Sri Lanka Air Force commissions two female pilots for first time

Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) for the first time in its history commissioned two female officers as Pilots of the General Duties Pilot Branch to the force at the SLAF Academy in China Bay today (16)

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Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) for the first time in its history commissioned two female officers as Pilots of the General Duties Pilot Branch to the force at the SLAF Academy in China Bay today (16).

Pilot Officer ADPL Gunaratne and Pilot Officer RT Weerawardana became the first Lady Officers to be awarded the prestigious Flying Brevet and be the pioneering female military aviators of Sri Lanka.

“It was a moment of utmost pride and patriotism for the Sri Lanka Air Force when it held the Commissioning and Wings Parade of the 61st Intake of Officers Cadets, 13th Lady Officer Cadets Intake, the No 33rd and No 34th Kotelawala Defense University Intakes this morning (16 November 2020) at the SLAF Academy in China Bay,” the Air Force said in a statement.

http://www.colombopage.com/archive_20B/Nov16_1605542144CH.php

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