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New Additional DG at Civil Aviation Authority

P. A. Jayakantha assumed duties as the Additional Director General for Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL).

A former volunteer commissioned officer in the Sri Lanka Air Force turned airline management officer at SriLankan Airlines and national civil aviation inspector at CAASL has was Deputy Director General (Aviation Security Regulation) before being the Additional Director General.

Jayakantha, holds a special degree in economics from the Colombo University and Master’s from the Kelaniya University.

He counts a wealth of experience in the civil aviation regulatory work and has been appointed ICAO accredited international auditor for civil aviation security, one and only the Sri Lankan to be appointed at the ICAO as an expert. He was instrumental in reformation of the National Civil Aviation Security Committee (NCASC), re-establishment of the National Air Transport Facilitation Committee (NATFC) and appointment of a group of trained Senior Police Officers as Hostage Negotiators for aircraft hi-jacking situations