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* New Sri Lanka Air Force Commander assumes duties
Fri, Feb 28, 2014, 12:56 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 28, Colombo: The 13th Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Marshal Harsha Abeywickrama relinquished his command Thursday and retired from the Sri Lanka Air Force with effect from the 28th of February 2014, the Air Force said.

On his retirement, Air Marshal Abeywickrama was promoted to the rank of Air Chief Marshal.

His replacement Air Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke assumed duties as the 14th Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force at the Air Force Headquarters this morning.

Air Marshal Gunatilleke, a product of prestigious Royal College in Colombo, was the former Chief of Staff and Director Air Operations of the Air Force.

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