About Us


Renowned Sri Lanka Air Force Station in Diyatalawa is the premier training camp of the SLAF. And it is the primary ground combat training centre for SLAF Regiment and other ranks well known as “Cradle of the Air Force”. The establishment was taken over from the Royal Ceylon Air Force on 15th October 1952 at the “Stable Hill” where “Bently Parade Ground” is existed now. The camp area was used as a stable during the British rule; even now you can witness the remaining old buildings which have been converted as ballets were used as stables.


Since then under the auspices of the British Royal Air Force, training was first offered to Royal Ceylon Air Force personnel with the commencement of the first Instructors Course in 1952.  


The first Officer Cadet Course was commenced on 19th February in 1953.From time to time according to the occasion demanded the courses and the training programme  were changed.


 The training was initiated by Flt Lt JVP Howard in April 1952 as the Chief Instructor and, due to the restructure of appointments the authoritarian of the Training Wing was appointed as the Officer Commanding Training (OCT) since January 1988. Flt Lt Pallewela being the first OCT and there are fifteen OCTs commanded the Training Wing. Presently Wing Commander GPNC Piyasena is holding this prestigious appointment.


Customary Commissioning Parades of the Air Force were held at the “Bentley Parade Ground” for many years before SLAF Academy China-Bay amidst international and national dignitaries.

   
Sri Lanka Air Force Officers’, Foreign Officers’ and Airmen’s courses are conducted by Chief Instructor Officers’ Training, which is a new appointment that was introduced to the administrative system of the School.

      Senior and Junior Officers’ Refresher Courses

      Drill Instructor Technique Course

      Gunner Instructors’ Training Course

      Physical Training Instructors’ Advanced Training Course

      Advanced Regiment Officer Cadet Course

      Basic Officer Cadets’ Training Course

      Physical Training Instructors’ Basic Training Course

      Basic Information Technology Course

      Recruit Training Course

      Regiment Officers Operational Performance Development Module

      Sniper Training Course

      Sharp shooter course

      Marksmanship course

      Designated Marksmanship course

      Defensive and Limited Offensive Sniper course

CTS Diyatalawa is always filled with visitors during the holidays and vacations. This School is always ready to host the holiday makers of the service and accommodation and recreational facilities for the respective ranks are provided at their Holiday Homes.

Diyatalawa Training

  • » Senior and Junior Officers’ Refresher Courses
  • » Drill Instructor Technique Course
  • » Gunner Instructors’ Training Course
  • » Physical Training Instructors’ Advanced Training Course
  • » Advanced Regiment Officer Cadet Course
  • » Basic Officer Cadets’ Training Course
  • » Physical Training Instructors’ Basic Training Course
  • » Basic Information Technology Course
  • » Recruit Training Course
  • » Regiment Officers Operational Performance Development Module