Air Force News
3:57pm on Friday 17th November 2023
The Sri Lanka Air Force Seva Vanitha Unit officially launched the ticket for "Wayo on Wings," a fundraising concert aimed to empower the capacity of the “Husma” project. The event, set to be a musical extravaganza, promises to give wings to the charitable initiatives of the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit.The ticket launching ceremony, held at Air Force Headquarters today (17 November 2023), ...
4:35pm on Thursday 16th November 2023
The 51st Inter Unit Swimming and 20th Water Polo Championship 2023 was organized by the Sir Lanka Air Force Aquatic Sports Pool and was held from 13 to 15 November 23 at Aquatic Sports Complex SLAF Base Ratmalana. The finals of the Inter Unit Swimming and Water Polo matches were held yesterday (15 November 2023), in which Chief of Staff of the SLAF, Air Vice Marshal Sampath Wickramaratne...
3:08pm on Thursday 16th November 2023
SLAF Station Katukurunda, under the overall command of Group Captain MP Abeywickrama, successfully conducted a simulated Humanitarian Assistant Disaster Relief (HADR) Exercise on 14 November 2023 across the flood-prone areas of Kaluthara District: Meegahathenna, Ingiriya and Bulathsinghala.The multifaceted mission exercise, comprising calibration of the Airborne Tracking and Monitoring D...
8:35am on Thursday 16th November 2023
A delegation of the Military Institute of Technology Pune and Defence Services Command and Staff Course Wellington, India visited Air Force Headquarters yesterday (15 November 2023).Two members of the delegation, namely Group Captain Alok Kumar Shrivastava and Colonel Ashish Upreti called on the Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Sampath Wickremaratne o...
8:30am on Thursday 16th November 2023
 A new agro-product initiative was launched by the SLAF Agro Unit on 14 November 2023, at SLAF Base Katunayake. The launching event was attended by Commanding Officer SLAF Agro Unit, Group Captain Daminda Samarathunga. This project focuses on the production of chicken nuggets, utilizing fresh chicken and recommended food ingredients to create a nutritious processed chicken devoid of...
11:51am on Wednesday 15th November 2023
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa, participated in the Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium 2023 held at Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, from  13 to 16 November 2023. This symposium, hosted by the United States Indo-Pacific Command, served as a critical platform for air chiefs worldwide to collaboratively address the multifa...
11:50am on Wednesday 15th November 2023
A friendly netball match was played between the Royal Air Force Netball Team and the Sri Lanka Air Force Netball Team yesterday (14 November 2023) at the Air Force Health Management Center, Colombo. The match was organized by George Stewart Holidays and was graced by the Defence Attaché to the British High Commission of UK in Colombo, Colonel Darren Woods as the Guest of Honour with his...
5:16pm on Monday 13th November 2023
The passing-out parade for No. 172 Regular Airmen, No. 42 Regular Airwomen and No. 40 Direct Entry Airmen Basic Combat Courses took place today (13 November 2023), at three major Sri Lanka Air Force training establishments, namely SLAF Academy China Bay, SLAF Combat Training School Diyatalawa and SLAF Station Ampara.The parade at China Bay was conducted as a Wet Weather Parade at the No....
11:39pm on Saturday 11th November 2023
The Sri Lanka Ex- Servicemen's Association (SLESA) honoured all fallen War Heroes, including those of the World Wars during a fitting ceremony that commemorated Remembrance Day, more popularly known as “Poppy Day”, at the Vihara Maha Devi Park Cenotaph today (11 November 2022). The President of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Hon. Ranil Wickremasinghe graced the occasion ...
11:39pm on Saturday 11th November 2023
SLAF actively participated in the exhibition conducted by the Ministry of Education in commemoration of the National Science Day from 08 to 10 November 2023 at the National Museum under the guidance of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa. Several Research and Development projects undertaken in SLAF were demonstrated during this exhibition, which includ...
11:51pm on Friday 10th November 2023
The Air Force Open PSA (Professional Squash Association) Squash Championship-2023 concludes on a high note at the Squash complex, SLAF Base Ratmalana today(10 November 2023). The finals were held the Women’s Open and Men’s Open categories. The occasion was graced by Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa as Chief Guest along with Chairman Air Force Squash, Group Capt...
11:50pm on Friday 10th November 2023
The Defence Attaché of the High Commission of India in Sri Lanka, Captain M. Anand, called on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa, today (10 November 2023) at Air Force Headquarters.The visiting Defence Attaché and the Commander discussed matters of mutual interest before exchanging official plaques to mark the visit....
11:36pm on Thursday 9th November 2023
The Eagle’s Cup Handball Tournament - 2023 was held at National Youth Center Indoor Stadium, Maharagama from 06 to 09 November 2023. The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa graced the award ceremony as the Chief Guest.The overall Women’s Team Championship was secured by SLAF whilst the SL Army turned into runners-up. Chief of Staff, Members of the Air Force Board ...
11:34pm on Thursday 9th November 2023
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa, conducted the Annual Commander’s Inspection at SLAF Station Weerawila today (09 November 2023).Commanding Officer of SLAF Station Weerawila, Group Captain Suresh Jayasinghe received the Commander on his arrival and a Street Line was accorded to the Commander. The Commander reviewed the Commander’s Inspection Parade, and the...
11:34pm on Thursday 9th November 2023
SLAF Base Anuradhapura celebrated its 41st anniversary today (09 November 2023). The anniversary celebrations were commenced with the customary working parade, followed by an address from the Acting Base Commander, Group Captain MART Munasinghe. Preceding the Base day celebrations, various programs were undertaken, including a Shramadana campaign at the 4th mile post temple on 24 October...
11:34pm on Thursday 9th November 2023
The Inter Unit and Open Badminton Championships 2023, held at the Air Force Health Management Center (AFHMC) Thummulla from 07 to 09 November 2023 with the participation of players representing the Sri Lanka Air Force establishments around the country. SLAF Base Katunayake, secured the Championship while SLAF Combat Training School, Diyatalawa, emerged as Runner-Up.The Awards Ceremony wa...
11:08pm on Thursday 9th November 2023
The Inter-Unit Soccer Championship - 2023 was held at SLAF Trade Training School Ekala on 07 November 2023. 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 Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Nishantha Thilakasinghe, gracing the event as the Chief Guest. The overall Women’s Team...
9:11pm on Wednesday 8th November 2023
The Rear Admiral Jeromy William and the delegation from United States of America paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa at Air Force Headquarters today (08 November 2023).The head of the delegation was received by the Acting Commanding Officer of SLAF Station Colombo, Air Commodore Chaminda Wickremaratne.Following the arrival, cordial discussi...
9:11pm on Wednesday 8th November 2023
The Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to Sri Lanka, His Excellency Maged Mosleh called on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa at Air Force Headquarters today (08 November 2023).After a discussion on matters of mutual interest, the Commander of the Air Force and the visiting dignitaries exchanged mementos to mark the occasion....
9:09pm on Wednesday 8th November 2023
SLAF Regiment Training School Vanni celebrated its 10th Anniversary yesterday (07 November 2023), with a focus on social and recreational activities, under the guidance of the Commanding Officer, Group Captain VGGB Piyasiri. The day commenced with the customary working parade, which was reviewed by the Commanding Officer. During his remarks, the Commanding Officer expressed his gratitude...
5:25pm on Wednesday 8th November 2023
The Directorate of Health Services successfully conducted a simulation exercise of an Aero Medical Evacuation and Transportation (AMET) of a critically ill patient in collaboration with the Trauma secretariat of the National Hospital Sri Lanka today (08 November 2023) at SLAF Base Anurahapura. This simulation exercise was an extended learning exposition to the lecture series conducted fo...
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