Air Force News
4:27pm on Monday 5th July 2021
SLAF Station Mirigama and the Air Defence Command and Control Centre at Mirigama jointly celebrated their 14th and 15th anniversaries on 01 and 02 July 2021. The event was marked by a Community Service Project conducted at the Shasanawardhana Mahabodhi Children’s Orphanage at Mirigama and a blood donation campaign at the Station premises. The Community Service Project included the reno...
9:07pm on Friday 2nd July 2021
The change of command of SLAF Base Ratmalana was held today (02 July 2021). The Handing Over/ Taking Over Parade was conducted at the Base Headquarters where the outgoing Base Commander, Air Commodore NHDN Dias WWV and Bar, RSP and Bar, USP, MDS, Pg Dip (IR), psc, qhi handed over command to Group Captain AV Jayasekera WWV and Bar, RWP, RSP and two Bars, USP, psc, qfi.The new ...
5:43pm on Friday 2nd July 2021
The Directorate of performing Arts at SLAF Base Katunayake, celebrated its 51st anniversary on 01 July 2021. The Directorate which was initially established as the Air Force Ceremonial Band in the year 1970, was to fulfill the musical requirements of ceremonial parades and throughout its life span, the Directorate has developed their own entertainment elements such as the Oriental Orches...
5:28pm on Friday 2nd July 2021
A house constructed by the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit (SVU) was handed over to Flight Sergeant Rathnasiri MP. The House Warming Ceremony was held yesterday (01 July 2021) under the patronage of the Chairperson of SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Charmini Pathirana at Gangaragolla, Udupussallawa. The previous house of this Senior Non Commissioned Officer was heavily damaged due to a landslide and...
2:57pm on Friday 2nd July 2021
The sea phase of the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT-21) Exercise joined by the Sri Lanka Navy, Sri Lanka Air Force, United States 7th Fleet and Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) began off Trincomalee on 26th June 2021 and concluded on 30 June 2021 on a very successful note.Sri Lanka Navy’s Offshore Patrol Vessels- SLNS Sayurala and Gajabahu took part in the...
7:23pm on Thursday 1st July 2021
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana conducted the Commander’s Inspection of SLAF Base Anuradhapura today (01 July 2021). The Commander was received by the Acting Northern Air Commander and Base Commander, Air Commodore SDGM Silva. The Commander reviewed the Commander’s Inspection Parade which was commanded by the Base Commander and during the parade Certi...
3:31pm on Saturday 26th June 2021
The Badge Awarding Ceremony of the No.45 Basic Airborne Course was held at the Drop Zone of Sri Lanka Air Force Station Ampara on 25 June 2021. The Commanding Officer of SLAF Station Ampara, Air Commodore GGWTK Gunawardana graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The Commanding Officer of Parachute Training School, Wing Commander RMSN Ritigala, all Officers and Instructors were also prese...
3:21pm on Friday 25th June 2021
The Seva Vanitha Unit (SVU) at Diyathalawa extended a helping hand to families in need by donating 89 ration packs and 200 jack fruit saplings in view of the “Poson Full Moon Poyaday” yesterday (24 June 2021). Under the patronage of the President of the SVU at Diyatalawa, Mrs. WJS Fenanado, the ration packs were donated to families affected by the COVID 19 pandemic situation in the c...
8:18pm on Thursday 24th June 2021
On a request made through the Ministry of Defence and on the instructions of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana, the colour washing of the Sacred Mihintale Maha Seya and adjacent buildings commenced on 29 April 2021. Accordingly, with the assistance of the Directorate of Civil Engineering, troops from Bases and Stations of the Northern Air Command and Regime...
2:44pm on Thursday 24th June 2021
The Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Wing at SLAF Base Katunayake, celebrated its’ 19th anniversary on 22 June 2021. This formation was established to undertake all kinds of Electrical and Mechanical installations, repairing and maintenance of generators, Air Conditioner Plants, Cool Rooms and other machinery within SLAF establishments.The event was marked by donating dry ration p...
3:51pm on Tuesday 22nd June 2021
The Badge Awarding Ceremony of the No. 56 Airmen and No. 31 Naval Personnel EOD Basic Courses of the EOD Training School at SLAF Station Palavi was held today (22 June 2021) at SLAF Station Palavi. The Senior Staff Officer of the Directorate of Ground Operations, Air Commodore SD Kotage RWP, USP graced this occasion as the Chief Guest.The courses commenced on 01st February 2021 and today...
2:40pm on Tuesday 22nd June 2021
The Pace Stick Awarding Ceremony of the No. 49 Airmen Drill Instructor Techniques Course was held at the Sri Lanka Air Force Combat Training School Diyatalawa yesterday (21 June 2021).The Commanding Officer of the Combat Training School, Air Commodore PSN Fernando graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The Officer Commanding Training, Wing Commander RND Senadheera, all Officers and Inst...
10:42am on Monday 21st June 2021
Understanding the COVID-19 pandemic situation of the country, the Chairperson of the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Charmini Pathirana took a generous decision to donate fresh and dry rations to the Sri Lanka Welfare Society of the Blind, Seeduwa which was conducted by the Seva Vanitha Unit of SLAF Base Katunayake on 19 June 21.The President of the Seva Vanitha Unit at Katunayake, Mrs. Eno...
6:49pm on Sunday 13th June 2021
Civil Engineering Wing SLAF Base Katunayake, celebrated its’ 18th anniversary today (13 June 2021). The CEW presently consists of 14 Civil Engineering Officers and 1713 airmen trained under various disciplines in the field of Civil Engineering. This formation was established to undertake all major constructions and renovations in the Sri Lanka Air Force and the State sector as planned ...
12:41pm on Sunday 13th June 2021
The Certificate Awarding Ceremony of the No. 30 Disaster Management First Response Course was held at the main auditorium of Disaster Management Training Centre at SLAF Station Mullaitivu yesterday (12 June 2021).The Commanding Officer of SLAF Station Mullaitivu, Group Captain ADR Liyanaarachchige graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The Commanding Officers of formations, limited Offi...
2:31pm on Saturday 12th June 2021
With the intention of improving the heavy air lift capacity of the Sri Lanka Air Force, three (03) Antonov-32 aircraft from the No 02 Heavy Transport Squadron departed the island in August 2020. On completion of the overhaul process in Ukraine the three (03) aircraft returned safely back to the No 02 Squadron at SLAF Base Katunayake this evening (11 June 2021).The Secretary to the Minist...
7:52pm on Friday 11th June 2021
On the instructions of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana, under the guidance of the Directorate of Information Technology, the No 1 Information Technology Wing at SLAF Base Ratmalana developed a COVID 19 Vaccination Information Tracker QR Code which is intended to be used for all vaccinated personnel of the SLAF.The launching ceremony of the unique QR Code ...
6:34pm on Thursday 10th June 2021
The medal parade of 5th Sri Lanka Aviation Contingent of United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) was held yesterday (9 June 2021) at the home base in Bor, South Sudan. The Force Commander of UNMISS Lieutenant General Shailesh Tinaikar SM, VSM graced the occasion as the Chief Guest who was welcomed by Group Captain Duleep Hewavitharana, the Contingent Commander of 5th Sri Lanka Avi...
4:16pm on Thursday 10th June 2021
SLAF Station Palavi conducted a blood donation campaign on 08 Jun 2021 at the Station in collaboration with the Blood Bank of Puttlam. The campaign was conducted under the guidance of the Commanding Officer, Group Captain C J Godakanda.The main aim of this campaign was to donate blood for the Blood Bank of Puttalam due to the heavy demand of blood products during the prevailing pandemic ...
2:37pm on Thursday 10th June 2021
The traditional Handing Over/ Taking Over Parade of SLAF Base Vavuniya took place yesterday (09 June 2021) where the Acting Base Commander, Group Captain M S Kumarage BSc (Def Stu) handed over command to Group Captain J M D R A P Jayamaha psc, qfi. The new Base Commander, Group Captain Jayamaha held the appointment of Director Naval and Air Operations at the Office of the Chief of Defenc...
3:53pm on Wednesday 9th June 2021
With the recent rapid increase in COVID-19 patients, personnel of the Sri Lanka Air Force are also actively participating with health sector personnel to reduce the spread. As a result, frontline SLAF personnel are exposed to the deadly virus very frequently. In a bid to strengthen SLAF troops facing this invisible enemy, the Ministry of Health donated vital health equipment to the Air F...
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