Capt. Suren Ratwatte

CEO, SriLankan Airlines

SriLankan Airlines Chief Executive Officer, Capt. Suren Ratwatte, is a highly experienced international licensed pilot with more than 18,000 flying hours to his credit.

Capt. Ratwatte who has been with the aviation industry for more than 30 years, has previously worked as a pilot for the airline's predecessor, Air Lanka in 1984.

He joined Emirates in 1989 where he was entrusted with different positions as well as chance to fly different types of aircraft, including the Boeing B-777 and Airbus A380.

With a Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, he is also a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

An avid writer, Capt. Ratwatte had also published several books about aviation.