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* Sri Lankan President opens flight training academy
Thu, Oct 20, 2011, 10:52 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa Thursday opened an academy to train aviation officers in the country.

The President declared open the Sri Lankan Flight Academy, a joint project of the SriLankan airlines and the SIM industries in the Netherlands and an Air Bus A-330 Air Plane Simulator at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake.

Addressing the function, the President stressed the need of training the Sri Lankan youth with the state of the art technology to lead the development of the country as Sri Lanka is engaged in a development programme that is based on local values and keeps pace with international trends.

The President noted that the Sri Lanka youth will be able to earn a great deal of knowledge in the aviation industry at this academy.

The new academy hopes to train the regional aviation officers as well as the local Sri Lankan officers. The national carrier Sri Lankan airlines aim to install an A-330 airbus simulator at the second quarter of 2012 at BIA and a similar simulator at the Mattala international airport.

Civil Aviation Minister, Priyankara Jayaratne, Parliamentarian Arundika Fernando, Chairman of SriLankan Air lines, Nishantha Wickremasinghe, Acting Ambassador of Netherlands in Sri Lanka, Bas Van Noordenne attended the ceremony.

(Photos by Sudath Silva)



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