Western Province Junior Cadetting training camp - 2017 to begin next
National Cadet Corps (NCC) will conduct the Western Province Junior
Cadetting Training Camp from 12th to 15th December (2017). The Junior
NCC will be held at the Siyane National College of Education in
A press briefing in this regard was held at the
Ministry to day (06th December) with the presence of the Secretary to
the State Ministry of Defence Mr. Sunil Samaraweera.
The initial Junior NCC programme was restarted as a
Pilot Project in schools in the Trincomalee and Monaragala Districts.
The NCC was able to conduct eight Junior boys and two Junior girls
Assessment Camps at the end of that year. 189 boys and 52 girls cadet
platoons participated in this programme.
Students between 12-14 years of age are trained as
Junior Cadets from boys and girls schools in government, semi-government
and private schools. Their training include physical training, map
reading, first aids, foot drills, tactics, building of values and ethics
and etc. They will also be provided with training on leadership
qualities, self-confidence and team spirit.
The National Cadet Corps is an entity that comes under
the purview of the State Ministry of Defence. 'Junior Cadet Training'
ceased to continue in 1980, but the programme recommenced under the
directions of the President and the guidance of the Prime Minister, last
year. The Junior Cadet Corps has developed into 29 boys battalions and 9
girls battalions to date.
Director, NCC, Major General AKP Wickramasinghe,
Senior State Ministry officials and NCC officers were also associated
with the press briefing held this morning.