The Graduation Ceremony of No 54 Junior Command and Staff Course was held at the Astra Hall at Sri Lanka Air Force Academy China Bay on 04 August 2017.
Director General Engineering of Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Commodore AWE Wijesuriya graced the ceremony as the chief guest.
The Commandant of the SLAF Academy China Bay Air Commodore HSS Thuiyacontha, Bangladesh Defence Attaché and delegates from SL Army and the Navy participated in the event as distinguished guests.
The ceremony marked the end of the 14-week Course attended by a total of 25 officers in the ranks of Squadron Leader and Flight Lieutenant. 22 officers from the Sri Lanka Air Force, one officer in the rank of Lieutenant Commander from the Sri Lanka Navy, one officer from the Bangladesh Air Force and one officer from the Indian Air Force.
The Junior Command and Staff Course is accredited by the Kothalawala Defence University and the Officers who fulfill the required criteria will be conferred with a Post Graduate Diploma in Defense Management.
The following Officers received special awards at the Graduation Ceremony.
Best All Round Officer Sqn Ldr EPDR Edirisinghe (T/Eng)
Non SLAF Best All Round Officer Sqn Ldr KM Shaikh Bin Zaman (Eng - BAF)
Excellence in Academics Sqn Ldr EPDR Edirisinghe (T/Eng)
Excellence in Management Studies Sqn Ldr EPDR Edirisinghe (T/Eng)
Best Book Review Flt Lt SAIN Subasinghe (GD/P)
Best Sportsman Flt Lt KT Sebastian (T/Eng - IAF) Best in Public Speaker Sqn Ldr GDDP Senarathne (GD/P)