Air Force News
8:18am on Wednesday 1st September 2010
The new Indian Defence Advisor to the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka, Captain Sumeet Kapoor  paid a courtesy call to the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Air Force Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke this afternoon (31st August 2010) at the Air force Headquarters. On completion of friendly discussion the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Air Force Air Chie...
3:42pm on Tuesday 31st August 2010
SLAF women’s shooters team emerged  Team Champions in the Open Division womens' event whilst the men’s team became the runners up in the Open and Standard categories at the “IPSC Hand Gun Nationals 2010”.The event was organized by the National Rifle Association at the firing range of the Naval Base, Welisara from 26th to 29th of August 2010. The event was organized for ...
5:24pm on Monday 30th August 2010
            Sri Lanka Air force Mamaduwa  was established on 28 August 2009 in the Vavuniya district. The aim of the establishment was to cater to the metal requirement of “Northern Spring” ("Uthuru Wasanthaya") development projects . This Unit initaially established as a Detachment became Formation on 02 June 2010.  &n...
4:42pm on Monday 30th August 2010
The Chief of Defence Staff and the Commander of the Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke, conducted his Annual  Inspection of SLAF Station Mirigama this morning (30th August 2010).The Commanding Officer, SLAF Station Mirigama Group Captain Janaka Karunaratna welcomed the Commander to the station premises through a ceremonial street lining.During the visit, the Commander d...
5:02pm on Sunday 29th August 2010
The Air Force Open 07th Squash championship held from 21st to 28th of August with the participation of local and foreign participants concluded successfully yesterday (28th August 2010) at the new Sri Lanka Air Force Squash complex at SLAF Base Ratmalana.In the men’s and women’s Open Championship Farhan Zamaan of Pakistan and Nirasha Guruge emerged victorious respectively. In additio...
3:30pm on Saturday 28th August 2010
The Chief of Defence Staff and the Commander of the Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke, conducted the Annual Commander’s Inspection of SLAF Station Ekala yesterday (27th August 2010). The parade was commanded by the Commanding Officer, SLAF Station Ekala, Group Captain Janaka Amarasinghe to welcome the Commander to the Station premises.   The 'Advanced & Spec...
1:32pm on Saturday 28th August 2010
The Graduation Ceremony of the No. 33 Junior Command and Staff Course was held at the Junior Command and Staff College auditorium at SLAF Academy China Bay yesterday (27th August 2010). The Director General Engineering Air Commodore BLW Balasuriya graced the occasion as the chief guest.A total of 20 Officers from the Air Force in the rank of Squadron Leaders and Flight Lieutenants, 4 Off...
6:45pm on Wednesday 25th August 2010
A new Welfare Shop for the personnel at SLAF Unit Katukurunda was declared open today (25th August 2010) by Director Welfare Air Vice Marshal Anura Silva on the invitation of the Commanding Officer Squadron Leader Chinthaka Herath.Under this concept shops have been established throughout the SLAF and are centrally serviced by the Central Welfare Shop established atGuwanpura in Colombo. T...
6:14pm on Wednesday 25th August 2010
The Sri Lanka Air Force Men's cricket team defeated the Army by 32 runs at Welisara last evening (24th August 2010).The Airmen batting first put up a competitive total of 242 runs for nine wickets in their 50 overs. Janaka Perera and Indika De Seram top scored for the Air Force scoring 57 runs and 45 runs respectively. The Army bowler’s, Nuwantha Rathnayaka, Janaka Perera and Dami...
10:48am on Wednesday 25th August 2010
The Sri Lanka Air Force Station Colombo won the annual Inter unit Tennis Tournament which was held at the Colombo Air Force Sports complex  from 16th to 20th August 2010. The tournament was carried out on the basis of “Best of Five” and SLAF Station Colombo defeated , SLAF Academy China Bay in the finals winning the first three games played.SLAF Station Colombo and SLAF Academy ...
8:03pm on Monday 23rd August 2010
The newly formed Sri Lanka Air Force women’s cricket team defeated the Shakthi Womens Cricket Club comprehensively in the Division II Tournament at the Riffle Green Colombo on 21st August 2010. The airwomen were able to bowl out the visiting team for a 32 runs. Ross Fernando (02/02), Chamari Polgampola (02/02), Saumya Sandamali (03/02) and Saduni Abeynayaka (05/02) demolished the ...
7:37pm on Monday 23rd August 2010
Kumudu Kumara of the SLAF was crowned “Mr. He Man” at the ‘He Man Open Championship’ at the Hall De Galle on 21st August 2010.   The He Man, Kumudu Kumara DLV also won the welter weight, weight category. The winner of the middle weight category, Airman Sisira Kumara SL adjudged as the runner up of the He Man contest.In the Championship, SLAF was represented in nine even...
6:47pm on Monday 23rd August 2010
The Command Welfare Shop (CSW) opened a fruit and vegetables stall at SLAF Guwanpura recently, fruits and vegetables are available at highly competitive prices every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.Director Welfare, Air Vice Marshal Anura Silva graced the occasion as the chief guest and opened the newly built shop. The Command Agro Officer Group Captain Harindra Perusinghe, Acting Commandin...
8:19pm on Saturday 21st August 2010
In the Defence Services Basket Ball finals, the Navy men and the Air Force women emerged Champions by defeating the Army and Navy respectively at Police Park last evening (20th august 2010).In the encounter between the Army and Navy male cagers, the Navy scored 78-65 beating the Army convincingly. Lieutenant Antony Saundrarajah displayed his prowess throughout the tournament, scoring 24 ...
7:44pm on Saturday 21st August 2010
The Defence Services Marathon was flagged of by the Secretary, Army Sports Major Manjula Perera at 0630 hours opposite the Panagoda Army Camp. The marathon covering a distance of 21 Kms began from Panagoda to Malabe via Athurugiriya and back.In the mens event Private Bandara HRNT of the Sri Lanka Army completed the course in 01 hour 07 minutes and 29 seconds beating second placed Somarat...
11:36am on Saturday 21st August 2010
Setting an innovative step in the field of indoor sports, the biggest squash complex to be built in the Island so far was declared open by Chief of Defense Staff and Commander of the Air Force Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke in Ratmalana last evening (20 August).The complex which is inclusive of six indoor squash courts is the brainchild of the Air Force Commander, an avid sportsman...
10:43am on Saturday 21st August 2010
Strengthening military ties between the two countries, the sophisticated Real Time Data Link system facility was officially handed over to the Sri Lanka Air Force by the Government of United States last afternoon at  the Air Force Base, Ratmalana.Providing a fitting venue for the event, the handing over of the equipment took place in the main hanger of the No.8 Light Transport Air...
9:32am on Friday 20th August 2010
The SLAF men's Basketball team defeated the Navy team in the first round match of the Defence Services 2010 Basketball tournament yesterday (19th Aug 2010) at the Police Park.The final score was 86-83. Leading Air Craftman Osanda scored 24 points for Sri Lanka Air Force whilst Lieutenant AV Saundrarajah of Sri Lanka Navy recorded the top score of 32 points.However due to the low average ...
5:43pm on Thursday 19th August 2010
Sri Lanka Air Force Station Colombo initiated a garbage management process with the assistance of the Central Environmental Authority (CEA).The Officer In Charge of Sri Lanka Fire Unit, Squadron Leader Chamil Hettiarachchi initiated the program and welcomed the officials of the Central Environmental Authority. The Director General Mrs. Ramani Ellepola and Director National Post Consumer ...
3:50pm on Thursday 19th August 2010
SLAF men and women Vollyballers  marked their first victory in the first round in the Defence Service games 2010 when they defeated the Army men and women comprehensively today(19th Aug) at the Maharagama Youth Centre.The scores were as follows--Men-  25-19 / 25-20 / 25-21Women - 25-15 / 25-20/ 25-10...
11:38am on Thursday 19th August 2010
The Annual Christian Service 2010 of the Sri Lanka Air Force was held at St Theresa’s Church, Thimbirigasyaya in the evening hours of 18th August 2010.The officiating clergy representing all major Christian denominations were Rev. Fr. Tony Martyn, Rev Fr. Neil Karunaratna, Rev. Fr. W. Varshamanage,Rev. Fr. N. Fernando, Rev. Fr. Ebenezer Joseph and Pastor Tyrone Wille.This Service is he...
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