Air Force News
6:04pm on Tuesday 5th October 2021
The Japan Lanka Friendship Association yet again made a generous donation to the Sri Lanka Air Force at a ceremony held at Air Force Headquarters this evening (05 October 2021). The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana graced the ceremony where the SLAF received two (2) Fire Vehicles and an Ambulance.The SLAF received these generous donations through the tireless ...
5:51pm on Tuesday 5th October 2021
Military Adviser at the Embassy of the Federation Republic of Germany based in New Delhi, Captain Gerald Koch together with a delegation called on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana at the Air Force Headquarters this morning (05 October 2021). The delegation was made up of Lieutenant Colonel Jan Cihar, Deputy Defence Attaché and Ms. Dharini Daluwatte, Polit...
8:58am on Tuesday 5th October 2021
The SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, under the guidance of the Chairperson, Mrs. Charmini Pathirana, conducted a charity programme to distribute hampers consisted of maternity essentials for 37 pregnant mothers in the area of Kappalthurei yesterday (04 October 2021).This programme was funded by the members of the Seva Vanitha at SLAF Academy China Bay, under the directions of the Mrs. Krishanthi ...
2:07pm on Sunday 3rd October 2021
Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana, Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force had a telephone conversation with the newly appointed Chief of Air Staff of the Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari PVSM AVSM VM ADC today (03 October 2021). During the phone call the Sri Lanka Air Chief extended his warm wishes on being appointment to the prestigious office of the Chief of Air Staff of t...
12:40pm on Saturday 2nd October 2021
Giving due consideration for the thoughts of children of SLAF Families in relation with the World Children’s Day celebration 2021, the “GUWAN RANDARU SITHTHAM” Art Competition - 2021 was organized by the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit under the guidance of Chairperson SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Charmini Pathirana.The Art competition was concluded at Air Force Headquarters with representa...
4:21pm on Friday 1st October 2021
In commemoration of the International World Children’s Day 2021, under the guidance of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana and the Chairperson of the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Charmini Pathirana, the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit conducted a special donation programme of donating of 1 Million Rupees to the ‘Little Hearts Project’ at Lady Ridgeway Hospital t...
3:28pm on Friday 1st October 2021
The 12th phase of the “Guwan Mithudam” project was successfully conducted by SLAF Station Koggala yesterday (30 September 2021) under the guidance of Chairperson SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit Mrs. Charmini Pathirana. A newly constructed Oxygen Treatment Unit for the COVID-19 Ward at Meepe Regional Hospital was handed over to the Medical Staff by the Commanding Officer of SLAF Station Koggal...
3:12pm on Thursday 30th September 2021
The final phase of the Joint Exercise, Cormorant Strike XI - 2021, named “Critical Engagement,” was held yesterday (29 September 2021) at the Kuchchaveli Beach Head where the Acting Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva attended as the Chief Guest. High Commissioner for Bangladesh in Sri Lanka, His Excellency Tareq Md Ariful Islam, the High Commiss...
5:16pm on Wednesday 29th September 2021
The Shooting Championship of the 58th World Military Games has been planned to held in Lahore, Pakistan. Eight (08) SLAF Shooters have been selected to represent our motherland at these games and they are due to depart the island tomorrow (30 September 2021). The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana conveyed his best wishes to the participants and wished them all ...
4:29pm on Tuesday 28th September 2021
The 11th phase of “Guwan Mithudam” Project was successfully concluded yesterday (27 September 2021) at Palaly under the guidance of the Chairperson Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs, Charmini Pathirana.During this project, a set of essential Medical Equipment was handed over to the Teaching Hospital in Jaffna including an Oxygen Cylinder, Blood Pressure Apparatus, Pulse Oximeters, Infrared Ther...
3:29pm on Tuesday 28th September 2021
The Sri Lanka Air Force Seva Vanitha Unit conducted a programme of distributing 100 dry ration packs worth Rs.5000.00 each to underprivileged civilians in the Weerawila area. This programme was funded by the “FUEL” Foundation for Uplifting and Empowering Lives.”Identifying the timely requirement of this community project was conducted by the Sri Lanka Air Force Seva Vanitha Unit un...
12:21pm on Monday 27th September 2021
Sri Lankan boxer Leading Aircraftwoman Gayani Kaluarachchi rewrote history when she bagged the Bronze Medal in the Women's 75kg weight category. Her victory marks a historical milestone as it is the first time a Sri Lankan female pugilist has made it to the podium in such a mega boxing event. The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana extended his heartiest congratu...
11:45am on Monday 27th September 2021
The Disaster Management Training Centre (DMTC) at SLAF Station Mullaitivu conducted Basic Search and Rescue General-Training Course designed and sponsored by the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG). The INSARAG is a network of disaster-prone and disaster responding countries and organizations, dedicated to Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) and operational field coordina...
7:33pm on Friday 24th September 2021
A house constructed by the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit (SVU) was handed over to the family of Sergeant 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 over...
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...
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