Air Force News
6:36pm on Thursday 2nd December 2010
The annual concert and the graduation ceremony of the Preschool SLAF Base Katunayaka for 2010 was held on the 29th of November 2010.37 children of Upper Kindergarten, who graduated as preschool leavers, together with 31 students of Lower Kindergarten and 12 students of Play Group displayed an attention-grabbing performance of dances, songs, nursery rhymes, and drama to make the evening u...
5:01pm on Wednesday 1st December 2010
The annual concert and the graduation ceremony of the Preschool SLAF Base Ratmalana for  2010 was held on the 25th of November at the S. De S. Jayasinghe Hall, Dehiwala.The concert itself  consisted of many entertainment events such as dances,  songs, nursery rhymes, and drama  presented by the talented children of the preschool, who no doubt created a memorable impre...
11:11am on Sunday 28th November 2010
Clocking double wins in the pool, SLAF Anuradhapura emerged champions of the Sri Lanka Air Force Inter Unit Swimming and Water Polo championship of 2010.The four day tournament held from 23 November until 26 November, 2010 at the SLAF Base Katunayake saw several teams battle it out in the pool for several coveted titles. Teams from the North Central province dominated the length and brea...
6:11pm on Saturday 27th November 2010
Proving they were the masters of the game, SLAF Unit Colombo emerged as winners of the Air Force Inter Unit Squash Championship at the tournament final worked off at SLAF Ratmalana on Friday, 26 November 2010.Thrashing the contending finalists from Tech Formation SLAF Base Katunayake, the six member team form Colombo performed exceptionally well to clinch the winning title, while th...
5:49pm on Thursday 25th November 2010
The abode of the battle hardened Mi-24 and the courageous team which tamed it, the No. 9 Attack Helicopter Squadron of the Sri Lanka Air Force, celebrated its fifteenth anniversary on Wednesday, 24 November, 2010 at its home Base in Hingurakgoda. Induction of the Mi-24 gunships led to the formation of the No.9 Attack Helicopter Squadron in 1995, a crucial era in the SLAF Air Strategy. Si...
6:03pm on Tuesday 23rd November 2010
Joint Military Exercise ‘Cormorant Strike’ commenced on 21st November 2010. This incidentally is the first such exercise since the conclusion of the North Eastern conflict. The exercise will be continued till 29th November 2010 in the general area of Mannar.In the 09 days exercise, the SLAF will deploy Bell 212 utility, MI 17 transport and MI 24 attacked helicopters in their dedicate...
4:11pm on Saturday 20th November 2010
Sri Lanka Air force Special Operations Group Vanni and SLAF Station Diyatalawa won the mens and womens Championships at the inter unit volleyball tournament held from 08th to 19th November at the SLAF Base Katunayaka. In the mens tournament, SLAF Academy Chinabay beat SLAF Base Ratmalana Tech Formation (16/25 - 25/22 - 25/16 - 25/20) whilst in the second semi finals Special Operatio...
7:07pm on Friday 19th November 2010
The Sri Lanka Air Force Dental Directorate initiated a comprehensive programme for the general public to celebrate World Oral Health Day 2010.Established by FDI (Federation of Dental Internationale) in 1994, the International year of Oral Health, the World Oral Health Day is celebrated annually on 31 October, 2010. The aim behind this initiative is to provide an occasion to promote and p...
6:15pm on Friday 19th November 2010
Intelligence operatives of SLAF Trikonamadu recovered a substantial hoard of weaponry in the general area of Welleimulliwaikkal, Pudukuduirrippu on Tuesday 16 November, 2010. The discovery was made on information given by former LTTE cadres at Trikonamadu Rehabilitation Centre. Following the tip off, a team led byOfficer in Charge of Intelligence, Pilot Officer PSDD Rupasinghe, was ...
4:47pm on Friday 19th November 2010
Commemorating the supreme sacrifice made by the war heroes of the No. 7 and No. 9 helicopter squadrons, several religious ceremonies took place at SLAF Base Hingurakgoda during the past two weeks. Both the No. 7 transport helicopter squadron and No. 9 attack helicopter squadrons  lost several of their flying crews in action and the commemoration was a fitting tribute to these valia...
12:49pm on Friday 19th November 2010
The Command Welfare Shop celebrated its 01st anniversary today with the with a pirith chanting (19th November 2010) ceremoney at ‘Guwanpura’, SLAF Colombo.This concept was initiated by the Commander of The Air Force and will be operated through three main hubs in order to uplift the welfare facilities of the service and civil personnel. Consumer commodities are gathered across the Is...
5:38pm on Thursday 18th November 2010
The SLAF emerged triumphant at the 50th National Judo Championship, emerging champions in the women’s category and runners up in men’s, held on 12,-14th November, 2010, at the Sri Lanka Judo Association Stadium in Colombo.Chief Guest at the event was Japanese Ambassador Mr. Kumio Thkahashe.Twenty judo societies from around the Island took part in the competition which saw 200 m...
2:34pm on Wednesday 17th November 2010
Sri Lanka Air Force Unit Katukurunda celebrated its 26th Anniversary on 16th Nov 2010 in after its re-establishment as an Air Field Unit 1984.Having first established as a Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) in 1943 under the command of Captain GA (Hank) Rotherham, this station played an important role during World War II. However later on it grew to be the largest Royal Naval Air Station hou...
7:45pm on Tuesday 16th November 2010
Displaying talent in song, music and dance, the pre-school children of SLAF Colombo showed their skills in delightful performance at their annual concert today(12 November) at the Defence Services School auditorium.Director Welfare Air Vice Marshal WA Silva graced  the occasion as Chief Guest.Director Civil Engineering Wg Cdr LRJ De Silva,Commanding Officer SLAF Station Colombo Air ...
4:05pm on Monday 15th November 2010
Under the direction of the Commander of the Air Force, the SLAF commenced the island wide tree planting campaign at the auspicious time of 10.07 this morning.The main event was in Ekala, where Hon. Minister of Economic Development Mr.Basil Rajapaksa  MP planted a ‘Na’ sapling on the premises of the Trade Training School at Sri Lanka Air Force Station Ekala.Three thousand sapling...
8:50am on Monday 15th November 2010
Ranaviru Real Star, the latest reality TV sensation in the island, which gives armed forces personnel a claim to fame on the musical stage, has reached the gates of Sri Lanka Air Force.A massive 531 competitors were referred to the SLAF Station Ekala on 6 October 2010 where famous singer Rajeev Sebastian gave a brief introduction of presenting talent on stage.During the following week fr...
6:48pm on Saturday 13th November 2010
The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) official website, www.airforce.lk was awarded two certificates of achievement in the Best Web Competition 2010. The awards were received yesterday (12th November 2010) at a ceremony held at the Galle Face Hotel. The competition was held from the 23rd September 2010 to 20th October 2010 in four voting stages placing the SLAF Sinhala web site among the t...
9:55am on Saturday 13th November 2010
Sri Lanka Air Force personnel based at Rehabilitation Center, Trikonamadu celebrated the Deepavali (Festival of lights) with over 1,500 personnel.On the 01st of April 2010, the rehabilitation center was opened in order to re- integrate young people into society by providing them with professional knowledge.All the Air Force personnel and civilians got together in the morning of 05th Nove...
6:09pm on Friday 12th November 2010
Sri Lanka Air Force karatekas’ emerged overall Champions of the Senior National Karate Tournament yesterday (11th November 2010) at the Albert F. Pieris Indoor stadium at Wennappuwa. The tournament was held on 10th and 11th November 2010 where over 2000 competitors from 30 Karate societies  participated to compete under mens and womens categories. During the tournament ...
7:58pm on Thursday 11th November 2010
Sri Lanka Air Force conducted  recce missions to support on going relief operations by assesing damage and also seeking out areas and people who needed assistance most. Neglecting the prevailing weather conditions, a Bell 212 helicopter was air borne from SLAF Base Katunayaka to perform the recce mission for the damage assessment and flood relief.The Heli flew low over the gene...
6:18pm on Tuesday 9th November 2010
Sri Lanka Air Force Base Anuradhapura celebrated its 28th Formation Day on 09th November 2010.Located 4 km from the historical and strategic town of Anuradhapura, SLAF Base Anuradhapura was the hub of all activity during the extensive conduct of Air Operations of the now concluded Humanitarian Operations and the previous Elam wars.Comemoration included sports activity and an all Ranks lu...
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