Air Force News
4:33pm on Thursday 11th February 2021
The third edition of “Colombo Naval Exercise - 2021” (CONEX-21), hosted by the Sri Lanka Navy, concluded on a successful note, off western seas on 10 February 2021. The final day exercises of CONEX – 21 held in seas off Colombo for the third consecutive day was reviewed by the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne. A contingent of MI-17, Bell 412 and Bell 212 hel...
10:29am on Thursday 11th February 2021
“Guwan Mithudam” a novel concept based on charity services, fledged by the Chairperson of the SLAF Seva Vanitha unit, Mrs. Charmini Pathirana in view of strengthening and facilitating the needy people around the country linked up with all Sri Lanka Air Force establishments was initiated on 09 February 2021 at Anuradhapura and Vavuniya. Several Community Service Projects have bee...
3:48pm on Thursday 4th February 2021
Today marks the 73rd anniversary of our nation gaining independence from colonial rule. This year’s National Independence Day celebrations were held at the iconic Independence Square under the patronage of the President of the Socialist Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa.This year, the Guardians of the Skies under the able leadership of the Commander of...
11:16pm on Wednesday 3rd February 2021
Air Vice Marshal WMKSP Weerasinghe USP, MMS, MSc (Def & Strat Stu), MBA, MA (Fin & Econ), BA (Def Stu), PG Dip (IR), MISMM, MIM (SL), hdmc, psc bid adieu to the Sri Lanka Air Force today (03 February 2021) after completing more than 32 years of dedicated service to the nation.Air Vice Marshal Weerasinghe made an official farewell call on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marsha...
11:15pm on Wednesday 3rd February 2021
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana attended for the inaugural session of the Aero-India 2021 (Virtual) held today (03 February 2021) at the Taj Sumudra Hotel in Colombo.The Aero-India 2021 is a biennial Air Show cum Defence Exhibition organized by the Indian Ministry of Defence in order to create an international platform for world aerospace and defence lead...
8:24pm on Wednesday 3rd February 2021
SLAF Fire Fighters at SLAF Base Katunayake were deployed early today in order control a sudden fire which came from a production factory located within the Katunayake BOI Zone. A fire vehicle together with fire fighters from SLAF Base Katunayake were deployed for the operation and the fire was brought under control within the shortest possible time. Disaster Assistance and Response Team ...
7:41pm on Monday 1st February 2021
The No 05 Fighter Squadron known as the “Black Drongos” celebrated its 30th Anniversary of Glory today (01 February 2021). The day’s proceedings began with a Working Parade which was reviewed by the Commanding Officer of the Squadron, Wing Commander KGRI Perera.Speaking to the Squadron members, the Commanding Officer recalled the services rendered to the nation by this illustrious ...
8:42pm on Saturday 30th January 2021
The SLAF Motor Racing Team was able to secure the second Runners Up position from both Standard and Standard Forces Motor Cycle Events for over 100cc up to 125 cc at the Livguard-Toyo Tires Challenge Trophy today (30 January 2020). The event was held at the Mirigama Road Race Track. The Chairman of  SLAF Motor Racing, Air Vice Marshal MD Rathnayake and the Secretary, Group Captain K...
9:31pm on Friday 29th January 2021
The Outgoing Acting Commanding Officer, Group Captain WR De Zoysa WWV, RSP and two bars, BSc (Def Stu) handed over duties to Group Captain WPAH Perera RSP and Bar, MSc (Def & Strat Stu), MA (SSS-USA), BSc (Def Stu), ctf-ndu, psc. The Ceremonial Handing Over/ Taking Over Parade took place at the Station Parade Square today (29 January 2021).The outgoing Acting Commanding Officer took ...
9:26pm on Friday 29th January 2021
The Defence Attaché for the Republic of Maldives in Sri Lanka, Colonel Ismail Naseer called on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana at the Air Force Headquarters this morning (29 January 2021).After a cordial discussion on matters of mutual interest, official plaques were exchanged between the visiting Defence Attaché and the Commander to mark the occasion....
9:21pm on Friday 29th January 2021
Major General Nishantha Herath, the newly appointed Commandant of the Defence Services and Staff College called on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana today (29 January 2021) at Air Force Headquarters.The visiting Commandant and the Commander discussed matters of mutual interest before exchanging mementos to mark the visit....
12:51pm on Friday 29th January 2021
In line with the island-wide vaccination of the Indian government-gifted Oxford Astra Zeneca, the SLAF commenced its vaccination program this morning (29 January 2021) at the Air Force Hospital in Colombo by administering the first few doses to front line health workers.The initial vaccination program was held under the patronage of the Director of Health Services of the SLAF, Air Vice M...
7:11pm on Thursday 28th January 2021
As a result of the “Gama Samaga Pilisandara” program conducted by His Excellency the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at Kanugahawewa Village in Kebithigollewa, Anuradhapura on 30 December 2020, the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana undertook the renovations project of the village in line with the 70th Anniversary of the SLAF. The Chief Incumbent of the Kanugah...
6:12pm on Thursday 28th January 2021
The Chairperson of the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Charmini Pathirana handed over four (04) Wheel Chairs yesterday (27 January 2021) at the Seva Vanitha Unit AFHQ Colombo.The assistance was provide for the Mother-in-law of Warrant Officer WSR De Alwis, Mother of Flight Sergeant Bandara SALR, Mother-in-law of Sergeant Herath HMSP and Mother of Corporal Duminda KG. Further, a special dona...
1:43pm on Sunday 24th January 2021
The Sri Lanka Air Force and the Eagles’ Golf Links hosted the Commander’s Cup - 2021 Annual Golf Tournament, which was concluded yesterday 23 January 2021 in the picturesque settings of China Bay, close to the harbor city of Trincomalee. On the invitation of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana, the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General (Retd) Kama...
10:26pm on Thursday 21st January 2021
Air Commodore L C Dissanayake RWP and Bar, RSP and Bar, MSc (MOA), MSc (Strat Stu), BSc (Def Stu), Pg Dip (Def Mgt), fawc, psc took over duties as the Base Commander of SLAF Base Anuradhapura and the Acting Northern Air Commander today (21 January 2021).Air Commodore Dissanayake previously held the appointment of Base Commander, SLAF Base Ratmalana. The Change of Command Parade was held ...
5:15pm on Wednesday 20th January 2021
The Ambassador of Turkey to Sri Lanka, Her Excellency Rakibe Demet Sekercioglu called on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana today (20 January 2020) at Air Force Headquarters.The visiting Ambassador and the Commander held a cordial discussion on matters of mutual interest. In conclusion the Commander presented the Ambassador with a memento to mark the occasio...
3:01pm on Wednesday 20th January 2021
The change of command of SLAF Base Ratmalana was held today (20 January 2021). The traditional Handing Over/ Taking Over Parade was conducted at the Base Parade Square where the outgoing Base Commander, Air Commodore LC Dissanayake RWP and Bar, RSP and Three Bars, MSc (MOA), MSc (Strat Stu), Pg Dip (Def Mgt), BSc (Def Stu), fawc, psc handed over command to Air Commodore NHDN Dias WWV and...
10:55pm on Tuesday 19th January 2021
The outgoing Base Commander of SLAF Base Hingurakgoda, Air Commodore N H D N Dias WWV and Bar, RSP and Bar, USP, MDS, Pg Dip (IR), psc, qhi handed over duties to Group Captain S D Jayaweera RWP and Bar, RSP and two Bars, USP, MSc (MOA), BSc (Def Stu), psc, qfi at the traditional Change of Command Parade today (19 January 2021).Air Commodore Dias took over command of SLAF Base Hingurakgod...
2:10pm on Tuesday 19th January 2021
The Aircraft Overhaul Wing (AOW) at SLAF Base Katunayake proudly celebrated its anniversary upon completion of 5 years of service yesterday (18 January 2021). The customary Working Parade was organized to celebrate the anniversary of the Wing and it was reviewed by the Commanding Officer of the Wing, Group Captain Indika Wickramasinghe. The Aircraft Overhaul Wing has to date overhauled m...
2:08pm on Tuesday 19th January 2021
SLAF Station Sigiriya conducted a Blood Donation Campaign yesterday (18 January 2021) at the Station premises following a request made by Venerable Beralapanathara Medhankara Thero of Kapuwatta Sri Anandarama Temple. The campaign was conducted in collaboration with the Blood Bank of the District General Hospital, Matale with the intention of enhancing the blood demand during the prevaili...
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