Air Force News
4:31pm on Wednesday 20th September 2023
The Radar Maintenance Wing at SLAF Katunayake celebrated its 14th anniversary today (20 September 2023). The Wing was established at SLAF Base Katunayake on 20 September 2009 and has since become the key maintenance organization for Radar systems in the National Air Defense Network of Sri Lanka.In line with the Anniversary, customary Working Parade was conducted at the Wing premises and ...
3:26pm on Wednesday 20th September 2023
The Defence Advisor at Bangladesh High Commision in Sri Lanka, Commodore MD Shafiul Bari, made his farewell call on Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa, today (20 September 2023) at Air Force Headquarters. The outgoing Defence Advisor expressed his gratitude to the Commander for all the cooperation extended during his tenure.After a brief discussion, mementos were exc...
3:26pm on Wednesday 20th September 2023
Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa, the Commander of the Air Force, in his capacity as the President of the Air Force Sports Council (AFSC), graced a special felicitation ceremony held this morning (20 September 2023), at Air Force Headquarters. The ceremony honoured sportsmen and women from the SLAF who excel in various disciplines including Athletics, Archery, Tennis, Handball, Hockey, Golf, ...
3:25pm on Wednesday 20th September 2023
The Defence Services Games Karate 2023 was conducted on 13, 18 and 19 September 2023 and the Awarding Ceremony was held at the SLAF Health Management Center, Colombo with the graceful presence of the Director General Training, Air Vice Marshal Lasitha Sumanaweera as the Chief Guest.SLAF Women’s Karate Teams secured the Championship in Women’s whilst SLAF Men’s Team claimed the Runn...
7:39pm on Tuesday 19th September 2023
A 29-member delegation from the Defence Services Command and Staff College of Bangladesh visited Air Force Headquarters today (19 September 2023).The delegation was led by Captain Abul Bashar Mohommad Faisal Haider Chawdhury along with Officers who are currently on their Study Tour to Sri Lanka.The head of the delegation called on Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Sampath...
7:32pm on Tuesday 19th September 2023
The SLAF Seva Vanitha unit recently organized the "Guwan Randaru Siththam" Art competition in line with upcoming World Children's Day 2023. Approximately 400 children of serving members of the Air Force enthusiastically participated in this competition across 24 Air Force establishments.The selection of winners took place at the Air Force Headquarters yesterday (18 September 2023), where...
10:44pm on Monday 18th September 2023
The Inter Unit Elle Men’s and Women’s Championships – 2023 concluded  today (18 September 2023) at Sports Ground SLAF Base Katunayake. The acting Director General Aeronautical Engineering, Air Vice Marshal MPA Mahawattage graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.SLAF Base Katunayake secured the Men’s Championship whilst the No. 26 Regiment Wing of SLAF Base Katunayake claimed ...
10:44pm on Monday 18th September 2023
The culinary competition is a significant event that recognizes outstanding hotels, banquet halls and reception venues in various culinary categories such as cooking, pastry, baking, mocktails and carving.A team of eight members from the "Eagles’ Lagoon View" Banquet Hall participated under the guidance of the Director General Logistics, Air Vice Marshal Nishantha Thilakasinghe in the ...
5:09pm on Monday 18th September 2023
Air Vice Marshal Udula Wijesinghe, the Director General Construction Engineering in the SLAF, performed the excellence in his golfing prowess in the South West Monsoon Meet-2023, hosted at the Royal Colombo Golf Club course. In recognition of his outstanding skills on the greens, Air Vice Marshal Udula Wijesinghe was conferred with the Calcutta Medal, during the tournament. The Calcutta ...
9:26pm on Sunday 17th September 2023
The 9th annual memorial General Deshamanya Denis Perera oration was convened on 15 September 2023 by the Association of Retired Flag Rank Officers (ARFRO) at the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University. This significant event was attended by the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa and was organized under the predominant theme of "Gray Zone Maritime Co...
8:05pm on Sunday 17th September 2023
A significant knowledge and experience sharing program was conducted at SLAF Base Anuradhapura yesterday (16 September 2023) with the primary aim of expanding the horizons of currently serving Mi-17 Helicopter Flight Engineers. This noteworthy event brought together a total of 26 Flight Engineers, which included two retired Flight Engineers, 13 Flight Engineer Officers and 11 airmen.The ...
8:00pm on Sunday 17th September 2023
SLAF Combat Training School in Diyatalawa facilitated a meaningful event known as the "Pindapatha Charika," deeply rooted in traditional Buddhist practice, on 15 September 2023. The monks proceeded on a peaceful and meditative walk, retracing the footsteps of ancient Buddhist traditions and bestowing their blessings upon the School and its community.This meritorious event which aimed to ...
11:04pm on Friday 15th September 2023
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa conducted the annual Commander's inspection at SLAF Station Mirigama today (15 September 2023).During the course of the inspection, the Commander visited station Headquarters, the Air Defence Command and Control Centre, the Officer’s Mess, and all other areas of the station, followed by an All Ranks Lunch at the Airmen's Mess....
4:03pm on Friday 15th September 2023
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa, concluded the Commander’s Inspection at SLAF Trade Training School, Ekala yesterday (14 September 2023).The Commander reviewed the Commander's Inspection Parade, which was commanded by the Commanding Officer of SLAF Trade Training School Ekala, who is also the Director Trade Training of SLAF, Group Captain Uditha Piyasena.&nb...
4:01pm on Friday 15th September 2023
Air Vice Marshal Roshan Biyanwila, VSV, USP, MBA (UK), ndc (Ind), psc, bid adieu to the Sri Lanka Air Force  yesterday (14th of September 2023)  after more than 35 years of dedicated service to the nation. At the time of his retirement, he held the appointment of Deputy Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Air Force.Air Vice Marshal Biyanwila made an official farewell call on the C...
10:30pm on Wednesday 13th September 2023
The High Commissioner of New Zealand to Sri Lanka, His Excellency Michael Appleton called on the Commander of Air force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa today (13 September 2023).A cordial discussion was held between the Commander and visiting High Commissioner on matters of bilateral importance after which official plaques were exchanged to mark the occasion.  ...
3:59pm on Tuesday 12th September 2023
Newly appointed Vice Chancellor of Kotelawala Defence University, Rear Admiral Dammika Kumara called on the Commander of Air force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa this morning (12 September 2023).The Vice Chancellor was received by the Commanding Officer of SLAF Station Colombo, Air Commodore Suresh Fernando.After the cordial discussions, official plaques were exchanged between the Commande...
5:17pm on Monday 11th September 2023
SLAF Station Iranamadu executed a series of Special Community Service initiatives yesterday (10 September 2023) with the primary objectives of enhancing educational standards among local children, promoting civil-military cooperation and fostering social harmony within the surrounding village communities. These initiatives encompassed the distribution of essential supplies, including sch...
1:45pm on Monday 11th September 2023
Newly appointed Director General Civil Security Department, Air Vice Marshal RS Biyanwila called on the Commander of Air force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa this morning (11 September 2023).The Director General was received by the Acting Commanding Officer of SLAF Station Colombo, Group Captain Mangala Seneviratne and the Guard of Honour was conferred by the Colour Wing of SLAF.After the ...
9:59pm on Saturday 9th September 2023
The Change of Command of SLAF Station Koggala was conducted yesterday (08 September 2023). The traditional Handing over / Taking over parade took place at the station parade ground where the outgoing Commanding Officer, Group Captain RMT Rajapaksha USP, MSc (Def & Strat Stu), MBA (Log Mgt), Pg Dip (Def Mgt) psc handed over the Command to Group Captain CJ Godakanda USP, BA (Def Stu), ...
10:47pm on Friday 8th September 2023
The Ambassador of Japan to Sri Lanka, His Excellency Mizukoshi Hideaki, called on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa at the Air Force Headquarters today (08 September 2023).After the cordial discussion on matters of mutual interest, Air Marshal Rajapaksa and the visiting dignitary exchanged mementos to mark the occasion.The occasion was attended by the Defence an...
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