Air Vice Marshal Kolitha Gunathilake assumes duties as SLAF Commander

Air Vice Marshal Kolitha Gunathilake

Air Vice Marshal Kolitha Gunathilaka will officially assume duties as the 14th Air Force Commander of Sri Lanka today (February 28).

Air Marshal Harsha Abeywickrema, who retired from this role, handed over duties in a ceremony held yesterday (27) at the Air Force Headquarters. The new Commander was presented with the Commander’s official sword at the event.

Educated at S. Thomas’ College and Royal College Colombo, he joined the Sri Lanka Air Force as an Officer Cadet in the General Duties Pilot Branch. After successful completion of Flying Training he was commissioned as a Pilot Officer.

He has also served as Director Air Operations and the Chief of Staff prior to his appointment as Commander.

(Courtesy : Ada Derana)