පොසොන් පුන් පොහෝ දිනය තේමා කරගනිමින්, ශ්රී ලංකා සිවිල් ගුවන්සේවා අධිකාරියේ, සිවිල් ගුවන්සේවා ක්රීඩා හා සුභසාධක සංගමය විසින් පළමු වරට සංවිධානය කරන ලද, "පොසොන් සීල භාවනා - 2022" වැඩසටහන පොසොන් පොහෝ දින (ජුනි 14) සාර්ථකව පැවැත්වන ලදි.
සිවිල් ගුවන්සේවා හා සුභසාධක සංගමයේ සාමාජික සාමාජිකාවන් සහ ඔවුන්ගේ පවුල්වල සාමාජික සාමාජිකාවන් සහභාගී වූ මෙම වැඩසටහනෙහි සීල සමාදන් කරවීම සහ උදෑසන සම්බුද්ධ පූජාව පැවැත්වීම කටුනායක බෝධිරතනාරාම විහාරස්ථානයේ විහාරාධිපති ශ්යමරාජ විද්යාපති, විශේෂ ශාස්ත්රවේදී පූජ්ය අමන්දොළුවේ ධම්මරථන ස්වාමීන් වහන්සේ විසින් ද, ධර්ම දේශණය සහ දහවල් සම්බුද්ධ පූජාව මාලේවන, පාදාගොඩ ජනනන්දනාරාමයේ විහාරාධිපති පූජ්ය හංවැල්ලේ මේධංකර ස්වාමීන් වහන්සේ විසින් ද සිදුකරන ලදි.
සවස පැවති ධර්මය පිළිබඳ විද්වත් කථිකාවත සඳහා නීතිඥ අජිත් ධර්මප්රේම මහතා ඇතුළු දේශක කණ්ඩායමක් සම්පත් දායකත්වය සපයන ලද අතර "පොසොන් සීල භාවනා - 2022" වැඩසටහන ශ්රී ලංකා සිවිල් ගුවන්සේවා අධිකාරියේ නිල වෙබ් අඩවිය සහ ෆේස්බුක් පිටුව ඔස්සේ සජීවීව විකාශය කරන ලදි.
The 77th International Civil Aviation Day was celebrated under the patronage of His Excellency President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on 23rd December 2021 at the auditorium of Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL).
The President Gotabaya Rajapaksa visited the exhibition which showcased the creations made by the innovators of civil Aviation and the President awards to five seniors in the field of civil aviation in recognition of their contribution to the advancement of the civil aviation sector and to three students symbolizing a thousand students which won a competition organized by the Civil Aviation Promotion Unit by the CAASL via online in the period of school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as several individuals representing various field of civil aviation.
Hon. Minister of Tourism, Prasanna Ranatunga, Hon. State Minister of Civil Aviation & Export Zone Development, D.V. Chanaka, Chairman of CAASL Mr. Upul Darmadasa, Vice Chairman of CAASL Mr. Amitha Wijayasuriya, Director General of Civil Aviation & Chief Executive Officer Capt. Themiya Abeywickrama, Board Members of CAASL were presented to this occasion.
Implementing Standard 72 Requirements for Flight Crew Licensing was published being effective from 1st April 2021. The Training Organization and Personnel Licensing section in collaboration with the Operations Section of CAASL needed to grant DGCA authorization to the Flight Test Examiners who are involved with the practical assessments of the aircrew engaged with commercial air transportation. Mainly Flight Test Examiners of SriLankan Airlines Limited and Fits Air (Pvt) Ltd.
Prior to granting authorization a one-day training session was held at CAASL on the 5th of April 2022 for them to familiarize with the requirements stipulated in the Implementing Standard 72.
The participants viewed a presentation by CAASL Designated Flight Operations Inspector Capt. Romesh De SIlva where 15 Flight Test Examiners representing SriLankan Airlines and 2 from Fits Air were present. The regulatory requirements were presented by the Director Training Organization and Personnel Licensing Mr. Sugath Nagahawatte during the session. While the Director Flight Operations Capt. Lushan Fernando explained the change from the previous Designated Check Pilot concept to the new Flight Test Examiner concept.
At the conclusion of the training, Certificates and the DGCA authorization letters were awarded to the participants by Director general of Civil Aviation & Chief Executive Officer Capt. Themiya Abeywickrama at a function held at the auditorium.
Personnel Licensing section Senior Inspector Ms. Champika Vidanapathirana, Inspectors Ms. Sandamali Kapilratne, Mr. Nimanka Fernando and Operations inspectors Capt. Daminda Rambukwella, Capt. Isuru Srathchandra and Designated Flight Operations inspcetors Capt. Anton Keil and Capt. Ravi Dharmawickrama participated at the event.
The Newly Minister of Ports, Shipping & Aviation Services, Hon. Nimal Siripala De Silva visited the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) and had discussions with Mr. Upul Dharmadasa, Chairman of CAASL, Capt. Themiya Abeywickrama, Director General of Civil Aviation & Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Amitha Wijesuriya, Vice Chairman of CAASL, Board of Directors and other Senior Officials. The Discussions were on the immediate and future work plans of the Authority and the Industry.
The new Secretary of the Ministry Mr. K D S Ruwanchandra and other senior officials also were present at the discussions.
Mr. Murat Bayder, the General Manager for Sri Lanka and Maldives of Turkish Airlines had a courtesy discussion with Capt. Themiya Abeywickrama the Director General of Civil Aviation at the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka. At the meeting Mr. Murat and Capt. Themiya discussed about the Turkish airlines operations and its future operational plans to and from Sri Lanka. Mr. Murat specially mentioned that Turkish airlines has identified Sri Lanka as an important aspect of their operation and wish to increase flights to Colombo from October 2022. As per Mr. Murat, the Turkish airline will explore operating two flights per day between Istanbul and Colombo from the next winter season.
The DGCA emphasized the opportunities of operating to Mattala International Airport since it has more concessions for commercial airlines and the Turkish Airline representatives promised to consider the proposal from next winter positively.
Mr. Rayhan Wanniappa, the Act. Deputy Director General (Corporate Management), Mr. Ishara Gunawardana, Manager (Air Services and Traffic Rights) from Civil Aviation Authority were also present for the meeting while Ms. Shermika Kuweju, Regional Sales Manager of Turkish Airlines represented the airline.
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