Air Force News
8:09pm on Friday 5th November 2010
The SLAF Museum plans to fly two of the oldest aircraft in their fleet this Saturday (November  06th, 2010) in an Air Demonstration taking place at the Rathmalana Air Base at 10AM (1000Hrs).The De Havilland Tiger Moth and the Chipmunk TMK are two flying legends which have been fully restored to flying condition by a dedicated team of SLAF engineers and technicians. The Tiger Moth ai...
5:58pm on Friday 5th November 2010
An eventful day of community service marked the celebration of the 01st anniversary of the Sri Lanka Air Force Museum Ratmalana today  (05 November 2010).The Museum which was originally set up as the Aicraft Preservation & Storage Unit (AP&SU) in 1993 has been restructured as the Sri Lanka Air Force Museum. It is the only museum dedicated to aviation and the history of Sri L...
12:58pm on Friday 5th November 2010
Squadron Leader Samantha Weerasekera of SLAF has been appointed as Deputy Chef de Mission of the Sri Lankan contingent for the upcoming 16th Asian Games which will kick-off next week in Guangzhou, China.The appointment confirmed by the Ministry of Sports and National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka will see Squadron Leader Weerasekera joining  the team from the island for the c...
8:48am on Friday 5th November 2010
Heralding a new era in the now peaceful terrains of Kilinochchi, the Sri Lanka Air Force Seva Vanitha Unit handed over a newly constructed pre-school at Ramanathanpuram to the general public yesterday morning on 4 November 2010.SLAF SVU Chairperson Mrs. Nelun Goonetileke, whose dedicated patronage made the project a reality, graced this joyous occasion as Chief Guest. The venture also re...
6:16pm on Tuesday 2nd November 2010
SLAF Regiment troops based at the Trikonamadu, Commanded by Squadron Leader Vajira Senadeera, captured more hidden weapons from the general area of Welleimulliwaikkal.The recoveries were possible after SLAF Intelligence personnel obtained the assistance of rehabilitated ex LTTE cadres.The team with Squadron Leader KANI Kumarasinghe and Pilot Officer PSDD Rupasinghe conducted the clearanc...
5:55pm on Tuesday 2nd November 2010
SLAF Athletes Corporal Manjula Kumara and Airwoman Chandrika Rasnayake made their mark on the 36th National Sports Festival by becoming the best athletes in the men’s and women’s categories respectively.Corporal Manjula Kumara was named as the best athlete in the field events for his record breaking performance in the men’s high jump event. The Asian Championships gold medalist sha...
10:58am on Tuesday 2nd November 2010
Sri Lanka Air Force Station Palavi celebrated its 03rd Formation Day on 01st  November 2010.Established by the RAF and Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy during  World War II, the airfield at Palavi is situated close to the city of Puttalam in the Western Province .The present SLAF Station was established in 2000 to reactivate the airfield and establishment of No 05 Air Defence Ra...
11:39am on Saturday 30th October 2010
The General Convocation of the 24th intake of Officers of The General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU)  were awarded degrees at the convocation held at BMICH on 28th October 2010. H.E. President Mahinda Rajapakse  the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces was the Chief Guest while  the Chancellor of the Kotalawala Defence University Lt.Gen Dennis Perera was al...
3:57pm on Thursday 28th October 2010
The Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Air Force Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke was accorded a Guard of Honour during the first stage of the Annual Commander’s Inspection of Sri Lanka Air Force Station, Colombo today, 28th October 2010. The Guard of Honour was commanded by Flight Lieutenant K.A Kumara.Sri Lanka Air Force Colombo provides administrative and logistical sup...
8:33am on Thursday 28th October 2010
Sri Lanka Air Force Base Vavuniya celebrated its 32nd Formation Day on 27th October 2010.The Formation Day celebrations began with a Working Parade held at the Base premises today 27th Oct 10. The parade was inspected by Base Commander SLAF Base Vavuniya, Air Commodore Rohintha Fernando.In addition, the Base personnel at Vavuniya  engaged in cleaning the public cemetery at Vavuniya ...
10:19am on Monday 25th October 2010
Sri Lanka Air Force Badminton Champion Niluka Karunaratne who is the No. 1 ranked player in Sri Lanka, did a clean sweep of the titles at the North Central Province Open Championships held in Anuradhapura from the 21-23 of October 2010. This tournament was authorized by the Sri Lanka Badminton Association as a Ranking tournament. Niluka Karunaratne has proven his dominance in the B...
6:17pm on Friday 22nd October 2010
An eventful day of community service and recreation marked the celebration of the 26th anniversary of Sri Lanka Air Force Unit Koggala on 19 October 2010.A parade held at the camp premises kicked off the anniversary celebrations last Tuesday under the inspection of Commanding Officer SLAF Unit Koggala, Wing Commander Channa Dissanayake. This was followed by a spirited cricket match which...
4:23pm on Thursday 21st October 2010
A competition in line with the World Standards Day was organized by the Command Quality Assurance Inspectorate (CQAI), organized a competition on 13th October 2010 to existing Quality Circles in the Sri Lanka Air Force.All Quality Circles (QC) who had completed their respective proceedings during the period of January – June 2010 were eligible to contest the forum. The event which was ...
3:14pm on Thursday 21st October 2010
Corporal Hewagamage TND and Leading Air Craftswoman Ranasinghe KHN of Sri Lanka Air Force rewrote history by becoming the first women in South Asia to successfully complete Night Skydiving on 19 October 2010.The two parachutists displayed their skills in on Tuesday night at SLAF Station Amapara. Both women completed the dives as part of the 5th Basic Sky Diving Course. This batch consist...
2:41pm on Thursday 21st October 2010
Corporal Pubudu Ekanayaka and Corporal Asanka Pradeep of Sri Lanka Air Force won the Bronze Medal at the Xianning Open Asian Beach Volleyball Championships held last week from 14 to 17 October in China.Organized by the Asian Beach Volleyball Confederation, the tournament saw the participation of almost all beach volleyball playing nations from the continent vying for the top spot.F...
2:28pm on Thursday 21st October 2010
Sri Lanka Air Force Under 25 Men’s teams defeated Navy 3 sets to 1 emerging champions in the Rupavahini Trophy All Island Volley Ball Tournament finals on 17 October 2010 at National Youth Services Council Courts, Maharagama. Top 80 teams from all parts of the island took part in the tournament which saw the teams from SLAF, Army, Navy and National Youth Services being selected fo...
10:21am on Thursday 21st October 2010
The word ‘cadet’ is in the minds of many Sri Lankans, synonymous with school boys and girls who aspire to join the forces. Traditionally, the perception was to consider all cadets as under one training programme. A little known fact however, is that since three years ago, the National Cadet Corps placed a significant step towards the future in recognizing the need for specialized tra...
5:06pm on Wednesday 20th October 2010
Sri Lanka Armed Forces team bagged seven Bronze medals,being placed in seven out of the ten events participated at the 53rd World Military Boxing Championship 2010.The team which consisted of Air Force, Army and Navy competed at the Championship which was held from 08 to 17 October 2010 at the Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, USA.From the 10 boxers who competed in the tou...
4:11pm on Wednesday 20th October 2010
A delegation of National Cadet Corps (NCC) from SAARC countries visited Air Force Head Quarters during their annual visit to Sri Lanka on Monday, 18 October 2010. The delegation headed by Chief Advisor of Nepal NCC, Brigadier General Yem Bahdur Thapa consisted of 28 members from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan.     Chief  of Staff of Sri Lanka Air Force Air Vice...
4:10pm on Wednesday 20th October 2010
Sri Lanka Air Force Station Diyatalawa celebrated its 58th Formation Day on 15th October 2010.Following the formal events held to mark the occasion, several environmental friendly cleaning programs were organized by the Station. The Formation Day celebrations began with a Working Parade held on the morning of 15 October under the review of the Commanding Officer, Group Captain PLJ Kodipp...
6:28pm on Friday 15th October 2010
Celebrating the beauty of literature and communication, Sri Lanka Air Force held its English Language Day 2010 at SLAF Station Ekala on 13th October 2010.  The English Language Day is yet another means whose main aim is to enhance the knowledge of English language amongst SLAF personnel and to motivate them to appreciate its many uses. In the 21st century English plays a v...
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