Air Force News
7:33pm on Friday 24th September 2021
A house constructed by the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit (SVU) was handed over to the family of Sargent Sirisena SD (Retired) this morning (24 September 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 Station Morawewa. The overal...
7:25pm on Friday 24th September 2021
For the first time in history, the Sri Lanka Air Force Regiment Special Forces (RSF) conducted a Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) training exercise during Cormorant Strike Exercise XI on 22 September 2021 at Narakamulla in the general area of Thoppigala.The Cormorant Strike Exercise is Sri Lanka’s largest Special Forces Training Exercise conducted jointly by the Sri Lanka Army, Navy and...
3:38pm on Thursday 23rd September 2021
The No 7 Helicopter Squadron, also known as the “Cradle of Helicopter Pilots”, located at Sri Lanka Air Force Base Hingurakgoda asserts of a glamorous history from 1994 to date, by rendering 27 years of dedicated service to the nation. The Squadron was initially established as the No 401 Squadron on 23 September 1994 comprising with Bell 212 and Bell 206 Helicopters and was re-design...
7:40pm on Wednesday 22nd September 2021
The partially constructed house of Squadron Leader KKH Ravindra (Deceased) was fully renovated by the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit and handed over to the family this morning (22 September 2021). The house renovation was carried out under the guidance of the Chairperson of SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Charmini Pathirana and the house warming ceremony was held at Makuluduwa, Piliyandala under th...
7:33pm on Wednesday 22nd September 2021
The 10th phase of the “Guwan Mithudam” Project was completed by SLAF Combat Training School Diyatalawa under the guidance of the Chairperson of SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Charmini Pathirana.The project was conducted by renovating the Community Building Complex including its washroom facility, which is used for the Pre School, Maternity and Child Health Care Clinics and Grama Nilada...
3:12pm on Tuesday 21st September 2021
The Sri Lanka Air Force received a very generous donation from the Sri Lanka Association USA (Midwest) this morning (21 September 2021) at Air Force Headquarters. The donations was made by Professor Ravin Kodikara the President of the Sri Lanka Association USA (Midwest). The Director Health Services of the SLAF, Air Vice Marshal (Dr) Lalith Jayaweera accepted the equipment donation of be...
11:12am on Tuesday 21st September 2021
The Kebithigollewa, Kanugahawewa Model Village Development Project which was vested by the President, His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa as a result of the “Gama Samaga Pilisandara” program conducted at Kebithigollewa was undertaken by the Sri Lanka Air Force under the direction of Commander of Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana in line with the 70th anniversary of the SLAF. ...
11:12am on Tuesday 21st September 2021
The SLAF Combat Training School at Diyatalawa marked the Binara Full Moon Poya Day in a meaningful and spiritual demeanor.  Thus, a long outstanding requirement to have an expanded shrine space for the serving personnel of the School was completed yesterday (20 September 2021). The previously available shrine space was not adequate to accommodate proportionate number of personnel at...
11:09am on Tuesday 21st September 2021
The Radar Maintenance Wing at SLAF Base Katunayake celebrated its 12th Anniversary yesterday (20 September 2021). In line with the celebrations, the Wing organized a Bodhi Pooja at Base Temple adhering to guidelines put in place by AFHQ for the prevention of spreading COVID-19. The Commanding Officer of the Radar Maintenance Wing, Group Captain Asiri Elegoda participated for the ceremony...
5:55pm on Friday 17th September 2021
The Regiment Special Forces Training School at Sri Lanka Air Force Station Morawewa conducted the No 02 Jungle Warfare and Heli Borne Operations Course for Six (06) foreign trainees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Maldives from 31 August 2021 to 16 September 2021. Jungle Warfare and Heli Borne Operation Course for foreigners has been designed to achieve professionalism with respect to Comb...
1:52pm on Thursday 16th September 2021
The United Nation Service Medal Awarding Parade of 6th Sri Lankan Aviation Contingent, Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) was held on 14th September 2021 at the Contingent premises in Bria, Central African Republic with all necessary precautionary measures against the COVID 19 pandemic. Deputy Force Commander, Major General Paulo M...
8:13pm on Wednesday 15th September 2021
The 58th World Military Boxing Championship is scheduled to be held in Moscow, Russia. This year four (04) female players from the Sri Lanka Air Force Women’s Boxing Team will be representing our nation. In addition to these players, Squadron Leader Prasad Wijesinghe who is also an International Boxing Referee will be officiating at these games. These players and officials are schedule...
4:22pm on Monday 13th September 2021
The Change of Command Parade of the Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Wing at SLAF Base Katunayake was held today (13 September 2021) at the Wing Premises. The new Commanding Officer, Wing Commander LAD Prasanna MSc (Def & Strat Stu), BSc (Eng), Pg Dip (Def Mgt), Pg Dip (Aero Eng - Elect), AMIE (SL), psc took over command of the Wing. Wing Commander Prasanna the new Comma...
11:45am on Thursday 9th September 2021
The “Herali Peraliya” Organization which aspires to support "Food Self Sustenance by 2025" in Sri Lanka provided 2,500 Jack Tree Saplings to the SLAF yesterday (09 September 2021) at SLAF Base Katunayake. The event was organized at Katunayake on the instructions of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana with the aim of planting these Jack Tree Saplings withi...
3:50pm on Tuesday 7th September 2021
The Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshan Pathirana and all members of the Sri Lanka Air Force extended heartiest greetings to the Pakistan Air Force, Commander of the Pakistan Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu on reaching this momentous day, the Pakistan Air Force Day today (07 September 2021). The Pakistan Air Force has been and will continue t...
4:15pm on Monday 6th September 2021
A house constructed by the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit (SVU) was handed over to the family of Flight Sargent Gunarathne Banda PHM (Retired) this morning (06 September 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 Station Katuk...
4:43pm on Friday 3rd September 2021
No 2 Heavy Transport Squadron at SLAF Base Katunayake celebrated its 64th anniversary on 02 September 2021. The squadron was established on 2 September 1957 at Katunayake as No 2 Wing with Flight Lieutenant PH Mendis as its first Commanding Officer. The squadron has been commanded by 34th Commanding Officers for the last 64 years. Its past aircraft fleet included nearly 17 types of aircr...
8:40am on Friday 3rd September 2021
Sri Lanka Air Force Base Katunayake celebrated its 70th Anniversary on 01st September 2021. SLAF Base Katunayake was initially established by the Royal Air Force in 1940 to serve as a transit base. After Sri Lanka gained independence in 1948, Katunayake Base was re-opened as a flying wing with 4 Chipmunk aircraft on 01st September 1951. The first Commanding Officer of this Base was Squad...
11:50am on Thursday 2nd September 2021
The “Cradle of Military Aviators” in Sri Lanka, the No 1 Flying Training Wing completed its 70th year of proud service to the nation yesterday (01st of September 2021). The inception of the prestigious and premier flying school of the Royal Ceylon Air Force took place on the 01st of September 1951 as where it was initially established as the “Flying Wing” at the then Royal Ceylon...
11:44am on Thursday 2nd September 2021
The Non-Commissioned Officers’ Management School at SLAF Academy China bay proudly commemorated its 21st anniversary yesterday (01 September 2021) under the patronage of the Commanding Officer, Wing Commander MTM Safarask. The NCO Management School is a prominent training formation which imparts valuable knowledge on NCO’s in the areas of Management, Leadership, Administration, Commu...
12:53pm on Wednesday 1st September 2021
The Change of Command Parade of the Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Wing at SLAF Base Ratmalana was held today (01 September 2021) at the Wing Premises. The new Commanding Officer, Group Captain KRP Ekanayake USP, MSc (Def & Strat Stu), Pg Dip (HR), psc took over command from the outgoing Commanding Officer, Air Commodore MJR Perera USP, BSc (Def Stu). Group Captain Eka...
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