SriLankan Airlines opens Aviation College
SriLankan Airlines, opened its integrated aviation training
institution, SriLankan Aviation College recently.
CEO SriLankan Airlines,
With over three decades of experience in training aviation
professionals to fulfil the Airline's manpower needs, SriLankan Aviation
College, brings together the Airline's training centres, SriLankan
Technical Training and International Aviation Academy. SriLankan
Airlines' Chairman Nishantha Wickremasinghe said, "As the national
carrier, we have a mission that goes beyond earning profits and carrying
passengers. SriLankan Aviation College signifies our endeavour to
empower future generations, thereby continually contributing to the
development of the industry."
SriLankan Airlines, Chief Executive Officer, Kapila Chandrasena said,
"With Sri Lanka moving ahead in terms of developing itself as a hub for
air and maritime transport, SriLankan Airlines remains committed to
supporting the vision set out by the Government to develop the five
economic metro hubs of Sri Lanka."
SriLankan Aviation College, General Manager, Primal de Silva said, "SriLankan
Aviation College will offer a diversified range of professional courses,
which will empower students to thrive in the industry anywhere in the
"Having trained SriLankan staff for over three decades, SriLankan
Aviation College adheres to the global standards and the individualism
of different airlines, thus, the unparalleled experience has enabled it
to introduce customised training solutions for students, while providing
them on-the-job training," he said.
"At a time, the demand for professionally qualified aviation industry
personnel is high across the globe, especially in the Middle Eastern
region, due to the emergence of many commercially successful carriers,
we, as a country that has been a prime labour supplier to the Middle
East, now have the chance to enhance our quality of manpower, thereby
exploring new avenues in foreign employment," de Silva.