Air Force News
1:49pm on Saturday 1st June 2024
No. 4 VVIP/VIP Helicopter Squadron of the SLAF celebrated its 59th anniversary today (01 June 2024). The anniversary commenced with the customary working parade, with the participation of all the squadron personnel. Further, a community service project was carried out by assisting with the renovation work of the Sarvodaya Suwasetha Leela Jayasekara Child Development Centre at Rawathawatt...
5:21pm on Friday 31st May 2024
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa, conducted the Annual Commander’s Inspection at SLAF Base Hingurakgoda today (31 May 2024). The Commander reviewed the Inspection Parade, commanded by the Base Commander, Air commodore Dinesh Jayaweera. Further, the Certificates of Commendation were awarded to the following service personnel in recognition of their meritorious...
10:30pm on Thursday 30th May 2024
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa and the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) inspected the construction progress of the Nilgiri Stupa today (30 May 2024), a structure of significant historical and cultural importance in Buddhist history. This site, known for housing the largest number of relic caskets in the Eastern Province, is...
9:28pm on Thursday 30th May 2024
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa inspected the progress of construction site of the Cricket ground pavilion of Sri Lanka Air Force Base Katunayake on 29 May 2024. The construction project commenced on 04 May 2024 and is currently on progress, under the supervision of the Sri Lanka Cricket Board, Base Cmdr SLAF Base Katunayake Air Vice Marshal Deshapriya Silva, ...
4:45pm on Wednesday 29th May 2024
The founding stone was laid for the pavilion of the hockey and soccer grounds complex at Sri Lanka Air Force Trade Training school, Ekala today (29 May 2024). The event was graced by Commander of the Air Force Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa as the Chief Guest who laid the founding stone along with the Director General Welfare as the Chairman Sri Lanka Air Force Soccer Air Vice Marshal Sures...
4:45pm on Wednesday 29th May 2024
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa declared open the Church of the Holy Family after renovation at SLAF Base Katunayake today 29 May 2024. The dedication and blessing of the Church and the Catholic congregation was also conducted by the Clergy on the same day. Rev. Fr. Darrel Coonghe, the Director of Supuwath Arana at Seeduwa, Rev. Fr. Kennedy Perera, the Rector ...
4:45pm on Wednesday 29th May 2024
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa declared open the newly constructed  Office Complex and Lecture Hall building for No 49 CBRNE Wing SLAF Base Katunayake today (29 May 2024).The Commanding Officer Group Captain Nilendra Perera welcomed the Commander, Air Force Board of Management and ushered to unveil of the opening plaque. The No. 49 Chemical/Biological/Nu...
4:44pm on Wednesday 29th May 2024
The Director General of Center for Defence Research and Development in the Ministry of Defence, Major General BI Assalaratchi called on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa at Air Force Headquarters yesterday (28 May 2024).Following discussions on future research and development programmes related to the SLAF under the Centre for Defence Research and Development, t...
9:17pm on Monday 27th May 2024
The Japan – Sri Lanka Friendship Association, with the generous support of the Mr. Goto Hideaki and the other members of the delegation, handed over two Nissan Ambulances, five scholarships for deserved schoolchildren and a consignment of reading spectacles to the Sri Lanka Air Force today (27 May 2024) in a ceremonial procession at Air Force Headquarters. The delegation officially han...
4:21pm on Monday 27th May 2024
The Colombo Airshow and Defence Exhibition (CADE) 2024 has been rescheduled from 26 February to 02 March 2025 at Galle Face and Colombo Marina. This postponement is in response to numerous requests from international partners, defense industry stakeholders, and foreign air forces, allowing for greater participation opportunities.The event will continue to feature the same exciting segmen...
10:07am on Sunday 26th May 2024
Amidst a sudden health concern while on duty on UN Peacekeeping Missions in the Central African Republic, a senior non-commissioned officer found himself under the care of an extensive medical evacuation process. Beginning on 16 May 2024, he was swiftly attended to at various medical facilities across Africa, from Bria to Bangui and eventually Entebbe, Uganda. The journey continued to Na...
7:41pm on Saturday 25th May 2024
The Japan-Sri Lanka Friendship Association celebrated a significant occasion today, (25 May 2024) with the official opening of a newly constructed building at Thalkote Primary School.The ceremony was marked by the presence of representatives from the Japan-Sri Lanka Friendship Association, including the President of Suntecbios Company, Mr. Hideaki Goto and the President of Global Company...
9:29am on Saturday 25th May 2024
The 09th Sri Aviation contingent in MINUSCA recently carried out air operations to support 'Operation Bambouti' initiated by Force Headquarters to establish a UN presence in the far east of the country to secure the MSR4 (connecting the Central African Republic-South Sudan) from increasing security threats from several factions. The helicopter and crew were attached to the forward operat...
11:06pm on Thursday 23rd May 2024
Sri Aviation Bria in the Central African Republic was tasked with undertaking an early dawn Casualty Evacuation mission (CASEVAC) on 20 May 2024. Mi-17 UNO 324P was designated to carry out the challenging CASEVAC operation. It was done with a strong sense of purpose and professionalism, understanding the critical nature of the mission and the importance of ensuring the safe evacuation of...
11:06pm on Thursday 23rd May 2024
The Sri Lanka Air Force claimed victory in the National Taekwondo Championship 2024 after an exciting competition in the Sports Hostel Complex Gymnasium of the Ministry of Sports, Colombo-07, held from 20 May to 21 May, 2024.The championship was graced by distinguished guests, including the Secretary of the Olympic Committee, President of the Sri Lanka Taekwondo Federation, Mr. Chaminda ...
10:12pm on Wednesday 22nd May 2024
Under the guidance of the Chairperson of SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Enoka Rajapaksa, SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit organized the “Vesak Bethi Gee Saraniya-2024” today (22 May 2024) at the Independence Square Colombo 07.The Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa, graced this occasion as the Chief Guest.The event commenced with a “Kavya Darmadeshana” session p...
8:33pm on Wednesday 22nd May 2024
The newly constructed Headquarters Complex of the Sri Lanka Ex-Servicemen’s Association (SLESA) was declared open today (22 May 2024) by the President, Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe, at Akuregoda, Battaramulla. Upon his arrival at the venue, the President was welcomed by SLESA President, Major General Upul Perera (Retd). Construction of the 10,032 square feet, two-story SLESA complex ...
3:57pm on Wednesday 22nd May 2024
Air Vice Marshal Deepal Munasinghe was appointed as the Director General Logistics in the Sri Lanka Air Force, with effect from today (22 May 2024). Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa, officially handed over the letter of appointment to Air Vice Marshal Deepal Munasinghe at the Air Force Headquarters and conveyed his best wishes to the newly appointed Director Genera...
3:56pm on Wednesday 22nd May 2024
A 19-member delegation from the Electrical, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Sectional Committee (EETESC) of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL) which is the prime institution and the apex body of engineering professionals in Sri Lanka, visited the Engineering Formations at Sri Lanka Air Force Base Katunayake yesterday (21 May 2024).The delegation was led by Eng. D...
10:15pm on Tuesday 21st May 2024
The Commander of the  Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa, along with Director General Planning, Air Vice Marshal Bandu Edirisinghe, and Director General Air Operations, Air Vice Marshal Lasitha Sumanawera, attended the Flight Safety Review Workshop held at the No. 04 VIP/VVIP Helicopter Squadron today (21 May 2024). Pilots from other flying squadrons participated in the workshop...
10:15pm on Tuesday 21st May 2024
A five-member delegation representing the major defence item supplier NORINCO Company in China and the local representative of NORINCO Company, Diesel & Hydraulic Engineering (Pvt) Ltd, met the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa, at Air Force Headquarters today (21 May 2024). The delegation was headed by the High-Level Commissioner of Military Trade, Mr. Luo Xian...
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