Air Force News
7:44am on Monday 29th March 2021
Turning a new chapter in the annals of Sri Lankan history, the depositing of treasures and sacred relics at the Sandahiru Stupa Square Chamber was held auspiciously amidst the religious blessings of Maha Sanga at the Stupa premises in the sacred city of Anuradhapura yesterday (28 March 2021).A large collection of precious artefacts and sacred relics offered by Venerable Maha Sanga and de...
10:27am on Saturday 27th March 2021
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana conducted the Commander’s Inspection of Sri Lanka Air Force Station Iranamadu during the yesterday (26 March 2021). The Commander upon the arrival for the inspection was received by the Commanding Officer Group Captain UPYR Pathirana where the Commander was accorded a Street Line.The Commander awarded Commendations to Fli...
5:17pm on Friday 26th March 2021
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana conducted the Commander’s Inspection of Sri Lanka Air Force Station Mullaitivu this morning (26 March 2021). The Commander was received by the Commanding Officer Group Captain ADR Liyanarachchige where the Commander was accorded a ceremonial Street Line and a ceremonial Guard of Honour.During the course of Inspection, the...
2:00pm on Friday 26th March 2021
Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Station Colombo emerged as the Men's 11 A Side Champions while the Regiment Wing at SLAF Base Katunayake became the runners up at the Inter Unit Hockey Championship 2021 which concluded yesterday (25 March 2021) at SLAF Trade Training School Ekala.The Chief of Staff of the SLAF, Air Vice Marshal Prasanna Payoe graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Members of ...
5:35pm on Thursday 25th March 2021
A house constructed by the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit (SVU) was handed over to the Warrant Officer NN Ajantha (Retired). The House Warming Ceremony was held today (25 March 2021) under the patronage of the Chairperson of SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Charmini Pathirana at Poddala.This Project was funded by the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit while construction was carried out by Civil Engineering Wing...
4:35pm on Thursday 25th March 2021
SLAF Station Colombo celebrated its 61st Anniversary on 21 March 2021. In line with celebrations, the Station organized a visit to Victoria Elders Home at Rajagiriya today (25 March 2021) under the guidance of Commanding Officer of SLAF Station Colombo, Air Vice Marshal Janaka Amerasinghe.During the visit, the Station organized a Shramadana campaign followed by serving of refreshments fo...
4:25pm on Thursday 25th March 2021
The Sri Lanka Air Force Trade Training School (TTS) Seva Vanitha Unit conducted a special donation program at Mulleriyawa Hospital Ward No 3 yesterday (24 March 2021). The inmates were served with refreshments and lunch in the ward while sanitary items and cleaning materials were donated for the usage in the ward. The Officer in Charge of SLAF TTS Seva Vanitha Unit, Group Captain KDS Gun...
3:36pm on Tuesday 23rd March 2021
The Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana declared open the newly renovated Pre-School, Day Care Centre and Air Scouts Nest today (23 March 2021) at Sri Lanka Air Force Station Colombo. The Chairperson of the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Charmini Pathirana also participated for the opening ceremonies along with the Commander. The Commander was warmly rece...
3:35pm on Tuesday 23rd March 2021
A new episode in the series of Community Service Responsibilities under the “Guwan Mithudam” Program made its fourth edition together with SLAF Station Palavi on 22 March 2021 by entrusting a newly constructed Dispensary to the residents of Kandeyaya, Puttalam. This project was conducted under the guidance and supervision of the Chairperson SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Charmini Pathi...
1:02pm on Tuesday 23rd March 2021
The SLAF Women’s Team emerged as Champions at the Defence Service Archery Championship. The Tournament was held from the 20th to 21st of March 2021 at SLN Hockey Ground Welisara. During the tournament SLAF Women’s Team Defeated both Army and Navy teams showing the highest degree of team spirit and talents.Leading Aircraftwomen Kumarihami WGCP and Leading Aircraftwomen Ariyarathne DSL...
8:32pm on Saturday 20th March 2021
This morning (20 March 2021) during a parachute training exercise which was conducted at Ampara around 0730 Hours, two parachute troopers of the SLAF who were conducting a training exercise faced an unfortunate accident. Due to an unexpected change in wind direction at an approximate height between 40 – 70 feet the parachutes of these two parachute troopers had an entanglement and thus...
5:03pm on Friday 19th March 2021
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana commenced Commander's Inspections for the year 2021 today (19 March 2021), with the Commander’s Inspection of SLAF Station Palaly.The Commander was received by the Commanding Officer, Group Captain Amal Perera and was accorded a ceremonial Guard of Honour. The Inspection commenced with the Station Headquarters. Thereafter...
9:07am on Friday 19th March 2021
The Sri Lanka Air Force Excellence Awards 2020 was held at the Eagles’ Lagoon View Banquet Hall, Katunayake yesterday (18 March 2021) under the patronage of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana. Outstanding performances of the Airmen and Airwomen within the Air Force were recognized and appreciated in order to motivate them to strive for continued ...
4:02pm on Wednesday 17th March 2021
On a novel concept of the Chairperson of the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs Charmini Pathirana, a new Dairy Shop was declared open today (17th March 2021) at SLAF Station Colombo by the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana.The objective of this project are to provide an opportunity for both service and civil personnel to benefit from dairy products produced by SLAF s...
8:48am on Wednesday 17th March 2021
The 3rd leg of the “Guwan Mithudam” Project commenced at SLAF Station Mirigama yesterday (16 March 2021). During this programme at Mirigama, 50 Spray Machines were distributed to farmers of the Kitulwala Village and 25 Stationary packs were also distributed among selected students in this village. Kithulwala is a rural and pastoral village with three Grama Seva Divisions in the Gampa...
11:43am on Tuesday 16th March 2021
No 6 Helicopter Squadron at Anuradhapura which is home to the Russian Mi-17 known as the “Tuskers of the Sky” proudly celebrated its 28th anniversary under the guidance of the Commanding Officer, Group Captain WWNTP Fernando yesterday (15 March 2021). The Anniversary celebrations began with a Working Parade which was held at the Base Parade Square and reviewed by the Commanding ...
2:21pm on Sunday 14th March 2021
The Sri Lanka Air Force conducted the Sri Pada Route Cleaning programme for the 4th consecutive year. The two day clean-up programme was launched on 12th March 2021 to mark 70th Anniversary of Sri Lanka Air Force. The aim of the project was to clean up the paths leading up to the peak of the “Sripadasthanaya”, a religious site that has been subject to reverence by people both from ho...
3:27pm on Saturday 13th March 2021
The SLAF Men’s Team won the Defence Services Squash Championship which was concluded at the Squash Complex at SLAF Base Ratmalana on 13 March 2021.Rear Admiral SA Weerasinghe, the Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy graced the awards ceremony as the Chief Guest. The Base Commander of SLAF Base Ratmalana, Air Commodore NHDN Dias, a cross section of Officers and Other Ranks of tri force...
3:26pm on Saturday 13th March 2021
The SLAF Women’s Team emerged as Champions at the Defence Service Badminton Championship. The Tournament was held from the 10th to 12th of March 2021 at Gymnasium of Sri Lanka Army Cantonment Panagoda. During the tournament SLAF Women’s Team defeated both Army (3-2) and Navy (3-2) teams showing the highest degree of team spirit and talents. Leading Aircraftwomen Maltharika EW and Lea...
3:26pm on Saturday 13th March 2021
The No 1 Information Technology Wing at SLAF Base Ratmalana celebrated its 8th anniversary on 11th March 2021. The customary Working Parade was held on the same day under the purview of the Commanding Officer, Squadron Leader KDC Krishantha.The celebration included community service activities and religious activities. The Wing conducted a Community Service Project of donating dry ration...
7:11pm on Thursday 11th March 2021
No. 02 Air Defence Radar Squadron at SLAF Base Vavuniya celebrated its 15th anniversary yesterday (10 March 2021) under the guidance of the Commanding Officer, Wing Commander DRT Mallawaarachchi. Concurrently, a ‘Kovil Pooja’ was arranged at the Kovil inside the Base to invoke blessings on past and present members of the Squadron as well as to the SLAF and the nation.In line with the...
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