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  • Colombo Air Symposium 2016

    COLOMBO AIR SYMPOSIUM 2016 SRI LANKA

    ORGANISED BY

    SRI LANKA AIR FORCE

    SYMPOSIUM DELEGATES HANDBOOK

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    Colombo Air Symposium 2016

    INDEX

    Title Page No

    Overview 3-4

    Event details 5

    Symposium Programme 69

    Symposium Panel / Moderators 10

    International Presenters / Participants 11

    National Presenters and Co-authors 12

    Dress 13

    Places of Attractions 14

    Travel Tips 15 18

    Important Contact Numbers 19

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    Colombo Air Symposium 2016

    COLOMBO AIR SYMPOSIUM 2016 CREST

    COLOMBO AIR SYMPOSIUM 2016 SRI LANKA

    OVERVIEW

    The Colombo Air Symposium 2016 will provide a venue for Senior Military Leadership and other

    experts to discuss and examine in depth the present and emerging threats in the region, and employ-

    ment of Air Power in addressing such threats. The aim of the Colombo Air Symposium is to bring to-

    gether the knowledge of professionals and experts in various fields in one forum, in order to be better

    equipped to face present and future Defence and Security challenges in the region.

    With a highly successful event that saw the birth of the Air Symposium in 2015, which tapped

    the academic intellect within the Sri Lanka Air Force, the 2016 gathering is set to soar into greater

    heights. This years Air Symposium aims to enlighten the participants, reaching out to defence analysts

    within the military, as well as outside of it including international participants, through active and inten-

    sive deliberations based on the theme of Air Power in the Context of Regional Defence and Security

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    Colombo Air Symposium 2016

    COMMANDER OF THE AIR FORCE

    Air Marshal KVB Jayampathy WWV, RWP,RSP (3 bars), MSc (Int Rel), MIM (SL), qhi, fndu(China)

    Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathy joined the Sri Lanka Air Force as an Officer Cadet in March 1982 and was

    commissioned as a Pilot Officer in the General Duties Pilot Branch in April 1985. Following a distinguished

    career spanning over 35 years, and upon holding numerous Operational, Command and Staff appointments he was appoint-

    ed as the Commander of the SLAF on 13th September 2016. He is a graduate of the RAF Academy, Cranwell and National

    Defence University, China, and holds a Master of Science degree in International Relations. Air Marshal Jayampathy is a deco-

    rated helicopter pilot having received the Weera Wickrama Vibhushanaya the Rana Wickrama Padakkama, as well as the

    Rana Sura Padakkama thrice. He was also awarded with the Desha Puthra Sammanaya for sustaining injuries in combat whilst

    flying being the first SLAF officer to receive that award.

    SECRETARY MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

    Engr. Karunasena Hettiarachchi

    Hailing from Polonnaruwa of North Central Sri Lanka, Engr Hettiarachchi is a Highly acclaimed

    academic professional in the field of engineering. He received his Bachelor of Engineering

    (Hons) at the University of Peradeniya and later earned his MSc from the University of Leuven,

    Belgium. He has presented a number of academic papers at local and international forums. He assumed duties

    as the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence on 09 September 2015.

    PRIME MINISTER

    Hon Ranil Wickramasinghe

    Hailing from Colombo, Hon Ranil Wickramasinghe is a product of Royal College Colombo. He

    is a lawyer by profession. Hon Wickramasinghe holds the distinction of being selected to this

    office for a record number of 4 times. He is involved in active politics since 1977 and has served

    as the Minister of Youth Affairs, Science and Technology as well as the Leader of the Opposition

    prior to taking up the present office.

    PRESIDENT OF THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF SRI LANKA AND

    COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF ARMED FORCES

    His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena

    Hailing from Polonnaruwa of North Central Sri Lanka, HE Maithripala Sirisena was elected into

    office on 08 January 2015. Prior to being elected he served in various ministerial capacities

    including Agriculture, Irrigation and Mahaweli Development, and Health. He is involved in ac-

    tive politics since 1970. He is an active advocate in the campaign against narcotics and drugs.

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    Colombo Air Symposium 2016

    EVENT DETAILS

    Date - 01st and 02nd December 2016

    Venue - Eagles Lakeside Banquet and Convention Hall, Colombo

    650'28.57"N 7952'46.06"E

    How to get there

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    Colombo Air Symposium 2016

    COLOMBO AIR SYMPOSIUM 2016 - PROGRAMME - DAY 1

    Time Presentation / Activity Speakers

    0900 Arrival of the Invitees

    0930 Arrival of the Chief GuestEng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi

    Secretary, Ministry of Defence

    Inaugural Session to Commence with Air Force Anthem

    0930-0940 Introductory Speech and Video

    0940 Opening Remarks Commander of the Air Force

    1005 Keynote address by the Chief Guest Secretary to the Ministry of Defence

    1035-1115 Tea and Photograph

    SESSION 1 : Surveillance and Reconnaissance Moderator : Air Cdre HMSKB Kotakadeniya

    1120-1145

    01st Paper: Use of Unmanned aerial ve-

    hicles for the surveillance and recon-

    naissance in the context of regional se-

    curity

    Gp Capt BAMP Balasooriya

    1145-1210

    02nd Paper: Effective utilization of re-

    connaissance and surveillance air as-

    sets to enhance regional security Air Cdre MDAP Payoe

    1210-1220 Discussion

    1220-1230 Summary/Final Comments by the Moderator

    12301330 Lunch

    Speech by Guest Speaker

    1330-1335 Introduction of Guest Speaker

    1335-1415 Speech by Guest Speaker Adm (Dr) JC Colombage

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    Time Presentation / Activity Speakers

    SESSION 2 : Regional Perspective Moderator : Air Cdre Richard Barrow (RAF)

    14201445 03rd Paper: Air Power in Counter Terrorism opera-

    tion: PAF perspective

    AVM Haseeb Paracha

    (PAF)

    14451510 04th paper: Military Power in Regional Defence and

    Security : A Royal Australian Air Force Perspective Air Cdre John Meier (RAAF)

    15101530 Discussion

    15301540 Summary/Final Comments by the Moderator

    15401620 Tea Break

    SESSION 3 : Smart Power- Moderator : Air Cdre CB Labrooy

    16251650

    06thPaper: Harnessing Cyber Power: lessons from

    emerging Cyber super powers

    Dr Harinda Vidanage

    16501715

    05th Paper: Air Power in the Context of Regional Se-

    curity and Defence: Extending a Smart Air Power

    Approach in South Asia

    Mr Asanga

    Abeygoonsekara

    1715 - 1725 Discussion

    1725-1735 Summary/Final Comments by the Moderator

    1745-2000 Hrs Official reception hosted by the Commander of the Air Force

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    SESSION 5 : Air Power in South Asia Moderator : Dr Harinda Vidanage

    1040-1105

    07thPaper: Common Security Threat in SAARC Re-

    gion and Application of Air Power for Regional De-

    fence and Security".

    Gp Capt Mamunur Rashid

    (BAF)

    1105-1130 08th Paper: The Indian Air Force: A Stabilizing Force

    in the Region

    Air Cdre Indrapal Walia

    (IAF)

    1130-1140 Discussion

    1140-1150 Summary/Final Comments by the Moderator

    AIR SYMPOSIUM 2016 - PROGRAMME - DAY 2

    Time Presentation / Activity Speakers

    SESSION 6 : Special Operations through Air Power- Mderator : Mr Asanga Abeygoonasekara

    1150-1215 11th Paper: Expanding the Scope of Sri Lanka Spe-

    cial Ops Forces through Air Power

    Maj Gen Ralph Nugera

    1215-1240 12th Paper: Integrating Airpower into Disaster Man-

    agement

    Miss AB Jahan

    1240-1250 Discussion

    1250-1300 Summary/Final Comments by the Moderator

    SESSION 4 : Impact of Drones Moderator : Gp Capt RAUP Rajapaksha

    09050930

    09th Paper: Commercial Drones as an asymmetric

    threat: Regional Security Perspective

    Air Cdre RP Liyanagamage

    09300955 10th Paper: Drone warfare for Regional Security: A

    policy framework

    Mr Nilanthan Niruthan

    09551005 Discussion

    1005-1015 Summary/Final Comments by the Moderator

    1015 - 1035 Tea

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    Time Presentation / Activity Speakers

    1300-1320 Concluding Remarks Air Cdre SK Pathirana

    1320-1330 Awarding of Certificates Commander of the Air Force

    1330-1340

    Vote of Thanks by Chairman

    Organising Committee

    Air Cdre

    PDKT Jayasinghe

    National Anthem

    1340-1420 Lunch

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    AIR SYMPOSIUM 2016 - PANEL

    ChairmanOrganising Committee

    Air Cdre PDKT Jayasinghe

    MODERATORS

    Air Cdre HMSKB Kotakadeniya Air Cdre Richard Barrow OBE Dr Harinda Vidanage

    (RAF)

    Air Cdre CB Labrooy Gp Capt RAUP Rajapakse Mr Asanga Abeygoonasekara

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    INTERNATIONAL PRESENTERS

    INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS

    1. Col Mark Dussaault - Canada

    2. Col Kazuhiro Hashida - Japan

    3. Gp Capt Kalitut Kamutchat - Thailand

    Air Cdre John Meier

    Australia

    Gp Capt MD Mamunur Rashid

    Bangladesh

    AVM MH Paracha

    Pakistan

    Air Cdre Indrapal Walia