Air Force News
9:53pm on Wednesday 1st November 2023
SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit organized a lecture on “How to inculcate a healthy relationship with your partner” for the service personnel and their spouses yesterday (31 October 2023) at the main Auditorium of SLAF TTS Ekala. The programme was conducted by Mr. Akila Vimanga Senewirathne together with Mrs. Subhashini Ekanayake. Mr. Akila Vimanga Senewirathne is a renowned Sinhala language i...
11:51pm on Tuesday 31st October 2023
SLAF Cyclist Leading Aircraftsman (LAC) Namarathna SR won the Men’s Solo event of ‘6th Race the Pearl’ International Ultra High Endurance Cycling Race conducted by Spinner Cycling on 28 October 2023 from Point Pedro to Dickwella. LAC Namarathna also set a new record by finishing the event within 19 hours 22 minutes and 36 seconds clocking an average speed of 30.95 kmph. The Cyclist...
4:21pm on Tuesday 31st October 2023
Under the guidance of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa together with the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Peradeniya and Central Environment Authority instigated the eight wave of seed bombing at Labugasdamana Government Forest Reservation in Anuradhapura on 30 and 31 October 2023.Under the close supervision of Commanding Officer SLAF Agro Unit, Grou...
4:21pm on Tuesday 31st October 2023
The Sir Lanka Aquatic Sports Union (SLASU) organized the National Water Polo Championship 2023, which took place from 29 October to 30 October 2023, at the Air Force Aquatics sports complex, Ratmalana. The Air Force Men’s team claimed the title of National Water Polo Championship consecutively for the second years with a score of 15 - 08 in the final against Royal College Union Aquatic...
4:18pm on Tuesday 31st October 2023
The Bell 212 SUH 537 gallantly logged 10,000 flying hours on 28 Oct 2023. This exceptionally versatile flying machine initially crafted in August 1982 earned its rightful place in the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) in 1985. It commenced its service with a modest eighty-two flying hours under the banner of the No 4 Helicopter Squadron. In 1994, a significant transition took place when SUH 537...
11:43pm on Monday 30th October 2023
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa 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 Course No. 02 at National Defence College today (30 October 2023).The Commandant of the National Defence College, Major General Sujeewa Senarath Yapa received the Commander on his arrival a...
4:09pm on Monday 30th October 2023
The Sri Lanka Air Force and the Eagles’ Golf Links hosted the second edition of Eagles’ Monsoon Cup  Golf Tournament, which was concluded yesterday (29 October 2023) in the picturesque settings of China Bay, close to the harbour city of Trincomalee. The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa graced the tournament as the Chief Guest. The tournament was powered by...
4:07pm on Monday 30th October 2023
The "Aircrew Water and Jungle Survival Training Course No. 02-2023" was successfully conducted at SLAF Combat Training School Diyatalawa and SLAF Station Ampara from 16th to 28th October 2023, with the participation of 18 aircrew members, including 06 Pilots, 02 Flight Engineers, 01 U/T Flight Engineer, 02 Loadmasters, 05 Air Gunners and 02 Cabin crew. Furthermore, one foreign ...
10:08am on Sunday 29th October 2023
A house constructed by SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, under special full house category was handed over to Sergeant Niroshana GS yesterday (28 October 2023). and the house warming ceremony was held at No. 10/39, Weheregama, Central Camp, Ampara. The Chairperson of the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Enoka Rajapaksa, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.The SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit funded this proj...
11:54pm on Saturday 28th October 2023
The Commander of the Air Force Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksha Conducted the Annual Commander’s Inspection at Sri Lanka Air Force Station Piduruthalagala yesterday (27th October 2023).Commanding Officer Group Captain Thushara Bandara received the Commander on his arrival and a Street Lining was accorded to the Commander. The Commander inspected all areas of the Station including No 07 Air...
11:54pm on Saturday 28th October 2023
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksha, conducted the Annual Commander’s Inspection at Sri Lanka Air Force Combat Training School Diyatalawa yesterday 27th October 2023.At the entrance to the School, the Commander of the Air Force was received with a horse cavalcade representing the historical links of ‘Stable Hill camp’. The Commander reviewed the Commander�...
5:39pm on Saturday 28th October 2023
SLAF Base Vavuniya celebrated its 45th anniversary yesterday (27 October 2023) by giving prominence to social and recreational activities under the guidance of the Base Commander, Group Captain PN Gunthilake together with all Officers, other ranks and the civil staff.The day's proceedings followed with the customary working parade, which was reviewed by the Base Commander. In remarks, th...
11:35pm on Friday 27th October 2023
Air Vice Marshal  OANS Fernando RSP, USP, MSc (Def Stu) in Mgt, MDS, MHRM, BSc (Def Stu) in Mgt, ndc, psc bid adieu to the Sri Lanka Air Force, today (27 October 2023), after completing more than 34 years of dedicated service to the nation. At the time of his retirement, he held the appointment of Director General Welfare, at Air Force Headquarters Colombo.Air Vice Marshal Fernando ...
11:34pm on Friday 27th October 2023
The ‘Guwan Mithudam’ CSR project was successfully concluded today (27 October 2023) at Nalanda Vidyalaya by SLAF Academy China Bay. This project was initiated under the guidance of the Chairperson of SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Enoka Rajapaksa. The project was set in motion to fully renovate the science laboratory of the school in order to create a conducive setting and facilitate t...
6:37pm on Friday 27th October 2023
The Sri Lanka Air Force has launched a fire operation to douse the fire that broke out in in a clothing store situated on 2nd Cross Street in Pettah, Colombo today morning (27 October 2023). In response to this emergency, the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) swiftly initiated a coordinated effort with the Colombo Fire Brigade to douse the fire and conduct successful rescue operations.In additi...
11:03pm on Wednesday 25th October 2023
The change of command of SLAF Station Colombo was held today (25 October 2023) at the Station premises. The handing over/ taking over parade was conducted at the Station where the outgoing Commanding Officer, Air Commodore PSN Fernando RSP, MDS, MA (Sec Stu - USA), psc handed over the command to Air Commodore C Wickramaratne RWP, USP, MDS, MA (Sec Stu-USA), ndc (Pak), psc.The outgoing Co...
11:50pm on Tuesday 24th October 2023
The Directorate of Health Services successfully conducted a simulation exercise of an Aeromedical evacuation of a critically ill patient in collaboration with the Trauma secretariat of the National Hospital Sri Lanka on 24 October 2023 at SLAF Base Ratmalana. This simulation exercise was an extended learning exposition to the lecture series conducted for the Consultants and Medical offic...
11:48pm on Tuesday 24th October 2023
The Fire and Rescue service of Sri Lanka Air Force has conducted a fire and rescue drill at the Lanka Hospitals Corporation Narahenpita, Colombo 05 today (24 October 2023.)A total of 33 SLAF Firefighters have participated in the firefighting and rescue exercise with the supervision of SLAF Chief Fire Officer Group Captain WKASW Vithana. The exercise commander was Squadron Leader KJM Rana...
11:48pm on Tuesday 24th October 2023
The Director National Cadet Corp, Brigadier GS Fonseka called on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa at Air Force Headquarters today (24 October 2023). After a discussion on matters of mutual interest, the Commander of the Air Force and the Commandant exchanged mementos to mark the occasion....
11:27pm on Tuesday 24th October 2023
The newly established automated Rice Mill at Sri Lanka Air Force Morawewa commenced its operational activities  today (24 October 2023). Installation of this new Rice Mill was done under the guidance and the assistance of the Commander of the Air Force Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa.The initial operations were inspected by the Commandant Sri Lanka Air Force Academy China bay, Air Commo...
6:29pm on Tuesday 24th October 2023
The Directorate of Health Services has commenced the Diploma in Physiotherapy programme for nursing assistants of tri-services in Sri Lanka. The inauguration ceremony was held at the auditorium of SLAF Base Hospital Katunayake yesterday (23 October 2023). The opening ceremony of the programme was graced by Director General Health Services AVM (Dr) Lalith Jayaweera, Director Special Train...
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