Air Force News
12:10pm on Monday 16th January 2023
The Sri Lanka Carrom Federation hosted the 53rd National Carrom Championship from 10 November 2022 to 15 January 2023. The SLAF concluded the tournament with notable victories.A member of the SLAF Carrom team, Leading Aircraftman Wickramasinghe CABW, clinched the Championship in the Men’s Single Event and was ranked as the No. 1 in Sri Lanka Carrom. Also SLAF secured the Championship i...
12:35pm on Saturday 14th January 2023
Setting the decisive mission of "Waga Sangramaya", an Agricultural programme was implemented in a competitive manner within SLAF establishments in order to contribute to the National Food Production Drive. This was a brainchild of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana who gave his solemn blessings to select the best Agricultural project and to appreciate the ef...
12:34pm on Saturday 14th January 2023
Corporal Lakshika AP enlisted to the Sri Lanka Air Force on 12 November 2012 as a Ground Stewardess and has completed 10 years of service. She was selected to the SLAF Women's Wrestling Team in 2016 and has won several gold medals in her weight class. She was a member of the SLAF Women's Wrestling Team in 2019 and was chosen for the National Women's Wrestling Pool in 2016 and 2017.Subseq...
12:34pm on Saturday 14th January 2023
The 12th Defence Services Kabaddi Championship 2022/23 conducted from 12th January 2023 to 13th January 2023 at the Indoor Stadium of SLAF Base Katunayake and SLAF was entrusted in organizing this event in year 2023. A novel addition of Decision Review System (DRS) which supports umpires in decision making during this tournament, was implemented by the SLAF successfully for the first tim...
12:33pm on Saturday 14th January 2023
The Ground Training Wing at SLAF Academy China Bay proudly celebrated its 30th anniversary yesterday (13 January 2023). The celebration was conducted with the customary Working Parade at the Ground Training Wing premises with the participation of all Officers and Instructors.This Training Wing was initially established as the Combat Training School on 13 January 1993 and subsequently cha...
12:30pm on Saturday 14th January 2023
The Change of Command at SLAF Station Palaly held on 12 January 2023 and traditional handing over/ taking over parade took place at the Station parade square. Group Captain MADMC Manathunga RWP, RSP, psc took over the command of Sri Lanka Air Force Station Palaly from Group Captain MPA Galappaththi RSP and Bar, USP.Group Captain MADMC Manathunga previously held the appointment as Directo...
3:31pm on Friday 13th January 2023
Air Vice Marshal Roshan Biyanwila was appointed as the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Air Force effective from 01 January 2023. Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana officially handed over the letter of appointment to Air Vice Marshal Roshan Biyanwila at the Air Force Headquarters and conveyed his best wishes to the newly appointed Deputy Chief of Staff.Air...
2:42pm on Thursday 12th January 2023
The change of command at No.06 Air Defence Radar Squadron, SLAF Academy China Bay took place today (12 January 2023) and the traditional Handing over / Taking over parade was held at Squadron premises. The outgoing Commanding Officer Wing Commander SMK Gunarathne USP, MSc (Def & Strat Stu), Pg Dip (Def Mgt), psc handed over the command to Squadron Leader BGDP Jayarathne MSc (Def &...
8:44pm on Wednesday 11th January 2023
Under the direction of Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana, and the Chairperson of the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Charmini Pathirana, a special donation programme was held today (11 January 2023) to distribute gift packs to the school children of SLAF personnel who made the supreme sacrifices for the nation. The symbolic donation of gift packs was carried out a...
8:42pm on Wednesday 11th January 2023
The Prize Awarding Ceremony of the SLAF "Guwan Siththara" All Island Art competition was held at SLAF Trade Training School Ekala today (11 January 2023) under the guidance of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana. This competition was held in line with the 71st Anniversary of the SLAF. The event was graced by the Director General Training, Air Vice Marshal Ban...
4:10pm on Wednesday 11th January 2023
The Commander's Cup Golf Tournament 2023 the premier event in the golfing calendar will be held at the Air Force Eagles' Golf Links and Courses (AFEGLC), which will be hosted by the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF), often with the untiring assistance of Dialog Enterprise persuading as the Main Exclusive Sponsor. The event will take place in the spectacular Eagles' Golf Links in China Bay, Trin...
4:04pm on Wednesday 11th January 2023
No 3 Maritime Squadron proudly celebrated its 4th anniversary today (11 January 2023) after the reinstatement of the Squadron at SLAF Academy China Bay whilst completing its 26th year of operational service to the nation.At present, No. 03 Maritime Squadron is equipped with Beech King Air B-200 aircraft and Dornier 228 aircraft. The No. 3 Maritime Squadron is undertaking maritime/ land s...
3:37pm on Tuesday 10th January 2023
The Change of Command of the No 06 Helicopter Squadron at SLAF Base Anuradhapura held today (10 January 2023) and the traditional Handing over / Taking over parade took place at the squadron premises. The outgoing Commanding Officer, Group Captain JS Samarasekara RSP,  MSc,  (Def  & Strat Stu), psc handed over the Command of No 6 Helicopter Squadron at Sri Lanka Air Fo...
3:18pm on Tuesday 10th January 2023
The change of command at No 02 Air Defence Radar Squadron, SLAF Base Vavuniya held today (10 January 2023) and the traditional handing over /taking over parade was held at Squadron premises. The outgoing Commanding Officer Wing Commander DRT Mallawaarachchi MSc (Def & Strat Stu), Pg Dip (Def Mgt), psc handed over the command to Squadron Leader RMSN Ranasinghe MMS (Mil Com-PRC), Pg Di...
10:26am on Monday 9th January 2023
The 59th National Judo Championship 2023 was held from 06 January to 08 January 2023 at Jayathilake Indoor Stadium, Nawalapitiya. The final and awards ceremony were held at the same venue yesterday (08 January 2023). The Senior Deputy Inspector General of Sri Lanka Police in the Central Province, Priyantha Weerasooriya graced the occasion as the chief guest.The championship was conducted...
10:29pm on Saturday 7th January 2023
The No. 01 Leisure and Recreation Wing at SLAF Academy China Bay celebrated its 11th Anniversary today (07 January 2023). The day’s proceedings commenced with sporting events that were organized at the Marble Beach Resort premises. Addressing the personnel, the Commanding Officer Group Captain Viranga Premawardana recalled the services rendered by the Wing in the hospitality indu...
3:05pm on Saturday 7th January 2023
The Acting Commanding Officer Group Captain DSC Fernando RSP and two Bars, USP, Pg Dip (LRHRM) handed over the Command of Sri Lanka Air Force Station Mirigama to Group Captain SR Jayaratne WV, WWV, RSP, USP, MMS (Mil Com-PRC), BSc (Def Stu), Pg Dip (Def Mgt), psc, qhi today (07 January 2023). The traditional “Handing Over/Taking Over parade” was held at Station Sports Ground premises...
3:05pm on Saturday 7th January 2023
The Change of Command at No.02 Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering Wing, SLAF Base Ratmalana held today (07 January 2023). The traditional Handing Over/Taking Over parade was conducted at the wing premises where the outgoing Acting Commanding Officer, Wing Commander MJ Wijayanath psc handed over the command to Group Captain HMLS Lankathilake MSc (Mgt), MSc (Def & Strat stu)...
11:04am on Saturday 7th January 2023
The Change of Command of the No 07 Helicopter Squadron at SLAF Base Hingurakgoda took place yesterday (06 January 2023) and the traditional Handing Over/Taking Over parade was held at No 07 Squadron premises. The outgoing Commanding Officer Group Captain SR Jayaratne WV, WWV, RSP, USP, MMS (Mil Com-PRC), BSc (Def Stu), Pg Dip (Def Mgt), psc, qhi handed over the Command to Wing Commander ...
8:59pm on Thursday 5th January 2023
The two storey classroom complex at SLAF Trade Training School Ekala was declared open under the auspicious of Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana today (05 January 2023). The classroom complex project was designed and constructed by the Directorate of Civil Engineering and consists of 7 classrooms furnished with all classroom accessories that are to be utilized ...
2:16pm on Thursday 5th January 2023
The No. 10 Fighter Squadron, which is renowned as the "Lion Cubs," celebrated its 27th  anniversary today (05 January 2022). The day’s proceedings commenced with the customary working parade, which was reviewed by the Commanding Officer of the Squadron, Wing Commander WMTGPS Wijekoon at hangar premises.Addressing  squadron personnel, the Commanding Officer recalled the service ...
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