Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 12 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* New Sri Lanka Air Force Commander to be appointed
Fri, Feb 25, 2011, 12:04 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 25, Colombo: The current Commander of Sri Lanka Air Force Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke is to retire on Monday, February 28, from 33 years of exemplary service to the country.

The current Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Logistics, Air Vice Marshal Harsha Abeywickrama is to succeed Goonetileke as the 13th Commander of the SLAF.

Upon his retirement Goonetileke is to continue his duties as the Chief of Defence Staff, a post he was holding in an acting capacity.

According to the SLAF, Air Chief Marshal Goonetileke joined the force as an Officer Cadet in the General Duties Pilot Branch on 13 January 1978. On successful completion of flying training, he was commissioned in the rank of Pilot Officer on 24 August 1979.

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa appointed Goonetileke as the 12th Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force on 11 June 2006.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
PM explains phone call to IGP from Minister
Sri Lanka calls on Possessor States to expedite destroying their chemical weapons stockpiles
Korea Exim Bank to strengthen the connectivity of traffic network in Kandy
Sri Lankan government vows to take strict legal action against those who damage public property
Sri Lanka's private bus operators call off strike
Sri Lankan President promises to prepare a National Education Policy for the disabled children
Vista Rooms simplifies corporate travel bookings and cuts travel costs by up to 20%
President appoints a special committee to look into bus operators' issues
Sri Lankan, Maldivian Foreign Ministers discuss strengthening bilateral relations
Former Sri Lankan Ambassador to U.S. Jaliya Wickramasuriya further remanded

Copyright © 2000, 2010 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.