Air Scouting in Sri Lanka

The Sri Lanka Air Force Air Scouts Group, which is popularly known as SLAF Air Scouts commenced its activities in 1972 at SLAF premises Guwanpura, Borella with the guidance of Wg Cdr PTD De Silva who was the first Group Scout Leader of Air Scouts.  Later its activities were extended to SLAF Base Katunayake in 1978 and SLAF Ekala in 2010. The SLAF Air Scouts Group is registered as the 57th Colombo, Air Scouts Group at Sri Lanka Scouts Association and functions as an Open Scouts Group.

During the vibrant history of over 40 years, it has produced 25 President Scouts (Senior Scouts) and 56 Green Cord Winners (Junior Scouts) up to now showing its success and selected as the Best Open Scout Troop by the Sri Lanka Scouts Association in 1997 in the all Island category apart from many awards won during the period at District level.
At present, the Air Scout Group is having a strength of more than 90 Junior and Senior Scouts and having a training staff comprising of three qualified wood badge holders from the Sri Lanka Scouts Association. Classes are conducted on Saturdays at SLAF Guwanpura, Katunayake and Ekala.

The Present office bearers are as Follows

Group Scout Master                              - Wg Cdr ES Ponnamperuma 
Senior Scout Master (Overall)                 - Ex WO HLMP Namunukula
Senior Scout Master (Training)               -  Mr.  P Rohitha Steinwall

SLAF Colombo

OFF I/C      Sqn Ldr   CMD Shandrasekara
WO I/C       WO        KAD Danusha Srinitha
SNCO I/C    Sgt        Herath HRWVPK


OFF I/C    Flt Lt        K Mohanraj
2 I/C         Fg Off       WML Chameera
WO I/C     F/Sgt       Prasanna WAIL
JNCO I/C  CPL         Prasad

SLAF BASE Katunayake

OFF I/C       Wg Cdr    HBD Samarathunga
2 I/C            Sqn Ldr   SADCM Jayathilake
WO I/C        F/Sgt      Abeykoon AHMGWS
JNCO I/C     CPL        Perera SAPJ

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