As Sri Lanka Navy was steering into being a larger Naval Force with much competency and professionalism, the demand for officers quickly arose which confirmed the need for a dedicated unit in the sole purpose of training Officer Under Trainees (OUTs). Henceforth, the Officer Training Wing (OTW) was established on 01st March 1992 under LCdr (ND) TMJ Mendis, as the first Officer Training Officer.
The training of OUTs was initially carried out by Nautical and Seamanship schools.The training operations were initially conducted at now administrative building complex of SLNS Tissa and then was shifted to a dedicated training complex under OTW in 2003. The OTW is liable for all Officer Cadets’ basic training, KDU entry courses for technical and non-technical branches, Upper yardman Entry Course, Service Entry Course and also Officer training which includes Sub Lieutenant Technical courses and training modules for foreign officers all in coordination with NMA. The OTW accounts for administrative and welfare matters of all OUTs too.
To mould Officer Under Trainees of all branches to fit into Naval service with desired standard by means of military training and to prepare them with necessary professional knowledge to hold a Commission.
Officer Training Officer
Tel : +94 11 2161310
Directing Staff I
Directing Staff II