Air Force News
11:09am on Tuesday 21st September 2021
The Radar Maintenance Wing at SLAF Base Katunayake celebrated its 12th Anniversary yesterday (20 September 2021). In line with the celebrations, the Wing organized a Bodhi Pooja at Base Temple adhering to guidelines put in place by AFHQ for the prevention of spreading COVID-19. The Commanding Officer of the Radar Maintenance Wing, Group Captain Asiri Elegoda participated for the ceremony...
5:55pm on Friday 17th September 2021
The Regiment Special Forces Training School at Sri Lanka Air Force Station Morawewa conducted the No 02 Jungle Warfare and Heli Borne Operations Course for Six (06) foreign trainees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Maldives from 31 August 2021 to 16 September 2021. Jungle Warfare and Heli Borne Operation Course for foreigners has been designed to achieve professionalism with respect to Comb...
1:52pm on Thursday 16th September 2021
The United Nation Service Medal Awarding Parade of 6th Sri Lankan Aviation Contingent, Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) was held on 14th September 2021 at the Contingent premises in Bria, Central African Republic with all necessary precautionary measures against the COVID 19 pandemic. Deputy Force Commander, Major General Paulo M...
8:13pm on Wednesday 15th September 2021
The 58th World Military Boxing Championship is scheduled to be held in Moscow, Russia. This year four (04) female players from the Sri Lanka Air Force Women’s Boxing Team will be representing our nation. In addition to these players, Squadron Leader Prasad Wijesinghe who is also an International Boxing Referee will be officiating at these games. These players and officials are schedule...
4:22pm on Monday 13th September 2021
The Change of Command Parade of the Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Wing at SLAF Base Katunayake was held today (13 September 2021) at the Wing Premises. The new Commanding Officer, Wing Commander LAD Prasanna MSc (Def & Strat Stu), BSc (Eng), Pg Dip (Def Mgt), Pg Dip (Aero Eng - Elect), AMIE (SL), psc took over command of the Wing. Wing Commander Prasanna the new Comma...
11:45am on Thursday 9th September 2021
The “Herali Peraliya” Organization which aspires to support "Food Self Sustenance by 2025" in Sri Lanka provided 2,500 Jack Tree Saplings to the SLAF yesterday (09 September 2021) at SLAF Base Katunayake. The event was organized at Katunayake on the instructions of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana with the aim of planting these Jack Tree Saplings withi...
3:50pm on Tuesday 7th September 2021
The Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshan Pathirana and all members of the Sri Lanka Air Force extended heartiest greetings to the Pakistan Air Force, Commander of the Pakistan Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu on reaching this momentous day, the Pakistan Air Force Day today (07 September 2021). The Pakistan Air Force has been and will continue t...
4:15pm on Monday 6th September 2021
A house constructed by the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit (SVU) was handed over to the family of Flight Sargent Gunarathne Banda PHM (Retired) this morning (06 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 Katuk...
4:43pm on Friday 3rd September 2021
No 2 Heavy Transport Squadron at SLAF Base Katunayake celebrated its 64th anniversary on 02 September 2021. The squadron was established on 2 September 1957 at Katunayake as No 2 Wing with Flight Lieutenant PH Mendis as its first Commanding Officer. The squadron has been commanded by 34th Commanding Officers for the last 64 years. Its past aircraft fleet included nearly 17 types of aircr...
8:40am on Friday 3rd September 2021
Sri Lanka Air Force Base Katunayake celebrated its 70th Anniversary on 01st September 2021. SLAF Base Katunayake was initially established by the Royal Air Force in 1940 to serve as a transit base. After Sri Lanka gained independence in 1948, Katunayake Base was re-opened as a flying wing with 4 Chipmunk aircraft on 01st September 1951. The first Commanding Officer of this Base was Squad...
11:50am on Thursday 2nd September 2021
The “Cradle of Military Aviators” in Sri Lanka, the No 1 Flying Training Wing completed its 70th year of proud service to the nation yesterday (01st of September 2021). The inception of the prestigious and premier flying school of the Royal Ceylon Air Force took place on the 01st of September 1951 as where it was initially established as the “Flying Wing” at the then Royal Ceylon...
11:44am on Thursday 2nd September 2021
The Non-Commissioned Officers’ Management School at SLAF Academy China bay proudly commemorated its 21st anniversary yesterday (01 September 2021) under the patronage of the Commanding Officer, Wing Commander MTM Safarask. The NCO Management School is a prominent training formation which imparts valuable knowledge on NCO’s in the areas of Management, Leadership, Administration, Commu...
12:53pm on Wednesday 1st September 2021
The Change of Command Parade of the Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Wing at SLAF Base Ratmalana was held today (01 September 2021) at the Wing Premises. The new Commanding Officer, Group Captain KRP Ekanayake USP, MSc (Def & Strat Stu), Pg Dip (HR), psc took over command from the outgoing Commanding Officer, Air Commodore MJR Perera USP, BSc (Def Stu). Group Captain Eka...
4:55pm on Tuesday 31st August 2021
The Sri Lanka Air Force handed over two (02) Heated Humidified Oxygen Therapy Units (HHOT) to the Teaching Hospital at Karapitiya and to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases at IDH Angoda today (31 August 2021). The handing over was done by the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana. Consultant Gastro-Intestinal Surgeon at the Teaching Hospital in Karapitiy...
8:42pm on Saturday 28th August 2021
The Sri Lanka Air Force handed over a Heated Humidified Oxygen Therapy Unit (HHOT) to Ranaviru Upahara Base Hospital in Galgamuwa today (28 August 2021). The handing over was done by the Acting Base Commander and Officer Commanding Personnel Services of SLAF Base Anuradhapura, Group Captain N Sapugastenna. The Consultant Physician, Dr. Anuranga Senanayake accepted the vital equipment on ...
3:37pm on Saturday 28th August 2021
Fire School & Fire Tender Maintenance Squadron (FS&FTMS) at SLAF Base Katunayake celebrated its' 5th anniversary yesterday (27 August 2021). The FS & FTMS is the prime training institution of the SLAF which conducts fire fighter training courses for Officers, Officer Cadets and Other Ranks. As of now, this school possesses fully fledged classroom facilities and mock training ...
4:30pm on Thursday 26th August 2021
The fall out Parade of the No. 66 Intake Officer Cadets and No. 18 Intake Lady Officer Cadets Basic Ground Combat Courses, No. 170 Regular Airmen, No. 40 Regular Airwomen and No. 37 Direct Entry Recruit Courses was held at the SLAF Combat Training School at Diyatalawa yesterday (25 August 2021). The parade was commanded by Wing Commander Nirosha Senadheera, the Officer Commanding Trainin...
4:49pm on Tuesday 24th August 2021
Jungle and water survival training course for Air Crew members re-commenced after a lapse of 02 years at the Regimental Training Centre of SLAF Station Ampara. This training programme has been designed to give first-hand experience for Air Crew members to face any eventualities during a disaster. This 03 week training programme includes swimming, water crossing, map reading, su...
9:54am on Tuesday 24th August 2021
The Sri Lanka Air Force handed over a Heated Humidified Oxygen Therapy Unit (HHOT) to District General Hospital in Kalutara yesterday (23 August 2021). The handing over was done by the Commanding Officer of SLAF Station Katukurunda, Air Commodore BAMP Balasuriya. The Director of District General Hospital at Kalutara, Dr. Pradeep Rathnasekara accepted the vital equipment on behalf of heal...
9:27pm on Sunday 22nd August 2021
The 2nd leg of the Air Force Commander’s Cup Friendly Rugby Tournament kicked off today (22 August 2021) at the Air Force Rugby Grounds at Ratmalana. The Sri Lanka Air Force and CH & FC came together after many months of planning to conduct a friendly encounter which was needed very much to revive the game of Rugby in Sri Lanka after a lapse of almost 2 years due to the pandemic. T...
6:26pm on Saturday 21st August 2021
The SLAF Base Hingurakgoda conducted a blood donation campaign yesterday (20 August 2021) at the Base premises. The campaign was conducted in collaboration with the Blood Bank of the District General Hospital in Polonnaruwa under the guidance of the Base Commander, Group Captain KAPS Kuruwita.The intention of this campaign was to donate blood to the National Blood Transfusion Service in ...
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