The 29th Steering Committee Meeting of COSCAP – South Asia (Cooperative Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness Program – South Asia), the organization established with the aim of promoting safety in civil aviation, starts today in Colombo. The meeting is being held at Hotel Hilton for three days from today till 31st of this month.
This organization was established back in year 1997 and has taken many steps to secure the safety of the civil aviation of the South Asian region.
Apart from the members of the organization, there are representatives from Airbus Company, Boeing Company, Federal Aviation Administration, European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Civil Aviation Authorities of Britain and France attending the meeting.
There are about 60 representatives attending the meeting representing various stakeholders.
This time Sri Lanka is privileged to hold the meeting and Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka acts as the organizer of the meeting.
The chief guests of the meeting are Hon. Minister of Tourism – Mr. Prasanna Ranatunge and State Minister of Aviation & Export Zones Development – Mr. D. V. Chanaka. Mr. Tao Ma, Regional Director of Asia Pacific Region of International Civil Aviation Organization attends the meeting as the Guest of Honor.
This will be the first international conference in the field of civil aviation holds in Sri Lanka after the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Steering Committee meeting has been organized under the guidance of the Chairman of Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka, Mr. Upul Dharmadasa, Vice Chairman – Mr. Amitha Wijesuriya and Captain Themiya Abeywickrama. The organizing committee is comprising Mr. Rayhan Wanniappa as the chief organizer, Mrs. Shermila Magamamudali as the secretary with other officials of the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka.