Commissioned Officers are recruited to the Sri Lanka Air Force to perform as leaders of this prestigious organization. They will perform in roles such Flying Operations, Aeronautical and General Engineering Duties, Avionics, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Information Technology Engineering, Air Traffic Controlling, Force Protection, Logistical Administration, Human Resource Administration, Civil Engineering and Aviation Medicine.

The recruitment of direct entry Officer as Regular to fulfill Officer vacancies is done twice a year unless otherwise decided by the Commander of the Air Force. The Command Recruiting Officer will ascertain from respective Directors after submitting the number of vacancies available in the respective Branch and thereafter deciding on the number and types of branch vacancies which require to be fulfilled.

Nationality Must be a citizen of Sri Lanka
Age Age as at 01 st January 2024.
Research Officer
Should not be more than 40 Years All other branches
Not less than 18 years and not more than 33 years.
Civil Status Married or Unmarried (Direct Entry)
Height Male
165 cm (5’ 5”) and above
160 cm (5’3”) and above
Weight Male: 17 < BMI < 26
Female: 17 < BMI < 25
Chest Male: 32” (Minimum)
Colour Vision Standard CP2
Visual Acuity Left eye 6/6 and right eye 6/6 (Without spectacles / Contact Lens).

  • Minimum of six Credit (C) passes at the GCE (O/L) examination with compulsory Credit (C) passes for English language, Science, Mathematics and a Simple (S) pass and above for Sinhala / Tamil language in one sitting (additional and optional subjects are not considered).
  • Minimum of three simple (S) passes at the GCE (A/L) examination and passes may be from any stream in one sitting.
  • Pearson / Edexcel / International Ordinary / Advance Level, GCSE, GCE and Cambridge exam qualification may be considered subjected to a confirmation obtained from the Department of Examination, Sri Lanka to effect that it is equivalent to above basic educational qualifications.


Bachelors or Master Degree in Material/Electrical Engineering (The award winners at the initial & secondary Degree programmes at Sri Lankan Government Universities will be given priority) or similar capacity. Charted Engineering or Associate Membership in IESL will be an added advantage. A completed apprenticeship / additional courses/ working experiences in relevant field would be advantageous. Strong mathematical, analytical and creative thinking skills related to UAV systems (Data link, autopilot systems and firmware Development, Electro- Mechanical Systems, flight controls and stability). Researches/ publications conducted related to Autonomous Systems/Vehicles, Machine Learning (Python,C, etc) related software handling (SOLID WORK, CAD, MATLAB) and Intensive for IEEE publications will be considered as value added qualification. Strong communication skills, team work and experience with regard to research on UAV and Drones will be given priority. Previous experience in research projects will be considered as additional advantage.


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