Air Force News
4:51pm on Wednesday 21st September 2022
The Defence Attaché at the Embassy of Russia in Sri Lanka, Colonel Aleksei A. Bondarev paid his maiden call on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana at Air Force Headquarters today (21 September 2022).After a discussion on matters of mutual interest, the Commander of the Air Force and the visiting dignitaries exchanged mementos to mark the occasion....
10:08pm on Tuesday 20th September 2022
Air Vice Marshal Janaka Amerasinghe RSP, USP, MDS, MHRM, MSSD, BSc (Def Stu) in Mgt, ndc (Ban), psc bid adieu to the Sri Lanka Air Force today (20 September 2022) after more than  36 years of dedicated service to the nation. At the time of his retirement, he held the appointment of Director Ground Operations of the Sri Lanka Air Force.Air Vice Marshal Amerasinghe made an official fa...
4:28pm on Tuesday 20th September 2022
As a concept followed by the SLAF which undertakes with the guidance of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana to curtail the excessive expenditure borne by the Government for printing the service-related various kinds of SLAF forms and training pamphlets, SLAF purchased a Digital Offset Printing Machine to the SLAF Printing Section at Trade Training School Ekal...
7:34pm on Friday 16th September 2022
SLAF emerged victorious with the triumph over the Sri Lanka Army in the final of the Japan-Sri Lanka Friendship National Baseball Championship yesterday (17 September 2022) at International Baseball Grounds, Diyagama.The tournament was organized to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Japan and Sri Lanka’s diplomatic ties and the 10th Anniversary of the Japan-Sri Lanka Friendship Baseba...
5:51pm on Friday 16th September 2022
The Inter Unit Golf Championship - 2022 was held at Eagles’ Catalina Golf Course Koggala today (16 September 2022). The awarding ceremony took place at the same venue with the graceful presence by Chief of Staff, Air Vice Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa as the Chief Guest.SLAF Academy China Bay titled the overall Championship and SLAF Base Katunayake clinched the First Runners Up whilst the SL...
5:51pm on Friday 16th September 2022
The 120th Airlift Wing of Air National Guard, Great Fall, Montana USA conducted a Mobile Training Team (MTT) event from 08 to 12 September 2022 with a participation of 06 Officers and 09 Airmen of SLAF representing different fields of involvement in airfield ground operations. The course was conducted as a part of the USA and Sri Lanka State Partnership Programme and the five-day program...
3:30pm on Friday 16th September 2022
The newly introduced National Defence College insignia which recognizes the Senior Military and Police members who have successfully completed the National Defence Course locally or overseas was conferred to the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana by Commandant National Defence College, Major General Amal Karunasekara today (16th  September 2022) at Air Forc...
3:30pm on Friday 16th September 2022
The SLAF Netball players who paved the way to clinch the Asian Championship title, Squadron Leader Chathurangi Jayasooriya and Corporal Rashmi Perera were felicitated by the Chairperson of SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs Charmini Pathirana at Air Force Headquarters today (16 September 2022).  The Chairperson awarded a special appreciation to the two idols in recognition of their fruitfu...
3:17pm on Friday 16th September 2022
The 10th Flight Safety Workshop for Officers of SLAF for the year 2022 was successfully completed today (16th September 2022) at Aeronautical Engineering Support Wing premises, SLAF Base Ratmalana.The Flight Safety Workshop was organized by Command Flight Safety Inspectorate of the SLAF to inculcate safety awareness among the Officers who are directly engaging with Air Operations of SLAF...
3:45pm on Thursday 15th September 2022
The Inter Unit Archery Championship - 2022 was held at SLAF Base Katunayake on 12, 13, and 14 September 2022. The awarding ceremony took place at Sports Ground Katunayake with the graceful presence by Director Civil Engineering, Air Vice Marshal HWMU Wijesinghe as the Chief Guest.The Men’s Championship was clinched by SLAF Combat Training School Diyatalawa whilst the Women’s Champion...
9:53am on Thursday 15th September 2022
In order to nurture highly qualified strategic decision-makers in the disciplines of national security, statecraft, diplomacy, and public policy to ensure national security and national development of Sri Lanka, the National Defence College (NDC) was established recently as the highest seat of military learning and the premiere institute to fosters strategic thinking for senior officers ...
9:17pm on Wednesday 14th September 2022
The 41st phase of ‘Guwan Mithudam’ project was successfully concluded at Alagapuri Primary School, Ramanadhapuram, Iranamadu yesterday (13 September 2022) by SLAF Station Iranamadu under the guidance of the Chairperson SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs Charmini Pathirana.A School building which had not been revamped for a long period was renovated in order to occupy the student of two clas...
5:11pm on Wednesday 14th September 2022
The SLAF both Men’s and Women’s Volleyball Teams who claimed top honours at the Munchee Super League Volleyball Championship on 28 August 2022, the two SLAF Netball superwomen who clinched the Asian Championship title, Squadron Leader Chathurangi Jayasooriya and Leading Aircraftwoman Rashmi Perera, SLAF Muscleman, Leading Aircraftman Chaminda Peris who won the Mr Sri Lanka title and ...
4:00pm on Tuesday 13th September 2022
The President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe, the Commander-in-Chief of Armed Forces granted approval to appoint Air Vice Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa as the Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Air Force, with effect from 12 September 2022.Accordingly, Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana, officially handed over the letter of ap...
8:33pm on Monday 12th September 2022
Air Vice Marshal Prasantha Payoe RWP, RSP, USP, MSc (NSWS - Pak), ndc (Pak), psc bid adieu to the Sri Lanka Air Force today (12 September 2022) after completion 37 years of dedicated service to the nation. At the time of his retirement, he held the appointment of Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Air Force.Air Vice Marshal Payoe made an official farewell call on the Commander of the Air Fo...
7:47pm on Saturday 10th September 2022
The Non Commissioned Officers’ Management School at SLAF Academy China Bay conducted the Certificate Awarding Ceremony of the No. 17 English Medium and No. 88 Sinhala Medium Non Commissioned Officers’ Management Courses yesterday (09 September 2022) under the patronage of the Senior Air Staff Officer of the Directorate of Air Operations, Air Commodore SDGM Silva as the Chie...
2:55pm on Friday 9th September 2022
The Inter Unit Volleyball and Beach Volleyball Championships 2022 were held from 31 Aug to 08 Sep 2022 at SLAF Base Katunayake. The Director Air Operations, Air Vice Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa graced the finals and awarding ceremony as the chief guest. The Chairman SLAF Volleyball, Air Commodore Nishantha Thilakasinghe, Base Commander SLAF Base Katunayake, Air Vice Marshal Lasitha Sumanawee...
12:58pm on Friday 9th September 2022
The opening ceremony of newly inaugurated Ayurveda Clinic at SLAF Hospital, Guwanpura conducted by Ayurvedic Physicians from Ayurveda Hospital Rajagiriya was held today (09 September 2022) under the patronage of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana. The clinic was commenced as per the concept by the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana ...
4:32pm on Thursday 8th September 2022
Master Warrant Officer WMSR Jayasinghe took over duties as the Command Master Warrant Officer (CMWO) of the Sri Lanka Air Force under the auspices of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana today (08 September 2022) at Air Force Headquarters. The Outgoing Command Master Warrant Officer of the SLAF, Master Warrant Officer DDAP Dissanayake handed over his duties to...
5:10pm on Wednesday 7th September 2022
A Japanese Orchestra Conductor Miss Keiko Kobayashi led a one-day workshop for the musicians of the SLAF Ceremonial Band at the Directorate of Performing Arts, SLAF Base Katunayake yesterday (06 September 2022). Miss Kobayashi, a well-known Japanese Orchestra Conductor had previously voyaged to Sri Lanka to perform at the annual concert with the Colombo Wing Orchestra at the Lionelwent T...
2:15pm on Tuesday 6th September 2022
The 40th phase of ‘Guwan Mithudam’ project was successfully concluded at Divisional Hospital Poovarasankulam yesterday (05 September 2022) by SLAF Regiment Training School Vanni under the guidance of the Chairperson SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs.Charmini Pathirana.    This project was undertaken to renovate an antenatal building at the hospital and installed Reverse Osmo...
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