September 16, 2020
Army Chief Lt. Gen, Shavendra Silva yesterday (15) made a visit to the Army training centres at Army Cantonment, Panagoda and reviewed the progress of the one-month-long residential graduate orientation training program which began on Monday (14) at 51 island-wide Army Centres.
SLA says Lt. Gen. Silva inspected the Army training sessions for graduates and ensured that it is in line with the President’s directions. During the visit, he met a cross section of graduates under training and shared a couple of views with them.
The graduate orientation training program is implemented under five phases absorbing 10,000 graduates for each phase at a time and expects to cover all 50,000 graduates within five months.
The program aims to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes of those recruited graduates to ensure their effective contribution to nation-building as a trained and energetic workforce.
The project is closely monitored by the Ministry of Defence and coordinated and supervised at all seven Security Force HQs level. University Grant Commission, Ministry of Home Affairs, Selected State & Private Sectors and a few more state agencies work closely with the project.
Commandant Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force Maj. Gen. Ruwan Wanigasooriya, Commander, Security Forces -West Maj. Gen. Chula Abeynayake and senior officers joined the occasion.