SLAF Wirawila has been established to maintain the airfield, to provide Air Traffic Services and to carry out Ground and Air Defence in the area as directed by the AFHQ.
The Station is located approximately 260 km from Colombo, in the district of Hambantota in Southern Province.
The airfield is equipped with basic aerodrome facilities and has the provision to support medium/light transport aircraft.
This Unit is also involved in supporting specialised training for SLAF and other Security Forces personnel. Such training includes.
- Para Training for SLAF
- Commando Training Exercises with the Sri Lanka Army
- Transport Management Awareness for SLAF
There are frequent commercial flights to Wirawila since this area is a popular tourist destination.
SLAF also operates regular military transport flights to Wirawila. T
Group Captain PSN Fernando RSP,MDS,psc functions as the Commanding Officer.
Air Commodore JA Nanayakkara psc
Sri Lanka Air Force,
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Last Updated: 2017-02-01