Air Force News
6:32pm on Saturday 5th June 2021
A ‘Heated Humidified Oxygen Therapy Unit’ manufactured by the Sri Lanka Air Force was officially handed over to the Gampaha District General Hospital this afternoon (05 June 2021). This Unit will be used in the treatment of patients who have contracted COVID-19. The manufacturing of this Unit which was done by the General Engineering Wing based at SLAF Base Katunayake and fund...
9:57pm on Friday 4th June 2021
A Blood Donation Programme was organized on yesterday (03 July 2021) by Sri Lanka Air Force Station Morawewa in order to carter for the urgent blood requirements of the General Hospital and Blood Bank of Trincomalee with the participation of Officers and Airmen.Flight Lieutenant Yadeesha Rathnasiri, the Medical Officer or the Station coordinated the programme with the Blood Bank of Trinc...
9:16pm on Friday 4th June 2021
Due to the inclement weather currently prevailing in the island, an SLAF Bell 412 Helicopter from the No 4 Helicopter Squadron was deployed todays (04 June 2021) on a reconnaissance mission in order to evaluate the flooding situation which is threatening several districts. Due to the overflowing of the Kelani River, Kalu River and the Attanugalu Oya the Bell 412 Helicopter operated in th...
9:07pm on Friday 4th June 2021
The outgoing Military, Air and Naval Attaché at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Colombo, Colonel Denis I. Shkoda made a farewell call on Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana at Air Force Headquarters on 02 June 2021.During the call on, the outgoing Defence Attaché expressed his gratitude to Commander for all the cooperation extended during his tenure. T...
12:42pm on Thursday 3rd June 2021
The change of command of SLAF Station Koggala took place yesterday (02 June 2021) at the Station premises. The Handing Over/ Taking Over Parade was conducted at the Station Parade Ground where the Acting Commanding Officer, Wing Commander MGWR Menuwara RSP, Pg Dip (Def Mgt) handed over command to Group Captain RMT Rajapaksha USP, MSc (Def & Strat Stu), Pg Dip (Def Mgt), psc.The new C...
6:05pm on Wednesday 2nd June 2021
The No 4 VVIP/VIP Helicopter Squadron of Sri Lanka Air Force celebrated its 56th anniversary yesterday (01 June 2021).The event was marked by a Blood Donation Campaign and the Donation of Dry Rations to Sarvodaya Children’s Orphanage at Moratuwa under the leadership of Group Captain Asela Kuruwita the Commanding Officer of the No 4 Helicopter Squadron. Only a cross section of Officers ...
1:57pm on Wednesday 2nd June 2021
Sri Lanka Air Force Station Weerawila which was established on 01 June 1978 celebrated its 43rd   anniversary yesterday (01 June 2021) under the leadership of the current Commanding Officer, Group Captain DRW Jayawardena.In line with the anniversary celebration, the Station conducted a Blood Donation Campaign and Dry Ration packs were offered to the Buddhist Monks at Nagarawewa...
9:40am on Wednesday 2nd June 2021
Master Warrant Officer DDAP Dissanayake took over duties as the Command Master Warrant Officer (CMWO) of the Sri Lanka Air Force under the auspices of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana yesterday (01 June 2021) at Air Force Headquarters. The Commander handed over the appointment letter to Master Warrant Officer DDAP Dissanayake this morning at the Commander...
2:31pm on Saturday 29th May 2021
On a request made by the Disaster Management Centre to the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and on the directives received to the Sri Lanka Air Force from the MOD the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana instructed to deploy SLAF personnel to collect debris and clean the coastal areas affected by the ill-fated container ship, 'X-press Pearl'. As a result, more than 300 A...
3:16pm on Friday 28th May 2021
The Seva Vanitha Unit of SLAF Base Katunayake donated fresh and dry rations to be used for 1100 Cancer Patients at the Apeksha Hospital Maharagama, under the guidance of the Chairperson of the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Charmini Pathirana on 26 May 21. The President of the Seva Vanitha Unit at Katunayake, Mrs. Enoka Rajapaksa made the official handover of the items to the Director of t...
2:47pm on Tuesday 25th May 2021
The Fire School and Fire Tender Maintenance Squadron (FS & FTMS) at SLAF Base Katunayake conducted a Basic Firefighter Training Course for Sri Lanka Army personnel. The duration of the course was 14 working days and the fourteen (14) trainees made up of an Officer and 13 Other Rankers took part in the course of training. Moreover, the course was conducted under strictly adherences to...
9:23pm on Sunday 23rd May 2021
According to weather warnings issued by the Department of Meteorology in Sri Lanka the low-pressure area formed over east-central Bay of Bengal has activated the South Western Monsoon. With this, the Disaster Management Centre has issued flood and landslide warnings to several districts in Sri Lanka. On a request made by the Disaster Management Centre the Commander of the Air Force, Air ...
8:31pm on Friday 21st May 2021
The Container Ship “X-PRESS PEARL” registered under the Singapore flag faced an unfortunate occurrence while at anchorage about 10 nautical miles off the Colombo Harbour. A fire had erupted onboard the vessel and the SLAF received a distress call this morning (21 May 2021). Even with the inclement weather which prevailed today, the SLAF deployed a Bell-212 helicopter from the No 4 Sq...
8:24pm on Friday 21st May 2021
The SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit conducted a blood donation campaign today (21 May 2021) at the Riffle Green Ground of SLAF Station Colombo in collaboration with the ‘Apeksha’ Hospital Maharagama. The campaign was conducted under the guidance of the Chairperson of the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Charmini Pathirana.The main aim of this campaign was to donate blood for the Blood Bank of ‘...
4:24pm on Thursday 20th May 2021
Sri Lanka Air Force Base Ratmalana made floral tributes to the Officers and Airmen who laid down their lives in the name of our beloved motherland at Ranaviru Monument at SLAF Base Ratmalana yesterday (19 May 2021). Due to the COVID 19 restrictions only a few senior Officers and a cross section of Other Ranks attended for the ceremony which was held with the participation of the Base Com...
1:08pm on Thursday 20th May 2021
Yesterday (19 May 2021), Sri Lanka held the 12th National War Hero’s Commemoration Ceremony under the auspices of the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Commander in Chief of the Armed Force, His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Even with the prevailing condition in the country with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rana Viru Seva Authority together w...
11:06pm on Tuesday 18th May 2021
On the instructions of the President, His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa and on the conceptualization by the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana, a Rapid Deployment Unit made up of SLAF Regiment Special Force (RSF), Police Special Task Force (STF) and Intelligence Operatives raided several illegal sand mining operations which were carried out near the Sittar Bridg...
10:43pm on Tuesday 18th May 2021
The Ministry of Defence which has now been shifted to the newly constructed Defence Headquarters Complex in Sri Jayawardenepura, Kotte commenced its operations this morning (18 May 2021). The event was organized to coincide with the 12th anniversary of the day Sri Lankan Armed Forces militarily defeated terrorism. The new Ministry premises was declared open by the Secretary to the Minist...
1:29pm on Tuesday 18th May 2021
The No 2 Information Technology Wing at SLAF Trade Training School Ekala celebrated its 2nd anniversary yesterday (17 May 2021). In line with the anniversary celebrations, a Tree Planting Programme was conducted at the Wing premises under the patronage of the Commanding Officer, Wing Commander SKHC Sooriyaarachchi.Further, dry ration packs and cooked lunch were offered to the “SHANTHI...
8:59am on Monday 17th May 2021
The Sri Lanka Air Force, which has mastered the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles during the humanitarian operations has now embarked on using its expertise to assist the Sri Lanka Police and the Special Task Force in better managing the traffic congestion which has become a consistent issue for commuter who travel to and from Colombo. On the instructions of the Commander of the Air Force,...
12:38pm on Friday 14th May 2021
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana made a visit this morning (14 May 2021) to the construction site which is under way at the Mulleriyawa Base Hospital. The construction which is being done by the Directorate of Civil Engineering of the SLAF was initiated on 23 March 2021 before the present COVID-19 crisis. The target of the project is to construct a Ward Co...
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