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|National Cadet Corps|
|Active||1881 - Present|
|Role||Volunteer Youth Organisation|
|Headquarters||HQ National Cadet Corps, Kalubowila, Colombo.|
|Motto||Never not prepared|
|Cmdt NCC||Maj Gen Gamini Jayasundara|
 MissionThe Mission of the National Cadet Corps is to train and inspire cadets using effective training curriculum, so that each cadet shall develop character, courage, sportsmanship, self reliance, discipline, and civil mindedness, spirit of adventure, responsibility and comradeship to be a human resource of well-trained youth, capable of providing leadership in all aspects of life.
- 1881 - Mr. John B. Cull, the then principal of Royal College, Colombo formed a cadet platoon as a Volunteer Unit under Ceylon Light Infantry for the students of the Royal College.
- 1902 - Introduction of Cadet Battalion under CLI (Ceylon Light Infantry) and Major S. M. Baros of CLI became the first Commanding Officer of the Cadet Battalion.
- 1917 - The First Hermenloos ( All Island ) Camp was held in Diyathalawa.
- 1918 - With the recommendation of Brigadier General R. B. Fell (The CDF Commander), formation of Ceylon Cadet Battalion took place on the two divisions on 4th of February 1918.
- 1948 - Colonel R.J.C. Mendis was appointed as the First Sri Lankan Commanding officer of the Ceylon Cadet Battalion.
- 1971 - Eight officers were mobilised for duties with the Regular Force during the period of April insurrection in various parts of the island.
- 1972 - Ceylon Cadet Corps changed its designation as Sri Lanka Cadet Corps after Ceylon declared itself a Republic.
- 1981 - Centenary Celebrations of Cadet Corps was held in Colombo.
- 1985 - Action was taken to amalgamate Sri Lanka Cadet Corps and the Police Cadet Corps under the Manpower Mobilization and supplementary Forces Act, No. 40 of 1985.
- 1985 - Girls Platoons were started in ten main cities of the island.
- 1988 - Sri Lanka Cadet Corps, monitored by the Volunteer Force changed its designation as the National Cadet Corps, and it was ceremonially inaugurated on 29 April 1988 by His Excellency J. R. Jayewardene, the then President of Sri Lanka under the above Act.
- 1990-The National Cadet Corps Training Centre, Rantembe was established on 2 December 1990 by General Cyril Ranathunga, VSV the Secretary, Ministry of Defence.
- 1995 - A total 98 officers including 25 lady officers were mobilised to serve in the operational areas. Some of them were posted to Army HQ, SLMA, KDA and Sri Lanka Navy for various duties.
- 2001 - The Ministry of Defence took over Sri Gunalankara Vidyalaya from the Ministry of Education and established the HQ National Cadet Corps at Kalubowila on 18 May 2001.
- 2006 - 125th Anniversary celebrations.
 BattalionsNational Cadet Corps has 15 Battalions located in
- HQ National Cadet Corps - Colombo
- 1st Battalion - Hikkaduwa - Sumangala Vidyalaya
- 2nd Battalion - Kandy - Dalada Maligawa Premises
- 3rd Battalion - Colombo - (St' Peters College)
- 4th Battalion - Kurunegala -
- 5th Battalion - Anuradhapura MMV
- 6th Battalion - Diyatalawa - Volunteer camp
- 7th Battalion - Gampaha - Bandaranaike MV
- 8th Battalion - Hidallana -Sivali MMV
- 9th Battalion - Kegalle- St. Mary's College
- 10th Battalion - Tangalle - Educational Department
- 11th Battalion - Polonnaruwa - Polonnaruwa Royal Central College
- 12th Battalion - Kalutara MMV
- 13th Battalion - Matale - St. Thomas College
- 14th Battalion - Kuliyapitiya - Nakkawatta Central College
- 15th Battalion - Monaragala - Mahnama College
 TrainingAll Cadets undergo practical and theoretical training in the following. Physical Fitness, Foot Drill, Weapon Training and Firing, Map Reading, Field Craft, First Aid, Regimental Duties, Confidence Building Course, Leadership Activities,Fire Fighting, Community Service, General Knowledge, Drama, Hut Inspection,
The standard issued service weapon of NCC is the British Lee-Enfield Mk III .
 Training and assessment of cadets
- Training of cadets to a schedule at platoon level.
- Holding one day/weekend training camps at company level
- Taking part in selection camps
- Holding assessment camps at battalion level
- Winning the Hermann Loos/ De Soyza challenge trophy after a competition where the best two platoon of the 14 battalions spread across the island, compete.
- Selection of girls/boys band platoons (Eastern/ Western)
- Awarding certificate to all the cadets taking part in camps
- Awarding certificates, medals and trophies in the Inter Battalion Sports Meet annually.
- Reciting "PIRITH" before the commencement of training at the Training Centre - Rantembe every year.
- Holding National Cadet Corps Celebrations giving priority to the religious observances at the HQ, and Battalion as well.
 Ranks within the NCCOfficers
- Major General (Commandant of the NCC)
- Lieutenant Colonel
- 2nd Lieutenant
- Battalion Senior Under Officer (one in a battalion)
- Battalion quarter master under officer(one in a battalion)
- Company Senior Under Officer (one in a Company)
- Company Junior Under Officer (one in a Company)
- Sergeant (five in a Company excluding the CSM and CQMS/depend on the platoons in the company)
- Corporal (fifteen in a Company)
- Lance Corporal (fifteen in a Company)
- Regiment Sergeant Major (RSM)
- Regiment Quarter Master Sergeant (RQMS)
- Company Sergeant Major (CSM)
- Company Quarter Master Sergeant(CQMS)
 See also
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