SriLankan Aviation College Introduces Prestigious Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Programs through Landmark Partnership

PUBLISHED April 27, 2023 | updated April 27, 2023 03:53

SriLankan Aviation College, the training arm of SriLankan Airlines, has etched a landmark partnership with the prestigious Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to bring highly coveted aviation programs to Sri Lanka and the region. This affiliation will greatly improve the accessibility to highly sought-after qualifications in aviation at a fraction of the cost as the programs can be completed entirely in Sri Lanka.

SriLankan Aviation College will offer the Master of Business Administration in Aviation and Graduate Certificate in Aviation programs as well as allow students the access to several other in-demand programs by Embry-Riddle. The programs will be delivered by Embry-Riddle lecturers in a flexible hybrid format combining in-person and online lessons. SriLankan Aviation College further anticipates introducing more Embry-Riddle programs on request, in the future.

Commenting on the partnership, Richard Nuttall, Chief Executive Officer of SriLankan Airlines, said, “This is an exciting new phase in the history of SriLankan Aviation College, which has been a trailblazer in aviation training in the region. This collaboration will help elevate the learning curve for regional aviation enthusiasts and is also perfectly timed with global forecasts of significant growth in the sector, allowing students to be primed for the emerging aviation job market.”

Primal De Silva, General Manager – SriLankan Aviation College added, “We are incredibly pleased to announce our partnership with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, which is the most sought-after university in the world specializing in aviation and aerospace. Staying true to our mission, we believe that this will help add more diversity and skills to the aviation industry here in Sri Lanka and the region.”

The college will host an Open Day on 8 May 2023 alongside Embry-Riddle officials at the college premises in Katunayake for interested students to obtain information on the programs. As a prelude to the physical open day, the college will conduct an online orientation session on 2 May 2023, during which Embry-Riddle officials will educate the general public on the programs. Interested persons are invited to follow the college’s social media channels for more information on the events.

SriLankan Aviation College is an international award-winning academy with a celebrated history in the region and accreditations from multiple international civil aviation bodies. The college collaborates with world-renowned institutions to deliver comprehensive aviation training options to students and working professionals. For more information visit


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