Air Force News
12:01pm on Wednesday 18th August 2010
Group Captain Nishantha Dharmadasa the first ever three star Boxing Referee & Judge in Sri Lanka has been selected and invited to officiate at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games which will be held in Singapore in August 2010 by the International Boxing Association.Nishantha Dharmadasa is serving in the Air Force and is a Group Captain and function as the present Commanding Officer of ...
1:35pm on Tuesday 17th August 2010
A Bell 212 helicopter from No. 07 Squadron of SLAF Base at Hingurakgoda successfully doused a major forest fire erupted in Namini Oya, Wilgamuwa about 20Km from Pallegama, last afternoon (15 August).Using water from an adjacent Tank using “bambi buckets”, the helicopter crew succeeded in dousing the raging flames within 16 consecutive shuttles. The fire which erupted in the hou...
1:23pm on Tuesday 17th August 2010
The ‘Inter Unit Cycle Champiponship’ a annual feature in the SLAF sports calendar was concluded on 16 August 2010 at  SLAF Base Katunayake Sports Complex. The event is held annually amongst the SLAF Bases/Stations to promote the sport within the SLAF and select competent riders to represent SLAF. Director Inspections & Safety of the SLAF, Air vice Marshal EGJP De Silva grace...
12:56pm on Tuesday 17th August 2010
SLAF Regiment troops based at the Trikonamadu, Commanded by Squadron LeaderVajira Senadeera, captured more hidden weapons from the general area of Irananpallai,Pudukuduirippu.The recoveries were possible after SLAF Intelligence personnel obtained the assistance of rehabilitated ex LTTE cadres.Pilot Officer PSDD Rupasinghe conducted the clearance operations. at approximately 1100 Hrson 13...
6:53pm on Monday 16th August 2010
The Annual Commemoration Hindu Religious Ceremony was held at the Ponnampalawaneswarar hindu kovil, kotahena on 16August 2010.During the ceremony all SLAF personnel who made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty and their  grieving families were remembered and blessed. Blessings on the Leaders and People of the country, the three service commanders, all Officers and other ranks ...
2:48pm on Monday 16th August 2010
SLAF went down fighting to the last whistle against CR&FC (21-17)  in the  Cup Championship, of the Inter Club Rugby Sevens concluded at Longden Place, yesterday.Air Force dominated the game in the first half and scored thrice through Chanaka Chandimal (1) and Milinda Jayasinghe (2) and led 17-7 at the short whistle.However, CR & FC scored two comeback tries in the seco...
2:04pm on Monday 16th August 2010
SLAF oarsmen raced through the waters in perfect style in displaying their Prowers to win championship in the men’s invitation category at the St.Thomas’ College sprint championships-T500 Sprint championships held at the colombo rowing club, Beira waters on 13,14th August, 2010.This novel event was organized by the St.Thomas’ College Mt.Lavina. This event is rowed over adistance of...
11:05am on Monday 16th August 2010
Aero Engineering Support Wing (ASW) of the SLAF celebrated its 1st anniversary on the 14th August 2010 at SLAF Base Rathmalana. Aero Engineering Support Wing (ASW) was established to provide maintenance support for  operational aircraft and other general engineering support to the SLAF. It was declared opened by the Commander of the Air Force Air Chief Marshal WDRMJ Goonetilake on 1...
3:33pm on Saturday 14th August 2010
Sri Lanka Air Force Station Colombo in collaboration with the Army, Police and the Colombo Municipal Council with the assistance of the people launched a dengue prevention campaign in the SIave Island area on the morning of the 14th of August 2010.The main focus area was Kew Street where large numbers of people reside. During the recent past Dengue had claimed the life of one person in t...
5:51pm on Friday 13th August 2010
Group captain Kapila Wanigasuriya RWP,RSP & bar,USP,psc handed over the Command of Sri Lanka Air Force Base Hingurakgoda to Group Captain Sagara Kotakadeniya RWP,RSP,USP,MSc(Def.Strat.Stu.),psc on 10th August 2010.Group captain Kapila Wanigasuriya served as the Commanding Officer of this important  Air Force Base which is the home of the No09 Attack Helicopter Squadron flyi...
2:21pm on Friday 13th August 2010
Officer Cadet Kithsiri BADHB of Sri Lanka Air Force was awarded the “Sword of Honour” for the best International Cadet of 2010 at the Initial Officers Training Course at the Royal Air Force College in Cranwell, United Kingdom.He received this award during the Royal Review Parade held on the 08th of July 2010 where the Commanding Chief of Staff of the Royal Air Force Air Chief Marshal...
12:15pm on Thursday 12th August 2010
The launching of the Air Force Open Squash Championship 2010 and press briefing was held yesterday (11th August 2010) at  the Air Force Headquarters Colombo.The national ranking event will be held from 21st August to 28th August at the newly built six court complex at the Sri Lanka Air Force Base Ratmalana. The Hayleys Group of Companies will be the proud sponsors for the event wh...
5:50pm on Wednesday 11th August 2010
One official and two players from the Sri Lanka Air Force have been selected to represent Sri Lanka at the AVC Beach Volleyball Tour 2010 to be held in Liupanshui, China from 13 August to 18 August 2010.Corporal Pubudu Ekanayaka and Corporal Asanka Pradeep Kumara of Sri Lanka Air Force will play as one team whilst Mahesh Perera and Wasantha Rathnapala will compete as second team. Sri Lan...
5:46pm on Wednesday 11th August 2010
Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Air Force Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke made an official visit to SLAF Unit Koggala on 06 August 2010.On his visit, Commander declared open the newly renovated Airmen’s & Airwomen’s Transit Rooms & Main Entrance Complex on the invitation of Wing Commander Channa Dissanayaka, Commanding Officer of SLAF Unit Koggala.This Air Fo...
2:41pm on Wednesday 11th August 2010
Teamwork and perfect coordination triumphed when Vavuniya emerged as winners of the Sri Lanka Air Force Inter Unit Drill Competition 2010 held at Katunayake on August 10.The annual event held for the fourth consecutive time, took place this year at the SLAF Base in Katunayake. Chief of Defense Staff and Commander of the Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke was Chief Guest at t...
2:11pm on Tuesday 10th August 2010
Athletes of the Sri Lanka Air Force displayed their excellence and maintained their supremacy by winning 35 medals including 07 Gold at the 88th National Athletics Championship.This premier athletics meet in the island was conducted at the Diyagama Mahinda Rajapaksha stadium on the 06th, 07th and 08th August 2010.Minister of Sports, C.B. Rathnayaka graced the occasion as Chief Guest at t...
9:04pm on Monday 9th August 2010
Speed, nail-biting excitement and great sportsmanship brought an exciting finish to the Rotherham Circuit Meet 2010 organized by the Sri Lanka Air Force at Katukurunda yesterday.The motor car and bike racing competition worked off at the Katukurunda Airstrip on this Sunday (8th Aug)  saw the participation of the big names in the local racing scene. Crowds thronged in numbers to witn...
7:44pm on Monday 9th August 2010
Sri Lanka Air Force Station Colombo and BIA (Bandaranaike International Airport) won the Womens and mixed  Netball championships respectively.The first round matches were held on 04th and 05th at the Rifle Green Grounds, SLAF Colombo and the finals were held at SLAF Base Katunayaka Indoor stadium on the 6th.SLAF Colombo beat SLAF BIA 09-06 in the finals of the womens category. Airwo...
7:29pm on Monday 9th August 2010
Sri Lanka Air Force Station Colombo and BIA (Bandaranaike International Airport) won the Women’s and Mixed Netball championships respectively.The first round matches were held on August 4th and 5th at the Rifle Green Grounds, SLAF Colombo and the finals were held at SLAF Base Katunayaka Indoor stadium on the 6th.SLAF Colombo beat SLAF BIA 09-06 in the finals of the women’s category. ...
5:55pm on Monday 9th August 2010
A colourful art and handwork exhibition by preschool children of Sri Lanka Air Force Base Vavuniya was organized on August 6 at the school premises.The works of eighteen little artists were showcased at the exhibition which was conducted by the preschool staff as a special activity in the second term. The event focused on developing the talents and interests of their young charges, whose...
12:16pm on Sunday 8th August 2010
Essential goods amounting to18  tonnes of aid for flood victims in Pakistan, were loaded into a C-130 aircraft of the Sri Lanka Air Force Base at Ratmalana this evening (August 7).The aircraft carrying the consignment of relief goods, bound for Islamabad, is scheduled to take off from the Ratmalana Air Force Base during the early hours of today.Aid worth over Rs.3 million of dry r...
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