Air Force News
9:23pm on Tuesday 24th November 2020
The No 9 Attack Helicopter Squadron at SLAF Base Hingurakgoda was formed on 24 November 1995 with the induction of three Mi – 24 Attack Helicopters to meet the necessity of a dedicated attack helicopter squadron to provide much needed Close Air Support for ground troops, where the SLAF was left bereft of any aircraft that could fly low and deliver effective firepower.At that time, the ...
8:58pm on Tuesday 24th November 2020
The Defence Attaché at the Embassy of United States of America in Sri Lanka, Lieutenant Colonel Travis R Cox made his maiden call on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana at Air Force Headquarters today (24 November 2020).Afterwards, during a cordial discussion on matters of mutual interest, the Attaché hand delivered a personal congratulatory note from Gener...
8:00am on Tuesday 24th November 2020
SLAF Base Hingurakgoda celebrated its 42nd Anniversary yesterday (23 November 2020) with a Working Parade which was reviewed by the Base Commander, Air Commodore Dhammika Dias.In line with the anniversary celebrations, a Blood Donation Campaign was held in collaboration with the National Blood Bank on 19 November 2020 at the Base premises, giving prominence to Community Service activitie...
7:00pm on Friday 20th November 2020
The Defence Attaché at the Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka, Captain Gaku Fukaura called on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana  at Air Force Headquarters this evening (20 November 2020).After a cordial discussion on matters of mutual interest, a memento was presented to the Defence Attaché by the Commander to mark the event....
2:32pm on Friday 20th November 2020
The Defence Advisor to the High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Colonel Muhammad Safdar called on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana this morning (20 November 2020) at Air Force Headquarters.The visiting Defence Advisor and the Commander held a discussion on matters of mutual interest before exchanging mementos to mark the occasion....
4:05pm on Thursday 19th November 2020
The Acting High Commissioner for Australia in Sri Lanka, Her Excellency, Amanda Jewell called on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana  at Air Force Headquarters today (19 November 2020).After a cordial discussion on matters of mutual interest, a memento was presented to the Acting High Commissioner by the Commander to mark the event....
10:46am on Wednesday 18th November 2020
The Commander of the Air Force Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana made his maiden courtesy call on His Eminence, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, the Archbishop of Colombo yesterday (17 November 2020) at the Archbishop’s House in Colombo.His Eminence conveyed the greetings of the Catholic Church on his appointment as the 18th Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force and assured all blessings and as...
10:41am on Wednesday 18th November 2020
The 4th Contingent of the Sri Lanka Aviation Unit - United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) conducted a special Community Service Project at the Children’s Orphanage in Akobo on 16 November 2020. The programme was organized with the assistance of the Relief, Reintegration and Protection Section in UNMISS Bor. By accepting the invitation of the Contingent Commander, Group Captain...
9:16pm on Tuesday 17th November 2020
Annual changing of personnel of the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Aviation Unit under the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) departed the country during early hours today (17 November 2020).The 5th contingent of 52 personnel comprise of 14 Officers and 38 Airmen departed to Republic of South Sudan from Bandaranaike International Airport.  Group Captain Dulee...
9:11pm on Tuesday 17th November 2020
SLAF Station Katukurunda proudly celebrated its 36th anniversary under the auspices of the Commanding Officer, Group Captain VGGB Piyasiri on 16 November 2020.The Celebration commenced with a Tree Plantation campaign at the Station premises with the participation of Commanding Officer, All Officers, Other Ranks and Civilians.A Blood Donation Campaign was also held at Station Medical Cent...
1:01pm on Monday 16th November 2020
It was a moment of utmost pride and patriotism for the Sri Lanka Air Force when it held the Commissioning and Wings Parade of the 61st Intake of Officers Cadets, 13th Lady Officer Cadets Intake, the No 33rd and No 34th Kotelawala Defence University Intakes this morning (16 November 2020) at the SLAF Academy in China Bay.On the invitation of the Commander of the Air Force, Air M...
9:24am on Monday 16th November 2020
Fire Fighters from SLAF Station Weerawila doused a fire that occurred at the Kent Hotel in Thissamaharama around 0215 hrs on 15 November 2020. This was done in responding to a fire call received from the Thissamaharama Police Station. The SLAF fire crew was able to control the fire within a short period of time before it spread further causing more damage....
10:36am on Saturday 14th November 2020
The change of command at the Sri Lanka Air Force Station Colombo was held Yesterday (13 November 2020).The outgoing Commanding Officer, Air Vice Marshal Camillus Labrooy WWV, RSP, USP, MMS (Ind), ndc (Ban), hdmc handed over the duties to Air Vice Marshal AJ Amerasinghe  RSP, USP , MDS, MHRM, MSSD, BSc (Def Stu) in Mgt, ndc (Ban), psc.The traditional Handing Over / Taking Over Parade...
7:05pm on Friday 13th November 2020
On the instructions given by the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana, SLAF conducted a joint operation in collaboration with Sri Lanka Police and Special Task Force (STF) yesterday and today (12 and 13 November 2020) to monitor incidents which violate health guidelines by the public issued for lockdown areas within the Western province.The SLAF deployed a Bell 21...
7:01pm on Friday 13th November 2020
On the directives of the Commander of the Air Force, a White Sandalwood Tree Planting Project has been conducted at Sri Lanka Air Force Station Weerawila yesterday (12 November 2020). The project was organized by the Commanding Officer and the staff of Weerawila with the generous contribution from the Sampath Bank PLC. Under this project over 360 White Sandalwood plants were planted with...
3:04pm on Thursday 12th November 2020
The new Chairperson of Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Charmini Pathirana assumed office this morning (12 November 2020) at Air Force Headquarters.The new Chairperson addressed her team for the very first time where she put forth her future plans and vision for the Seva Vanitha Unit targeting our society and the entire Sri Lanka Air Force in particular.The Commander of the Air Force Air Marshal ...
2:59pm on Thursday 12th November 2020
The change of command at the SLAF Station Bandaranayake International Airport (BIA) was held Yesterday (11 November 2020).The outgoing Commanding Officer, Air Vice Marshal AJ Amerasinghe  RSP, USP , MDS, MHRM, MSSD, BSc (Def Stu) in Mgt, ndc (Ban), psc handed over the duties to Air Commodore MDJ Wasage  USP, MSc (Def Stu) in Mgt, Pg Dip IR.The traditional Handing Over / Taking ...
10:20am on Thursday 12th November 2020
Air Vice Marshal HSS Thuyacontha WWV, RWP and two Bars, RSP and Bar, USP, MMSc (Strat Stu - China), MSc (Def Stu) in Mgt, MSc (Def & Strat Stu), fndu (China), psc, the newly appointed Southern Air Commander, who is also the Base Commander of Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Base Katunayake assumed the office of Sothern Air Command on 10 November 2020, as the first Southern Air Commander af...
10:18am on Thursday 12th November 2020
The Aircraft Spares Depot (ASD) at Sri Lanka Air Force Base Katunayake celebrated its 24th anniversary under the leadership of the Commanding Officer, Group Captain Harsha Jayathilake Yeterday (11th November 2020).The celebration commenced with a customary working parade subsequently followed by a tree plantation programme conducted within the Depot premises....
7:27pm on Tuesday 10th November 2020
Chairman of the Sri Lanka Ex-Servicemen’s Association (SLESA) Poppy Committee Group Captain Kumar Kirinde (Retd) pinned a poppy to commemorate fallen war heroes on Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana at the Air Force Headquarters today (10 November 2020). The commemoration will also raise funds for the welfare of war heroes’ families.The Association...
5:36pm on Tuesday 10th November 2020
Annual changing of personnel of the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Aviation Unit under the United Nations helicopter deployment in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) departed the country during early hours today (10 November 2020).The 6th contingent of 110 personnel comprise of 18 Officers and 92 Airmen departed to Central Africa from Bandaranaike International Airport.  Wing Comman...
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