Air Force News
6:35pm on Monday 6th December 2021
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana conducted the Commander's Inspection of SLAF Station Weerawila today (06 December 2021). The Commander reviewed the Commander’s Inspection Parade commanded by the Commanding Officer, Group Captain Rajinth Jayawardena. This is the first occasion in the history of SLAF Station Weerawila that a Commander has been accorded a ...
6:31pm on Monday 6th December 2021
The “Uva Surakimu” outdoor exercise is one of the major filed training exercises which is conducted by the SLAF Combat Training School at Diyatalawa in the general area of Welioya, Wellawaya. The main intention of this exercise is to expose Regiment Branch Officer Cadets and advanced gunner trainees of the SLAF towards internal security and counter insurgency measures where public re...
1:55pm on Monday 6th December 2021
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana participated for the Speedup Katukurunda 2021 which was concluded yesterday (05 December 2021) at SLAF Station Katukurunda. Given the relative easing up of the restrictions, the Sri Lanka Automobile Sports National Council took the initiative to provide drivers and enthusiasts with the tarmac racing-meet after a lapse of al...
10:17pm on Saturday 4th December 2021
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana conducted an inspection of the construction site allocated for the relocation of Air Force Headquarters today (04 December 2021). The Commander was received at the site by Air Vice Marshal Rohan Pathirage, Project Director of Defence Headquarters Complex. The Commander was conducted to all levels of the new construction and...
10:08pm on Saturday 4th December 2021
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana addressed the officers of Course No. 15 of the Defence Services Command and Staff College today (04th December 2021).The Commandant of the Defence Services Command and Staff College, Major General IHMNN Herath received the Commander on his arrival at the College and conducted him to the Maroon Hall. Thereafter, the Commanda...
5:28pm on Saturday 4th December 2021
The Graduation Ceremony of No 68 Junior Command and Staff Course was held at the Junior Command and Staff College Auditorium at the SLAF Academy in China Bay yesterday morning (03 December 2021). Air Vice Marshal C H R SOYSA USP, MSc (Def & Strat Stu), BA (Def Stu), psc the Director Welfare of the SLAF graced the ceremony as the Chief Guest.The ceremony marked the end of a 14-week lo...
5:28pm on Saturday 4th December 2021
A Blood Donation Programme was organized yesterday (03 December 2021) by SLAF Station Morawewa in order to cater for the urgent blood requirements of the General Hospital and Blood Bank of Trincomalee with the participation of Officers and Airmen. Flight Lieutenant Yadeesha Rathnasiri, the Medical Officer of the Station coordinated the programme with the Blood Bank of Trincomalee under t...
11:12am on Wednesday 1st December 2021
The 20th phase of the “Guwan Mithudam” project was successfully concluded at the Sumangala Primary School, Pudalu Oya, Kothmale on 29 November 2021 by SLAF Station Piduruthalagala under the guidance of the Chairperson of SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Charmini Pathirana. Sumangala Primary School facilitates for approximately 80 underprivileged children in the area. The entire school wa...
8:40am on Wednesday 1st December 2021
The 19th phase of the ''Guwan Mithudam'' Project was successfully concluded on 29 November 2021 by the SLAF Regiment Training School Vanni under the guidance of the Chairperson Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Charmini Pathirana.As the 19th phase, the school buildings and the nursery of the “Sri Kirushna Vidyala” Sinnathampanei were renovated and handed over to the school children. ...
3:11pm on Tuesday 30th November 2021
The 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 island during early hours today (30 November 2021).The 7th contingent of 110 personnel comprised of 20 Officers and 90 Airmen departed for Central Africa from the Bandaranaike International Airport. Wing Com...
10:04am on Tuesday 30th November 2021
The Regiment Special Forces Training School at SLAF Station Morawewa conducted both the No.02 Search and Rescue Course for sixteen (16) RSF personnel and the and No 01 Search and Rescue Course four (04) foreign trainees from Pakistan and Maldives from 27 October 2021 to 26 November 2021.Search and Rescue Courses for foreigners and RSF personnel has been designed to achieve professionalis...
10:01am on Tuesday 30th November 2021
The Sri Lankan Team under the leadership of Air Commodore Udula Wijesinghe was adjudged as the winners of the “Fair Play Award” at the recently concluded 35th CISM World Military Wrestling Championship held in Teheran, Iran.The Sri Lankan Team was made up of Wrestlers from the Sri Lanka Army, Navy and Air Force. They actively participated for all events and was able to secure this aw...
9:50am on Tuesday 30th November 2021
The 02nd Anniversary of the No 49 Chemical/ Biological/ Radiological/ Nuclear/ Explosive Device (CBRNE) Wing at SLAF Base Katunayake was celebrated on 27 November 2021.The celebrations commenced with the traditional Working Parade which was reviewed by the Commanding Officer, Wing Commander Niledra Perera followed by the address to all ranks of the Wing. The Commanding Officer highly app...
9:38am on Tuesday 30th November 2021
SLAF Riders performed well at the Mirigama Track Day Race 2021 which was held at the Mirigama Road Race Track on 28 November 2021. The Secretary of SLAF Motor Racing, Group Captain Kolitha Abeysinghe participated for the event and also presented awards at the ceremony as well.The details of SLAF Riders performances is as follows.Motor Bicycle up to 125cc (4 stroke)2nd Runners Up - Corpor...
6:21pm on Friday 26th November 2021
Three (03) Officers from Operations Air Branch, two(02) Junior Non Commissioned Officers from Logistic Assistance trade and thirteen (13) Airmen from Operations Ground trade received their Fighter Controller’s Badge, Load Master and Air Gunner Brevets respectively from the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana today (26 November 2021) at AFHQ Auditorium.The fight...
6:14pm on Friday 26th November 2021
Air Vice Marshal Sampath 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 bid adieu to the Sri Lanka Air Force today (26 November 2021) after completing more than 33 years of dedicated service to the nation. At the time of his retirement, he held the appointment of Director Training of the Sri...
9:12pm on Thursday 25th November 2021
The traffic congestion, consistent issue has arisen for commuters who travel to and from Colombo and suburbs due to the gradual resuming of the new normal after COVID – 19 pandemic.Therefore, according to the instructions given by the President, His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the guidance provided by the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana the SLAF launc...
8:41pm on Thursday 25th November 2021
The No 09 Attack Helicopter Squadron celebrated its 26th Anniversary yesterday (24 November 2021) at SLAF Base Hingurakgoda. The Squadron was established on the 24th of November 1995 and it has been in the forefront of all offensive operations carried out by the Armed Forces, starting from “Operation Riviresa” till the end of the three decades of humanitarian operations in the countr...
2:50pm on Thursday 25th November 2021
The SLAF Base Anuradhapura conducted a blood donation campaign on 22, 23 and 24 November 2021 at the National Youth Services Council theater premises Anuradhapura in line with the 39th Base Day of SLAF Base Anuradhapura and the opening of the newly constructed Northern Air Command Headquarters in collaboration with the National Blood Transfusion Service under the guidance of Base Command...
10:45am on Thursday 25th November 2021
The 18th Phase of Guwan Mithudam Project was successfully completed yesterday (24 November 2021) by SLAF Base Katunayake under the guidance of Chairperson Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Charmini Pathirana.Installation of an elevated water storage tank with pipeline system and two wash basins at St/ Anne’s M.V., Kurana and the donation of three water purifiers to St/ Joseph’s Home for the El...
10:41am on Thursday 25th November 2021
A blood donation campaign was conducted by SLAF Station Sigiriya yesterday (24 November 2021) at the Hospitality Management School premises in collaboration with the Blood Bank of the Dambulla Base Hospital under the supervision of Commanding Officer, Gp Capt KMSPB Kulathunga.The campaign was organized with the aim of providing aid to National Blood Transfusion Service to cater for the d...
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