New Air Force Commander Air Marshal Harsha Abeywickrema assumed duties today.
He took over duties as the 13th Air Force Commander. An experienced officer, he served as the Deputy Chief of Staff, Air Operations Director and in many other positions. An old boy of Royal College he joined as a cadet officer in 1980. As one of the first pilots in the F-7 and Kafir squadrons, he has received Rana Wickrama, Rana Shura, and Uttama Seva medals among others for his devotion to duty, merit and exemplary conduct. He officially assumed duties today.