P.A. Jayakantha appointed CAASL Add’l DG
Chairman and Board of Directors of CAASL appointed a new Additional Director General to the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL).
P.A. Jayakantha was formerly a Commissioned Officer in the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF), following which he served as an Airline Management Officer at SriLankan Airlines.
He was also employed as a Civil Aviation Inspector at CAASL, following which he held the position of Deputy Director General (Aviation Security Regulation).
Jayakantha holds a Special Degree in Economics from Colombo University and a Masters in Economics from the University of Kelaniya.
He is experienced in civil aviation regulatory work and has been appointed as an ICAO-accredited international auditor for civil aviation security, the only Sri Lankan to receive this appointment, exposing him to the international civil aviation arena.
He was instrumental in reformation of the National Civil Aviation Security Committee (NCASC), re-establishment of the National Air Transport Facilitation Committee (NATFC), and the appointment of a group of trained Senior Police Officers as Hostage Negotiators for aircraft hijackings, under the guidance of the Secretary of Defence and Secretary to the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation.