Air Force News
4:59pm on Friday 9th April 2010
A total of 128 gunners from the 14th Gunner Advanced Course (TE II) passed out this morning (April 9, 2010) at Sri Lanka Air Force Station Palaly after completing 14 weeks of training. Their training focused on Drill, Weapon Training,  Live Fire & Maneuver  Exercises, Jungle Survival, Guerilla Warfare, Leadership, Intelligence, Model Briefing Skill Development, Air Power, C...
1:52pm on Friday 9th April 2010
Sri Lanka Air Force Station Palaly recently held its 1st Avurudu Ulela (Sinhala & Tamil New year festival) after the successful completion of the Humanitarian Operations in the area. The Chief Guest of the event was Station Commanding Officer, Group Captain Nishen Abeysinghe. The 515 Brigade Commander Colonel Jayasundara was also present as a Guest of Honour. The event saw larg...
2:13pm on Thursday 8th April 2010
A Welfare Shop for personnel at SLAF Base Ratmalana was declared open yesterday (07 April 2010) by the Base Commander of SLAF Base Ratmalana Air Commodore Sumangala Dias.    Under this concept shops have been established throughout the SLAF and are centrally supplied by the Central Welfare shop established at Guwanpura in Colombo. The Welfare shop provides all essentials a...
3:39pm on Wednesday 7th April 2010
Champion cyclist of the Sri Lanka Air Force Jeewan Jayasinghe departs today (07 April 2010) with the National Cycling team to compete in the Asian Cycling Championship in United Arab Emirates from 08th to the 12th April 2010.Jayasinghe currently ranked No. 02 in Sri Lanka showed his talent and capabilities in the Annual Guwan Hamuda Papedi Sawariya and the Ekamuthu Papedi Sawariya organi...
12:18pm on Wednesday 7th April 2010
Sri Lanka Air Force Men’s Volleyball team emerged Champions at the Rajapaksha Challenge Trophy at last evening (06 April 2010).Continuing the victorious run SLAF Volleyball players very convincingly defeated the strong Youth Services team by 3-0 (25-17, 25-21 and 25-21). The tournament was held at Walasmulla Aruna Sport ground under the sponsorship of “Tharunyayata Hetak” ...
7:02pm on Tuesday 6th April 2010
Air Force men’s Volleyball team qualified to play in the finals of the Rajapaksha Challenge Trophy this evening (06 April 2010). 07 teams consisting of three armed services, the Police, Youth Services and the Ports Authority took part in the events held at Walasmulla Aruna Sports Club ground. The Championship began on 5th April 2010.  During the semi final the Navy Volley bal...
6:24pm on Tuesday 6th April 2010
The annual Air Force Avurudu Pola organized by the Directorate of Welfare was declared open by the Acting Chief of Defense Staff and Commander of the Air Force Air Chief Marshal Roshan Gunathilaka this morning 6th April 2010.  It was held at the Rifle Green Grounds SLAF Station Colombo.The “Pola” is organized each year with the aim of providing Air Force personnel and their fami...
10:55am on Tuesday 6th April 2010
Sri Lanka Air Force Beach Volleyball players Pubudu Ekanayaka and Sampath Pieris will depart to Thailand tomorrow (07 April 2010), accompanied by the team manager Squadron Leader Padman Kostha who is also the secretary of Air Force Volleyball team.The airmen together with other team mates of the National team, Mahesh Perera and Wasantha Rathnapala will compete in the Asian Beach Vol...
6:57pm on Monday 5th April 2010
Body builders of the Sri Lanka Air Force dominated the national and provincials championships held yesterday (04th) at the Rajapaksha Grounds at Weerakatiya in Hambanthota.Airmen had taken part in the All Island Open Top 10 Body Builders event and Southern Province Open Championship.   Aircraftsman S.L. Sisira Kumara became the champion in the All Island Open Top Ten event. Air...
1:01pm on Friday 2nd April 2010
SLAF Station Diyatalawa emerged Champions in the Inter Unit Boxing championship held on 31st March and 01stApril 2010 at the SLAF Fire Unit premises. SLAF Station Diyatalawa became champions by scoring  32 points whilst SLAF Station Colombo emerged Runners up with a total of 15 points. Air Craftman Hettiarchchi of SLAF Station Colombo was adjudged as the Best Boxer of the ...
10:10am on Thursday 1st April 2010
A Welfare Shop for personnel at SLAF Station Ekala was declared open yesterday (31st March 2010) by Director Welfare Air Commodore WA Silva. This shop was renovated under the supervision of Commanding Officer Group Captain AJ Amarasinghe.   Under this concept shops have been established throughout the SLAF and are centrally supplied by the Central Welfare shop established at Gu...
6:04pm on Wednesday 31st March 2010
This morning (31st March 2010) World War II, Veterans from the 160thSquadron of the Royal Air Force visited SLAF Colombo and meet members of the SLAF Ex Serviceman’s Association. They were warmly welcomed by the President of the SLAF Ex Serviceman’s Association Mr Guanawardene,  Secretary Mr Mihindukulasuriya and members of the Ex Co. The Vets were entertained at the Warrant Off...
4:39pm on Wednesday 31st March 2010
A newly built house was donated to the war hero Leading Aircraftman Rajapaksha RDKN (19623) under the "Anula Fernando Housing Project" launched by Seva Vanitha Unit of  the Sri Lanka Air Force today. He sustained injuries on 28th September 1997 in a land mine explosion whilst serving at SLAF Puliyankulam. The house was handed over by the Chairperson of  the SLAF Seva Vanitha Un...
7:30pm on Tuesday 30th March 2010
Veterans comprising former members of “160 Squadron” who had flown ‘B 24 Liberator, Bombers’ from Ratmalana, Sigiriya, Kankasanthurai, Minneriya as well as China Bay during World war Two, visited the Sri Lanka Air Force Museum  Ratmalana today (30th March 2010).The contingent was made up of 12 veterans, 02 widows of veterans, 04 wives and others. They who belonged  to&n...
2:20pm on Monday 29th March 2010
Both Air Force men’s and women’s teams qualified for the 47th Senior National basket ball Championship’s Semi Finals.During the quarter finals Air Force Men’s team beat the Sri Lanka Navy team 85-81. Ravi Dodangoda was the star of the Air force team scoring 33 points. And they will face the Colombo District Basket Ball Team at 06.00 pm this evening at Police Park, Colombo.Mea...
5:36pm on Thursday 25th March 2010
Helitours the largest & premier domestic air service in Sri Lanka, operated by the SLAF, completed its 200th flight on the 24th March 2010 since resumption of operations last year. Helitours resumed its operations on the 21st of July last year after the successful conclusion of the "humanitarian operations". Since then, Helitours has transported 2669 passengers, clocking nearly 520 f...
4:56pm on Thursday 25th March 2010
Postal voting for the General Elections to be held on the 08th of April 2010 began this morning (25 March 2010). Accordingly all SLAF establishments around the country have been setup to have their own polling booths in which all its personnel, would have the opportunity of exercising their rights today as well as tomorrow (25th and 26th of March 2010). A large number of SLAF personnel s...
12:36pm on Wednesday 24th March 2010
Sri Lanka Air Force Station Ekala is the home to the Trade Training Institute of the SLAF which provides Advance and Specialized Trade Training. A sports meet with the participation of the trainees and personnel of the station was conducted yesterday (23rd March, 2010) in an exciting atmosphere.The concept of the annual sports meet for the Trade Training School was introduced in 2004 as ...
12:24pm on Tuesday 23rd March 2010
This morning (23rd Mar 2010) the  first Defence Services Sports Board (DSSB) meeting for the year 2010 was held at AFHQ and was Chaired by Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Air Force Air Chief Marshall Roshan Goonetilleke. The Commander of the Army Lt Gen Jagath Jayasuriya and Vice Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe too attended. Air Vice Marshall PB Premachandra Chief of Staff ...
12:08pm on Tuesday 23rd March 2010
The Air Force team comprising of a relatively new outfit became runners up at the 3rd “Carlton Sprints Regatta” rowing against the experienced Navy crew. The event was conducted by the Amateur Rowing Association of Sri Lanka and was held on the waters of the “Tissawewa” in Tissamaharama on 19th March 2010. ...
12:54pm on Monday 22nd March 2010
Rohan Sirisena from the Sri Lanka Air Force Table Tennis Club, won the Open Men’s Singles events at the Table Tennis Championship which was concluded at St Thomas Collage Mt Lavinia Indoor Stadium on 20th &21st March 2010. Ishara Madurangi from the Sri Lanka Air Force Table Tennis Club emerged runner up in open women’s singles & won the Championship in the under 21 singl...
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