Sri Lankan Aviation College opens its doors to future professionals
SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka, launched its newest aviation integrated training institution, SriLankan Aviation College last...
SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka, launched its newest aviation integrated training institution, SriLankan Aviation College last Friday. SriLankan Airlines’ Chairman, Nishantha Wickremasinghe, speaking at the launch, said, “As the national carrier, we have a national mission that goes beyond earning profits and carrying passengers.
SriLankan Aviation College signifies our endeavour to empower future generations, thereby continually contributing to the development of the industry. This is an amalgamation of our highly equipped and internationally recognized training divisions that were responsible in delivering highly skilled professionals for the last 35 years. I hope the youth of this country as well as those of the region will make use of this wonderful opportunity and I wish SriLankan Aviation College every success.”
Speaking on expansion plans, SriLankan Airlines, Chief Executive Officer, Kapila Chandrasena said, “ With Sri Lanka fast moving ahead in terms of developing itself as a hub for air and maritime transport, SriLankan Airlines remains committed to supporting realize the vision set out by the Government to develop the five economic metro hubs of Sri Lanka, come to fruition.
SriLankan has a long and rare reputation as being a quality training ground and by integrating its training centres, we also aim at attracting foreign students which will in return bring about increased foreign exchange, thereby increasing our contribution to the national economy.”
SriLankan Aviation College General Manager, Primal de Silva said, “SriLankan Aviation College will be offering a diversified range of professional courses, which will empower our students to thrive in the industry anywhere in the world. At a time, the demand for professionally qualified aviation industry personnel is high across the globe, especially in the Middle Eastern region, with the emergence of many commercially successful carriers, we, as a country that has been a prime labour supplier to the Middle East, now have the chance to enhance our quality of manpower, thereby exploring new avenues in foreign employment.” The institute is certified by the Civil Aviation Authorities of Sri Lanka, Oman, Pakistan, the Maldives and the European Safety Agency.