Air Force News
1:01pm on Wednesday 26th August 2009
The Air Force Ground Element based at the Special Operations Group Peraru, commanded by Group Captain W L R P Rodrigo conducting a clearance operation recently in the general area of 'Monaragala' (GR 2478 of the 1.50000 Pankulam MGM) recovered over 200, No.36 hand grenades, hidden by the LTTE for use in future attacks.       ...
5:21pm on Tuesday 25th August 2009
His Excellency the ambassador of Japan Mr. Kunio Takahashi paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Air force Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke this afternoon (25 August 2009) at the Air force Headquaters.Official plaques were exchanged between the visitor and the Air Force Commander at this occasion. ...
9:10am on Monday 24th August 2009
The Sri Lanka Air Force Rowing team is presently under rigorous training for the forthcoming 25th National Rowing Championship Regatta with much enthusiasm. The team’s performance at the 24th National Rowing Championships in year 2008 was praiseworthy. The team was able to win two Gold medals, two Silver medals and three Bronze medals in the Men’s Open and Men’s Over 23 Catego...
1:47pm on Sunday 23rd August 2009
The Air Force ground troops coming under the Special Operations Group Trincomalee, Commanded by Group Captain KFR Fernando, conducting a clearance operation in the general area of ‘Manirasakulam’ (GR 4550,4551,4650,4651 of the 1.50000 Trincomalee MGM) at approximately 1100 Hrs on 22 august 2009 made the following recoveries.Qty 01 CH T-56 Assault RifleQty 01 CH T-56 MagazineQty...
3:56pm on Saturday 22nd August 2009
Sri Lanka Air Force Seva Vanitha Unit Organized a welfare programme, jointly with the Directorate of Health Services - Sri Lanka Air Force for Internally Displaced Personnel of Zone 2 and Zone 3 in the Chettikulam camp. Mrs. Nelun Goonetileke, Chairperson of the SLAF SVU and other committee members distributed dry ration packs, clothing items, milk packets among the children and pr...
6:36pm on Friday 21st August 2009
Addressing newly commissioned officers and passed out airmen at SLAF Base Chinabay today, Secretary defence Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa stated that the Sri Lanka Air Force is the best Air Force in the world today as it had proven its self in the battle to defeat the LTTE.  “With limited resources and hi-tech machines, the Sri Lanka Air Force defeated the LTTE, using their knowledg...
4:52pm on Thursday 20th August 2009
Today the 20th of August 2009, the Commander of the Air Force carried out an inspection tour of SLAF Iranamadu and SLAF Muliativu the two newest Air Force deployments. Incidentally both these locations were utilized by the now destroyed LTTE to carry out their clandestine air activity. Both locations have runways built by the LTTE to operate light aircraft. When the terrorists were...
11:48am on Monday 17th August 2009
The 5th South Asian shooting championship was held in Bangladesh from 03 to 09 July this year (2009). At this event  two Airwomen a representing the Sri Lanka Defence Service team won one silver and one bronze medal respectively. The names of the players are as follows. Cpl Wijerathna             (25M Pistol Woman)&nb...
8:30pm on Saturday 15th August 2009
The "Construction Exhibition 2009", organized by the National Construction Association of Sri Lanka is being held at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre, from the 14-16 August 2009. This exhibition is held for the ninth successive year, this time with special attraction of the display pavilions of the three armed forces.The SLAF got a privilege to exhibit to the pu...
8:09pm on Saturday 15th August 2009
A group of visitors to the Sigiriya rock were attacked by a swamp of “Wasps” around 03.15 pm today (15 August 2009). The SLAF Sigiriya station was informed of the attack and a medical rescue team was immediately dispatched to the location.The Commanding Officer of SLAF Sigiriya Wing Commander Sudil Peiris stated that over 30 persons were injured in the incident and were rushed t...
6:52pm on Friday 14th August 2009
Air Chief Marshal, Roshan Goonetilake, conducted the Annual Commander’s Inspection of SLAF, Base Ratmalana today (14 August 2009). A parade commanded by Base Commander, SLAF, Base Ratmalana, Group Captain Sumangala Dias welcomed the Commander to the Base premises. This Base is also home for all fixed wing transport air craft available in the SLAF inventory. The Air Force museum wh...
4:51pm on Friday 14th August 2009
The Sri Lankan Youth Association based in France recently joined hands with Sri Lanka Air Force Seva Vanitha Unit to support the conflict affected families of Morawewa. The Association harnessed the support of its members to collect funds towards this worthy cause. The representatives of the Association who visited the area, donated water tanks, motors and distributed books among th...
2:33pm on Friday 14th August 2009
A total of 529 recruits from the 128th Regular and 85nd Volunteer Course passed out after completing 17 weeks of  challenging training on 14 August 2009. 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. The Regimental Training Centre was established on 24 July 2...
2:15pm on Tuesday 11th August 2009
The SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit (SVU) together with the Directorate of Health Services has planned to organize a Health Care Clinic for the benefit of IDP’s in Vavuniya.  In line with this event the SLAF SVU has also planned to distribute ration packs among the IDP's who are at Sector 111. The pregnant mothers and the children would be the beneficiaries.Contents of the Pack for Pregnan...
2:01pm on Tuesday 11th August 2009
The Chairperson of SLAF SVU Mrs. Nelun Goonetileke laid the foundation stone for a new building which is proposed for a Pre School at SLAF Base Higurakgoda on 03rd Aug 2009.The Chairperson and the committee members also visited the present preschool at SLAF Base Hingurakgoda, in which she also discussed the progress regarding the preschool children, with the teachers and Officer in Cha...
5:06pm on Monday 10th August 2009
Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Women Athletes rode the crest of a winning wave during the 27th National Women’s Athletic Championships held at Sugathadasa Stadium recently. The SLAF athletes have shown winning streaks in many championships, such as National Relay Carnival Women’s Championship and Junior National Championships, concluded during the past few months.    ...
2:52pm on Friday 7th August 2009
The Graduation Ceremony of the No. 30 Junior Command and Staff Course (JCC) was held at the Junior Command and Staff College auditorium at SLAF Base China Bay on 7 August 2009. The Director Air Operations Air Vice Marshal KA Goonetilleke graced the occasion as Chief Guest.A total of 19 Officers from the SLAF in the ranks of Squadron Leader and Flight Lieutenant and 4 Officers from the Sr...
4:03pm on Tuesday 4th August 2009
The Philippines Defence attaché, Col. Alex Capina paid a visit to Air Force Headquarters this afternoon (04 August 2009) and met with the Commander of the Air Force Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke.Official plaques were exchanged between the visitor and the Air Force Commander at this occasion.               &...
3:11pm on Monday 3rd August 2009
The Sri Lanka Air Force Pre-School Colombo, held its annual sports meet on 31st July 2009. The establishment of high educational standard pre-schools, in Air Force establishments located around the country was a concept introduced by the present SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit chairperson Mrs. Nelun Goonatilaka. This in deed generates immense value, as it eases the burden of providing qualit...
8:35pm on Sunday 2nd August 2009
Engines were revived, helmets were in place, eyes sharp, but also surreptitiously roved around, the "Racers" waited for the Flag Off This year’s flag of the historic “Rotherham Circuit Meet,” was waved today (02 August 2009), at Katukurunda. Previously known as the Katukurunda Circuit Meet, the event was renamed “Rotherham Circuit Meet” in 2007, in honour of the first Commandin...
7:32pm on Friday 31st July 2009
Air Chief Marshal, Roshan Goonetilake, conducted the Annual Commander’s Inspection at SLAF Diyatalawa. A parade commanded by the Commanding Officer of SLAF Diyatalawa welcomed the Commander to the camp parade square.Diyatalawa is the primary training establishment of SLAF and is remembered fondly by all SLAF Officers as their first touch of Air Force life, as student officers and ...
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