Air Force News
11:35pm on Friday 11th December 2020
The certificate awarding ceremony of No. 12 English Medium and No. 83 Sinhala Medium Non Commissioned Officers’ Management Courses were held at the Astra Hall, SLAF Academy China Bay today (11 December 2020). Air Vice Marshal RS Biyanwila, the Director Administration graced the ceremony as the Chief Guest.The primary objective of conducting these courses are to transfer a sound academi...
11:34pm on Friday 11th December 2020
The change of command at Sri Lanka Air Force Station Mirigama was held today (11 December 2020). The outgoing Commanding Officer of Sri Lanka Air Force Station Mirigama, Group Captain NK Thanippuliarachchi RWP, RSP and two Bars, USP, MSc (Def &Strat Stu), Pg Dip(Def Mgt), psc handed over command of the Station ceremonially to Group Captain KAPS Kuruwita MSc (Strat Stu), fawc. The tra...
10:04am on Friday 11th December 2020
The change of command at SLAF Station Ampara was held yesterday (10 December 2020). The Acting Commanding Officer of SLAF Station Ampara, Wing Commander WMA Kumarasiri RSP, MSc (Def & Strat stu), MA (IR), psc ceremonially handed over duties to Air Commodore DCI Weerasooriya USP, isc, psc. Air Commodore Weerasooriya Commanded the Regiment Training School Vanni before being appointed t...
2:25pm on Thursday 10th December 2020
Second Group of the 5th contingent of the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Aviation Unit under the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) departed the country during early hours today (10 December 2020).The second group consisting of 52 SLAF personnel departed for South Sudan from Bandaranaike International Airport. The Base Commander SLAF Base Katunayake, Air Vice Mars...
10:56am on Thursday 10th December 2020
On 1 December 2020 the Keche Village in Boromata was attacked by Arab Messiriya Janjaweeds, which left almost the entire village guttered with fire as most of the grass thatched houses were burnt down. The respective village was located more than 100kms away from the nearest UN compound and ground troops took more than 3 days to reach the disputed location due to rugged road conditions. ...
3:12pm on Wednesday 9th December 2020
The Sri Lanka Air Force is one of the seven (7) main stakeholders who in cooperation with the Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Regulatory Council react to and control a nuclear or radioactive situation which may occur with the country.The Regulatory Council is a stakeholder of the International Atomic Energy Agency and thus provides aid to relevant stake holders with the intension of ensuring Nuc...
7:10pm on Monday 7th December 2020
The Change of Command of SLAF Base Katunayake was conducted today (7 December 2020). The traditional Handing Over/ Taking Over Parade took place today where the outgoing Base Commander, Air Vice Marshal H S S Thuyacontha WWV, RWP and two Bars, RSP and Bar, USP, MMSc (Strat Stu –China), MSc (Def Stu) in Mgt, MSc (Def & Strat Stu), fndu (China), psc handed over command to Air Vice Ma...
4:53pm on Monday 7th December 2020
92 civilians who were repatriated from Italy and quarantined at the SLAF Quarantine Centre, Palaly completed the required period today (7 December 2020) and were sent home to their families. The Quarantine Centre at Palaly was established in order to support the government’s effort of controlling the COVID-19 outbreak in Sri Lanka.The 89 civilians who were released today were made up o...
9:35pm on Saturday 5th December 2020
The Outgoing Commanding Officer of SLAF Regiment Training School Vanni, Air Commodore DCI Weerasooriya USP, isc, psc handed over duties to Group Captain GSN Priyadarshana RSP and Bar, USP, Justice of Peace. The Ceremonial Handing Over/ Taking Over Parade took place at the Station today (5 December 2020). The outgoing Commanding Officer took over Command of the Regiment Training School Va...
6:04pm on Friday 4th December 2020
The Graduation Ceremony of No 65 Junior Command and Staff Course was held at the JC&SC Auditorium, SLAF Academy China Bay this morning (4 December 2020). Air Vice Marshal Kapila Wanigasooriya, Director Welfare graced the ceremony as the Chief Guest.The ceremony marked the end of the 14-week long course attended by a total of 30 Officers of the Sri Lanka Air Force in the ranks of Squa...
5:39pm on Friday 4th December 2020
The Change of Command of the Air Force Academy China Bay was conducted yesterday and today.The traditional Handing Over/ Taking Over Parade took place yesterday (3 December 2020) where the outgoing Commandant, Air Vice Marshal R A U P Rajapaksa RSP and two Bars, USP, MSc (MOA) USA, MSc (Def Stu) in Mgt, MA in IS&S (UK), BSc (Def Stu), MIM (SL), rcds, psc handed over command to Air Co...
4:02pm on Friday 4th December 2020
The Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana addressed the officers of Course No. 14 of the Defence Services Command and Staff College today (04th December 2020).The Commandant of the Defence Services Command and Staff College, Major General DAPN Dematanpitiya received the Commander on his arrival at the College and conducted him to the Maroon Hall. Thereaft...
2:39pm on Friday 4th December 2020
The Handing over Taking over Parade of the Sri Lanka Air Force Aviation Unit under the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) was held yesterday (3 December 2020) at the Contingent Headquarters. .The new Contingent Commander, Group Captain D L Hewavitharana WV, RWP and Bar, RSP and three Bars, MMS (Mil Com-PRC), BSc (Def Stu), Pg Dip (Def Mgt), psc, qhi took over ...
12:44pm on Friday 4th December 2020
Blood Donation programme was organized yesterday (3 December 2020) at the Sri Lanka Air Force Station Morawewa in order to cater for the urgent blood product requirement of the General Hospital and Blood Bank of Trincomalee with the participation of 70 donors.   Flight Lieutenant Yadeesha Rathnasiri, the Medical Officer of the Station coordinated the programme with the Blood Ba...
11:08am on Thursday 3rd December 2020
The three-week long continuous Pirith Chanting Ceremony at the Independence Square commenced for its third and final week in coordination with Sri Lanka Air Force yesterday evening. The continuous day and night chanting which commenced on the 18th of November will continue till the 9th of December 2020. This was conducted on a concept of His Excellency the President in cooperation by Min...
8:27am on Thursday 3rd December 2020
The Chairperson of the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Charmini Pathirana handed over two (2) Wheel Chairs yesterday (2 December 2020) at the Seva Vanitha Unit in Colombo.            The assistance was provided for the father of Flight Sergeant Gunasundara KDAS and for the son of Mrs.Namali, the wife of Corporal Sampath EST (Deceased). The e...
4:49pm on Wednesday 2nd December 2020
The outgoing Defence Adviser at the Australian High Commission in Sri Lanka, Group Captain Sean Unwin and the incoming Defence Adviser Captain Ian Cain jointly called on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana yesterday (1 December 2020) at Air Force Headquarters.The outgoing Australian Defence Adviser, Group Captain Sean Unwin thanked to the Commander for the co...
4:03pm on Wednesday 2nd December 2020
The change of command at Sri Lanka Air Force Station Weerawila was held today (1 December 2020).The outgoing Commanding Officer, Group Captain Thushara Sirimanne USP, MDS, MPM, MCR, LLB, Attorney at Law, Notary Public, Commissioner for Oaths, Pg Dip (IR), AMIPM, MIM (SL), psc handed over the duties to Group Captain Rajinth Jayawardena USP, MSc (Def Stu) in Mgt, MDS, BA (Def Stu), psc. Th...
4:00pm on Tuesday 1st December 2020
The Regimental Training Centre at Ampara conducted an advance training on weapon handling and firing for the first time for a batch which included 14 Officer Cadets from No 58 Intake of Officer Cadets. The 20 days long phase was successfully concluded on 30 November 2020 with remarkable scores and achievements by the Officer Cadets. The participants were initially taught contextures of t...
2:43pm on Monday 30th November 2020
Captain Vikas Sood, the Defence Adviser to the High Commission of India in Colombo called on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana this morning (30 November 2020) at Air Force Headquarters. The Defence Adviser was accompanied by the Lieutenant Colonel Puneet Sushil, the Assistant Defence Advisor to the High Commission of India in ColomboThe visiting Defence Adv...
1:46pm on Monday 30th November 2020
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana, appointed Air Vice Marshal Ravi Jayasinghe as the Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Air Force this morning (30 November 2020).Air Vice Marshal Jayasinghe was commissioned in the General Duties Pilot Branch in 1987. He has held Squadron appointments such as Adjutant, Flight Safety Officer and Officer Commanding Operations and...
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