Air Vice Marshal KFR Fernando
RSP, USP, MDS, psc, ctf-ndu
Air Vice Marshal Kurukulasooriya Francis Rohintha Fernando was born on 17th September 1964 and had his education at St Josephs’ College, Colombo 10.
He joined the Sri Lanka Air Force as an officer cadet on the 18th April 1983 in the 11th intake officer cadets and was commissioned as a Pilot officer in the Administrative Regiment branch on 18th October 1984.
He has been decorated with Rana Sura Padakkama (RSP) and Uttama Seva Padakkama (USP) in addition to many campaign and operational medals.
Air Vice Marshal Rohintha Fernando has held the appointment of Base Commander at SLAF Base Vavuniya, Commanding officer SLAF Pulukunawa, Acting Commanding Officer SLAF Station Batticaloa, Commanding Officer SLAF Station Morawewa, Deputy Group Commander of the SLAF Special Operation Deployment Puliyankulam, Commanding Officer 28 Regiment Wing SLAF Station Colombo, Commanding Officer Combat Training School SLAF Acedemy China- bay, Commanding Officer SLAF Station Ampara, Commanding Officer 26 Regiment SLAF Base Katunayaka, Group Commander of the SLAF Special Operation Deployment Trincomalee, Commanding Officer SLAF Station Colombo.
At Air Force Head Quarters he has served as Staff Officer Grounds I, and was appointed as the Director of Welfare in January 2016.
Air Vice Marshal Rohintha Fernando’s professional development includes numerous professional training programmes and courses during his tenure at Sri Lanka Air Force. He has Master in Defence Studies from University of Kelaniya and Defence Service and Staff College, Batalanda. Further he has followed Junior Command Course in India, Counter Terrorism Fellowship Programme at National Defence University USA, Air Defence Course in Bulgaria, Higher Command Orientation Course in India, Defence Management Course in India.
He is the Chairman of Air Force Judo.
Air Vice Marshal Rohintha Fernando is Married to Vasantha and they are blessed with two loving daughters Dinali and Jayathma.