Air Force News
2:58pm on Thursday 19th August 2021
The Change of Command Parade of the No 1 Information Technology Wing at SLAF Base Ratmalana was held yesterday (18 August 2021) at the Wing Premises. The new Commanding Officer, Wing Commander API Sampath Kumara Pg Dip (Def Mgt) took over the command from Outgoing Commanding Officer, Wing Commander KDC Krishantha BSc (IT) as the 4th Commanding Officer of the Wing. Wing Commander Sampath ...
12:21pm on Tuesday 17th August 2021
The change of command of the Research and Development Wing at SLAF Katunayake took place on 15 August 2021 where the traditional Handing Over/ Taking Over Parade was conducted at the Wing Premises. The Outgoing Commanding Officer, Group Captain AKKR Abeysinghe BSc (Def Stu), psc handed over command to Group Captain MPPC Perera MSc (Mgt).Group Captain MPPC Perera previously held the appoi...
10:06pm on Friday 13th August 2021
The 1st leg of the Air Force Commander’s Cup Friendly Rugby Tournament kicked off today (13 August 2021) at Air Force Rugby Grounds at Ratmalana under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa which was also attended by the Mrs. Shiranthi Rajapaksa as well. This tournament which was organized by the Sri Lanka Air Force was conducted under the guidance of ...
3:36pm on Monday 9th August 2021
The Sri Lanka Air Force under the guidance of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana, reactivated four (4) Vaccination Centre’s yesterday (08 August 2021) in order to administer the second dose of the Chinese Sinopharm Vaccine.In line with this, the following Vaccination Centre’s conducted the inoculation of the general public with their second dose.- &...
3:35pm on Monday 9th August 2021
A house constructed by the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit was handed over to Warrant Officer WME Nayanappriya. The House Warming Ceremony was held at Kendaliyaddapaluwa, Ganemulla on today (09 August 2021) under the patronage of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana who graced the ceremony as the Chief Guest. The house was constructed under guidance of the Chairperson ...
8:02pm on Thursday 5th August 2021
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana declared a newly renovated Hangar Complex for the UAV Research Development Project located at SLAF Station Katukurunda today (05 August 2021). The Commander was received on his arrival by Wing Commander Jayanath De Silva, the Officer Commanding UAV Research and Development at Katukurunda. The Commander was accorded a ceremo...
8:01pm on Thursday 5th August 2021
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana conducted the Commander's Inspection of Sri Lanka Air Force Station Koggala today (05 August 2021). The Commander was received by the Commanding Officer, Group Captain RMT Rajapaksha where the Commander was accorded a Street Line.During the course of the inspection, the Commander visited all areas of the Station including t...
1:09pm on Thursday 5th August 2021
The SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit conducted a blood donation campaign yesterday (04 August 2021) at the Sports Arena of SLAF Base Katunayake in collaboration with the National Transfusion Service. The campaign was conducted under the guidance of the Chairperson of SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Charmini Pathirana and with the assistance of Southern Air Commander and Base Commander of SLAF Base Ka...
11:14am on Thursday 5th August 2021
The change of command of the No 01 Air Defence Radar Squadron at SLAF Base Katunayake took place yesterday (04 August 2021) where the traditional Handing Over/ Taking Over Parade was conducted at the Squadron Premises. The Acting Commanding Officer, Squadron Leader PGVCP Nandasena handed over command to Group Captain DNS Halahakoon USP, MSc (Det & Stat Stu), Pg (Def Mgt), Pg Dip (IR)...
5:29pm on Wednesday 4th August 2021
The Sri Lanka Air Force handed over two (02) Heated Humidified Oxygen Therapy Units today (04 August 2021) to health authorities at Air Force Headquarters. The handing over was done by the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana. Director of Health Services in the Central Province, Dr. Nihal Weerasuriya accepted the vital equipment on behalf of health authorities. Th...
5:20pm on Wednesday 4th August 2021
Sri Lanka Air Force Station Iranamadu celebrated its 10th anniversary yesterday (03 August 2021). A customary Working Parade, religious and sports activities were conducted at the Station premises for the commemoration of the anniversary.The anniversary was followed by special lunch and donation campaign for the needy children of the ‘Triest’ Convent, Ramanadapuram under the patronag...
12:19pm on Wednesday 4th August 2021
The change of command of No 06 Air Defence Radar Squadron at SLAF Academy China Bay took place yesterday (03 August 2021). The event commenced with a customary Handing Over/ Taking Over Parade which was conducted at the Squadron Parade Square. The Outgoing Commanding Officer, Group Captain DNS Halahakoon USP, MSc (Def & Stra Stu), Pg Dip (Def Mgt), Pg Dip (IR), psc handed over comman...
5:15pm on Tuesday 3rd August 2021
The construction of a new Ward Complex at the Mulleriyawa Base Hospital which commenced in March this year was completed and handed over to the Minister of Health, Hon. (Mrs.) Pavithradevi Wanniarachchi this morning (03 August 2021) by the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana. The completed project which handed over today consists of five (05) 100 x 30 foot Wards ...
5:14pm on Tuesday 3rd August 2021
The Commissioning of the No 75th Student Officers’ Course, Lanyard and Cane Awarding Ceremony of the No 52 Regiment Officer Cadets’ Course and No. 58 Airmens’ and No 17 Airwomen Gunner Instructors’ Technique Course was held on 01 August 2021 at the Sri Lanka Air Force Combat Training School Diyatalawa. The Commanding Officer of the School, Air Commodore PSN Fernando graced the oc...
2:31pm on Tuesday 3rd August 2021
The No 01 Unarmed Combat Instructors’ Course completed their training on 01st August 2021 at the Sri Lanka Air Force Combat Training School Diyatalawa. The unarmed combat demonstration and Certificate Awarding Ceremony was graced by the Commanding Officer, Air Commodore PSN Fernando and Officer Commanding Training Wing Commander RND Senadheera, Officers, Instructors and all the trainee...
2:27pm on Tuesday 3rd August 2021
The 9th phase of “Guwan Mithudam” project was conducted by SLAF Station Sigiriya today (03 August 2021) under the guidance of Chairperson SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit Mrs. Charmini Pathirana. The newly constructed water purification plant, funded by the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit in collaboration with SLAF Station Sigiriya, was declared open by Mrs. Manjuma Weerasekara, the President Seva Vani...
2:27pm on Tuesday 3rd August 2021
Sri Lanka Air Force Station Mullaitivu celebrated its 10th Anniversary today (03 August 2021). The anniversary day celebrations began with a customary Working Parade which was reviewed by the Commanding Officer, Group Captain Ashad Liyanaarachchige. A Cricket Tournament also organized with the participation of Officers, Other Ranks and Civilian Staff of the Station. In line with the anni...
2:26pm on Tuesday 3rd August 2021
The change of command of the SLAF Trade Training School at Ekala was carried out today with Handing Over/ Taking Over parade being conducted at the School Parade Square this morning (03 August 2021). The outgoing Commanding Officer, Air Commodore MPA Mahawattage USP, BSc (Def Stu) handed over the command to Group Captain DBV Weerasinghe USP, MDS, BSc (Def Stu), psc.Air Commodore Mahawatt...
3:23pm on Monday 2nd August 2021
The change of command of SLAF Station Palaly took place today (02 August 2021) where the traditional Handing Over/ Taking Over Parade was conducted at the Station Parade Square. The Outgoing Commanding Officer, Air Commodore DCI Weerasooriya USP, isc, psc handed over command to Group Captain H W R Chandima RWP, RSP, USP, MSc (Mgt).The Outgoing Commanding Officer, Air Commodore Weerasoori...
12:51pm on Monday 2nd August 2021
The outgoing Commanding Officer of SLAF Station Iranamadu, Group Captain UPYR Pathirana RWP, RSP handed over duties to Group Captain DMR Dassanayake USP, MSc (Def Stu) in Mgt on 30 July 2021. Group Captain DMR Dassanayake held the appointment of Staff Officer Ground Operations II at the Directorate of Ground Operations in Colombo before being appointed to command SLAF Station IranamaduGr...
6:04pm on Sunday 1st August 2021
The closing address and badges awarding ceremony of the No. 03 Sniper Course was held yesterday (31 JuIy 2021) at the Regiment Training College Ampara. The Commanding Officer of SLAF Station Ampara, Air Commodore GGWTK Gunawardana graced the occasion as the chief guest.The qualified Marksmen had to go through a suitability test subjected to a theoretical and practical firing evaluation t...
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