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Civil Aviation Development and Education Committee (CADEC)

Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka

In the year 2008 a group of volunteers in the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) formed a Sri Lanka Aviation Club (SLAC) funded by themselves. The objective of this club was to enhance the knowledge of the school children on aviation. In order to achieve this objective SLAC published a magazine which contained aviation related articles and started conducting education programmes on civil aviation in schools. With the spread of work in scope and depth, it was considered necessary to formalize the working arrangement of the SLAC, so that the CAA could take overall responsibility of such work and allocate resources as required.

In this context, it was decided to convert SLAC into a committee appointed by the CAASL under the powers vested in the CAASL in terms of section 6 – (1) and (2) of the CAASL Act No.34 of 2002 to support the execution of its mission.

The Committee was established  with the name “Civil Aviation Development & Education Committee” (CADEC) on 26 August 2010 to foster development of aviation industry in Sri Lanka for planning, designing, organizing and conducting necessary educational and awareness creating activities and programmes for the general public, aiming especially at the younger generation, thus contributing to achieve CAA’s mission.

The core activities of the CADEC include the following,

  • The quarterly issuance of “Guwansara”, an aviation related educational magazine
  • Setting-up of School Civil Aviation Societies under CAASL registration and guide to operate their societies.
  • Design and implementation of aviation awareness programmes for School Civil Aviation Societies
  • Design and implementation of competitions among School Civil  Aviation societies
  • Maintain CADEC web page in the CAASL web site
  • Smooth functioning of the National Committee for promotion of civil aviation among school Students
  • Any other activity that the CAASL may require the CADEC to attend

Up to now 13 issues of “Guwansara” Magazines published, established 586 School Civil Aviation societies under CAASL registry, conducted 43 school aviation awareness programs within 04 years Island wide, essay competition among school civil aviation societies Island wide and conducted 02 National Committee meetings.

The aviation industry is mainly popular in the city areas in Sri Lanka. There were no opportunities for the people in rural areas, to absorb knowledge in aviation. Most of the the aviation related articles are also written in English language. Considering these facts CADEC decided to publish a magazine relating to aviation in Sinhala medium targeting the students and the general public with the objective of enhancing their knowledge in aviation. ‘Guwansara’ is the first aviation relating quarterly magazine published in Sinhala medium.

Up to now CADEC has published 11 issues of Guwansara Magazines and received many encouraging comments from school students and from the general Public.

 

Under CAASL registration, 630 School Civil Aviation Societies established in Island wide with the aim of enhancing their knowledge on aviation and job opportunities in aviation sector.

  List of School Civil Aviation Societies

CADEC conducted 42 School Aviation Awareness Programms within 03 years Island wide. These awareness programmes were enriched with radio control model aircraft shows, hot air balloon demonstrations a kite design and flying contest.

Summary Of The Cadec Programmes (Year 2011-up to now)

No. Date Venue Name of The Activity
01 14/01/2011 Thanamalwila National School, Wellawaya Student Programme
02 27/01/2011 Wellassa National School, Bibile Student Programme
03 28/02/2011 Sudampaya Meeting Hall, Anamaduwa Principal Programme
04 14/03/2011 KannangaraVidyalaya, Anamaduwa Student Programme
05 23/05/2011 MayurapadaVidyalaya, Mawanalla Principal Programme
06 26/05/2011 PallamaNandamithraVidyalaya, Anamaduwa Student Progreamme
07 16/06/2011 Zonal Education Office, Hambanthota Principal Programme
08 07/07/2011 SiddarathaMahaVidyalaya, Anuradhapura Student Programme
09 11/07/2011 Pinnawala National School, Pinnawala Student Programme
10 28/07/2011 Zonal Education Office, Chilaw Principal Programme
11 26/09/2011 Town Hall & Public Ground, Puttlam Kite Contest
12 21/10/2011 CTC Meeting Hall, Anuradhapura Principal Programme
13 21/10/2011 CTC Meeting Hall, Anuradhapura Principal Programme
14 04/11/2011 Zonal Education Office, Kakirawa Principal Programme
15 04/11/2011 Zonal Education Office, Galenbidunuwewa Principal Programme
16 16/11/2011 Debarawewa National School, Thissamaharama Student Programme
17 18/11/2011 Zonal Education Office, Kabathigollawa Principal Programme
18 02/12/2011 Dabulugala Play Ground, Dabulla Hot Air Balloon Show
19 06/01/2012 Kabathigollawa Central College, Kabathigollawa Student Programme
20 25/01/2012 Thabuththegama Central College, Thabuththegama Student Programme
21 26/01/2012 SuwarnapaliBalikaMahaVidyalaya, Anuradhapura Student Programme
22 01/02/2012 Galenbidunuwewa Central College, Galenbidunuwewa Student Programme
23 02/02/2012 Kakirawa Central College, Kakirawa Student Programme
24 14/02/2012 Senanayake Central College, Madampe Student Programme
25 31/05/2012 Nawagaththegama Isuru Vidyalaya, Nawagaththegama Student Programme
26 07/01/2013 Town Hall, Galle Principal Programme
27 11/01/2013 Padukka Siri PiyarathanaMahaVidyalaya, Padukka Student Programme
28 15/01/2013 AnandaVidyalaya, Elpitiya Student Programme
29 12/03/2013 Suchi National School, Hambanthota School Civil Aviation Societies Programme
30 14/03/2013 D.S. Senanayake National School, Ampara Principal Programme
31 23/03/2013 J.M. Kumaradasa M V, Wellawaya School Civil Aviation Societies Programme
32 24/04/2013 Sudasuna Meeting Hall, Chilaw School Civil Aviation Societies Programme
33 27/04/2013 St. Maris National School, Hambanthota School Civil Aviation Societies Programme
34 30/04/2013 MahindaVidyalaya, Galle School Civil Aviation Societies Programme
35 10/05/2013 D.S. Sennanayake National School, Ampara Student Programme
36 18/05/2013 Niwanthakachethiya M V, Anuradhapura School Civil Aviation Societies Programme
37 30/05/2013 MahindaVidyalaya, Galle Student Programme
38 03/06/2013 Viharagala Isuru Vidyalaya, Suriyawewa Student Programme
39 09 & 10/07/2013 Bingiriya Siri Saranankar National School, Bingiriya Student Programme
40 16/09/2013 Chilaw Harindra Corea Playground & Shirley Corea Meeting Hall, Chilaw Student Programme
41 01/11/2013 KosgamaMaha Vidyalaya, Kosgama Student Programme
42 10/01/2014 Kosgama Cultural Centre, Kosgama Student Programme
43 04/11/2014 Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport & Mattala CAASL office Student Programme

In year 2013 essay competition was conducted among the school civil aviation societies Island wide and conducted prize giving ceremony for winners.

CADEC formed a National Committee with the volunteers who offer their services in order to further strengthen the school civil aviation societies, with the concurrence of Ministry of Education. The National committee consists of teachers, principals and administrators from 25 districts alone with the aviation professionals, representatives from the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka, Airport & Aviation Services (SL) Ltd, SriLankan Airlines Ltd and Mihin Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.

The committee has developed 06 pronged strategies as follows;

  • Develop a booklet for the guidance of civil aviation societies in schools.
  • Create a proper channel to control and maintain civil  aviation societies in schools
  • Design and implement a common action plan for all civil aviation societies in schools
  • Organize a contest annually among civil aviation societies in schools
  • Prepare a system / booklet  to guide the children who wish to choose carriers in the field of aviation
  • Conduct aviation awareness programmes jointly by CAASL, AASL, SLA and Mihin in the future.

Recent Meetings

If you are interested in setting up of an Aviation Club (Society) in your School, please contact us as given below.

Contact Us

Secretary
Civil Aviation Development & Education Committee (CADEC) &
National Coordinator – “National Committee for Promotion of Civil Aviation among School Students"

Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka
No.04, Hunupitiya Road
Colombo 02.
Sri Lanka

Telephone : +94 77 3659177, +94 11 2358804, +94 11 2358800
Fax : +94 11 2304676
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