Air Force News
9:55pm on Monday 1st March 2021
The Sri Lanka Air Force which is gearing up to celebrate its 70th Anniversary as the “Guardians of the Skies” conducted the “Pichcha Mal Pooja” at Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya for the fourth consecutive year. The event was organized under the auspices of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana this evening (1 March 2021) by SLAF Station Colombo, to invoke ...
9:54pm on Monday 1st March 2021
The SLAF has made all preparations to proudly celebrate 70 years as the “Guardians of the Skies” on 02 March 2021. As part of the commemorative celebrations, an Air Show has been organized in Sri Lanka on a grand scale in the skies above the Galle Face Greens in Colombo. In keeping with the long years of close interaction and camaraderie between India and Sri Lanka and also between t...
8:03pm on Thursday 25th February 2021
Sri Lanka Air Force Golfers won the Defence Services Games Golf Tournament held at the Eagles’ Golf Links in picturesque China Bay, Trincomalee today (25 February 2021). This year’s Defence Services Golf Tournament was hosted by the Sri Lanka Air Force and was concluded this evening. The Director General Engineering of the SLAF, Air Vice Marshal MD Ratnayake graced the tournament as ...
7:39pm on Thursday 25th February 2021
The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Honourable Imran Khan departed the island yesterday (24 February 2021) evening on completion of a historic 2-day visit. The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana was part of the official entourage which saw off the departing Prime Minister. The departing Prime Minister was accorded a Ceremonial Street Lining by the Sri Lanka Air Forc...
4:19pm on Wednesday 24th February 2021
In an effort to bring about excellence in financial reporting by preparing and presenting financial statements in compliance with Sri Lanka Public Sector the Accounting Standards. Association of Public Finance Accountants of Sri Lanka (APFASL) together with Ministry of Finance organized the Public Sector Best Annual Report and Accounts Awards Competition on 22 February 2021. This year’...
4:57pm on Tuesday 23rd February 2021
Twenty-Four (24) newly enlisted Student Officers of the 74th Intake of Direct Entry Officers were administered their oaths today (23 February 2021) at Air Force Headquarters in the presence of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana. This was done prior to departing for their basic training at the Sri Lanka Air Force Combat Training School, Diyatalawa.The Command...
4:56pm on Tuesday 23rd February 2021
Air Defence Gunnery Training School (ADGTS) at SLAF Station Iranamadu celebrated its 9th anniversary today (23 February 2021). The ADGTS was initially shifted to Iranamadu from SLAF Base Katunayake on 5 February 2012 and later on was declared as an individual formation in SLAF on 23 February 2012. In line with the celebrations, the personnel of the School conducted a “Kovil Puja” Cer...
8:16pm on Monday 22nd February 2021
A Medical Outreach Program was conducted by the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit on the instructions of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana, together with the Sri Lanka College of Military Medicine on 20 February 2021 at the Kanugahawewa Village of Kebithigollewa, Anuradhapura. In addition to SLAF Medical Personnel the event saw participation of a large contingent from...
7:48pm on Monday 22nd February 2021
A colourful dinner night was hosted to the differently able war veteran inmates at the 'Mihindu Seth Medura', Attidiya by Defence Ministry's Seva Vanitha Unit (SVU) on the eve of 20 February 2021. The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana along with the Chairperson of the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Charmini Pathirana participated for this event.The ‘Mihindu Set...
9:10am on Friday 19th February 2021
The Handing Over Ceremony of two Drone Cameras was conducted yesterday (18 February 2021) at SLAF Station Colombo. The event was held under the auspices of the Western Province Governor, Marshal of the Air Force Roshan Goonetileke. The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana participated to accept the drones on behalf of the Sri Lanka Air Force. In addition, Chief Se...
7:03pm on Thursday 18th February 2021
The Commanding Officer of the Sri Lanka Air Force Trade Training School Ekala, Air Commodore Muditha Mahawattage declared open the newly constructed Main Guard Room and renovated Airmens’ and Airwomens’ Social Club today (18 February 2021).The requirement of these new facilities had been long felt need for the Trade Training School and had been completed under the directives of Comma...
9:19pm on Wednesday 17th February 2021
The press briefing of the "70th Air Force Anniversary", the 22nd consecutive “Guwan Hamuda Papedi Sawariya 2021” and the amateur “Air Force Commander’s Cup League Inter Club 7A Division Rugby Tournament 2021” was held at the Air Force Headquarters, Colombo today (17th February 2021).A highlight at the event was the unveiling of the official logo for the 70th anniversary by the ...
9:19pm on Wednesday 17th February 2021
A house constructed by the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit (SVU) was handed over to the family of Corporal Niroshan HWY (Deceased). The House Warming Ceremony was held under the patronage of the Chairperson of SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Charmini Pathirana at Elpitiya today (17 February 2021).This project was funded by the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit while construction was carried out by Civil Engine...
8:01pm on Wednesday 17th February 2021
The Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Sri Lanka, His Excellency M. Ashraf Haidari called on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana today (17 February 2020) at Air Force Headquarters.The visiting Ambassador and the Commander discussed matters of mutual interest before exchanging official plaques to mark the visit. The Ambassador also made a not...
7:02pm on Wednesday 17th February 2021
The second workshop of the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) theoretical and practical session was conducted for the trainees of the No. 99 Gunner TE -1 Course at the SLAF Regimental Training Center Ampara, yesterday (16 February 2021) and was conducted by the disaster management training staff of Sri Lanka Air Force Station Mullaitivu.The Commanding Officer of the...
7:00pm on Wednesday 17th February 2021
The 31 General Convocation-2020 of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, the highest academic seat for defence studies, ceremonially concluded at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) on yesterday (16 February 2021).The Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Gotabaya Rajap...
6:14pm on Wednesday 17th February 2021
The Certificate Awarding Ceremony of Catering Assistants and Ground Stewards Basic Courses was held at the Hospitality Management School, Sri Lanka Air Force Station, Sigiriya yesterday (16 February 2021). The Commanding Officer of Sri Lanka Air Force Station Sigiriya, Group Captain Sanath Kalubowila graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The Chief Instructor, Language Training Sri Lank...
1:03pm on Sunday 14th February 2021
SLAF Station Mirigama launched a Community Service Project with a team of Civil Engineering personnel from Civil Engineering Wing, SLAF Base Katunayaka where they were deployed to renovate the Intensive Care Unit and Patients’ Waiting Area at the District General Hospital Gampaha prior to the celebration of the 70 year legacy of the SLAF. On the instructions of the Commander of the Air...
1:49pm on Saturday 13th February 2021
The outgoing Acting Commanding Officer, Group Captain A Hettiarachchi USP, Pg Dip (Def Mgt) handed over duties to Wing Commander SKHC Sooriyaarachchi USP, MSc (Def & Start Stu), BSc (Mgt), Pg Dip (Def Mgt), psc. The ceremonial Handing over / Taking over Parade took place at the No 2 Information Technology Wing at SLAF TTS Ekala on 11 February 2021.The outgoing Acting Commanding Offic...
6:50pm on Friday 12th February 2021
The financial drive for the restoration of the “Deegawapiya Stupa”, formal launching ceremony was held under the patronage of His Excellency the President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa at Sambodhi Viharaya, Colombo 07 today (12 February 2021). The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana presented a symbolic cheque of Rs. 5 Million to His Excellency the President, in view o...
4:33pm on Thursday 11th February 2021
A special awards ceremony was held today (11th February 2021) at AFHQ where four Officers and two Senior Non-Commissioned Officers received their Flight Engineer Brevets on completion of their respective training. The event was held under the patronage of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudharshana Pathirana and Director Aeronautical Engineering, Air Vice Marshal Andrew Wijes...
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