The Awards Ceremony of 71st Non Commissioned Officers’ Management Course was held on 29th September 2017 at the SLAF Academy China Bay under the Patronage of Base Commander of SLAF Base Katunayake Air Vice Marshal MDAP Payoe who graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The Commandant of SLAF Academy, Air Commodore HSS Thuyacontha too witnessed this glamorous event along with the other Officers of the Academy.
The primary objective of conducting this course is to impart a sound academic and managerial knowledge, while sharpening leadership qualities within the Non Commissioned Officers of the Tri-Forces. The course ran through a well-formed Syllabus over a scheduled period of 11 weeks. The comprehensive course is affiliated to the University of Rajarata and all Non Commissioned Officers who fulfilled the required criteria were awarded with a certificate in Management. The 71st Batch comprised of 44 Senior Non Commissioned Officers and 36 Junior Non Commissioned Officers of the SLAF and 02 Senior Non Commissioned Officers of the SL Navy. At the Ceremony 82 awardees received certificates to mark the successful completion of the course.
22099 Sgt Warnakulasooriya WMNP (Aero Eng) was placed as the Best All- Round Senior Non Commissioned Officer, while 31686 Cpl Ranasinghe RMAS (ECG) was placed as the Best All-Round Junior Non Commissioned Officer. Other special award winners are as follows.
BEST ALL ROUND SNCO 22099 Sgt Warnakulasooriya WMNP (Aero Eng)
BEST ALL ROUND JNCO 31686 Cpl Ranasinghe RMAS (ECG)
BEST STUDENT IN MANAGEMENT 22110 Sgt Prasad PMJ (Aero Eng)
BEST PUBLIC SPEAKER SNCO 27404 Sgt Senarathne WDRP (Musician)
BEST PUBLIC SPEAKER JNCO 27546 Cpl Chaminda JAY (MTM)
BEST PHYSICAL FITNESS SNCO 24760 F/Sgt Dissanayake DMG (PTI)
BEST PHYSICAL FITNESS JNCO 35031 Cpl Kumarasiri MDAS (PTI)