Air Force News
3:39pm on Wednesday 17th July 2024
Major General Kapila Dolage, the Commandant of the Defence Services Command and Staff College called on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa today (17 July 2024) at Air Force Headquarters.The visiting Commandant and the Commander discussed matters of mutual interest before exchanging mementos to mark the visit. ...
3:36pm on Wednesday 17th July 2024
The Annual SLAF Hindu Religious Ceremony was held at the Captains Garden Sri Kailasanathar Swamy Devasthanam, Colombo 10, today (17 July 2024) with the participation of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa and Chairperson of the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Enoka Rajapaksa.During the ceremony, blessings were invoked on those of the Air Force who made the supreme sa...
8:44pm on Tuesday 16th July 2024
The Honorable Governor of the Western Province, Marshal of the Air Force WDRMJ Goonetileke and the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa, accompanied by the Base Commander of SLAF Base Katunayake, Air Vice Marshal Deshapriya Silva, officially handed over the newly constructed building and renovated classroom complex of the Air Force School at SLAF Base Katunayake today ...
4:14pm on Tuesday 16th July 2024
The newly constructed Painting Booth at the General Engineering Workshop of SLAF Base Anuradhapura was declared open by the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Muditha Mahawattage, today (16 July 2024).The construction of the building was undertaken by the Directorate of Civil Engineering. The inauguration ceremony was attended by the Base Commander SLAF Base Anuradh...
6:30pm on Monday 15th July 2024
The sacred relics and treasures were ceremoniously deposited at the historic Neelagiri Maha Seya under the auspices of the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General Kamal Guneratne (Retd.) today (15 July 2024). The SLAF undertook the restoration of Nilagiri Maha Seya, located in Lahugala, following instructions from the Ministry of Defence. This situates 108 kilometres from SLAF Stat...
5:03pm on Sunday 14th July 2024
The depositing of sacred relics and treasures at the historic Deegawapiya Stupa took place today (14 July 2024) under the auspices of the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe. The ceremony was attended by the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa, along with the Chairperson of the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Enoka Rajap...
2:56pm on Saturday 13th July 2024
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa, carried out the Commander's Inspection of SLAF Base Anuradhapura yesterday (12 July 2024). The Commander was received by the Base Commander, Group Captain PN Gunathilake. The Commander reviewed the Commander's Inspection Parade, which was led by the Base Commander and during the parade, certificates of commendation were present...
8:47pm on Friday 12th July 2024
The Inter-Unit Wrestling Championship 2024 was held at SLAF Base Katunayake from 09 to 11 July 2024. The Director General Aeronautical Engineering, Air Vice Marshal Gihan Seneviratne, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The SLAF Station Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte claimed the Championship in the Men’s category, while the SLAF Base Vavuniya became the Runners-Up.  The Women�...
5:31pm on Friday 12th July 2024
The Fire and Rescue Service of the SLAF successfully conducted a comprehensive Fire and Rescue Drill at the Central Bank of Sri Lanka on 10 July 2024. A dedicated team of over 35 highly skilled SLAF firefighters and supporting staff actively participated in the exercise, which was led under the guidance of Director General Air Operations, Air Vice Marshal Lasith Sumanaweera and also unde...
12:48pm on Thursday 11th July 2024
As a result of the efforts of State Minister of Defence Hon. Premitha Bandara Tennakoon and the direct intervention of the Minister of Health Hon. Ramesh Pathirana, the Ministry of Health has granted approval to provide priority service to the dependents of the War Heroes who sacrificed their lives for the country and the disabled soldiers when obtaining health services from government h...
6:32pm on Wednesday 10th July 2024
A specialized Premarital Counselling Programme was held at SLAF Base Katunayake today (10 July 2024) under the auspices of the Base Commander SLAF Base Katunayake, Air Vice Marshal Deshapriya Silva and under the supervision of the Commanding Officer Hospital SLAF Base Katunayake, Air Commodore PAV Padmaperuma. The programme was spearheaded by the Clinical Psychologist at NHSL, Mr. Dilant...
6:31pm on Wednesday 10th July 2024
The Inter Unit Carrom Championship – 2024 was held at SLAF Health Management Centre Colombo yesterday (09 July 2024). The awarding ceremony took place at the same venue with the graceful presence by Director General Air Operations of SLAF, Air Vice Marshal Lasitha Sumanaweera as the Chief Guest.The tournament conducted into two segments and 11 women's teams and 13 men’s teams compete...
5:45pm on Wednesday 10th July 2024
In a landmark achievement, the SLAF Hospital in Colombo successfully performed the first caesarean section on an airwoman today (10 July 2024). This pioneering procedure marks a significant milestone in the medical capabilities of the SLAF Hospital, demonstrating the expertise and advancing healthcare services for SLAF members and their families. The caesarean section was performed with ...
3:34pm on Monday 8th July 2024
Regiment Special Forces (RSF) Wing at SLAF Station Morawewa celebrated 21st anniversary yesterday (07 July 2024). The RSF Wing was established as an integral special unit of the SLAF Regiment and it takes up a wide variety of operations, including Air Base Defence and Rescue (ABDR) Operations, Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response (HADR), Search and Rescue (SAR) Operations, ...
12:04pm on Saturday 6th July 2024
The Air Force Colour Awards Ceremony 2022-2023 was held yesterday (05 July 2024) at a gala ceremony at the Eagle's Lakeside Banquet and Convention Hall. The Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General Kamal Guneratne (Retd) along with his lady Mrs. Chitrani Guneratne graced the occasion. Every two years, the Air Force Colour Awards ceremony shines a spotlight on the remarkable achievem...
9:50am on Thursday 4th July 2024
The Inter-Unit Soccer Championship 2024 was held at SLAF Trade Training School - Ekala on 02 July 2024. The Final Session and Awards Ceremony took place at the Soccer Ground of Trade Training School, with the participation of the Deputy Chief of Staff of the SLAF, Air Vice Marshal Muditha Mahawattage, gracing the event as the Chief Guest. The overall Women’s Team Championship was secur...
4:04pm on Tuesday 2nd July 2024
The President’s Trophy 2024 Organized by the National Youth Services Council in collaboration with the Royal College Union Aquatic Club (RCUAC) and Youth Vision 2048 took place from 29 June to 30 June 2024, at the Sugathadasa Swimming Pool Complex. The Air Force Men’s team claimed the title of President’s Trophy in the Open Men’s category with a score of 10 to 9 in the final agai...
4:04pm on Tuesday 2nd July 2024
The Performing Arts Division at SLAF Base Katunayake celebrated its 54th anniversary yesterday (01 July 2024).The SLAF band was established as the Bugle and Drum Corps on 01 July 1970 with 12 members and formed as a full band in 1972. At present, the Air Force performing arts division has covered all spheres of arts, including marching bands, jazz bands, beat bands, classical and western...
4:04pm on Tuesday 2nd July 2024
The Air Defence Command and Control Centre (ADC&CC) at SLAF Station Mirigama celebrated its 18th anniversary yesterday (01 July 2024). The ADC&CC was established in 2006 with the primary aim of serving the nation as the premier centre of the National Air Defence Network. Over the last 18 years, ADC&CC has developed its capabilities to meet the requirements of a dynamic operat...
7:29pm on Monday 1st July 2024
SLAF Hospital Colombo celebrated its 10th anniversary yesterday (01 July 2024). The formation day celebrations commenced with the customary working parade received by the Commanding Officer, Group Captain TVSS Alwis. The Commanding Officer addressed all the officers, medical and non-medical service personnel and thanked those who contributed to the development of this hospital. Further, ...
9:57pm on Saturday 29th June 2024
The Sri Lanka Air Force and the Eagles’ Golf Links and Courses hosted the Eagles’ Quadrangle Cup, an inter-club golf tournament that was concluded today (29 June 2024) in the spectacular settings of China Bay, the closest to the harbour city of Trincomalee. The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa, graced the tournament as the Chief Guest. The tournament was sponso...
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