Air Force News
9:29pm on Tuesday 7th November 2023
The Inter unit Basketball Championship-2023 was held at Air Force Health Management Center Thummulla from 30 October 2023 to 06 November 2023. The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa graced the finals and awarding ceremony as the Chief Guest.The overall Women’s Championship was clinched by SLAF Academy China Bay whilst SLAF Base Ratmalana emerged as the Runners-up. ...
9:27pm on Tuesday 7th November 2023
The SLAF Men's Weightlifting Team emerged as the champions in the Sri Lanka Youth/Senior/Junior Novices Weightlifting Championship 2023. This prestigious competition took place from 04 to 06 November 2023, at the National Sports Complex in Polonnaruwa.The event was attended by the Chairman SLAF Weightlifting, Air Commodore Vajira Senadeera, Secretary SLAF Weightlifting, Wing Commander Ch...
4:13pm on Tuesday 7th November 2023
The Change of Command of the No. 06 Helicopter Squadron at SLAF Base Anuradhapura was held yesterday (06 November 2023) with the traditional Handing over / Taking over parade took place at the squadron premises. The outgoing Commanding Officer, Group Captain MART Munasinghe RSP and Bar, USP, MMS (Mil Com – PRC), BSc (Def Stu), Pg Dip HRM, Pg Dip (Def Mgt), psc handed over the Command o...
4:03pm on Tuesday 7th November 2023
The SLAF Station Palavi assisted to the flood-affected individuals in Buddhi Gaminipura village, which included preparing and distributing 1,200 meal packets to the victims of the Nagavilluwa area in the Puttalam District on 05 November 2023, in coordination with government officials. All the personnel of the Station actively contributed to the effort, leading to the expected success....
3:39pm on Monday 6th November 2023
The Awarding Ceremony of Air Crew Qualification Insignia was held today (06 November 2023) at Air Force Headquarters, where the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa, graced the event as the chief guest. Accordingly, Flight Engineer, Load Master, Air Surveillance Brevets and Fighter Controllers' Badges were awarded to the individuals who qualified for the respective tra...
2:25pm on Monday 6th November 2023
The 2nd  South Asian Sambo Championship, organized by the Bangladesh Sambo and Kurash Association, was held from 01st November to 04th  November 2023, at the Shahid Tajuddin Ahmed Indoor Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A total of 172 players from six countries competed in 56 weight categories.SLAF Judo Player Copral Chandima AAA secured the bronze medal in the 88 Kg weight catego...
11:51pm on Sunday 5th November 2023
The Air Force Museum at SLAF Base Ratmalana celebrated its 14th Anniversary today (05th November 2023), under the guidance of the Commanding Officer, Group Captain BKDM Sumanasekara.In honour of the occasion, the Air Force Museum has organized a Shramadana Campaign at Hindu College Ratmalana, Siri Vijitharamaya and Jumma Masjid Mosque at Ratmalana. Additionally, a Bodhi Pooja...
7:56pm on Sunday 5th November 2023
The Community Service Project was successfully concluded yesterday (04 November 2023), at Ananda Balika National School in Polonnaruwa, led and closely supervised by Base Commander SLAF Base Hingurakgoda, Group Captain PDSS Gunawardane.The project involved the renovation of the 71-year-old Sugala Devi Hall and the transformation of an old classroom building into the main administrative b...
5:20pm on Friday 3rd November 2023
The ‘Guwan Mithudam’ CSR project was successfully concluded today (03 November 2023) at Mullivaikkal East Government Tamil Mix School by Sri Lanka Air Force Station Mullaitivu, under the guidance of the Chairperson of Sri Lanka Air Force Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Enoka Rajapaksa.  The project involved renovating and repainting of the school’s lavatory complex and installation of...
5:20pm on Friday 3rd November 2023
The ‘NDC Research Symposium 2023’ of National Defence College was held at the Auditorium, Faculty of Graduate Studies, KDU yesterday  (02 November 2023) under the theme “Strategizing Security Challenges in a Dynamic Environment".The event was exclusively designed to promote defence research culture and create an environment to explore research ideas related to the discipline o...
5:19pm on Friday 3rd November 2023
A special donation program was organized at Karavilayaya Maha Vidyalaya in Embilipitiya yesterday (02 November 2023), by the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit. This school is located in a rural area in the Ratnapura district and receiving education approximately 400 students. These children face significant challenges in meeting their basic educational needs due to financial constraints.In response...
5:19pm on Friday 3rd November 2023
The passing out parade of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) Hermann Loos and De Soysa Championship 2023 was held yesterday (02 November 2023) at the NCC Training Centre at Rantembe.  The Hermann Loos and De Soysa Trophies of this year were won by Ananda College Colombo Cadet Platoon and Girls' High School Kandy Cadet Platoon. The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa ...
9:54pm on Wednesday 1st November 2023
The Ananda College, Colombo pioneering Sri Lanka's First English Buddhist School Celebrates 137th Author's Day with the Grand Opening of 'Ananda Museum' today (01 November 2023).  This remarkable project, five years in the making was brought to completion under the guidance of the school's current Principal, Mr. Lal Dissanayake and was executed by the College Archaeological Society....
9:54pm on Wednesday 1st November 2023
A collaborative exercise involving with Indian Naval Advance Light Helicopter (ALH), Sri Lanka Navy and Sri Lanka Air Force took place from 19 October 2023 to 31 October 2023 for the second consecutive year. The exercise was concluded successfully in the seas off Colombo.  The Sri Lankan Naval Ship Vijayabahu, along with the Indian Navy Advance Light Helicopter - IN 710, participate...
9:53pm on Wednesday 1st November 2023
The Sri Lanka Air Force has once again demonstrated its unwavering commitment to community service by successfully concluding a significant intraocular lens transplant surgery event for the less privileged villagers residing around the Air Force Academy in China Bay. This benevolent endeavor was made possible through the invaluable guidance and support of Air Vice Marshal Lalith Jayaweer...
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...
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