Air Force News
12:38pm on Friday 14th May 2021
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana made a visit this morning (14 May 2021) to the construction site which is under way at the Mulleriyawa Base Hospital. The construction which is being done by the Directorate of Civil Engineering of the SLAF was initiated on 23 March 2021 before the present COVID-19 crisis. The target of the project is to construct a Ward Co...
11:10am on Friday 14th May 2021
The change of command of SLAF Station Sigiriya took place yesterday (13 May 2021) at the Station premises. The Handing Over/ Taking Over Parade was conducted at the Station Parade Square where the Outgoing Commanding Officer, Group Captain SD Kalubowila XF handed over the command to Group Captain KMSPB Kulathunga RWP, USP, MSc (Def & Strat Stu), MSc (Strat Stu), fawc, psc.The new Com...
5:02pm on Thursday 13th May 2021
The ‘Heated Humidified Oxygen Therapy Unit’ manufactured by the Sri Lanka Air Force was officially presented to the President, His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday (12 May 2021) at the President’s Office. This event was attended by the Minister of Health, Hon. (Mrs.) Pavithra Wanniarachchi, the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratna, Secretary t...
8:26pm on Wednesday 12th May 2021
The change of command of SLAF Station Colombo, took place today (12 May 2021) at the Station premises. The Handing Over/ Taking Over Parade was conducted at the Station where the Outgoing Commanding Officer, Air Vice Marshal AJ Amerasinghe RSP, USP, MDS, MHRM, MSSD, BSc (Def Stu) in Mgt, ndc, psc handed over command to Air Commodore MDJ Wasage USP, MSc (Def Stu) in Mgt, Pg Dip (IR).The O...
3:21pm on Wednesday 12th May 2021
The change of command at the SLAF Station Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) took place yesterday (11 May 2021) at the Station premises.The outgoing Commanding Officer, Air Commodore MDJ Wasage USP, MSc (Def Stu) in Mgt, Pg Dip (IR) handed over command to Group Captain SC Wijayanayake USP, MBA in HRM. The new Commanding Officer previously held the appointment of General Manager, Ea...
10:33pm on Sunday 9th May 2021
With the rapid increase in the number of patients who are diagnosed with COVID-19, the Sri Lanka Air Force on the instructions of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana, is currently making arrangements to establish COVID-19 Treatment Centre’s.The Air Force Directorate of Civil Engineering commenced the construction of a ward complex on 23 March 2021 at the Mu...
8:55pm on Friday 7th May 2021
The Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana declared opened the newly renovated Clippers Beauty Salon at SLAF Guwanpura this morning (7 May 2021). The Chairperson of the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Charmini Pathirana also participated for the opening ceremony along with the Commander. The Commander was warmly welcomed by the Commanding Officer of SLAF Stat...
8:48pm on Friday 7th May 2021
The Asian Long Distance Swimming Record Holder, Corporal Roshan Abeysundara of the Sri Lanka Air Force was appreciated by the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne yesterday (06 May 2021) at the Ministry of Defence. The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana also participated for the event.Corporal Abeysundara was presented with a lett...
4:24pm on Thursday 6th May 2021
The Sri Lanka Air Force as one of the leading technically experienced organizations in the field of operating Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and Drones provided technical expertise to the Special Task Force (STF) and Sri Lanka Police Department this morning (06 May 2021) at Nugegoda.Today’s initial session was conducted with the participation of Drone Operators from the SLAF, Special T...
5:06pm on Monday 3rd May 2021
A house constructed by the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit (SVU) was handed over to the family of Leading Aircraftman Piyananda MADS (Deceased) on 30 April 2021. The house was constructed under guidance of the Chairperson of SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Charmini Pathirana.This Project was funded by the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit while construction was carried out by SLAF Base Rathmalana. The overall ...
5:50pm on Friday 30th April 2021
The Inter Unit Soccer Championship - 2021 was held at SLAF Trade Training School Ekala on 29 April 2021. The final session and awards ceremony was held at the Soccer Ground of the Trade Training School where the Director Administrative Air Vice Marshal RS Biyanwila graced the finals and the award ceremony as the Chief Guest. The overall Women’s Team Championship was secured by SLAF Bas...
1:00pm on Thursday 29th April 2021
No.2 Mechanical Transport Repair and Overhaul Wing at SLAF Base Vavuniya commemorated its 7th anniversary yesterday (28 April 2021) under the guidance of the Commanding Officer, Group Captain MS Kumarage.The celebration commenced with the address to all ranks by the Commanding Officer followed by a tree planting programme within the Wing premises. In line with the anniversary celebration...
5:59pm on Tuesday 27th April 2021
The change of command of SLAF Station Palaly took place on 24 April 2021 where the administrative change of command was conducted. The traditional Handing Over/ Taking Over Parade was conducted at the Station Parade Square today (27 April 2021) where the acting Commanding Officer, Wing Commander J Amarasinghe USP, MHRM, MHR, Pg Dip (Def Mgt), Dip in psy handed over command to Air Commodo...
8:30pm on Saturday 24th April 2021
The Inter Unit Powerlifting Championship 2021 was held at SLAF Trade Training School Ekala from 22 to 23 April 2021. This year over 70 participants competed in both male and female categories and several SLAF records were met during the championship. The final session and Awards Ceremony was held yesterday (23 April 2021) at the Main Auditorium of the Trade Training School. The Deputy Ch...
8:52pm on Friday 23rd April 2021
The SLAF Base Ratmalana celebrated its 36th Anniversary today (23 April 2021). On the 23rd of April in the year 1985, then Minister of Defence (Late) Hon. Lalith Athulathmudali declared open SLAF Base Ratmalana on the invitation of then Commander of the Air Force, Air Vice Marshal DC Perera. The Base was initially commanded by Wing Commander CN Thudugala and expanded its strength to 200 ...
8:41pm on Friday 23rd April 2021
The 7th phase of “Guwan Mithudam” project was conducted by SLAF Base Rathmalana yesterday (22 April 2021). During this community project the library building of Kothalawalapura Maha Vidyalaya, Ratmalana was renovated and handed over to the school children where library books were also donated. The Chairperson of SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs.Charmini Pathirana graced the event as the C...
3:34pm on Friday 23rd April 2021
The change of command at SLAF Station Ampara was held today (23 April 2021). The traditional Handing Over/ Taking Over Parade was conducted at the Station Parade Square where the outgoing Commanding Officer, Air Commodore DCI weerasooriya USP, isc, psc handed over command to Air Commodore GGWTK Gunawardana RSP, USP, MDS, MIExpE, psc.Air Commodore DCI weerasooriya USP, isc, psc took over ...
10:24pm on Thursday 22nd April 2021
The Sri Lanka Air Force marked the World Earth Day 2021 with a symbolic Tree Planting Ceremony which was held at SLAF Base Katunayake. The event was organized by the Command Agricultural Unit of the SLAF under the guidance of the Command Agro Officer, Air Commodore Suharshi Fernando. Southern Air Commander and Base Commander of SLAF Base Katunayake, Air Vice Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa parti...
4:52pm on Wednesday 21st April 2021
The SLAF record breaking Swimmer, Corporal Roshan Abeysundara was honoured by the Minister of Environment, Hon. Mahinda Amaraweera at the Ministry premises this morning (21 April 2021).Corporal Abeysundara participated for the ceremony which was organized by the Ministry of Environment in honour of his achievement and also to take his massage of keeping our beautiful oceans clean from wa...
7:40pm on Monday 19th April 2021
Air Commodore SDGM Silva WWV, RSP, USP, MSc (Mil Stu), MSc (Strat Stu), BSc (Def Stu), Pig Dip (IR), fawc, psc took over duties as the Acting Northern Air Commander and Base Commander of SLAF Base Anuradhapura today (19 April 2021).Air Commodore Silva previously held the appointment of Base Commander, SLAF Base Vauniya. The Change of Command parade was held today where the Outgoing Base ...
7:39pm on Monday 19th April 2021
The SLAF Men's Team became Joint Champions along with the Sri Lanka Army at the "Mayor's Challenge Trophy – 2021” All Island ‘A’ Division Hockey Tournament which was held at the Sports Ministry Artificial Astro Hockey turf in Colombo 07. The event was conducted from 1st to 10th April 2021.The finaI encounter was abended by the Tournament Director due to bad weather conditions bef...
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