Fifth Air Force Symposium ends Synergies will enhance small Air Forces: SLAF Commander

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 The 5th consecutive edition of the Colombo Air Symposium was successfully concluded under the theme “A Small Air Force: Way Forward in Achieving Future Vision” exploring the future of small air forces in addressing the challenges impending from ever-dynamic global realities.


The event was commenced at the Eagles’ Lakeside Banquet and Convention Hall at Attidiya, Ratmalana on Thursday with the patronage of Minister of Mass Media and State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene.


The Symposium was attended by the Marshal of the Sri Lanka Air Force Roshan Goonetileke, the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General Shantha Kottegoda (Retired), High Commissioners and Ambassadors from Foreign countries, Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army, Commander of the Navy, Acting Inspector General of Police, past Commanders of the SLAF, Senior Officers of Tri-Services, senior state officials, members of the diplomatic corps and distinguished scholars graced the occasion.


During the opening session, the Director Training, Air Vice Marshal MDAP Payoe made the introductory speech.

 

The event was commenced at the Eagles’ Lakeside Banquet and Convention Hall at Attidiya, Ratmalana on Thursday with the patronage of Minister of Mass Media and State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene


Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sumangala Dias delivering the welcome address, he said how the Colombo Air Symposium-over a span of five years -has achieved recognition as one of the most sought after discourse in Asia. He also stressed on how synergetic incorporation of key concepts such as technological advancements, force re-structuring and the multilateral corporation will enable Air Forces with limited resources and capabilities in ensuring their national interests.


On completion of all sessions, Air Marshal Sumangala Dias awarded certificates and mementoes to the moderators and speakers of this year’s symposium.

 

 

Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sumangala Dias delivering the welcome address, he said how the Colombo Air Symposium-over a span of five years -has achieved recognition as one of the most sought after discourse in Asia

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