Air Force News
7:42pm on Monday 25th July 2011
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Harsha Abeywickrama, was the Chief Guest at the ‘Junior Prefects Induction Ceremony’ held at Royal College at 8:30 am today (25 July 2011) at the Navarangahala.Being a distinguished old boy, he was jointly invited by the Deputy Principal Primary Section, Mrs. C.L. Attygalle, and the Principal, Mr. Upali Gunasekara, to grace the occassion as...
7:41pm on Monday 25th July 2011
The Sri Lanka Air Force female athletes won the Womens’ Athletics Championship 2011 which was held on 23rd and 24th July 2011 at Mahinda Rajapaksha Stadium at Diyagama.This event was held for the 29th time and over 300 athletes from Air Force, Army, Navy, Police, Lanka Lion and Track master clubs as well from schools participated.At this event, SLAF Athletes won 37 Medals including 10 ...
2:33pm on Monday 25th July 2011
Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lankan cricketer and the former captain of the Sri Lanka national cricket team took off for Jaffna from Katunayake on a Helitours Antanov 32 flight today (25th July 2011).Sangakkara will participate in the 25th day of the 'Trail', a fund raising walk to build a children's cancer ward in Jaffna, from the 'Mirusuwil check point to the Jaffna water tank/Doraiappa play ...
10:27am on Monday 25th July 2011
SLAF Regiment troops based at the Mullativu recovered 29 empty T-56 magazines on 23rd July 2011from the general area of Tanniuttu. The recoveries were possible after SLAF Intelligence personnel acted on information received from rehabilitated ex LTTE cadres. The recovered magazines were handed over to the SL Army. ...
10:26am on Monday 25th July 2011
The Commander of the Air Force Air Marshal Harsha Abeywickrama conducted the Annual Inspection of SLAF Station Palavi on 22nd July 2011.At SLAF station Palavi Commanding Officer Wing Commander Keerthi Wannigama received the Commander on his arrival to the Station and a Street Line was conferred by Squadron Leader WAEE Samaranayake.After completing the inspection the Commander attended th...
8:12pm on Friday 22nd July 2011
A Guard of Honour was accorded to the newly appointed Inspector General of Police NK Illangakoon at his official visit to Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Headquarters this afternoon (22nd July 2011).  On his arrival, he was received by the Commanding Officer of SLAF Colombo Air Commodore Vijith Gunarathne. Thereafter he was accorded with a Guard of Honour that was conferred by ...
7:32pm on Friday 22nd July 2011
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Harsha Abeywickrama made public the intention of the SLAF to hold the fifth Rotherham Circuit Meet at the press briefing held yesterday (21st July 2011) at the Air Force Headquarters auditorium.For the fifth consecutive year the Sri Lanka Air Force will present the Rotherham Circuit Meet in association with Sri Lanka Association of Racing Drive...
7:14pm on Friday 22nd July 2011
The Mare "Gatipower" belonging to the Sri Lanka Air Force, delivered her first Foal at the Stable Hill Camp on 25th May 2011 giving a historical value to the day as the first delivery of a Foal in the tri services in recent times. The Mare since its pregnancy was looked after by SLAF veterinary surgeons with lot of caring until the healthy little foal was born after 351 days. With its ar...
10:25am on Thursday 21st July 2011
In the view of appreciating and motivating the meritorious work carried out by the men and women of the SLAF, Excellence Award 2010 was held at the ‘Astra Cinema’ of Sri Lanka Air Force Base Katunayake yesterday (20th July 2011).The traditional lighting of the oil lamp and the observance of two minutes silence gave the start to the event. The event included many cultural activities p...
9:32pm on Wednesday 20th July 2011
A Y12 aircraft of the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) made the inaugural landing at the newly constructed airstrip located in Kilinochchi, a former LTTE stronghold. The landing took place today (July 19, 2011) by an SLAF Y-12 Aircraft piloted by Wing Commander  Sarika Aranayake and Squadron Leader Dharshana Dias in the presence of  the Commander of the Air Force Air Marshal Harsha A...
7:30pm on Tuesday 19th July 2011
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Harsha Abeywickrama, conducted the AOCs Inspection of SLAF Base Anuradhapura recently.A parade commanded by Base Commander, SLAF Base Anuradhapura, Air Commodore PDKT Jayasinghe welcomed the Commander to the Base premises whilst Wing Commander HU Wijeweera, Wing Commander MASK Maheepala and Squadron leader ADR Liyanaarachchi commanded the three...
5:21pm on Monday 18th July 2011
Airman Jeewan Jayasinghe was placed first in the Maurice Coomerawel Memorial Criterium Open Cycle Race whilst Sri Lanka Air Force Base Katunayake Tech Formation and Bandaranaike International Airport(BIA) team became the Inter Unit Cycle men’sand women’s Champions respectively yesterday (17th July 2011) at the Vihara Maha Devi park. Jeewan Jayasinghe secured his place with 62 po...
3:35pm on Sunday 17th July 2011
Sri Lanka Air Force rugerittes put on a valiant effort to defeat CH & FC in a enthralling encounter at the Caltex Rugby Tournament worked off at the CCC ground at Maitland Place yesterday (16th July 2011).In the first half both teams fought equally well until the latter stage when SLAF’s Radhika Hettiarachchi converted try by  Chanaka Chandimal putting the SLAF in the lead by ...
4:00pm on Saturday 16th July 2011
SLAF Ekala won the Inter Unit Netball Championship defeating SLAF Unit Colombo by 10 points to 07 yesterday (15th July 2011) at the SLAF Ekala courts. In the first half of the game, Ekala scored 6 points whilst Colombo managed only 3. In the latter half both scored 4 points each which gave Ekala a three points lead to clinch the Championship. Airwomen Weehalla and Nandasiri wer...
3:30pm on Thursday 14th July 2011
The Sri Lanka Air Force Pre-School Colombo, held its annual sports meet on 12th July 2011 at the Rifle Green Grounds, Colombo.Hoisting of the National Flag and the traditional lighting of the oil lamp started the proceedings for the day. A lot of children’s games and fun activities were organized to give them a day full of enjoyment. The Kids band display took the attention of the pers...
2:46pm on Thursday 14th July 2011
On the invitation of the Commander of the Royal Brunei Air Force, Brigadier General Haji Jofri Bin Haji Abdullah, the Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Marshal Harsha Abeywickrama, attended the Brunei Darussalam International Defence Exhibition - 2011 (BRIDEX - 2011) held in Jerudong, Brunei Darussalam as a guest invitee from 4th to 8th July 2011. The Commander, on arrival at the...
6:09pm on Wednesday 13th July 2011
A blood donation campaign was carried out at SLAF Academy China bay on 11th July 2011. The campaign was conducted with the assistance of the General Hospital Trincomalee and the Base Hospital Kinniya.A total number of 200 donors participated in this event which was conducted from  8.30 in the morning until 5.30 in the evening, and the Medical Officer in charge of the Blood Bank Trin...
6:00pm on Wednesday 13th July 2011
As part of the ‘Ranaviru’ commemorative ceremonies being conducted during the month of July , SLAF Base Vavuniya organized an all night Pirith chanting event followed by “Dana” for the maha Sangha  at the Base on 9th and 10th July 2011 to invoke blessings on the fallen heroes, the Commander of the Air Force and all serving members of the SLAF, their families and for the coun...
4:31pm on Wednesday 13th July 2011
The Sri Lanka Air Force Netball team emmerged winners in the “Net champ’s Netball Championship” on 10th July 2011 which was organized by the ‘Net Sport Club’ Kurunegala for the very first time.This Championship was held on the 09th , 10th  July 2011 at the Maligapitiya Grounds Kurunegala. Eight leading teams participated in this tournament and the SLAF team which won all i...
4:08pm on Wednesday 13th July 2011
The Regiment Special Forces of the Sri Lanka Air Force celebrated its 8th anniversary on the 8th of July 2011 at SLAF Morawewa. With the participation of all present and past members of the unit, a Pirith chanting ceremony was conductied which was followed by an Alms giving to the Maha Sangha the next day. An Elle tournament was also held among the personnel of the station.The Commanding...
3:35pm on Wednesday 13th July 2011
The second batch of pre-university students received their certificates on successful completion of the leadership development programme which was conducted at Sri Lanka Air Force Station Diyatalawa. The batch comprising 754 girls, created a wonderful scene when they participated in an evening parade under the guidance of SLAF instructors at “Bently Ground”, the parade square of SLAF...
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