Sept 14, Colombo: The outgoing Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Marshal Gagan Bulathsinhala handed over the Command of the Sri Lanka Air Force to the Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathy at a ceremony held at the Air Force Headquarters in Colombo Wednesday, 14th September.
Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathi assumed office as the 16th Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force this morning.
Jayampathy, who received his education from Nalanda College in Colombo, joined Sri Lanka Air Force on March 5, 1982 as an officer cadet and was commissioned as a Pilot Officer in General Duties branch of No 4 Squadron Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF).
In January 2005 he was appointed as the Defense Advisor to the Sri Lankan High Commission in Islamabad, Pakistan.
He served as the Director of Operations for the Sri Lanka Air Force prior to his appointment as the Commander.