Air Force News
12:19pm on Tuesday 29th December 2020
The traditional Handing Over Taking Over Parade of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Wing at SLAF Base Katunayake took place yesterday (28 December 2020) where the outgoing Commanding Officer, Group Captain KC Geethapriya USP, BSc (Def Stu), psc handed over duties to Group Captain KMP Hewapathirana Eng, MBA, Pg Dip (Mkt Mgt), GCGI (SL), MIIE (SL), I Eng, MIM (SL). Group Captain KC Ge...
7:12pm on Wednesday 23rd December 2020
Under the guidance of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana and Chairperson of the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Charmini Pathirana, a special programme was conducted on today (23 December 2020) to distribute gift packs to the School Children of SLAF personnel who made the supreme sacrifice to the nation. The symbolic donation of gift packs was carried out at th...
6:52pm on Wednesday 23rd December 2020
The Lanyard and Cane Awarding Ceremony of the No.57 Airmen Gunner Instructors Technique course was held yesterday (22 December 2020) at the SLAF Combat Training School Diyatalawa.The Director Training, AVM HSS Thuiyacontha graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The Commanding Officer Air Commodore PSN Fernando, the Officer Commanding Training,  Wing Commander RND Senadheera, all Of...
6:51pm on Wednesday 23rd December 2020
The Handing Over/ Taking Over of command of the Junior Command and Staff College took place at yesterday (22 December 2020). The Outgoing Commanding Officer, Group Captain MDAG Seneviratne USP, MDS (UoK), BSc (Aero Eng-USA), AMIESL, psc handed over command to Group Captain MCM Fernando MSc (Def Stu) in Mgt, MSc (Def & Strat Stu), BSc (Def Stu), psc.Group Captain Seneviratne took over...
9:21pm on Tuesday 22nd December 2020
The Ambassador of Italy to Sri Lanka, Her Excellency Ms. Rita Giuliana Mannella called on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana at the Air Force Headquarters this afternoon (22 December 2020).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 m...
8:00pm on Tuesday 22nd December 2020
The Military, Air and Naval Attaché to the Embassy of the Russian Federation, Colonel Denis I. Shkoda paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana at Air Force Headquarters this morning (22 December 2020).A cordial discussion was held between the Commander and Defence Attaché on matters of bilateral importance after which mementos were exchan...
5:49pm on Tuesday 22nd December 2020
The outgoing commanding officer of the Aircraft Overhaul Wing at SLAF Base Katunayake, Air Commodore MA Jabir USP, BSc (Aero Eng-USA) Handed over duties to Group Captain WRDMI Wickaramasinghe MSc (Def & Strat Stu), BSc (Def Stu) Aero Eng, psc yesterday during the handing over/taking over parade which took place at Aircraft Overhaul Wing.The outgoing Commanding Officer, Air Cdre MA Ja...
6:41pm on Sunday 20th December 2020
The Outgoing Commanding Officer of SLAF Station Mullaitivu, Group Captain AN Wijesiriwardena USP, handed over duties to Group Captain ADR Liyanaarachchige RWP, MSc (Def & Strat Stu), BA (Def Stu), psc. The Ceremonial Handing over/ Taking over Parade took place at the Station yesterday (19 December 2020).The outgoing Commanding Officer, Group Captain AN Wijesiriwardena USP, took over ...
7:46pm on Friday 18th December 2020
The Defence Attaché at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, Senior Colonel Wan Dong, called on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana today (18 December 2020) at Air Force Headquarters.The Defence Attaché was accompanied by Colonel Chang Qianjin, the Deputy Defence Attaché and Major Wu Shaohong, the Assistant Defence Attaché. The visiting Defence...
7:59pm on Thursday 17th December 2020
The 4th SLAF- USAF Airman to Airman Staff Talks (AAST) between the Sri Lanka Air Force and the United States Air Force, was held from 16 to 17 December 2020 through video conferencing. The Sri Lankan delegation was led by Air Vice Marshal HSS Thuyacontha, Director Training of SLAF and United States delegation was led by Major General Tyler Otten, Mobilization Assistant to the Commander o...
7:57pm on Thursday 17th December 2020
The Badges and Certificate Awarding Parade of the EOD Training School at SLAF Station Palavi for the No.3 EOD Instructor Course, No.40 Officers, No.55 Airmen, No.15 Airwomen and No.30 Naval Personnel’s EOD Basic Courses was held today (17 December 2020). The Deputy Director Aeronautical Engineering, Air Commodore RHKP Ranasinghe RSP, USP, MSc (Def Stu) in Mgt, MDS, AMITD (SL), MIM (SL)...
7:54pm on Thursday 17th December 2020
The Pace Stick Awarding Ceremony of the No. 48 Airmen Drill Instructor Techniques Course was held at the Sri Lanka Air Force Combat Training School Diyatalawa yesterday (16 December 2020).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 ...
11:00am on Thursday 17th December 2020
The Change of Command Parade at the Ground Training Wing in China Bay took place yesterday (16 December 2020) at the SLAF Academy Parade Square. The Outgoing Commanding Officer, Group Captain W U S De Silva USP, psc handed over command to Group Captain W M D G C P K Warnasooriya USP, MSc (Def & Strat Stu), MA (IR), BA (Def Stu), Pg Dip (Def Mgt), psc. Following the parade a formal ad...
6:26pm on Wednesday 16th December 2020
The Sri Lanka Air Force under the guidance of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana together with the Forest Conservation Department and the University of Peradeniya instigated the third wave of seed bombing at Lahugala Kitulana National Park in the Ampara area today (16 December 2020). The Command Agro Unit at SLAF Base Katunayake under the leadership of Air C...
12:21pm on Wednesday 16th December 2020
The change of command at SLAF Station Katukurunda was held yesterday (15 December 2020).The outgoing Commanding Officer of SLAF Station Katukurunda, Group Captain VGGB Piyasiri handed over command of the Station to Group Captain BAMP Balasuriya RSP, USP, MSc (Def & Strat Stu), MSc (Def Stu) in Mgt, BA (Def Stu), psc.The ceremonial Handing over/Taking Over parade took place at the Sta...
6:26pm on Tuesday 15th December 2020
The change of command at SLAF Base Ratmalana was held today (15 December 2020). The traditional Handing Over/ Taking Over Parade was conducted at the Base Parade Square where the outgoing Base Commander Air Commodore RS Wickremeratne RWP and two Bars, RSP and two Bars, USP, MSc (Strat Stu), M Phil, ndc (Ind), fawc, qfi handed over command to Air Commodore LC Dissanayake RWP and Bar, RSP ...
5:32pm on Tuesday 15th December 2020
A PT-6 trainer aircraft belonging to the No. 1 Flying Training Wing at SLAF Academy China Bay crashed today near the Janaranjana Tank in Sooriyapura, Kantale. The site is approximately 14 nautical miles away from SLAF Academy China Bay and the pilot of the aircraft was a trainee Officer Cadet who was on a solo training mission. The aircraft which took off from the China Bay airfield at a...
4:05pm on Tuesday 15th December 2020
Representatives of the Retired Air Force Officers Association (RAFOA) made a courtesy call on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana this morning (15 December 2020).The incumbent President of the Association, Air Vice Marshal (Retd) Elmo Perera, Treasurer, Group Captain (Retd) Kumar Kirinde and Secretary, Wing Commander (Retd) Nalin Jayatilleke visited the Comma...
4:47pm on Monday 14th December 2020
The traditional Handing Over/ Taking Over Parade of SLAF Base Vavuniya took place today (14 December 2020) 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 SDGM Silva WWV, RSP, USP, MSc (Mil Stu), MSc (Strat Stu), BSc (Def Stu), Pg Di...
7:03pm on Saturday 12th December 2020
The change of command at the Air Defence Command and Control Centre at SLAF Station Mirigama was conducted today (12 December 2020).The outgoing Commanding Officer, Group Captain GGSR Gunawardana MSc (Def & Strat Stu), MHRM,Pg Dip (Def Mgt), psc handed over the duties to Wing Commander IWADS Wickramarachchi MSc (Def & Strat Stu), BA (Soc Sci), psc.The traditional Handing Over/Tak...
7:01pm on Saturday 12th December 2020
The Graduation Ceremony of Course No. 14 of the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) was held at Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre yesterday (11 December 2020). Major General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne WWV, RWP, RSP, USP, ndu, psc, MPhil, the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.A total of 149 Officers comprising of 81 Army, 23 Navy, ...
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