Director General of Civil Aviation and Chief Executive Officer
Mr.Nimalsiri is the Chief Executive Officer of the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri
Lanka since its inception in 2002. Prior to his appointment as the DGCA/CEO,
he functioned as the Assistant Director (Operations) having joined the
Department of Civil Aviation in 1987 and has been a pillar of strength in the
CAA. Mr. Nimalsiri is amongst a few officials who pioneered drafting the new
legislative framework in Civil Aviation and introducing institutional reforms in
the former Department of Civil Aviation, which led to the formation of the Civil
Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka and introduction of the Civil Aviation Bill.
He has followed numerous training courses relating to air transport, aviation safety & security and navigation services and possesses an extensive knowledge and experience in Civil Aviation. He has participated in various regional and international conferences on Civil Aviation and taken part in numerous bilateral air services negotiations with foreign States representing the CAA and the former Department of Civil Aviation .
Mr.Nimalsiri has obtained a B.Sc (Hons) degree from the University of Colombo and has completed a M.Sc degree in computer science from the same University. He has also obtained a Flight Operations Officer Licence after following a qualifying training course in Ulyanov sk, Russia.
Being the DGCA, he has specific statutory powers and functions under the Air Navigation Act and Regulations made thereunder including exercising control over entry into the civil aviation system through granting of civil aviation documents (such as licences, certificate of approvals etc.).
He is the designated Government authority responsible for Civil Aviation security in Sri Lanka.