Air Force News
9:52am on Tuesday 21st September 2010
The annual inter formation swimming meet of SLAF Base Anuradhapura was held on 16th September 2010 at the Base swimming pool.All personnel, according to their sections were grouped in to six teams. The following were events were held to decide the winning team of the annual swimming meet.                      &nbs...
6:12pm on Monday 20th September 2010
Intelligence personnel of Sri Lanka Air Force Base in Vavuniya recovered a cache of weapons in the general area of Wellamulliwaikkal on Friday 18 September.The recoveries which included a damaged  T-56 weapon and over 600 hundred rounds of ammunition were done under the direction of the Base Commander of SLAF Vavuniya.Following are the recovered items:01- T-56 (Mark-1 in Damaged )01...
5:46pm on Monday 20th September 2010
The intelligence division of SLAF Trikonamadu recovered a store of weapons in the general area of Wellamulliwaikkal and Karemulliwaikkal last Tuesday (14 September).  A team led by Pilot Officer P.S.D.D. Rupasinghe went to the said location on a tip off received by an ex-LTTE cadre currently detained at the Trikonamadu Rehabilitation Centre.Recovered items were subsequently handed o...
7:24pm on Saturday 18th September 2010
It was a moment of utmost pride and patriotism for the Sri Lanka Air Force when it held the commissioning parade of the 51st Intake of Officers Cadets and the passing out parade of both the No.146 Intake of  the Regular Airmen recruit course and the No.07 Intake - Direct Entry Regular Airmen course yesterday (September 17) at  the SLAF Academy in China Bay.Taking  the salu...
7:05pm on Saturday 18th September 2010
Sri Lanka Army and the Sri Lanka Air force won the much awaited Defence Services Games Athletic men and women events respectively. The meet was held during 13th, 14th and 15th September 2010 at the Sugathadasa Stadium.  Sergeant Mendis TKL of the Army (800 M – 1.49.78) and Corporal Chandrika Rasnayaka of Sri Lanka Air Force (200 M- 24.26 Sec) were adjudged as the Best Male and Fem...
12:40pm on Friday 17th September 2010
Army beat  the SLAF in a thrilling and hard faught Hand Ball final played at the Royal Collage Sports Complex last afternoon (16 Sept). The vastly experinced soldiers showed their prowess warding off continuos assaults by the determined Airman.The game as in any inter service game was hotly contested with neither giving the other  an opening. The Army goal keeper, with his shee...
3:22pm on Thursday 16th September 2010
The first ever hand ball tournament of which Defence Services engaged, took place at the Royal College Sports Complex yesterday (15th September 2010).The Army played against the Navy in the first match where the soldiers took the upper hand from the beginning and dominated the entire match by scoring 24 against the Navy’s 08 goals. Corporal Rathnayaka MMNHC of the Army scored 07 goals....
2:17pm on Thursday 16th September 2010
The Air Force Rowing team participating at the 26th National Rowing Championships and rowed in style to emerge Champions of the Men’s Over 19 Category and were awarded the Major General Percy Fernando Memorial Trophy.In addition the team also emerged as Runners up in the Men’s Open category. The SLAF "over 19" team won three gold medals out of four events it participated  in whi...
4:12pm on Monday 13th September 2010
SLAF Station Palavi organized a kite flying competition among its personnel on 11 September 2010 .  All Officers, airmen and civilians from all sections participated in this event to make it a success. 01st prize was awarded to Air Craftman  Chaturanga of  the Ground Defence Section for the best and also the biggest kite of the event (10 ft height and 08ft width). The...
3:12pm on Monday 13th September 2010
The Chief of Defence Staff and the Commander of the Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke presented his account  of the conduct of Humanitarian Operations to the eight member 'Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation' Commission on 08th September 2010.This commission was appointed by the HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksha to report on the lessons to be learnt from the events in ...
2:32pm on Saturday 11th September 2010
SLAF Station Palaly won the CIMIC (Civil Military Coordination) Jaffna T-20 Cricket Championship – 2010 by defeating “Johnians Cricket Club” on 10 September at the Central College Cricket grounds Jaffna.This Cricket tournament was organized by the Security Forces Head Quarters – Jaffna. The Army, Navy, Air Force and the police were among 22 cricket clubs that participated in...
4:10pm on Wednesday 8th September 2010
SLAF Special Operations Group  Wanni clinched a 21 run win over SLAF Ampara at the Air Force Inter Unit Cricket finals held yesterday (September 7) at the Rifle Green.The keenly contested match saw Ampara win the toss and inviting the team from Wanni to bat first. LAC Perera displayed some excellent strokes, notching up a remarkable 57 runs to become the top scorer. AC Madusanka als...
4:07pm on Tuesday 7th September 2010
“Blue, blue, blue” was the thunderous cheer heard last evening (September 6) from the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium as Sri Lanka Air Force won the all round championship of the boxing finals at the Defence  Services Games 2010.Showcasing a dominant presence in seven out of the ten weight categories, the highly technical performances demonstrated by the boys in blue, ensured them a ...
3:19pm on Tuesday 7th September 2010
Excellent bowling  by SLAF Women’s Cricketers ensured them a massive seven wicket win in the Division II Finals against Seenigama Sports Club at Moors Grounds yesterday afternoon.The ladies from Seenigama who batted first  faced a fantastic bowling attack were  bowled out for a paltry 115 runs. Sanduni Abeywickrama did the most damage to the Seenigama line up, hauling 4 ...
5:46pm on Monday 6th September 2010
The Sri Lanka Air Force women’s cricket team secured a place in the finals of the Division II Tournament being played today (September 6) after their comprehensive win of 139 runs against the Colts Women’s Cricket Club last Friday at Bloomfield.The Airwomen who batted first put up a score of 201 runs, including two half centuries, for seven wickets in just 30 overs. Top scorers ...
5:41pm on Monday 6th September 2010
Chief of Indian Army Staff General Vijay Kumar Singh visited the Chief of Defense Staff and Commander of Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke this afternoon (6 September) at the SLAF Headquarters in Colombo.  General Singh’s visit comes as part of his first official visit to Sri Lanka since taking office as Chief of Army Staff on 31 March this year. However his military...
1:02pm on Sunday 5th September 2010
The 43rd batch of the Non Commissioned Officers Management Course recently had its passing out ceremony on September 03 at the NCO Management School Auditorium belonging to the Sri Lanka Air Force Academy at China Bay.The comprehensive course which is accredited to the University of Rajarata was successfully completed this year by a batch comprising of 28 Senior Non Commissioned Off...
1:30pm on Saturday 4th September 2010
The 6th Defense Services Games, 2010 was declared open at the Sugathadasa Outdoor Stadium last evening (September 3) with much pomp and pageantry by the President of the Defense Service Sports Board, Chief of Defense Staff and Commander of the Air Force Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke.Also in attendance were the Commander of the Sri Lanka Army, Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy and se...
5:30pm on Friday 3rd September 2010
The No. 02 Heavy Transport Squadron at Sri Lanka Air Force Base Ratmalana celebrated its 53rd Anniversary on 02nd September 2010.The No. 02 heavy Transport squadron is assigned to carry out transport of troops, goods, passengers, VIPs, VVIPs, etc., inland as well as overseas. Other than the above, its capable of carry out special operations such as parachute dropping, low level delivery,...
4:23pm on Friday 3rd September 2010
The No 1 Flying Training Wing celebrated its 59th Anniversary of service to the nation on the 1st of September 2010.This Wing was born at Royal Ceylon Air Force Katunayake on the 1st of September 1951 with “Chipmunk” aircraft as the trainer aircraft. Today it has grown to be the largest flying formation in the Sri Lanka Air Force. The Wing operates a total of 21 aircraft. This fleet ...
7:28pm on Wednesday 1st September 2010
Components of light Aircraft or a Glider were found in a partially destroyed container in the Kareimulliwaikkal area by SLAF intelligence personnel from SLAF Trikonamadu. Earlier during the same operation a cache of partially damaged arms and munitions were discovered from the Wellamullawaikkal area. Pilot Officer PSDD Rupasinghe recovered the items on 29th August 2010, based on the...
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