Air Force News
8:21am on Sunday 23rd January 2022
The Sri Lanka Air Force and the Eagles’ Golf Links hosted the Commander’s Cup - 2022 Annual Golf Tournament, which was concluded yesterday (22 January 2022) in the picturesque settings of China Bay, close to the harbor city of Trincomalee. The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana graced this year’s tournament as the Chief Guest and he was accompanied by Mrs....
5:39pm on Friday 21st January 2022
The 22nd phase of “Guwan Mithudam” project successfully concluded at “Weerawila Maha Vidyala” yesterday (20 January 2022) by Sri Lanka Air Force Station Weerawila under the guidance of Chairperson SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Charmini Pathirana.Weerawila Maha Vidyalaya facilitates for 125 underprivileged students in the area. The entire school buildings, Buddha’s shrine and abl...
5:19pm on Friday 21st January 2022
The Handing Over/Taking Over ceremony of SLAF Base Hingurakgoda held today (21 January 2022) where the Acting Base Commander, Group Captain SR Jayarathne WV, WWV, RSP, USP, MMS (Mil Com-PRC), BSc (Def Stu), Pg Dip (Def Mgt), psc, qhi handed over the command to Group Captain KMSPB Kulathunga RWP, USP, MSc (Def & Strat Stu), MSc (Strat Stu), fawc, psc.The new Base Commander, Group Capt...
5:05pm on Friday 21st January 2022
The change of command of Air Defence Gunnery Training School, SLAF Station Iranamadu held yesterday (20 January 2022) where the traditional Handing Over/ Taking Over Parade was conducted at the Station Parade Square. The outgoing Commanding Officer, Wing Commander MJ Ranaweera handed over the Command to Wing Commander TM Gooneratne MSc (Def & Strat Stu), B Com (Def Stu), psc. The out...
6:22pm on Wednesday 19th January 2022
The President of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa paid his last respect to late Air Chief Marshal PH Mendis (Retd) FBIM ,idc, psc, qfi at a private florist in Mount Lavinia today (19 January 2022). He also expressed his deepest sympathies to the relatives of the late Air Chief Marshal.Moreover, the ceremony was attended by Commander of the Air...
6:02pm on Tuesday 18th January 2022
Former Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Chief Marshal PH Mendis (Retd) FBIM, idc, psc, qfi passed away this morning (18 January 2022) and the remain lie at the Mahinda Funeral Parlor, No.591, Gall Road, Mount Lavinia. The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana and all members of Air Force express the deepest sympathies on the demise of 1st Commander of Sri ...
4:51pm on Monday 17th January 2022
Turning another chapter in the chronicles of Sri Lankan history under the concept of “Yali Dakimu Deegawapiya”, the sacred relics consecrated where unearthed recently at Deegawapiya Stupa site were placed amidst the blessings of Venerable Maha Sanga at specially built “Relic House” which is located in sacred Deegawapiya Temple premises through a picturesque Perahera starting from...
12:06pm on Monday 17th January 2022
No. 33 Land Based Air Defence (LBAD) Wing at SLAF Base Anuradhapura celebrated its 11th Anniversary today (17 January 2022) under the guidance of the Commanding Officer, Wing Commander Dilrukshan Ranathunga.In line with the anniversary, arrangements were made to donate a financial assistance to a student of a low income family who received an admission to a university and donated exercis...
8:03pm on Sunday 16th January 2022
The laying of foundation stone at Neelagiri Stupa at Ampara held today (16 January 2022) under the patronage of Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Chairperson of ‘Archaeological Heritage Management Presidential Task Force for Eastern Province, General Kamal Gunaratne (Retd).The solemn occasion was held under the auspices of Venerable Maha Sanga including Panama Bodhirukkarama Vih...
8:03pm on Sunday 16th January 2022
A fully constructed new Dancing Theatre at Abayapura Vidyalaya, Ampara was declared open by the Chairperson SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Charmini Pathirana as the successful completion of 21st phase of Guwan Mithudam, today (16 January 2022). Approximately, 103 students are studying in this school and the requirement of this facility was highly necessitated during last few years to uplif...
8:37pm on Saturday 15th January 2022
The Handing Over/Taking Over Parade of SLAF Base Hingurakgoda held today(15 January 2022) where the Acting Base Commander, Group Captain SR Jayarathne WV, WWV, RSP, USP, MMS(Mil Com-PRC), BSc(Def Stu), Pg Dip(Def Mgt), psc, qhi handed over the command to Group Captain WPAH Perera RSP and Bar, MSc (Def & Strat Stu), MA (SSS-USA), BSc (Def Stu), ctf-ndu, psc .The new Base Commander, Gr...
5:21pm on Friday 14th January 2022
The newly constructed Emergency Treatment Unit (ETU) & Laboratory Complex at Medical Section and WO’s & SNCO’s Duty Rest Room at SLAF Station Palavi was declared open by the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana today (14 January 2022) fulfilling a vital requirement of the Station. Later, the Commander planted a sapling to remark the event.The construct...
5:17pm on Friday 14th January 2022
The Handing Over/ Taking Over Parade of SLAF Base Vavuniya was held today (14 January  2022) where the Outgoing Base Commander, Group Captain WPAH Perera RSP & Bar, MSC (Def & Strat Stu), MA (SSS-USA), Bsc (Def Stu), ctf-ndu, psc handed over the command to Group Captain SAPT Piyaratne RSP, USP, MMS (Mil Com-PRC), BSc (Def Stu) in Mgt (Hons), psc.The new Base Commander, Group...
5:17pm on Friday 14th January 2022
The first ever Cycle Race on an expressway flagged off today (14 January 2022) at Meerigama Highway entrance.The SLAF cyclists, Leading Aircraftman Sanju Deemantha and Leading Aircraftwoman Nimalka Chamodini, clinched 2nd in both Men’s and Women’s Races respectively. The race covered the distance of 80 km from Meerigama to Kurunegala towards the expressway which made a novel experien...
2:24pm on Friday 14th January 2022
The Ground Training Wing at SLAF Academy China Bay proudly celebrated its anniversary upon completion of 29 years of service on 13th January 2022. The Ground Training Wing was initially established as the Combat Training School on 13th January 1993 and later changed its name as at present on 15th July 2013.The Ground Training Wing has been commanded by 26 Commanding Officers and presentl...
7:22pm on Thursday 13th January 2022
The inaugural Middle Grade Officer’s Leadership Symposium commenced this morning (13 January 2022) at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, Colombo. The opening ceremony was inaugurated with the arrival of the Chief Guest, Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Secretary to the State Ministry of National Security and Disaster Management, General Kamal Gunaratne (Re...
5:39pm on Thursday 13th January 2022
The Handing Over/ Taking Over Parade of SLAF Station Mirigama was held on 12 January 2022 where the outgoing Commanding Officer, Group Captain S A P T Piyarathne RSP, USP, MMS (Mil Com - PRC), BSc (Def Stu) in Mgt (Hons), psc handed over the command to Group Captain W W N T P Fernando RWP, RSP and Bar, MSc (Def & Strat Stu), psc.The new Commanding Officer, Group Captain W W N T P Fer...
6:40pm on Wednesday 12th January 2022
The press briefing of the ‘SLAF Sports Way Forward – 2022’, ‘Air Force Commander’s Cup Golf Tournament – 2022’, 23rd consecutive ‘Guwan Hamuda Papedi Sawariya’ and ‘71st Air Force Anniversary’ celebration was held at the Air Force Headquarters, Colombo today (12th January 2022).The highlights at the event were the presenting of ‘SLAF Sports Way Forward- 2022’ wh...
8:19pm on Tuesday 11th January 2022
The No 3 Maritime Squadron celebrates its 3rd anniversary today (11 January 2022) after the re-establishment of the Squadron at SLAF Academy China Bay. The customary working parade was reviewed by the Officer Commanding Operations, Squadron Leader MAU Manikarachchi. The celebration of the day held adhering to the COVID-19 prevention guidelines with the participation of all ranks of the S...
12:55pm on Tuesday 11th January 2022
The newly constructed Day Care Centre of SLAF Station Sigiriya was declared open by the Chairperson SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Charmini Pathirana yesterday (10th January 2022) fulfilling a pivotal welfare facility of the serving personnel of this Station.  This project was concluded under the supervision of Commanding Officer of SLAF Station Sigiriya, Group Captain Senaka Kulathun...
12:25pm on Saturday 8th January 2022
The Sri Lanka Air Force Regiment Special Forces (RSF) together with troops from the Sri Lanka Police Special Task Force (STF) conducted a raid on identified illegal cannabis cultivation site within the Kumana Forest Reserve on 05th and 06th January 2022.This mission carried out on the instructions of the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) and under the s...
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