Two Female Sri Lanka Air Force officers commissioned as pilots for first time in Sri Lanka

Two Female Sri Lanka Air Force officers commissioned as pilots for first time in Sri Lanka

Two female officers were commissioned as pilots for the first time in the history of the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) at the Air Force Academy, China Bay this morning, the Sri Lanka Air Force said.

The event was held under the patronage of Secretary of Defence Retired Major General Kamal Gunaratne and Commander of the Air Force Air Marshall Sudarshana Pathirana.

The event is notable as it marks the first time that a female cadet has won the Gold Sword of the Best Cadet Officer in all respects and also the first time a female officer has commanded a passing out parade.

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