Air Force News
10:20am on Wednesday 28th October 2009
The General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) awarded degrees at the convocation of the Kotalawala Defence University held at BMICH yesterday (October 27). H.E. President Mahinda Rajapakse and the Chancellor of the Kotalawala Defence University Lt.Gen Dennis Perera were present at the presentation. The Graduates, their parents, the members of the academic staff of the KDU...
4:04pm on Monday 26th October 2009
Airwoman Anusha Prasadika competing in this years Australasia 3Gun championship in the Philippines made her country proud by becoming the over all ladies champion of the competition whilst winning the gold medal at the Ladies Rifle course of fire.Mean while Corporal Abeywardana from the Sri Lanka Army  won the gold medal in the Men’s Rifle course of fire and Haritha Pilapitiy...
7:13pm on Sunday 25th October 2009
The SLAF soccer team have secured a place in the semi finals of the Dialog Champions League as they ended up in a nil all draw against Saunders SC, this evening (17 October 2009) at the City League Ground Colombo. The Airmen have played four matches in the second round of this tournament, having won two and drew two matches so far with one more match to be played. In today’s game both...
6:59pm on Thursday 22nd October 2009
Airmen sanjeewa scored his 6th consecutive goal, becoming the 3rd most scorer, in the Dialog Champion league as the Air force soccer team beat the Old Bens SC 4-1 this evening (22 October 2009). Just after 16 minutes of play Anthony Prabath from the Old Bens SC the first half of the game.However from thereon the situation changed as Chanaka Fernando scored the first goal in the 47th minu...
12:22pm on Thursday 22nd October 2009
The Sri Lanka Air Force Rugby team and its skipper have been nominated to compete in the poll which has been appearing on the Sunday Observer , Daily News and Daily Dinamina  news papers for the past for the past 03 weeks. However, this week ending from 25th October 2009 being the final week for this competition Squadron Leader Kosala Ranasinghe has been placed 4th with 6541 vo...
5:43pm on Tuesday 20th October 2009
Sri Lanka Air Force Koggla which has shouldered many responsibilities and supported the war effort of the country in various ways under 16 Commanding Officers till to date (19 October 2009) celebrated its 25th anniversary after its re-establishment back in year 1984.   This station played a key role in WWII, at the crucial moment of the war described as the most dangerous by Sir Win...
9:46am on Saturday 17th October 2009
The Sri Lanka Air Force(SLAF) skydiving team comprising of 03 Airwomen are scheduled to perform this evening(17 October 2009) at a parachute display at the Sri Lanka Army 60th anniversary celebrations better known as the Army Tattoo. A total of 30 experienced jumpers inclusive of 10 members from the SLAF will skydive from approximately 5000 Ft in which they will open their parachutes man...
7:02pm on Friday 16th October 2009
The school cadets of SAARC countries visited Air Force Head Quarters during their annual visit to Sri Lanka. They followed a presentation on the functional aspects of the SLAF by Squadron Leader Lasantha Dahanayake. Thereafter, the Commander of the Air Force, Chief of Staff, Deputy Chief of Staff and Director Air Operations participated in a question & answer session.  &nbs...
5:18pm on Friday 16th October 2009
Sri Lanka Air Force team ‘A’ came first in the two day (15 & 16 October 2009) Mahapola Cycle Race-2009. The race was held in two stages where the first stage began from Ratmalana and ended from Galle having a total distance of 102.2 km, whilst the second stage started from Galle and concluded from Tangalle (154.4Km) after which the overall champions were decided. Meanwhile the Ai...
3:16pm on Friday 16th October 2009
The Australasia 3Gun Championship organized by the international practical shooting confederation is scheduled to be held from 17 to 29 October 2009. The event will be hosted in the Philippines by the Philippine practical shooting association, in which they plan to conduct courses of fire in all three disciplines namely Handgun, Shotgun and Rifle.A total of 10 participants and 03 other o...
11:15am on Thursday 15th October 2009
Sri Lanka Air Force cricket club beat Burgher RC yesterday (14 October 2009) at the Riffle Green, Colombo, Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club with a 31 run win over (D/L method). The airmen winning the toss invited their opponents to bat, who managed to score 178 all out (Dilhan Cooray 38, Weranga Dissanayake 49, Sidath Priyankara 3/31, Madura Sanjaya 3/42) in 47 over’s.In response ...
4:14pm on Tuesday 13th October 2009
Under the auspices of Sri Lanka Standards Institute, the National Quality Week will be observed throughout the Island from 12 -18 October, 2009. Further, the Standards Day falls on 14 October and will be marked with special functions and events to raise awareness about setting individual and organizational standards and aiming for high productivity. The theme for this year is 'Tackli...
3:13pm on Monday 12th October 2009
A newly established Radar Maintenance Wing was visited by the Commander of the Air Force during his annual visit to Sri Lanka Air Force Base Katunayake recently. A separate location for radar maintenance was an outstanding issue since the country strengthened its air defence network with modern state of the art technology radars.  The Radar Maintenance Wing will function under the D...
7:26pm on Sunday 11th October 2009
The SLAF Soccerites after five wins out of six matches in the first round of the Dialog Champion league, kicked off the second round first match with a 2-1 victory over Jupiters SC this evening (11 October 2009).Compared to the previous match played against the same opponents in the first round, Jupiters SC did well to restrict the Airmen to only two goals after a tight game. However, th...
12:06pm on Saturday 10th October 2009
Sri Lanka Air Force Station Colombo emerged overall champions in the annual road and walking race-2009, which was organized by the Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Council this morning (10 October 2009). Over 250 participants inclusive of Officers, Air men and women from various age groups representing all Air Force Bases/Camps took part at this event that concluded at the Sri Lanka Air F...
8:13pm on Friday 9th October 2009
Sri Lanka Air Force Seva Vanitha Unit (SLAF SVU) organized an Inter School Athletic Meet to commemorate International Children’s Day (ICD). More than 300 school children representing all communities in Morawewa, Eastern Province, celebrated this special day on 09 October 2009.  ICD is celebrated all over the world on 01 October each year and many activities draw attention to the i...
7:18pm on Tuesday 6th October 2009
The Commander of the Air force, Air Chief Marshall Roshan Goonetilleke received the National Productivity award for the year 2008 which is awarded by the National Productivity Secretariat under the Ministry of Labour.The award was decided following strict inspections based on a Standard International criterion, in which all Government Departments were studied over a period.  Earlier...
5:26pm on Monday 5th October 2009
A newly  built house worth of Rs. 900, 000 was donated to the wife and the son of war hero Sergeant Nandasiri who was killed in 1998 at Puliyankulam due to a Clamor attack, on 05th October 2009 at Weligama in the Galle District.The house was donated by the philanthropist Ex Wing Commander Dr. and Mrs. Narme Wickramasinghe . The Chairperson Seva Vanitha Unit Mrs. Nelun Goonetileke, t...
3:46pm on Sunday 4th October 2009
The Commander of the Air Force Air Chief Marshall Roshan Goonetilleke was the Chief Guest at a simple ceremony held to commemorate the 29th death anniversary of General Sir John Kothalawala at the Gen sir John Kothalawala Defence university this morning (4th Oct 2009). The Commander and his wife Mrs Nelun Goonetilleke graced the occasion and he placed  a wreath at the Statue of the ...
8:37am on Sunday 4th October 2009
The Air force fire fighters were called upon for assistance during the early hours of the day (04 October 2009) when a grocery shop in Daraga Town,Ambalangoda caught fire during the early hours of the day(04 October 2009). The Ambalangoda Police station had informed SLAF Station Katukurunda, at around 0510hrs regarding the fire and the fire fighters were reached the location wi...
11:04pm on Friday 2nd October 2009
The Varatharasa trophy, awarded to the most outstanding SLAF sportsman for-2008 went out to (08592) Corporal Silva this evening (02 October 2009) at the colours awarding ceremony held at Hotel Galadari. The ceremony is an annual feature in the SLAF sporting calendar, to felicitate all its sporting figures who have earned credit and honour in the past year.The secretary, to His Excellency...
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