming, moulding and development of Sri Lanka Navy’s future leadership. Its competent faculty and administrators are geared to Sri Lanka Navy’s present and future needs. NMA was awarded with SLS ISO 9001:2015 for its excellence.

Amidst global pandemic of Coronavirus – 19, NMA is progressing steadily to produce the best personnel for the future Navy.

Fair winds, following seas and success!

I consider it is an immense honour to have been appointed to serve as the Training Captain at the Naval and Maritime Academy (NMA) Trincomalee, the premier Sri Lankan Navy training institute, which is renowned for producing officers and men of the highest standard who serves as the first line of defense of our motherland.

The human resource is the key factor, not the sophisticated technologically, advanced equipment or the cutting-edge weapon as far as the contemporary world’s scenarios are concerned. All officers and sailors must get training from the Academy in order to carry out their responsibilities successfully and in accordance with the navy’s vision and goal.

The Academy has the best capabilities of any institute of its caliber in the world to perform any kind of training, whether it be for the military or higher education. In addition to officers and men from our own force, sister forces and Sri Lanka Police, the NMA also accepts students from friendly foreign countries because of the high quality of training it provides. Through frequent engagement, evaluations of trainee performances, and routine reviews of the course materials that best meet the needs of the navy, the highly qualified and competent faculty and staff are the forces that change officer and sailor trainees to the desired level. The distinctive learning environment that prevails helps maintain the students motivated to advance in their careers by keeping them cognitively sharp, physically strong, and in top physical condition.

In keeping with the idea of continual development, the NMA works hard to maintain the NMA flag flying high by providing high-quality, trainee-centered education and training with widely acknowledged academic and professional credentials.

FACULTIES, SCHOOLS, DEPARTMENT & UNITS

QUALITY POLICY OF NMA
Naval & Maritime Academy is committed to mould naval personnel to become professionals in their fields to perform duties to the entire satisfaction of the desired standards of a recognized naval force, with the commitment to comply with requirements and continual improvement of the effectiveness of process of the quality management system.