Air Force News
6:05pm on Monday 11th July 2011
Sri Lanka Air Force became Champions at the 5th Hero Cup Challenger Trophy Wrestling Tournament 2011 with 03 gold, 09 silver and 12 bronze medals yesterday (10th July 2011) at the NM Perera Community centre Wanathamulla. The championship was held from 8th July to 10th July 2011 with the participation of 250 male and over 50 female competitors. SLAF has secured the Championship title four...
7:01pm on Saturday 9th July 2011
The Commanding Officer SLAF Mullativu, Wing Commander MPS Manapperuma declared open a newly built bus stand at the 3rd mile post on 07th July 2011. The opening was carried out at the auspicious time of 0915 hrs with Hindu religious activities.With the successful completion of the Humanitarian Operations, people of the area who are now increasingly engaged in routine activities ...
7:43am on Saturday 9th July 2011
No: 4 Flight Kitchen and Culinary Training Course conducted for Mess Stewards and Caterers drew to a successfull closure this week at the Sri Lankan Catering Services. Held from 11th June 2011 to 04th July 2011, this course was organized by SLAF Unit BIA with the guidance of Air Force Headquarters. The closing ceremony was held under the patronage of Sri Lankan Catering Ch...
2:35pm on Monday 4th July 2011
An all night ‘Pirith Chanting’ ceremony to commemorate Sri Lanka Air Force personnel killed and missing in action during active service and to invoke blessings on their souls, was held on Saturday  night followed by an alms giving for 60 Maha Sangha on Sunday morning (3rd July 2011) at SLAF Headquarters.Prior to the commencement of Pirith chanting ceremony, the ‘Reliquary’ (...
8:40pm on Saturday 2nd July 2011
Today the SLAF paid tribute to all Officers and men killed in action throughout the three decade long conflict at a simple ceremony attended by the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Harsha Abeywickrama. The Chief of Staff, Air Vice Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke, all members of the Air Force Board of Management, senior officers and a cross section of the other ranks attended the cerem...
8:18pm on Saturday 2nd July 2011
A total of 245 Gunners from the 148th ‘A’ Regular Airmen Combat Course passed out yesterday (01st July 2011) at the Sri Lanka Air Force Academy China Bay after completing 17 weeks of challenging training.The Combat Training School of the SLAF Academy, conducted the training focusing on drill, weapon training, tactics, field craft, map reading, Air Force Organization and Administratio...
9:20am on Thursday 30th June 2011
A new class room was added to the Air Force Pre School at Sri Lanka Air Force Base Hingurakgoda on 27th June 2011 under the patronage of the Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit Mrs. Neelika Abeywickrama. The western band of the preschool welcomed the chairperson of Seva Vanitha Unit and Mrs. Inoka Rajapaksa, President Seva Vanitha Unit at Sri Lanka Air Force Base Hingurakgoda.  Thi...
8:58am on Thursday 30th June 2011
An awareness programme on “Domestic Violence and Mental Health Psychiatry” was conducted at Katunayake recently for the benefit of the families of servicemen and for the airwomen living at Katunayake Base and SLAF Ekala.A one day workshop was conducted by the organization “Women In Need” under the topic Domestic Violence and Consultant Psychiatrist Dr. Nirosha Mendis spoke to tho...
5:15pm on Tuesday 28th June 2011
Honorary Consul for Sri Lanka in Hawaii, Ms Kusuma Cooray, paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Harsha Abeywickrama at the Sri Lanka Air Force Headquarters yesterday; 27 June 2011.After a discussion on matters of mutual interest, the Commander presented a souvenir to the Consul to mark her visit to the Sri Lanka Air Force Headquarters....
10:28am on Tuesday 28th June 2011
Sri Lanka Air Force shooters displayed excellent capabilities with the hand and shot guns in their hand at the “Sharp Shooters Hand gun/ Shot gun Championship at the Hill Country Sports Shooting Club 2011 conducted from 23 Jun to 26 Jun 2011at the Hantana Range Complex.During the championship SLAF male and female shooters displayed talents are as follows.Open Division Overall  - T...
10:01am on Tuesday 28th June 2011
For the first time in the history of Sri Lanka a special dental clinic and awareness programme on oral health for the Maha Sanga was organized and conducted by the Sri Lanka Air Force under the blessings of the Mahanayakes’ of the Asgiri and Malwatta chapters, and under the guidance of the Hon. Pradeep Nilanga Dela Bandara, Diyawadana Nilame and Air Marshal Harsha Abeywickrama, Command...
6:45pm on Monday 27th June 2011
Amidst  strong winds, a  Bell 212 helicopter from No. 07 Squadron of SLAF Base at Hingurakgoda successfully  controlled  a major forest fire which erupted in Knuckles range, welangala, about 07Km from Hasalaka  North west, this afternoon(27thJune 2011) .Using water from an adjacent Tank using “bambi buckets”, the helicopter crew succeeded in controlling the r...
3:25pm on Monday 27th June 2011
The “Guvan Viru Pranama” scholarship awards ceremony organized by the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Sri Lanka Air Force in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Air Force Base Ratmalana was conducted on 25th June 2011 under the patronage of the Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit Mrs. Neelika Abeywickrama. The Janashakthi Insurance PLC sponsored the program for the third consecutive year and ...
10:02am on Monday 27th June 2011
Sri Lankan Air Force Fighters fought valiantly to extinguish the fire which engulfed the Kerawalapitiya Shobers and Walkers Rubber Storage Facility on 21st June 2011.Although the Colombo Fire Brigade and other fire fighting units had been called in to quell the fire, it was the Air Force Fire Fighters who finally shouldered the responsibility of completely dousing the fire. The SLAF Fire...
9:55am on Monday 27th June 2011
The Sri Lanka Air Force rugerittes defeated the army team comprehensively on 24th June 2011 at Havelock Park, marking their 2nd win in the Caltex Rugby Tournament. SLAF went through the Army defence line nine times at jet speed, making the winning margin broader - 53 to 11 points at the end of full time. Good ball handling, co-ordination and efforts of the airmen led to a first half scor...
4:18pm on Friday 24th June 2011
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Harsha Abeywickrama, conducted the AOCs Inspection at SLAF Unit Sigiriya this morning (24th June 2011).The Commander, upon arrival for the inspection, was received into the Unit by the Commanding Officer, Wing Commander Chaminda Silva, through a street lining of airmen commanded by Flying Officer Deepal Rathnapala.During the inspection, the Com...
6:31pm on Thursday 23rd June 2011
The pre-school 'Ilan Kadirawan (young sun)' at 'Kepapilawu' which had been destroyed during the conflict  was reconstructed, re-furbished and handed over to the young flowers on 21st June 2011 by the Commanding Officer of SLAF Mullativu, Wing Commander Sulochana Marapperuma. Further stationery and equipment required were also given to the children as part of the efforts on the part ...
4:52pm on Thursday 23rd June 2011
A thrilling encounter between SLAF Ekela and SLAF Regiment Katunayake terminated the inter unit rugby championship of the Sri Lanka Air Force which saw 18 teams from the different bases and stations of the SLAF competing for the title. The long fight ended with the crowning of SLAF Station Ekala as the Inter Unit Rugby Champions on 21st June 2011 at sports grounds of SLAF Base ...
6:56pm on Wednesday 22nd June 2011
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Harsha Abeywickrama declared re-opened the newly refurbished ward No. 3 of the Mulleriyawa Mental Hospital on 21st June 2011.This female Ward has been maintained by the SLAF since 1985 with the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit complementing the maintenance effort by launching various donation and entertainment activities periodically for the welfare...
6:48pm on Wednesday 22nd June 2011
The passing out ceremony of the 46th Non Commissioned Officers Management Course was held at the NCOs’ Management School auditorium in the Sri Lanka Air Force Academy China Bay on 20th June 2011.   The comprehensive course which is accredited to the University of Rajarata was successfully completed this year by a batch comprising of 42 Senior Non Commissioned Officers, ...
7:17pm on Monday 20th June 2011
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Harsha Abeywickrama, conducted the AOCs Inspection of SLAF Special Operations Group on 18th June 2011.The Commander, upon arrival for the inspection, was received into the camp premises by the Group Commander, Wing Commander Deepthi Ravihansa, through a street lining of airmen commanded by Flying Officer Gihan Thusith. A Senior Non-commissioned...
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