Thursday - 27 June, 2019

No 60 Junior Command and Staff Course Graduates from China Bay

The Graduation Ceremony of No 60 Junior Command and Staff Course was held at the Astra Hall at SLAF Academy China Bay yesterday (10 June 2019).

Air Vice Marshal LR Jayaweera, the Director Health Services graced the ceremony as the Chief Guest. Officers from the SL Army and SL Navy also participated for the event as distinguished Guests.

This ceremony marked the end of the 11-week long course attended by 27 Officers. It included 22 Officers from the Sri Lanka Air Force, two (2) Officers from the Sri Lanka Navy and one (1) Officer each from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan Air Forces.

The JC&SC is accredited to the University of Kelaniya and the Officers who fulfill the required criteria will be offered with a Post Graduate Diploma in Defence Management.

A Guest Night was also held at the Officers Mess to mark the Graduation with the participation of Faculty Members of the Junior Command and Staff College, graduates and their ladies.
The following Officers received special awards at the Graduation Ceremony:

Best All Round Officer

Sqn Ldr LKMKB Alawala (Operations Air)

Non SLAF Best All Round Officer
Sqn Ldr Muhammad Waqas Haider (Pakistan Air Force)

Excellent in Academics

Sqn Ldr Muhammad Waqas Haider (Pakistan Air Force)

Excellent in Air Power Studies
Sqn LdrKazi Istiaque Zaman (Bangladesh Air Force)

Best Book Review
Flt Lt KBVI Upendra (Administrative Regiment)

Best Public Speaker
Sqn Ldr Muhammad Waqas Haider (Pakistan Air Force)

Best Sportsman
Sqn Ldr LKMKB Alawala (Operations Air)