Air Force News
5:08pm on Tuesday 22nd September 2009
A newly built house worth of Rs 1 million was donated to Lac Kalum De Silva who was wounded in action due to a terrorist mortar attack during operation Jayasikuru in Nadunkani. The construction of the house was sponsored by the Seva Vanith Unit of the Sri Lanka High Commission in Bangladesh through the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit. The ceremony to hand over the house was held this morning (22 ...
9:12pm on Saturday 19th September 2009
The SLAF Soccerites beat the mighty Saunders SC 2-1, when it played its fourth match in the Dialog Champion league, this evening (19 September 2009).The match was played at the City Football League ground Colombo, in which both teams scored a goal each when the whistle blew at half time. Later, in the second half the Airmen managed to score the winning goal, to read the final scores...
10:05am on Wednesday 16th September 2009
The SLAF Soccer team beat Old Bens SC 1 nil in its 3rd match of the Dialog Champion league last evening (16 September 2009).The match kicked off at the St. Benedict Collage grounds and both teams fought hard to get its break through goal in the first half, but neither was successful.However Gayan Kelum Perera from the SLAF managed to score the much awaited goal in the second half, w...
4:38pm on Monday 14th September 2009
Air Chief Marshal, Roshan Goonetilake, conducted the Annual Commander’s Inspection of SLAF, Ekala today (14 September 2009). A parade commanded by Commanding Officer, SLAF, Ekala, welcomed the Commander to the camp premises. The 'Advanced & Specialized Trade Training School' ( A & S TTS) which provides formal training for all airmen and airwoman who successfully complete t...
2:25pm on Friday 11th September 2009
Air Chief Marshal, Roshan Goonetilake was accorded a Guard of Honour during the Annual Commander’s Inspection at Sri Lanka Air Force Station, Colombo on 11 September 2009. The Guard of Honour was conferred by Flight Lieutenant, Dinesh Hathurusingha. Sri Lanka Air Force Colombo provides administrative and logistical support required by the personnel at Air Force Headquarters. Situ...
8:10pm on Wednesday 9th September 2009
A sum of Rs. 500,000 was handed over to chairperson SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Nelun Goonetileke by Hon. Minister Susantha Punchi Nileme, at a press conference held today (September 9, 2009) at the Cey Nor Restaurant (Colombo 02).  The sum which was received was sponsored by John Keells Office Automation (PVT) Ltd. and will be entirely utilized for the construction for a sch...
7:03pm on Tuesday 8th September 2009
The launching of ‘Sigiriya Rally Cross’ and press briefing regarding the same was held during morning hours of the day (08 September 2009) at the SLAF Head Quarters. Sri Lanka Association of Racing Drivers and Riders, better known as SLARDAR , a premier Motor racing organization in the country, conducting such events as the Foxhill, Gunners and Gajaba Supercross events, Rotherham Kat...
3:50pm on Tuesday 8th September 2009
The Directorate of Health Services, SLAF received a large stock of Hospital beds, Bedside lockers, Wheel chairs, Walkers and Crutches from Mr. Sena Manage, Director, ‘Mobiler Sena  Pflegedienst’  Company in Germany, recently.The ceremony was held at SLAF Base Hospital Ratmalana to receive these items in which the Director Health Services SLAF, Actg. Base Cmdr SLAF Bas...
12:28pm on Tuesday 8th September 2009
A major fire took place in the early hour of today (08 September 2009) at the jungles of Manthivu Island (approximately ½ Km away from SLAF Batticaloa) in which a leprosy hospital and few other buildings are are also situated. However, troops from Sri Lanka Air Force Batticaloa reacted within a short period of time and managed to evacuate 13 personnel (patients and staff) who may have s...
8:49am on Monday 7th September 2009
The SLAF soccerites had a great start to the Dialog Champions League with a remarkable 6-nil victory over Jupiters Sports Club- Negombo. At half time the Airmen led as the scores read 2-nil. The match which was played at the City Football League ground was a one sided game as the SLAF took charge of the entire game from the start itself.T. Damith Dissanayke and W.A. Sampath opened t...
12:03pm on Friday 4th September 2009
Air Force Head Quarters wishes to inform that, all absentees (only Airmen/ Airwoman) from the service on or before 31 May 2009 shall be legally discharged from the service, once all administrative procedures are carried out and they shall be informed in writing regarding their discharge upon the completion of the said procedures. Further if their mailing addresses have been changed,...
5:49pm on Thursday 3rd September 2009
Sri Lanka air Force emerged triumphant at the recently concluded western Province Provincial Productivity Awards 2008, claiming a grand victory of first place in the inter Department Category.The significance of winning this award is that the Air Force was able to maintain such high standards of productivity in its day to day affairs whilst catering to the operational requirements of the...
4:08pm on Thursday 3rd September 2009
The NCO Management School, located at SLAF Base China Bay, established with the sole intention of providing a sound academic knowledge to the Non Commissioned Officers of the SLAF, held its 39th batch passing out ceremony this morning (03 September 2009). This course which has a duration of approximately 3 months, mainly focuses on sharpening the leadership and management skill of its tr...
2:39pm on Thursday 3rd September 2009
A total of 394 recruits from the 137th Regular and 95nd Volunteer Course passed out today (03 September 2009) at SLAF Base Hingurakgoda after completing 17 weeks of challenging training. The training focused on drill, weapon training, tactics, field craft, map reading, fire fighting, explosive handling, Humanitarian Law, Air Force Law and Combat First Aid. In addition to this 18 Air Gunn...
9:25am on Wednesday 2nd September 2009
The internally displaced personnel at Chettikulam were visited by a proffesional team of SLAF Medical/Dental officers and Psychologist recently. The SLAF team was also joined by a group of civilian Specialists, trainee clinical Psychologists, Optometrists and Audiologists in view of successfully achieving greater results. The team commenced their program at zone II and III of the sa...
4:48pm on Tuesday 1st September 2009
The INTER UNIT DRILL COMPETITION - 2009 a yet another exiting feature in the SLAF annual calendar, was held during the past week and the finals were worked out today (01 September 2009) at the SLAF Base Katunayaka parade square.All SLAF stations located around the country competed in this event in which SLAF Base Katunayaka, SLAF Batticalo, Special Operations Group Trincomalee were...
9:30am on Monday 31st August 2009
The first UN Logistic Officer’s Course (a 12 day course)was recently conducted by the United Nations Peace Keeping School, Kukuleganga. The course was spearheaded by US Pacific Command based in Hawaai and was a program conducted under its Global Peace Support Initiative.  Four trainers from the 'International Peace Support Initiative' conducted the course along with Sri Lanka...
12:43pm on Sunday 30th August 2009
The SLAF Ruggerites led 3 nil at the lemons but went down with pride, playing the knock outs against CR&FC. The SLAF showed guts and bravado, true to its legendry rugby history. The final scores that read 22 to CR & FC and 06 to the SLAF indeed did not do justice to the Air Force boys who fought hard and went down fighting. Suranga Arunashantha, put out two penalties of whic...
3:16pm on Friday 28th August 2009
The Annual Air Force Commander’s Inspection was held on 28 August 2009, of the No.04 Air Defence Radar Squadron at SLAF Mirigama.  The Commander was received into the camp premises through a street lining of airmen. The No 04 Air Defence Radar Squadron at Sri Lanka Air Force Mirigama was established as a part of the National Air Defence System of Sri Lanka and has been tasked to p...
3:05pm on Thursday 27th August 2009
A newly built house worth of Rs 1 million was donated to Mrs. R Kumari the widow and the infant child of Cpl Chaminda Lakmal Gunarathne who was killed in a terrorist attack at Morawewa on 09th January 2009.  The construction of the house was carried out under the supervision of the Base Commander of Sri Lanka Air Force Base Anuradhapura and his team.The ceremony to hand over t...
5:39pm on Wednesday 26th August 2009
The World Boxing Championship is scheduled to take place in Milan, Italy, from 31st August to 13th September, 2009. For this event, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has adopted a long evaluation process and has exercised extreme condition when selecting officials for the forthcoming World Championship. We are proud to say that  Group Captain Nishantha Dharmadasa from...
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