ICAO Secretary General`s comment about NGAP Sri Lanka Programme

Dr. Fang Liu, Secretary General of ICAO highlighting in her speech the National NGAP Programme in Sri Lanka is a good example for other countries at the ICAO NGAP Global Summit at the ICAO Head Quarters, Montreal, Canada held on 27th – 28th November 2017.

NGAP Sri Lanka involvement at the 09th ICAO NGAP Meeting at the ICAO Head Quarters, Montreal, Canada held on 29th November 2017

Mr. Malaka Dasanayaka’ s, Director, Research Development Planning & Special Programmes & Mr. G.C.G.P.Dabarera, Secretary of the NGAP Sri Lanka Programme & NGAP National Coordinator participated for the ICAO, Next Generation of Aviation Professionals09th ICAO NGAP Meeting at the ICAO Headquarters, Montreal, Canada held on 29th November 2017. A new proposal with regard to NGAP Aviation Industry Jobs & Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (AIJ-STEM) Outreach programme was presented by Mr. Dabarera as a member in the ICAO NGAO outreach working Group at the ICAO NGAP 09th Meeting held on 29th November 2017. This proposal already in ICAO NGAP Annual Work plan, expecting to be held in Sri Lanka as a pilot programme by September 2018.

NGAP Sri Lanka involvement at the ICAO, Next Generation of Aviation Professionals,(NGAP) Global Summit at the ICAO Head Quarters, Montreal, Canada held on 27th – 28th November 2017  

Mr. Malaka Dasanayaka’ s, Director, Research Development Planning & Special Programmes & Mr. G.C.G.P.Dabarera, Secretary of the NGAP Sri Lanka Programme & NGAP National Coordinator  participated for the ICAO, Next Generation of Aviation Professionals,(NGAP) Global Summit at the ICAO Head Quarters, Montreal, Canada held on 27th  – 28th  November 2017.

A presentation was done by Mr. Dabarera as a member in the ICAO NGAP Strategic & Planning Working Group regarding ICAO NGAP best practices with reference to NGAP Sri Lanka programme as a Panelist in the Panel 07 – Developing a National NGAP Strategy at the ICAO, NGAP Global Summit held on 27th& 28th November 2017.

Dreams Soar’s historic global solo flight by Capt. Shaesta Waiz (Dreams Soar) to Sri Lanka

Capt. Shaesta Waiz who is the first female Afganistanian to be a certified Civil Air Pilot. With the help of International Civil Aviation Organization, she inaugurated this magnificent program called “Dreams Soar” in order to educate the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals (NGAP) about the significance of learning Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. It’s impressive that she flies around the world by herself alone to accomplish this invaluable mission. Accordingly she started her long Journey on 13th May 2017 from Florida, USA and has planned to arrive in the same by completing 30 such stops. For this marvelous Journey she picked up a single engine Beach model Bonanza Aircraft.

Even though she did not expect to arrive in Sri Lanka first, bad Weather caused her to postpone her arrival in India and she chose Sri Lanka as an alternative destination to land immediately. Accordingly, she had the chance to select the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport as her urgent place of landing which was the 14th stop in her journey.


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Commissioning of NGAP Sri Lanka programme officially & stall opening

NGAP Sri Lanka programme was officially launched at the 53rd DGCA conference - 2016 in the presence of Hon. Minister of Transport & Civil Aviation, President of ICAO, Secretary General of ICAO, Regional Director (Asia & Pacific Region) ICAO, Secretary and Additional Secretary- Ministry of Transport & Civil Aviation, Chairman - CAASL, Vice Chairman - CAASL, DGCA & CEO - CAASL, The Delegates, Director Generals of Civil Aviation in Asia & Pacific Countries and Several other well-known personalities in aviation, were present to witness this short but colorful informal launching Ceremony.

At the same occasion, the stall arranged by NGAP Sri Lanka programme was opened by Hon. Minister of Transport & Civil Aviation, at the presence of President of ICAO, Secretary General of ICAO, Regional Director (Asia & Pacific Region) ICAO, Secretary and Additional Secretary- Ministry of Transport & Civil Aviation, Chairman - CAASL, Vice Chairman - CAASL, DGCA & CEO – CAASL.