Air Force News
7:53pm on Monday 15th August 2022
The first ever Indian Naval Dornier has been inducted to SLAF Fleet today (15th August 2022) in a ceremonial procession under the supervision by Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana at SLAF Base Katunayake as a way forward of the comradeship with neighboring India. The event was held under the auspices of the chief guest Chief of the Armed Forces and the President...
10:12pm on Saturday 13th August 2022
Marking a significant milestone of the National Air Defence Network, Air Defence Command & Control Centre completed the first ever Fighter Controllers’ Induction Course and the Certificate Awarding Ceremony at SLAF Station Mirigama yesterday (12 August 2022).The Ceremony was organized by all officers at the Station under the guidance of the Commanding Officer of Air Defence Command...
5:03pm on Friday 12th August 2022
The Graduation Ceremony of No 70 Junior Command and Staff Course was held today (12 August 2022) at the Junior Command and Staff College Auditorium at the SLAF Academy China Bay. The Director Aeronautical Engineering, Air Vice Marshal Prasanna Ranasinghe graced the ceremony as the Chief Guest.The ceremony marked the end of a 14 week long course attended by a total of 30 Officers out of w...
3:04pm on Friday 12th August 2022
In parallel to the ‘Nikini Poya Day’, Sri Lanka Air Force Air Scouts Group of Mirigama organized a “Soup Dansala” program yesterday (11 August 2022) at Mirigama. This charity event was organized under the supervision of Chairman of SLAF Air Scouts Group, Group Captain JAPS Jayawardena and under the Coordination of Group Scout Master of Mirigama Squadron Leader NPSS Durage. The ev...
9:59pm on Wednesday 10th August 2022
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Hon. Roshan Ranasinghe handed over the appointment letters to the officials of the National Sports Council who would assist the Minister of Sports on the aspects of sports policy today (10 August 2022) at the National Sports Council, Torrington. Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana is appointed as an active member of the National ...
7:32pm on Wednesday 10th August 2022
Sri Lanka Air Force is the pioneer of Air Scouting in Sri Lanka and first Air Scout Group of 57th Colombo Air Scout Troop had been established in 1972, by the Sri Lanka Air Force under the direction of the former Commander of the Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Padi Mendis. This year Air Scouts celebrated their Golden Jubilee and eight (08) Girl Air Scouts were awarded Membership Badge for ...
2:10pm on Monday 8th August 2022
Air Vice Marshal Dilshan Wasage USP, MSc (Def Stu) in Mgt, Pg Dip (IR) bid adieu to the Sri Lanka Air Force today (08 August 2022) after 35 years of dedicated service to the nation. At the time of his retirement, he held the appointment of Commanding Officer of the Sri Lanka Air Force Station Colombo.Air Vice Marshal Wasage made an official farewell call on the Commander of the Air Force...
2:07pm on Monday 8th August 2022
The Change of Command of SLAF Station Colombo, held today (08 August 2022) at the Station premises. The Handing Over/Taking Over parade was conducted at the Station where the Outgoing Commanding Officer, Air Vice Marshal MDJ Wasage USP, MSc (Def Stu) in Mgt, Pg Dip (IR) handed over the command to Air Commodore PSN Fernando RSP, MDS, MA (Sec Stu – USA), psc.After 35 years of illustrious...
7:18pm on Saturday 6th August 2022
Research and Development Wing celebrated its 7th anniversary yesterday (05 August 2022). The Research and Development Wing was established in 2015 at SLAF Base Katunayake with the primary vision of enhancing the research and development capabilities of the SLAF to promote innovation and indigenous development as the primary focus. While assisting all SLAF formations in their Research and...
3:50pm on Friday 5th August 2022
Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana was invited to conduct a Guest Lecture on "Sri Lanka Air Force Concerns on National Security" for the officers of Tri Services and Police of the Course No. 01 at National Defence College today (05 August 2022).The Commandant of the National Defence College, Major General Amal Karunasekara received the Commander on his arrival a...
3:45pm on Thursday 4th August 2022
The 39th phase of ‘Guwan Mithudam’ project was successfully concluded at David De Silva School, Andiambalama today (04 August 2022) by SLAF Station Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake under the guidance of the Chairperson, SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit Mrs. Charmini Pathirana. This project was undertaken to construct a Water Tank to facilitate the water supply for the school and ...
10:09pm on Wednesday 3rd August 2022
SLAF Station Mullaitivu celebrates its 11th Anniversary today (03 August 2022). The day’s celebrations commenced with the working parade and the address to all officers, airmen and civil staff of the Station by the Commanding Officer, Group Captain ADR Liyanaarachchige and followed by religious observances and an Elle tournament.In line with the anniversary celebrations, a Shramadana C...
6:14pm on Wednesday 3rd August 2022
The Sri Lanka Air Force Station Iranamadu proudly celebrates its 11th Anniversary today (03 August 2022) under the guidance of the Commanding Officer, Group Captain DMR Dassanayake. The anniversary day proceeding commenced with a traditional working parade which was reviewed by the Commanding Officer followed by an address to the all ranks and civilians. The Commanding Officer stressed t...
3:11pm on Wednesday 3rd August 2022
The Change of Command of SLAF Combat Training School Diyatalawa was held today (03 August 2022). The traditional Handing Over/Taking Over parade was conducted at the School Parade ground where the outgoing Commanding Officer, Air Commodore PSN Fernando RSP, MDS, MA (Sec Stu – USA), psc handed over the command to Group Captain SPVK Senadheera RWP, RSP, USP, MCPS, MDS, MHRM, BA (Def Stu)...
3:09pm on Wednesday 3rd August 2022
The Change of Command of No. 01 Air Defence Radar Squadron, SLAF Base Katunayake was held yesterday (02 August 2022) where Group Captain DNS Halahakoon USP, MSc (Det & Stat Stu), Pg (Def Mgt), Pg Dip (IR), psc handed over the command to Wing Commander WGND Wewakumbura USP, MSc (Def & Strat Stu), MSc (Mgt), Pg Dip (Def Mgt), AMITD (SL), MIM (SL), psc. The traditional Handing Over/...
2:08pm on Tuesday 2nd August 2022
The SLAF Dental Hospital Colombo celebrated its 8th anniversary yesterday (1 August 2022). The celebration commenced with the customary working parade reviewed by the Commanding Officer, Group Captain JPW Jayawickrama. Addressing to the gathering, he thanked all the past served dental officers, dental hospital staff and civilian staff who contributed for the development of the Hospital f...
3:38pm on Monday 1st August 2022
Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana declared open a new utility building for internal administration purposes at Kataragama Devala premises yesterday (31 July 2022). The opening was done amidst religious blessings being done by the Venerable Maha Sanga headed by the Chief Incumbent of Katharagama Kirivehera, Ven Kobawaka Damminda Thero.The new buildin...
2:22pm on Monday 1st August 2022
The Change of Command of SLAF Station Palaly was held on 30 July 2022 where Group Captain SPVK Senadheera RWP, RSP, USP, MCPS, MDS, MHRM, BA(Def Stu), MITD (SL), psc handed over the Command to Group Captain MPA Galappaththi RSP and Bar, USP.Group Captain MPA Galappaththi previously held the appointment as Commanding Officer No. 02 Leisure and Recreational Wing at SLAF Base Ra...
9:54pm on Saturday 30th July 2022
The 38th phase of “Guwan Mithudam” project was successfully completed at Dimuthu Preschool, Sigiriya yesterday (29 July 2022) by the SLAF Station Sigiriya under the guidance of the Chairperson Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs Charmini Pathirana.Renovations were carried out at the classroom building, store room and playground area of the Dimuthu Preschool through this phase. The renovated premi...
4:31pm on Friday 29th July 2022
SLAF Station Morawewa celebrated its 49th Anniversary today (29 July 2022). The day's celebrations commenced with the working parade and the address to all officers, airmen and civil staff of the station by the Acting Commanding Officer, Wing Commander GS Karunarathne followed by a tree planting programme and a cricket tournament.In line with the anniversary celebrations, a Shramadana Ca...
5:15pm on Thursday 28th July 2022
The 37th phase of ‘Guwan Mithudam’ project was successfully concluded at the Madithiyawela Primary School, Mirigama today (28 July 2022) by SLAF Station Mirigama. The Chairperson of SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Charmini Pathirana graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. More than 300 students are educating at this school and both the teachers and students faced numerous difficulties w...
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