Air Force News
11:58am on Saturday 3rd December 2022
A house constructed by the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit was handed over to Sergeant Bandara MPS (Operations Ground). The housewarming ceremony was held yesterday (02 December 2022) at Kotabawa, Bibila with the participation of the Chairperson of SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Charmini Pathirana.This Project was funded by the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit whilst the construction was carried ...
11:42am on Saturday 3rd December 2022
The No. 49 Chemical, Biological, Nuclear, Explosive Device (CBRNE) Wing at SLAF Base Katunayake celebrated its 3rd anniversary on 27 November 2022.The celebrations commenced with the traditional working parade which was reviewed by the Commanding Officer, Wing Commander NP Perera followed by a address to all ranks of the wing. The Commanding Officer highly appreciated the tireless effort...
4:05pm on Friday 2nd December 2022
The 46th  phase of the “Guwan Mithudam” project was successfully completed at Medhananda Primary School, Attawilluwa on 30 November 2022 by the SLAF Station Palavi under the guidance of the Chairperson SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Charmini Pathirana.The school building, classrooms, Principal’s Office and  Children’s Play Ground were renovated and handed over to the stud...
1:28pm on Thursday 1st December 2022
The final session and awards ceremony of the Inter Unit Baseball Championship – 2022 was held at the Japan – Sri Lanka Friendship Baseball Ground in  Diyagama, Homagama on 30 November 2022. Director Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Air Vice Marshal AS Vithana graced the occasion as the chief guest.The tournament was conducted in two segments where 07 Women’s team...
2:52pm on Wednesday 30th November 2022
The Inter Unit Chess Championship 2022 was conducted, its second iteration for two (02) days at SLAF Trade Training School Ekala commencing from 28th November 2022 after a lapse of 03 years since the tournaments were on hold due to the COVID 19 pandemic situation in the country. The awards ceremony was held at the sports arena at the same venue with the graceful presence of the Director ...
2:50pm on Wednesday 30th November 2022
The Change of Command of SLAF Station Morawewa held yesterday (29 November 2022). The traditional handing over/ taking over parade was conducted at the station parade ground. Acting Commanding Officer, Wing Commander GS Karunarathne USP, Pg.Dip (Def Mgt) handed over the command to Group Captain BMH Balasooriya USP, MSc, (Def & Strat Stu), Pg Dip (Def Mgt),psc.   The new Com...
4:11pm on Tuesday 29th November 2022
The Half Construction Housing project of the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit – 2022 was completed yesterday (28 November 2022). Service personnel and Civil Employees were facilitated through 14 house construction projects under the guidance of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana and the Chairperson SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Charmini Pathirana in view of uplifting...
2:58pm on Tuesday 29th November 2022
The 6th Cadet, Junior, U21 and Senior South Asian Karate Championship 2022 was held at Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium on 27th and 28th November 2022, respectively. The championship was organized by the South Asian Karate Federation (SAKF) and hosted by the Sri Lanka Karate-do Federation, which is under the Ministry of Sports. More than 250 contestants from six(06) South Asian Countries compe...
10:58pm on Saturday 26th November 2022
The Change of Command of No.43 Colour Wing SLAF Base Katunayake was held yesterday (25 November 2022). The traditional handing over/taking over parade was conducted at the Base Parade Square where the outgoing Commanding Officer, Wing Commander J Amarasinghe USP, MHRM, MHR, PGD in (Def. Mgt), Dip in psy, JP (All Island) handed over the command to Wing Commander KMPS Kulathunga.The outgoi...
9:24pm on Friday 25th November 2022
SLAF Station Ampara celebrated its 33rd Anniversary today (25 November 2022). A series of events, including community service projects and recreational activities were organized under the guidance of the Commanding Officer SLAF Station Ampara, Group Captain Nishantha Priyadarshana together with all officers, other ranks and the civilian staff.The celebration commenced with a cricket tour...
2:07pm on Friday 25th November 2022
No 9 Attack Helicopter Squadron at SLAF Base Hingurakgoda celebrated its 27th anniversary yesterday (24 November 2022).The day’s celebration commenced with the customary working parade at the Squadron premises which was reviewed by the Commanding Officer, Group Captain WR de Zoysa, followed by an address to the officers and other ranks and distribution of appreciation letters to the ou...
10:40am on Friday 25th November 2022
The 12th Defence Services Wrestling Championship 2022 was held at SL Army Gymnasium Panagoda on 22, 23 and 24 November 2022.  The SLAF Women’s Wrestling team secured Defence Services Games’ Women’s Wrestling Championship for the 4th consecutive time, bagging 03 Gold, 05 Silver and 03 Bronze medals. The SLAF Men’s team also emerged as joint champions with the SL Navy by winni...
10:39am on Friday 25th November 2022
The Inter Unit Bodybuilding and Physiques Championship 2022 was concluded yesterday (24 December 2022) at SLAF Trade Training School Ekala. The Men’s Championship was won by the SLAF Station Colombo whilst SLAF Trade Training School Ekala emerged as Runners Up. Since the inception of SLAF Bodybuilding in 2009, SLAF Bodybuilding has conducted its Inter Unit Bodybuilding competition unde...
8:40pm on Thursday 24th November 2022
Inter Unit Taekwondo Championship 2022 was held at SLAF Base Katumayake yesterday (23 November 2022) with the graceful presence of the Director Ground Operations of the SLAF, Air Vice Marshal GGWTK Gunawardana as the Chief Guest.SLAF Base Katunayake and SLAF Station Colombo emerged as the Men’s and Women’s Champions at this year's Taekwondo Championship respectively. SLAF Base Vauniy...
7:05pm on Wednesday 23rd November 2022
The Flying Instructors Workshop 2022 commenced as per the initiative of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana with the guidance of the Director Air Operations, Air Vice Marshal Bandu Edirisinghe. The event was organized and held at SLAF Base Ratmalana today (23 November 2022). All flying instructors from Fixed and Rotary Wing were presented for the workshop. Gr...
2:04pm on Wednesday 23rd November 2022
The SLAF Base Hingurakgoda celebrated its 44th anniversary today (23 November 2022). A series of events, including community service projects, religious observances and recreational activities were organized under the guidance of the Base Commander SLAF Base Hingurakgoda, Group Captain KMSPB Kulathunga together with all officers, other ranks and the civilian staff.The day’s celebration...
2:09pm on Tuesday 22nd November 2022
The Change of Command at SLAF Station Morawewa was held yesterday (21 November 2022) where the outgoing Commanding Officer Group Captain DSMLK Sugathadasa  USP, MSc (Def & Strat Stu), Pg Dip (Def Mgt), psc, handed over the Command to Wing Commander GS Karunarathne  USP, Pg.Dip (Def Mgt).The outgoing Commanding Officer, Group Captain DSMLK Sugathadasa will take over the appo...
2:54pm on Monday 21st November 2022
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana addressed the officers of Course No. 16 of the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSC&SC) at Sapugaskanda today (21 November 2022).The Commandant of the Defence Services Command and Staff College, Major General Lasantha Rodrigo received the Commander on his arrival at the College and conducted him to the Maroon...
7:53am on Monday 21st November 2022
The Sir Lanka Aquatic Sports Union (SLASU) organized the National Water Polo Championship 2022, which took place from 18th November to 20th November 2022, at the Sugathadasa Stadium Swimming Pool Complex. The unbeaten Air Force men’s team was able to win the title of National Water Polo Championship and claimed the trophy after eleven years.The grand final was held between Old Thomians...
4:41pm on Thursday 17th November 2022
Four (04) captain pilots and selected air gunner personnel who are entitled to perform operational duties undertook an air-to-ground range firing session with the support of No.7 Helicopter Squadron at SLAF Base Hingurakgoda, employing Bell-212 helicopters with forward and side-firing guns. The range firing was conducted on the 14th and 15th of November 2022 at the SLAF Air-to-Ground Fir...
2:18pm on Thursday 17th November 2022
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana conducted the Commander’s Inspection at Air Force Headquarters and SLAF Station Colombo today (16 November 2022). The Commander was welcomed by the Commanding Officer SLAF Station Colombo, Air Commodore Suresh Fernando after which a Ceremonial Guard of Honour was accorded to the Commander.  The following two (02) Sen...
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