Thursday - 21 October, 2021

Graduation Ceremony of No 63 Junior Command and Staff Course

Graduation Ceremony of No 63 Junior Command and Staff Course

The Graduation Ceremony of the No 63 Junior Command and Staff Course was held at the Astra Hall, SLAF Academy China Bay today (13 March 2020).

Air Vice Marshal MD Ratnayake, Director Aeronautical Engineering graced the ceremony as the Chief Guest. Delegates from the SL Navy and SL Police were among the distinguished invitees.

The ceremony marked the end of an 11-week long course attended by a total of 31 Officers. Among them were 28 officers from the Sri Lanka Air Force in the ranks of Squadron Leader and Flight Lieutenant, 2 officers from the Sri Lanka Navy in the rank of Lieutenant Commander and Lieutenant and a lady officer from the Bangladesh Air Force.

The Junior Command and Staff College is accredited to the University of Kelaniya and the Officers who fulfilled the required criteria will be eligible to a Post Graduate Diploma in Defence Management.

A Guest Night was held at the Officers’ Mess to mark the Graduation with the participation of Commandant, Registrar, Faculty Members of the Junior Command and Staff College, Graduates and their spouses.

The following Officers received special awards during the Graduation Ceremony.

Best All Round Officer

Sqn Ldr SI Rodrigo (Operations Air)

Non SLAF Best All Round Officer
Sqn Ldr Modhurima Ghosal - Bangladesh Air Force

Best Student in Academics

Sqn Ldr SI Rodrigo (Operations Air)

Excellence in Air Power Studies
Flt Lt HD Millewa (Technical Engineering)

Best Book Review
Flt Lt HD Millewa (Technical Engineering)

Best Public Speaker

Sqn Ldr NS Sirimanna (Operations Air)

Best Sportsman
Sqn Ldr NK Abeywardana (Technical Engineering)