Air Force News
5:47pm on Sunday 1st August 2021
The 8th phase of “Guwan Mithudam” project was conducted by SLAF Base Hingurakgoda yesterday (31 July 2021) under the guidance of Chairperson SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs Charmini Pathirana. During this community project the “Sarana Buddhist Foundation Mapiya Sevana” elderly home at Madirigiriya was renovated and handed over to its residents. The President of Seva Vanitha Unit SLAF...
5:23pm on Sunday 1st August 2021
Sri Lanka Air Force Station Morawewa celebrated its 48th anniversary on 29 July 2021. A customary parade was conducted for the commemoration of the Anniversary and a blood donation campaign was organized at the Station premises on 28 July 2021.This worthy event was organized to fulfill the critical blood product requirements of the Trincomalee General Hospital in par with the Anniversary...
7:53pm on Friday 30th July 2021
The Graduation Ceremony of No 67 Junior Command and Staff Course was held at the JC & SC Auditorium, SLAF Academy China Bay today (30 July 2021). Air Commodore J P Balasooriya USP,MSc (Def Stu) in Mgt, BSc (Def Stu) in Mgt the Director Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering graced the ceremony as the Chief Guest.The ceremony marked the end of the 14-week long course attended b...
12:15pm on Friday 30th July 2021
The Kanugahawewa Renovation Project which came to life as a result of the “Gama Samaga Pilisandara” program conducted by the President, His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa at Kanugahawewa Village in Kebithigollewa, Anuradhapura on 30 December 2020 saw the completion of its second phase yesterday (29 July 2021). This project was taken over by the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal ...
8:35pm on Thursday 29th July 2021
The Change of Command Parade of the Aeronautical Engineering Support Wing (ASW) at SLAF Base Ratmalana was held yesterday (28 July 2021) at the Wing Premises.The new Commanding Officer, Group Caption UCJ Piyasena USP, MSc (Elct Eng), BSc (ELECT & Math Sc), Pg Dip(HR), Pg Dip(IR), psc took over the command from Outgoing Commanding Officer, Group Caption S Witharana USP, BSc (Def Stu) ...
3:24pm on Thursday 29th July 2021
The outgoing Commanding Officer of SLAF Station Morawewa, Group Captain HTH Dharmadasa RWP, RSP, USP, Pg Dip (Def Mgt) handed over duties to Group Captain DSMLK Sugathadasa USP, MSc (Def & Strat Stu), Pg Dip (Def Mgt), psc today (29 July 2021). Group Captain Sugathadasa held the appointment of Commanding Officer of the No 43 Colour Wing at SLAF Base Katunayake before being appointed ...
5:41pm on Monday 26th July 2021
The Handing Over/Taking Over Parade of SLAF Base Hingurakgoda was held today (26 July 2021) where the outgoing Base Commander, Group Captain SD Jayaweera RWP and Bar, RSP and two Bars, USP, MSc (MOA), BSc (Def Stu), psc, qfi handed over command to Group Captain KAPS Kuruwita 'MSc (Strat Stu), 'fawc'.The new Base Commander, Group Captain Kuruwita held the appointment of Commanding Officer...
10:00am on Saturday 24th July 2021
The Handing Over/Taking Over Parade of SLAF Station Mirigama was held on 22 July 2021 where the outgoing Commanding Officer, Group Captain K A P S Kuruwita 'Msc (Strat Stu)', 'fawc' handed over the command to Group Captain S A P T Piyarathne RSP, USP, MMS (Mil Com - PRC), BSc (Def Stu) in Mgt (Hons), psc.The new Commanding Officer, Group Captain S A P T Piyarathne held the appointment of...
7:39pm on Monday 19th July 2021
The Sri Lanka Air Force conducted a Multi-Religious Commemorative Ceremony today (19 July 2021) at SLAF Base Katunayake under the patronage of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana.  The SLAF which usually conducts religious ceremonies annually to commemorate those who made the supreme sacrifice was compelled to hold a singular event this year due to the p...
6:01pm on Monday 19th July 2021
The Change of Command Parade of the No 2 Heavy Transport Squadron at SLAF Base Katunayake was held today (19 July 2021) at the Squadron premises.The new Commanding Officer Wing Commander KWNSD Welagedara RSP, MMS (Mil Com-PRC), BSc (Def Stu), LLB, Attorney at Law, psc took over the duties from Group Captain SAPT Piyarathne RSP, USP, MMS (Mil Com – PRC), BSc (Def Stu) in Mgt (Hons), psc...
5:24pm on Friday 16th July 2021
Air Vice Marshal Camillus Labrooy WWV, RSP, USP, MMS (Ind), ndc (Ban), hdmc bid adieu to the Sri Lanka Air Force today (16 July 2021) after completing more than 35 years of dedicated service to the nation. At the time of his retirement, he held the appointment of Director Ground Operations of the Sri Lanka Air Force. Air Vice Marshal Labrooy made an official farewell call on the Commande...
8:47am on Friday 16th July 2021
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana, conducted the Commander’s Inspection of Sri Lanka Air Force Base Katunayake yesterday (15 July 2021).The Commander reviewed the Commander’s Inspection Parade commanded by the Base Commander of SLAF Base Katunayake, Air Vice Marshal RAUP Rajapaksa and awarded Certificates of Commendation to 4 Flight Sergeants, a Corpora...
6:38pm on Tuesday 13th July 2021
Air Vice Marshal Leonard Rodrigo RSP, USP, MA(SSS), NDU-USA, MSDS(Ban), MDS, ctf-ndu-USA,ndc(Ban), GI Fire E(UK), psc bid adieu to the Sri Lanka Air Force today (13 July 2021) after completing 37 years of dedicated service to the nation. At the time of his retirement, he held the appointment of the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Air Force.Air Vice Marshal Rodrigo made an official...
4:05pm on Sunday 11th July 2021
The laying of foundation stone at Sandahiru Seya Museum was held yesterday (10 July 2021) under the patronage of Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, State Ministry of National Security and Disaster Management, General Kamal Gunaratne (Retd).The solemn occasion was held under the auspices of Maha Sanga and was attended by the Acting Director Civil Engineering, Air Commodore HWMU Wijesin...
2:45am on Saturday 10th July 2021
The newly-appointed High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Sri Lanka, His Excellency Tareq Mohammed Ariful Islam made a courtesy call on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana this evening (09 July 2021) at Air Force Headquarters.A cordial discussion was held between the Commander and visiting High Commissioner on matters of bilateral importance. Mementos were excha...
1:01pm on Friday 9th July 2021
The Handing Over/Taking Over Parade of SLAF Base Anuradhapura was held today (09 July 2021) where the outgoing Base Commander, Air Commodore S D G M Silva WWV, RSP, USP, MSc (Mil Stu), MSc (Strat Stu), BSc (Def Stu), Pg Dip (IR), fawc, psc handed over the command to Group Captain J M D R A P Jayamaha USP, psc, qfi.The new Base Commander, Group Captain J M D R A P Jayamaha held the appoin...
3:47pm on Wednesday 7th July 2021
On the invitation of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana the newly constructed Sky Pet Animal Hospital was declared open by the First Lady of Sri Lanka, Mrs. Ioma Rajapaksa yesterday (06 July 2021) at Guwanpura. The First Lady was received on her arrival by the Commander, Mrs. Charmini Pathirana and members of the Air Force Board of Management.Mrs. Rajapaksa ...
2:57pm on Wednesday 7th July 2021
The Handing Over/ Taking Over Parade of SLAF Base Vavuniya was held today (07 July 2021) where the Outgoing Base Commander, Group Captain J M D R A P Jayamaha USP, psc, qfi handed over command to Group Captain WPAH Perera RSP & Bar, MSC (Def & Strat Stu), MA (SSS-USA), Bsc (Def Stu), ctf-ndu, psc.The new Base Commander, Group Captain Perera held the appointment of Commanding Offi...
2:52pm on Wednesday 7th July 2021
Sri Lanka Air Force Combat Training School at Diyatalawa extended its assistance to convey building material from Nallathanni to Makara Thorana of the sacred Sri Pada on 02 July 2021. This program was conducted as Community Service Project under the guidance of Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana where 7,500 bricks were conveyed up to the Makara Thorana.The proje...
1:56pm on Tuesday 6th July 2021
With the Government of Sri Lanka intensifying the vaccination of persons over the age of 30 years in the Western Province, the Sri Lanka Air Force under the guidance of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana, launched four (4) Vaccination Centre’s yesterday (05 July 2021).In line with this the following Vaccination Centres were established and commenced inocul...
4:47pm on Monday 5th July 2021
The SLAF Judo Player, Corporal Chamara Dharmawardhane who has been selected to represent Sri Lanka at the forth coming Tokyo Olympics was felicitated by the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana on 01 July 2021. The Judoka was presented with playing kit and has also been promoted to his next rank with effect from 01 August 2021.Corporal Dharmawardhane was selected ...
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