The Graduation Ceremony of No 56 Junior Commanders Course (JCC) was held at the Astra Hall at Sri Lanka Air Force Academy China Bay on the 06th of April 2018.
The Deputy Chief of Staff of Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Mohan De Zoysa graced the ceremony as the Chief Guest. The Bangladesh Defence Attaché and delegates from the SL Army, Navy and the Police participated at the event as distinguished Guests.
The ceremony marked the end of the 14-week course attended by a total of 27 Officers. 22 officers from the Sri Lanka Air Force in the ranks of Squadron Leader and Flight Lieutenant, 02 officers from the Sri Lanka Army in the rank of Major and Captain, 02 officers from the Sri Lanka Navy in the rank of Lieutenant and one officer from the Bangladesh Air Force.
The Junior Commanders Course is accredited to the Kotelawala Defence University and the Officers who fulfil the required criteria will be conferred with a Post Graduate Diploma in Defence Management.
A Guest Night was also held at the Officers Mess to mark the Graduation with the participation of the Chief Guest of the graduation Ceremony, the Commandant, Faculty Members of the Junior Command and Staff College, Graduands and their wives.
The following Officers received special awards at the Graduation Ceremony:
Best All Round Officer Sqn Ldr AR Goonewardena (Medical)
Non SLAF Best All Round Officer Sqn Ldr SM Shakhawat Anwar (BAF)
Excellence in Academics Sqn Ldr SM Shakhawat Anwar (BAF)
Excellence in Management Studies Sqn Ldr AR Goonewardena (Medical)
Best Book Review Sqn Ldr MGJWRL Wickramarathe (Tech/Eng)