Air Force News
11:14pm on Friday 20th October 2023
The change of command of SLAF Station Palavi was taken place ceremonially today (20 October 2023), where Group Captain PS Alexander USP, PG Dip (IR), psc assumed the duties as the 14th Commanding Officer of the Station as the successor of Wing Commander PGB Madegewatta USP, Pg Dip (Def Mgt). The new Commanding Officer Group Captain PS Alexander previously held the appointment as Sta...
3:57pm on Friday 20th October 2023
The Directorate of health Services in collaboration with the Trauma secretariat of the National Hospital Sri Lanka, under the guidance of the Director General Health Services AVM (Dr) Lalith Jayaweera, conducted a training programme for Emergency, Intensive Care and Critical Care Consultants and Medical Officers from the Ministry of Health on 11 Oct 23 at SLAF Base Rma.The training cours...
11:55am on Friday 20th October 2023
The Indian Navy's Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) arrived at the SLAF Base Katunayake yesterday (19 October 2023) to conduct training for SLAF pilots and Sri Lanka Navy personnel in shipborne helicopter operations. This collaborative training initiative is part of the ongoing cooperation between the Indian and Sri Lankan armed forces.The primary objectives of this training deployment are...
11:57pm on Tuesday 17th October 2023
The Assistant Chief of Naval Staff – Foreign Cooperation in Indian Navy, Rear Admiral Nirbhay Bapna called on the Chief of Staff, Air Vice Marshal Sampath Wickremaratne in the absence of the Commander of Air Force who is away on an official commitment, today (17 October 2023).A cordial discussion was held between the Chief of Staff and visiting dignitaries on matters of bilateral impor...
12:20am on Tuesday 17th October 2023
The SLAF Women's Hockey “A” team emerged as runners-up in the 22nd “Nijabima Satana” all-island inter-club 7-a side hockey tournament, which was organized by the past pupils association of Vijaya Collage- Matale on 15 October 2023 at Edward Park Matale.The Air Force Women's Hockey team defeated the Army hockey team in the semifinals to reach the finals. In the finals, they lost t...
9:41pm on Sunday 15th October 2023
Sri Lanka Air Force Air Scout Group organized the ‘Eagles’ International Challenge Hike 2023 at the Gampaha Pilikuththuwa mountain range area yesterday (14 October 2023) to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Air Scouting in Sri Lanka. Air Scouting in Sri Lanka was started by the Sri Lanka Air Force in 1972. Air Scouting is the largest Community Social Responsibility project of t...
9:41pm on Sunday 15th October 2023
The SLAF Combat Training School Diyatalawa celebrated its 71st anniversary on today (15 October 2023), with a series of community service projects and religious activities under the guidance of the Commanding Officer, Air Commodore Vajira Senadheera, together with all officers, other ranks and civilian staff.As part of the commemoration of the formation day, Shramadana campaigns were con...
9:40pm on Sunday 15th October 2023
The No. 06 Air Defence Radar Squadron (ADRS) at SLAF Academy China Bay celebrated its 14th Anniversary today  (15 October 2023). The No. 06 ADRS was formed as an integral component of the National Air Defence System, which was commissioned on 15 October 2009 at SLAF Station Weerawila and subsequently relocated to SLAF Academy China Bay on 05 May 2012 to meet the operational requirem...
7:37pm on Saturday 14th October 2023
Another effort of the "Guwan Mithudam" Project was successfully carried out at Divisional Hospital Vaddakachchi by SLAF Station Iranamadu yesterday (13 October 2023), with the guidance of Chairperson SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Enoka Rajapaksa. This initiative aimed to enhance healthcare services for the local community.The project involved renovating and repainting Divisional Hospital ...
5:43pm on Saturday 14th October 2023
The Inter Unit Rugby Championship - 2023 was held at Rugby Ground SLAF Base Ratmalana yesterday (13 October 2023). The awarding ceremony took place at the same venue with the graceful presence of the Director General Ground Operations of SLAF, Air Vice Marshal GGWTK Gunawardena as the Chief Guest. SLAF Station Colombo Rugby Team won the title as Men’s Champions for the year 2023 w...
11:51pm on Thursday 12th October 2023
A delegation led by Group Captain Mike Jordan, Commandant of the Central Flying School Royal Air Force - UK and Commanding Officer of the Multi-Engine Examiner Squadron, Squadron Leader Simon Dacher, engaged in a comprehensive discussion with Sri Lanka Air Force Flying Instructors on today (12 October 2023). This event took place at the SLAF Base Ratmalana Officer's Mess premises. The di...
11:50pm on Thursday 12th October 2023
The Inter Unit Squash Tournament 2023 was held at Air Force Squash Complex, Ratmalana from 09 October to 12 October 2023. The SLAF Station Colombo team emerged as the champions of the Inter Unit Squash Championship 2023 by defeating the SLAF Ratmalana Technical Formation team.The champion team consisted of Air Commodore DRW Jayawardane, Group Captain KAASK Munasinghe, Group Captain DE Ge...
1:59pm on Thursday 12th October 2023
Commandant Central Flying School in Royal Air Force, UK, Group Captain Mike Jordan called on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa at Air Force Headquarters yesterday (11 October 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....
5:18pm on Tuesday 10th October 2023
The second and final day's sessions of the 'Colombo Air Symposium - 2023' began this morning (10 October 2023) at the Eagles Lakeside Banquet & Convention Hall, Attidiya, Ratmalana.The Symposium which was held under the theme ‘Fostering shared air interests in the IOR: Geopolitical Cooperation, Complexities and Compulsions’ commenced for the second day with the arrival of the gue...
5:17pm on Tuesday 10th October 2023
SLAF Station Colombo executed an Air Crash Emergency Response Drill this morning (10 October 2023) at Frazer Grounds, Wellawatta. This exercise was designed to simulate a hypothetical scenario wherein an MI – 17 Helicopter, carrying eight personnel crashed in the vicinity of Wellawatta.The objective of this drill was to evaluate and demonstrate the operational readiness and professiona...
8:06pm on Monday 9th October 2023
The Colombo Air Symposium-2023 (CAS), an annual International Academic Forum organized by the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF), was commenced for the sixth time after a three-year hiatus. Scheduled for two days at the Eagle’s Lakeside Banquet and Convention Hall, attended by intellectuals, diplomats, military leaders, policymakers, and technological experts.Under the direct guidance and supe...
6:01pm on Monday 9th October 2023
The Change of Command at Aeronautical Engineering Support Wing, SLAF Base Ratmalana was held today (09 October 2023) and the traditional handing over/taking over parade took place at the Base parade square where the outgoing Commanding Officer Group Captain BKDM Sumanasekara USP, AMITD (SL), psc handed over the Command to Group Captain GTUI Wjerathna USP, MSc (Def & Strat Stu), AMITD...
6:38pm on Saturday 7th October 2023
The 4Aviation Club, based in the Netherlands, offers a variety of aviation tours to unique destinations worldwide, catering to the interests of aviation enthusiasts. These tours range from standard spotters' trips, facilitating visits to air shows, to more extensive and exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences at airports, airbases, or aircraft manufacturing plants. Supported by a group o...
7:32pm on Friday 6th October 2023
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa, conducted the Annual Commander's Inspection at SLAF Base Ratmalana today (06 October 2023).During the Parade, three airmen were honoured with commendations by the Commander of the Air Force in recognition of their exceptional contributions and commendable work. Their names are as follows:Flight Sergeant Pradeep Kumara VPG (Air ...
12:57pm on Friday 6th October 2023
A dreadful accident occurred this morning (06 October 2023) in Colombo when a huge tree fell on to a bus at Liberty Roundabout in Kollupitiya. SLAF personnel promptly responded to the location, initiating the efficient rescue of passengers trapped within the bus. The rescue missions were undertaken in coordination with other dedicated rescue teams....
8:24pm on Thursday 5th October 2023
The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Sri Lanka, Her Excellency Miyon Lee called on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa at Air Force Headquarters today (05 October 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....
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