Air Force News
7:11pm on Thursday 11th March 2021
No. 02 Air Defence Radar Squadron at SLAF Base Vavuniya celebrated its 15th anniversary yesterday (10 March 2021) under the guidance of the Commanding Officer, Wing Commander DRT Mallawaarachchi. Concurrently, a ‘Kovil Pooja’ was arranged at the Kovil inside the Base to invoke blessings on past and present members of the Squadron as well as to the SLAF and the nation.In line with the...
7:09pm on Thursday 11th March 2021
The SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit conducted a “Kapruk Pooja” invoking blessings on the SLAF which is celebrating 70 illustrious years of a legacy and also to mark International Women's Day with a series of religious events at Anuradhapura. These religious events were held yesterday evening (10 March 2021) at sacred Ruwanweliseya under the auspices of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Mars...
3:55pm on Wednesday 10th March 2021
The Sri Lanka Air Force, conducted the traditional Flag Blessing today (10 March 2021) at the sacred Anuradhapura “Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi” in line with the 70th Anniversary celebrations. The event was held under the auspices of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana with the participation of all Air Commanders, Base Commanders, Academy Commandant and Stations C...
12:44pm on Tuesday 9th March 2021
HE the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the Commander-in-Chief of Armed Forces granted approval to appoint Air Vice Marshal Prasanna Payoe as the Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Air Force, with effect from 09 March 2021.Accordingly, Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana, officially handed over the letter of appointment...
12:40pm on Tuesday 9th March 2021
Air Vice Marshal PDKT Jayasinghe RWP, RSP (2bars), VSV, USP, LLB, MSc (War Stu & Def Mgt-Pak) MSc (Def Stu) in Mgt, MoSS (Ban), aowc, MIM (SL), ndc the Chief of Staff of the SLAF bid adieu to the Air Force today (09 March 2021) after completing more than 35 years of dedicated and distinguished service to the nation.Air Vice Marshal Ravi Jayasinghe as he is fondly known made an offici...
11:26am on Monday 8th March 2021
The “Guwan Hamuda Papedi Sawariya 2021” was held for the 22nd consecutive year concluded yesterday evening (07 March 2021) at Katunayake. Minister of Sports Namal Rajapaksa flagged off the Men’s race in front of AFHQ Colombo this morning.Sonal De Silva of the Sri Lanka Port Authority (SLPA) won the title from the Men’s race while Chamod De Silva (SLPA) and Prabash Madushanka (SL ...
11:53am on Sunday 7th March 2021
The Guwan Hamuda Papedi Sawariya 2021, the 22nd edition of the race was flagged off by the Hon. Minister of Youth and Sports, Namal Rajapaksa on the invitation by Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana this morning (7 March 2021) in front of Air Force Headquarters. This year’s race which commenced today is conducted in line with the 70th anniversary. The Hon. Mini...
10:37pm on Friday 5th March 2021
The launching ceremony of the Sri Lanka Air Force 70th Anniversary Publication, “Glory of Iron Wings” was held today (05 March 2021) at SLAF Base Katunayake under the auspices of the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, His Excellency, Gotabaya Rajapaksa.The event commenced with the arrival of His Excellency the President at the Officers’ Mess at SLAF Base K...
10:36pm on Friday 5th March 2021
The SLAF which proudly celebrated 70 years as the “Guardians of the Skies” on 02 March 2021 commenced its three-day Aerobatics Extravaganza at Galle Face Greens on 03 March 2021. Today, the final day of the Air Show was held under the auspices of Honorable Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa.The Air Show which was open to the public and...
9:24am on Friday 5th March 2021
The President's Colour is the highest accolade a military establishment could receive in its life-span. It is presented in recognition of invaluable services and sacrifices made in the defence of a Nation. The colour is an emblazoned flag and its origin can be traced back to the days when monarchies were the order of the day. The King in those ancient days, would have his colour carried ...
9:24am on Friday 5th March 2021
A Soirée of High Tea was hosted by Chairperson of the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs Charmini Pathirana for the spouses of the visiting Chiefs of the Air Staffs from Bangladesh Mrs. Yasmeen Zaman the President of the Bangladesh Air Force Women’s Welfare Association, from Pakistan Mrs. Tazeen Mujahid the Pakistan Air Force Women’s Association,  and from United States Mrs. Cynthia W...
9:24am on Friday 5th March 2021
The Junior Command and Staff College at SLAF Academy China Bay celebrated it's 22nd anniversary yesterday (04 March 2021). The college organized several functions to mark this occasion including a Working Parade and a Shramadana Campaign.     A special dinner was arranged for the children at the Revatha Child Orphanage according to their preferences. The Commanding Of...
8:29pm on Thursday 4th March 2021
General Kenneth Wilsbach, Commander of the Pacific Air Force initially called on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana, today (04 March 2021) at Air Force Headquarters.Commander of the Pacific Air Force was received upon arrival by the Commanding Officer SLAF Station Colombo, Air Vice Marshal Janaka Amarasinghe and was afforded a Guard of Honour which was confe...
6:44pm on Thursday 4th March 2021
Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Chief of the Air Staff of the Pakistan Air Force called on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana, today (04 March 2021) at Air Force Headquarters. The Chief of the Air Staff was received upon arrival by the Commanding Officer SLAF Station Colombo, Air Vice Marshal Janaka Amarasinghe and was afforded a Guard of Honour which ...
6:44pm on Thursday 4th March 2021
Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat, Chief of the Air Staff of the Bangladesh Air Force initially called on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana, today (04 March 2021) at Air Force Headquarters.The Chief of the Air Staff was received upon arrival by the Commanding Officer SLAF Station Colombo, Air Vice Marshal Janaka Amarasinghe and was afforded a Guard o...
6:43pm on Thursday 4th March 2021
The visiting Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Badhauria paid a floral tribute to the warriors of the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF), who made the supreme sacrifice during their tenure in Sri Lanka.The ceremony was held at in front of the IPKF memorial, Battaramulla today (04 March 2021). Air Commodore SN Fernandopulle and Senior Offi...
9:06pm on Wednesday 3rd March 2021
The SLAF which proudly celebrated 70 years as the “Guardians of the Skies” yesterday (02 March 2021) commenced its three-day Aerobatics Extravaganza at Galle Face Greens today (03 March 2021). Today’s Air Show which was the first of the three-day event was held under the auspices of His Excellency the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Gotabaya Rajapaksa.T...
8:03pm on Wednesday 3rd March 2021
Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria called on the Prime Minister Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa, at Temple Trees today (03 March 2021).During the meeting, matters of bilateral importance and mutual relevance were discussed between the Hon. Prime Minister and Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria.In conclusion mementos were exchanged between the vi...
6:37pm on Wednesday 3rd March 2021
The visiting Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria called on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and State Ministry of National Security and Disaster Management General G.D.H. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) today (03 March 2021). The Indian Air Chief was accompanied by the Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana P...
4:18pm on Wednesday 3rd March 2021
Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force called on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana, this morning (03 March 2021) at Air Force Headquarters.The Chief of the Air Staff was received upon arrival by the Commanding Officer SLAF Station Colombo, Air Vice Marshal Janaka Amarasinghe and was afforded a Guard of...
2:34pm on Wednesday 3rd March 2021
The Sri Lanka Air Force which was established in the year 1951 as the Royal Ceylon Air Force on a day such as yesterday (02 March 2021) and thus celebrated 70 years of guarding the skies above our beloved mother land, Sri Lanka. The official anniversary parade was held yesterday morning at SLAF Base Katunayake under the auspices of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana P...
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