Naval & Maritime Academy (NMA) was established at the present location on 15th January 1967 and was subsequently commissioned on 15th July 1967. NMA has proved its mettle by training large number of officers and sailors to cater the needs of Sri Lanka Navy being unparalleled to any other military institution.
NMA continues to strive and achieve international standards whilst holding the ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System Certification awarded by the Sri Lanka Standards Institution, since 2007. This was upgraded subsequently to ISO 9001:2008 in the year 2010 and ISO 9001:2015 in the year 2016. In recognition of its yeoman service rendered over the years, NMA was awarded the prestigious President Colours in 2003. Therefore, the exact professional excellence of Naval and Maritime Academy is epitomized without a shadow of a doubt today. The motto “The disciplined are the noblest of men” is conceptually leading the institution to the exact target. Accomplishments of Sri Lanka Navy over the past decades bear the testimony to the effective quality of training imparted by Naval and Maritime Academy.