Strategically located in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka, located 50 Km to the North of Anuradhapura, along the A-9 road. This Base was an RAF airfield during the World War II, which renovated and re-established by Sri Lanka Air Force in 1978.
The airfield is fully equipped to handle medium/light transport air crafts movements, and was engaged in the vital role of providing air support to many military operations.
Air Surveillance Squadron operating Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and, the No. 02 Air Defence Radar Squadron are located on this base.
The Base also provides the logistic and administrative support required by the SLAF Operational Groups deployed in the Northern Wanni.
Air Commodore WLRP Rodrigo function as the Base Commander.
Air Commodore DJC Weerakoon RSP, USP, MDS, MSc, (War Stu & Def Mgt), psc,aoec,MIM (SL),AMITD (SL)
Acting Base Commander
Sri Lanka Air Force,
+94 11 2441044 / 2495495
+94 11 024-2222907
Last Updated: 2017-02-01