Air Chief Marshal Gagan Bulathsinghala honoured  by SAFN in Washington, DC

South Asia Foresight Network (SAFN) in Washington, D.C., has invited Air Chief Marshal Gagan Bulathsinghala RWP RSP VSV USP to be an honorary Senior Fellow. 

The South Asia Foresight Network (SAFN) functions under the Millennium Project in Washington, DC. The SAFN is one of the fastest growing South Asia networks in Washington DC, consists of individuals, think tanks and other institutions that are active and interested in Futures Research in South Asian countries, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. 

The SAFN Honorary Fellowship was established to develop linkages with South Asia, creating a community of distinguished persons who have previously held research and senior positions in academia, government, civil society, and media.

Air Chief Marshal Gagan Bulathsinghala had a rewarding career in the Sri Lankan Air Force, spanning 35 years as the 15th Commander of the Air Force. ACM Bulathsinghala is a professional pilot and held many Operational and command appointments in the Sri Lanka Air Force. Aviation career, as an accomplished pilot with 4500 hours and an impeccable flying record. He was appointed as the Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force (Chief of Air Staff) in 2015 and was promoted to the rank of Air Marshal. He was subsequently promoted to the rank of Air Chief Marshal in 2016. He was the Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Sri Lanka to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan 2017-219. ACM Bulathsinghala is a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College at Air University (Maxwell Air Force base) Alabama, USA, and the prestigious National Defence College New Delhi India. In addition, he possesses Postgraduate degrees, MPhil in Defence and Strategic Studies from the University of Madras India, and a Master of Science in Defence Studies in Management from General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka. He is a Fellow of the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Hawaii, the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies and National Defence University, USA.

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