Air Force News
3:46pm on Thursday 1st February 2024
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa declared open the newly constructed 5 Storey Officers’ Married Quarters building at SLAF Base Ratmalana today (01 February 2024).The opening ceremony commenced with the unveiling of the commemorative plaque and the symbolic handing over of the keys to the recipients of the new houses was done by the Commander. The Air Force Bo...
3:46pm on Thursday 1st February 2024
The Change of Command at Construction Machinery Wing, SLAF Base Katunayake was held yesterday (31 January 2024). The outgoing Commanding Officer, Group Captain MWCM Wakista BSc (Eng), C Eng, Pg Dip (Tech), MIE(SL), psc handed over the Command to Wing Commander UMSB Ariyarathna MSc (Def & Strat Stu), BSc (Eng), AMIE (SL), psc.The new Commanding Officer Wing Commander UMSB Ariyarathna ...
11:08pm on Tuesday 30th January 2024
The awarding ceremony for the Husma Raffle draw and felicitation of special achievements in the Grade 05 scholarship, G.C.E Ordinary Level Examination and G.C.E Advanced Level examinations were held yesterday (29 January 2024), at the SLAF Headquarters in Sri Jayewardenapura. Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest, along with the C...
8:14pm on Monday 29th January 2024
The Defence Services Men’s Hockey Team emerged victorious with the triumph over the Mercantile Hockey Association team while Defence Services Women’s Hockey Team became the Joint Champions during the finals in the 60th Men’s and 25th Women’s Senior Nationals Hockey Championship – 2023 today (29 January 2024) at the SLTB Shalika Grounds, Park Road, Colombo 05.Fourteen Men’s Ho...
7:39pm on Saturday 27th January 2024
The No 8 Tactical Transport Squadron conducted a comprehensive dinghy drill training session which is conducted for aircrew personnel yesterday (26 January 2024) at Mt. Lavinia Beach. This exercise, held quarterly, was overseen by Acting Director Flight Safety and Base Commander SLAF Base Ratmalana, Air Commodore Asela Jayasekera. The coordination of the training initiative was managed b...
11:39pm on Friday 26th January 2024
SLAF Station Bandaranaike International Airport celebrated 26th anniversary today (26 January 2024) together with all officers, other ranks and the civil staff under the guidance of the Commanding Officer, Group Captain Nishantha Priyadarshana.The day’s proceedings ensued with the customary working parade, which was reviewed by the Commanding Officer. In remarks, the Commanding Officer...
11:30pm on Thursday 25th January 2024
The Change of Command at SLAF Station Sigiriya was held yesterday (24 January 2024).The Handing Over/ Taking Over Parade took place at the Station parade ground where the outgoing Acting Commanding Officer, Wing Commander AMSK Amarakoon MHRM, B Com (Def Stu) handed over the command to Group Captain SV Premawardana USP, MSc (SMgt), Pg Dip (Def Mgt), MISMM, XF.The new Commanding Officer, G...
12:08pm on Wednesday 24th January 2024
The Change of Command at the No. 01 Leisure and Recreation Wing, SLAF Academy China Bay was conducted yesterday (23 January 2024).The traditional Handing Over/ Taking Over parade took place at the No. 01 Leisure and Recreation Wing Headquarters where the outgoing Commanding Officer, Group Captain SV Premawardana handed over command to Group Captain SGNUK Wickramasinghe. Group Captain SV ...
11:50pm on Tuesday 23rd January 2024
Air Vice Marshal Bandhu Edirisinghe was appointed as the Director General Planning in the Sri Lanka Air Force, effective from 12 January 2024. Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa officially handed over the letter of appointment to Air Vice Marshal Bandhu Edirisinghe at the Air Force Headquarters yesterday (22 January 2024) and conveyed his best wishes to the...
8:34pm on Monday 22nd January 2024
The Director General Logistics of the Sri Lanka Navy, Rear Admiral Chandana Rathnayake paid his farewell call on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa today (22 January 2024) at Air Force Headquarters, prior to his retirement from the SL Navy.After a brief discussion, mementos were exchanged to mark the occasion. The Commander praised him for his distin...
10:43am on Sunday 21st January 2024
The Sri Lanka Air Force and the Eagles’ Golf Links hosted the Commander’s Cup - 2024 Annual Golf Tournament, which was concluded yesterday (20 January 2024) in the picturesque settings of China Bay, close to the harbor city of Trincomalee. The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa graced this year’s tournament as the Chief Guest and he was accompanied by Mrs. Enok...
11:09pm on Saturday 20th January 2024
A momentous occasion unfolded at T/TN/ Morawewa North Sinhala Vidyalaya as the foundation stone for a new classroom building was laid on 18 January 2024, marking the commencement of a transformative project for the school and community. The Zonal Education Director (Trincomalee North), Group Captain Hemantha Balasooriya, Commanding Officer of SLAF Station Morawewa, and representativ...
9:22pm on Friday 19th January 2024
The newly constructed Cinnamon Cabana at Marble Beach Resort was declared open today (19 January 2024), by the Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa at the Marble Beach Resort premises. The opening ceremony was attended by Commandant SLAF Academy China Bay, Air Commodore RADTM Weeraratne, Commanding Officer No. 01 Leisure and Recreation Wing, Group Captain SV ...
6:52pm on Friday 19th January 2024
The annual All-Night Pirith Chanting Ceremony, devoted to honouring the personnel of the SLAF who made the supreme sacrifice for the Nation and evoked blessings for their souls and all the serving members of the SLAF, took place yesterday (18 January 2024) at SLAF Station Palavi. Subsequently, the almsgiving for 20 Venerable Maha Sanga was conducted this morning (19 January 2024) at the ...
5:11pm on Thursday 18th January 2024
The Boxing Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) organized and conducted the “96th Men’s and Women's National Boxing Championship -2023” from 13 January to 17 January 2024 at the Royal MAS Arena, Colombo 07. The event was graced by the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) as the Chief Guest. The championship featured more than 152 contestants from 25 reput...
11:56pm on Tuesday 16th January 2024
The change of command of No 61 Flight  Ratmalana was held today (16 January 2024). The handing over/ taking over parade was conducted where the outgoing Acting Flight Commander, Wing Commander JAR Jayawickrama MSc (Def & Strat Stu), psc handed over the command to Wing Commander AR Pathirage WWV and Bar, RSP and Bar, USP, Pg Dip (Def Mgt) as the 11th Flight Commander of the No 61...
9:08pm on Monday 15th January 2024
The "Sweep & Shoot" Shooting Championship 2024 took place from 12 to 14 January 2024, at the Sri Lanka Navy Shooting Range in Welisara. Over 194 top shooters from 22 prestigious shooting clubs in the country, including the Navy and Police, participated in this significant championship. Additionally, 15 male shooters and 4 female shooters represented the SLAF and showcased...
9:07pm on Monday 15th January 2024
The 60th National Judo Championship 2023 was held on 12 and 13 January 2024 at Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium, Colombo. The finals and awards ceremony was held at the same venue on 13 January 2024. Major General W P A D W Nanayakkara graced the occasion as the chief guest. The event was attended by Chairman SLAF Judo, Air Commodore DBV Weerasinghe, former Chairman SLAF Judo, Air Commodore MP...
8:15pm on Saturday 13th January 2024
Ground Training Wing at SLAF Academy China Bay proudly celebrated its 31st anniversary today (13 January 2024). This Training Wing was initially established as the Combat Training School on 13 January 1993 and subsequently changed its name to Ground Training Wing on 15 July 2013.The Ground Training Wing has been commanded by 28 Commanding Officers and is presently commanded by Group Capt...
7:37pm on Saturday 13th January 2024
Air Vice Marshal Waruna Gunawardana RSP, USP, MDS, MIExpE, ndc (Ban), psc bid adieu to the Sri Lanka Air Force today (13 January 2024), after completing more than 32 years of dedicated service to the nation. At the time of his retirement, he held the appointment of Deputy Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Air Force.Air Vice Marshal Gunawardana made an official farewell call on ...
11:00pm on Friday 12th January 2024
Air Vice Marshal Udula Wijesinghe USP, BSc (Def Stu), C Eng, MIE (SL), MCPM, AUKAP (UK) bid adieu to the Sri Lanka Air Force today (12 January 2024), after completing more than 32 years of dedicated service to the nation. At the time of his retirement, he held the appointment of Director General Constructions Engineering of the Sri Lanka Air Force.Air Vice Marshal Wijesinghe made an offi...
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