Monday, August 17, 2009

'Wings' to six new pilots of SriLankan Airlines


His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa presented 'Wings' to six new pilots of SriLankan Airlines at a ceremony hosted at Temple Trees on Monday17th August.

The six new Junior First Officers - Eshantha Kaluarachchi, Sagara Wirasinha, Madhini Chandradasa, Sujeeshwa Abeysekera, Sandesh Gunasekera, and Prasad Wickremasinghe - who completed a rigorous training programme at Sri Lankan Airlines, also received certificates from Hon. Chamal Rajapaksa, Minister of Ports & Aviation.

They included one lady Junior First Officer, who is the forth woman to join the proud ranks of pilots at the National Carrier.

Also present at the ceremony were Hon. Sarath Kumara Gunarathna, Deputy Minister of Aviation, Mr. Nishanta Wickremasinghe, Chairman of SriLankan Airlines, Members of the Board of the airline, and parents of the new Junior First Officers. (Pix Sudath Silva)

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