Air Force News
5:50pm on Thursday 20th January 2011
Pakistan Army Chief of Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani paid a visit to Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke at the SLAF Headquarters today; 20th January, 2011. The Pakistani Army Chief is on a three-day goodwill visit to Sri Lanka arrived in the island yesterday evening with a six member delegation consisting of his spouse, ...
5:28pm on Thursday 20th January 2011
Newly- Appointed Commander of Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral D. W. A. S. Dissanayake called on Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke today; the 20th of January, 2011.Today marks Vice Admiral Dissanayake’s first visit to the Air force Head quarters after assuming duties as Commander of Navy on 15th January 2011.Mementos were exchanged ...
8:24am on Thursday 20th January 2011
Indian Air Chief, Air Chief Marshal Pradeep Vasant Naik left Sri Lanka today, 19th January, 2011 after a successful four day official visit.The Air Chief's visit included a tour of the Sri Lanka Air Force Flying Squadrons at China Bay, Anuradhapura and Hingurakgoda. The IAF Commander also visited the President, Secretary of Defence, Minister of External Affairs and the Commanders from th...
8:18pm on Wednesday 19th January 2011
SLAF cyclist in the lead.Sri Lanka Air Force cyclist Dinesh Dhanushka finished in the lead as the first leg of the Guwan Hamuda Papedi Sawariya drew to close on 19 January, 2011 at Kaduruwela.The premier cross-country cycling tournament which commenced from Vavuniya this morning saw the participation of over hundred competitors with 93 cyclists in the Racing category and 20 in the Standa...
4:21pm on Tuesday 18th January 2011
Sri Lanka Air Force Cagers sailed through to the finals of the 48th Senior National Basketball Championships, 2011 after 23 Years by beating SL Schools Team 69 points to 61.The finals will see the dribblers from SLAF pitted against the Mercantile Team on 21st of January at the Kingswood College Basketball Courts in Kandy.Competitors from 10 men’s teams participated in this year’s tou...
8:10pm on Monday 17th January 2011
Chief or Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Pradeep Vasant Naik paid a floral tribute to the soldiers of the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF), who made the supreme sacrifice during their tenure in Sri Lanka.The Air Chief made the tribute at a ceremony held in front of the IPKF memorial, Battaramullatoday on 17th January, 2011.The Indian Air Chief attended the event as part of his 4 day...
3:53pm on Monday 17th January 2011
Chief of Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Pradeep Vasant Naik visited the Chief of Defense Staff and Commander of the Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke this morning (17th January, 2011) at the SLAF Headquarters in Colombo.  Indian Air Chief’s visit comes as part of his first official visit to Sri Lanka.The Indian Air Chief was welcomed at the headquarter premises ...
3:21pm on Sunday 16th January 2011
Chief of Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Pradeep Vasant Naik arrived in Sri Lanka a short while ago on Sunday, January 16, 2011 for a four-day official visit.He was received at the Bandaranaike International Airport by Chief of Defence Staff and the Commander of the Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke.The Indian Air Chief and his spouse, Madam Madhubala Naik, were accompa...
11:48am on Saturday 15th January 2011
A Guard of Honour was accorded to Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy Admiral TSG Samarasinghe, at Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Headquarters this morning (14 January, 2011), to mark his official retirement.The Guard of Honour was conferred by the Colour Squadron of SLAF and was commanded by Flight Lieutenant Prasad Kulathunga. After the inspection of the parade, the Commanders were received by...
5:12pm on Friday 14th January 2011
Sergeant Priyadarshana Most Outstanding SLAF Sportsman of 2009The Vartharasa Trophy, awarded to the most outstanding SLAF sportsman was presented to Sergeant Priyadarshana for 2009 at the gala Colors Night held at Water’s Edge yesterday evening; 13 January, 2011. The ceremony is an annual feature in the SLAF sporting calendar which is held to felicitate its sportsmen and women who have...
3:08pm on Friday 14th January 2011
Sri Lanka Air Force Unit BIA has celebrated Unit Day on 12 Jan 2011.This Unit has situated at the Bandaranayke International Airport on 12th January 1998 under command Air Cmdr MLK Perera USP.The Social events were held began one day prior to the anniversary on 11 Jan 2011 with Shramadana campaign conducted at the st Joseph Home for Adults, Home for Children Unnaruwa, Home for Children Y...
5:02pm on Thursday 13th January 2011
Today (January 13, 2011), the Sri Lanka Air Force aiding in the flood relief efforts delivered a large consignment of essential dry rations to various affected areas of the eastern province.SLAF utilized Mi-17 Helicopters of the 6 Squadron and Bell-212 Helicopters of the 7 Squadron for relief distribution whilst using AN-32 Transport Aircrafts of the No.2 Heavy Transport Squadron to air ...
5:02pm on Wednesday 12th January 2011
Sri Lanka Air Force continued their mission to provide relief aid to victims of flash flood in the Eastern Province by airlifting consignments of dry rations using Mi-17 helicopters.The operations which began on 11 January, 2011 from SLAF China Bay, airlifted 5200 kilograms worth of dry rations including dhal, sugar, rice, milk powder in a Mi-17 heavy-lift helicopter bound for Soma...
5:42pm on Tuesday 11th January 2011
Sri Lanka Air Force Base Hingurakgoda gave their maximum effort to help people in the area affected by the flash floods which hit the Eastern Province this week. Meals were arranged for the displaced personnel by Base Commander Group Captain Clyde Weerakoon under the instruction of the Commander of the Air Force. The displaced personnel have been moved to safety and provided with te...
3:24pm on Tuesday 11th January 2011
Pregnant woman moved to safety on Bell 212Sri Lanka Air Force Bell 212 helicopter rescued 54 persons from Batticaloa and Ampara since yesterday evening owing to the devastating flood situation prevailing in the area.The chopper carried out three shuttles for the rescue mission where 32 individuals from Tampitiya, 14 from Bogamuyaya, 7 from Rambakanoya and 1 from Valaichenai were flow...
12:01pm on Tuesday 11th January 2011
Sri Lanka Air Force cyclists brought honour to the organization when they won both categories in the "Neth FM Samastha Lanka Papedi Sawariya" which took place recently.The cycling competition was worked off on 8 January, 2011 with the participation of over hundred cyclists. The route which extended from Kurunegala to Anamaduwa & back to Kurunegala covered a total distance of 122 kilo...
7:59pm on Monday 10th January 2011
Sri Lanka Air Force emerged champs at the National Table Tennis Tournament 2011 which concluded over the weekend at S. Thomas College Mt. Lavinia indoor stadium. The table tennis players played in all events at the tournament held from 08TH -09TH January 2011. The air men and women performed brilliantly, becoming champions in Men’s Open Singles, Women’s Open Singles and Wom...
10:16am on Monday 10th January 2011
Sri Lanka Air Force Base Hingurakgoda held its Children’s party and year end get together at the camp premises recently. The function was held under the guidance of the Base Commander, Group Captain Sagara Kotakadeniya.The evening was enjoyable to everyone present as several entertaining activities were on the agenda. Children had the chance of enjoying a magic show and a delightful Ai...
10:33pm on Wednesday 5th January 2011
New Year Celebrations at SLAF Base KatunayakeNew Year Celebrations at SLAF Station Diyatalawa New Year Celebrations at SLAF Base Rathmalana...
10:10pm on Wednesday 5th January 2011
The three primary technical support formations based at SLAF Base Katunayake, the Aeronautical Engineering Wing (AEW), General Engineering Wing (GEW) and Motor Transport Repair and Overhaul Wing (MTROW) jointly comemorated their 32nd anniversary  on 3 January, 2011.The anniversary  comemorative activty took the form of social responsibilty activity including a donation of chair...
2:10pm on Tuesday 4th January 2011
The inauguration of the Equipment Provisioning and Accounting Unit as a separate formation was held at SLAF Base Katunayake on 1 January, 2011 under the patronage of the Base Commander SLAF Base Katunayake, Air Commodore CR Gurusinghe and the unit’s first Commanding Officer, Wing Commander K.R. Eramudugalla.  The unit was formerly under the command of CO Supply and Maintenanc...
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