Air Force News
2:21pm on Monday 16th November 2009
The Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force Air chief Marshal, Roshan Goonatileke took over the responsibility of over looking the duties and function of Chief of Defence Staff this morning (16 November 2009). The Air chief was appointed by HE the President, in addition to his present appointment as Commander of the Air Force. ...
1:23pm on Monday 16th November 2009
Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) official website, www.airforce.lk came among the top twenty websites in the Most Favourite Sri Lankan Website- 2009- English Category. SLAF website was further awarded a Certificate of Merit in the Best Government Website.Category 2009. This can be marked as great achievement for a website that was re-launched on 28 July, 2009. The Most Favourite Sri ...
12:26pm on Monday 16th November 2009
Sri Lanka Air Force participating after 25 years, in the 55th National Bodybuilding Championship won the overall championship after securing 8 out of 9 weight classes held. The preliminary round of the event was held at the YMCA Colombo auditorium and Trinity College, Kandy on November 13 & 14, 2009 respectively.The sport of Bodybuilding which had been neglected in the SLAF for ...
8:48pm on Sunday 15th November 2009
The SLAF qualified to play in the Dialog Champions League soccer tournament after beating Don Bosco SC, 2-1 this evening (15 November 2009) at the City League Ground Colombo. Both teams wanting to get in to the finals very badly played aggressively from the kickoff. However, the soggy ground due to over night showers seemed to have a considerable impact on the players. As both teams...
5:06pm on Sunday 15th November 2009
The visiting Pakistan Air Force Commander was seen off by the Commander of the Sri Lanka Force Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonathileke this evening (15 November 2009) after a historic 3 day visit. Several other senior ranking officials from the Sri Lanka Air Force were also present at the visitors departure....
10:41pm on Saturday 14th November 2009
The visiting Pakistani Air Chief, Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman paid a visit to the Sri Lanka Air Force Jet squadrons this afternoon (13 November2006) following the call on the Commander of the Navy this morning. At his visit the visitor was enlightened by a presentation done by Group Captain Janak Wanigathunga regarding the functions of SLAF Base Katunayake, whilst a presenta...
6:46pm on Friday 13th November 2009
Commander of the Pakistan Air Force (P.A.F) Air chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman was accorded a Guard of Honour during his visit to Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Headquarters this afternoon (13 November 2009).  At his arrival to the SLAF HQ, the visitor was received by Group Captain Nishantha Darmadasa, whilst the Guard of Honour was conferred by the Colour Squadron of SLAF which was co...
6:00pm on Friday 13th November 2009
President Than Shwe and his delegation was warmly welcomed by the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa at the Katunayake International Air Port.Myanmar's President General Than Shwe arrived at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart President Mahinda Rajapaksa to further strengthen bilateral ties. During the Myanmar President's stay in Sri Lanka ...
4:14pm on Thursday 12th November 2009
The Commander of the Pakistan Air Force (P.A.F) Air chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman arrived in Sri Lanka today (12th of November) for a three day visit to the Island. Arriving on an invitation extended by the Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force, he is due to meet several dignitaries in the Sri Lankan defense establishment.  Air Chief Marshal Suleman is scheduled to meet the Command...
7:49pm on Saturday 7th November 2009
This evening the SLAF beat the Navy Sports Club six points to five from two penalties against one try in the first of the Defence Services Rugby matches worked off at the Army Grounds in Colombo. The game was close but the SLAF prevailed playing an attacking game and defending well to finally win with a slim margin. The margin though not showing the grit and commitment of the Airmen...
9:22pm on Thursday 5th November 2009
His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa ceremoniously re-launched the Air Force Museum at the Sri Lanka Air Force Base Ratmalana today (05 November 2009). The museum which was originally set up as the air craft 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 ...
3:02pm on Tuesday 3rd November 2009
The passing out parade of the 20th batch of basic paratroopers (Airborne) produced by the SLAF Parachute Training School, was held this morning (03 November 2009) at the Sri Lanka Air Force Base premises. A total of 04 Commissioned Officers and 28 Airmen from the Regiment Special Forces and Special Air Borne Force did take part in this course which was conducted for a period over a month...
7:51pm on Friday 30th October 2009
The Commander of the SLAF presided as Chairman of first board meeting of the Civil Aviation AuthorityAir Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke as the Chairman presided over his first Board Meeting of the Civil Aviation Authority. The Board Meeting was held on 30 October 2009, at Air Force Headquarters in the Commanders Board Room. The Board Meeting was also attended by;Mr. Ariyarathne ...
7:51pm on Friday 30th October 2009
A total of 917 recruits from the 139th Regular and 97th Volunteer Course and 58 trainees from the 20th Regular Airwomen courses passed out today (30 October 2009) at SLAF station Diythalawa after completing 17 weeks of challenging training. The training focused on drill, weapon training, tactics, field craft, map reading, fire fighting, explosive handling, Humanitarian Law, Air Forc...
2:51pm on Friday 30th October 2009
The Sri Lanka Air Force Seva Vanitha Unit (SLAF SVU) which is involved in various community projects, launched phase 14 of the "Marian Goonetileke Scholarships Project" this morning (30 October 2009), named as the Anula Fernando Housing and Medical Project. 51 children of war heroes killed in action, disabled in action and Civilian staff of the Sri Lanka Air Force were facilitated with s...
10:20am on Wednesday 28th October 2009
The General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) awarded degrees at the convocation of the Kotalawala Defence University held at BMICH yesterday (October 27). H.E. President Mahinda Rajapakse and the Chancellor of the Kotalawala Defence University Lt.Gen Dennis Perera were present at the presentation. The Graduates, their parents, the members of the academic staff of the KDU...
4:04pm on Monday 26th October 2009
Airwoman Anusha Prasadika competing in this years Australasia 3Gun championship in the Philippines made her country proud by becoming the over all ladies champion of the competition whilst winning the gold medal at the Ladies Rifle course of fire.Mean while Corporal Abeywardana from the Sri Lanka Army  won the gold medal in the Men’s Rifle course of fire and Haritha Pilapitiy...
7:13pm on Sunday 25th October 2009
The SLAF soccer team have secured a place in the semi finals of the Dialog Champions League as they ended up in a nil all draw against Saunders SC, this evening (17 October 2009) at the City League Ground Colombo. The Airmen have played four matches in the second round of this tournament, having won two and drew two matches so far with one more match to be played. In today’s game both...
6:59pm on Thursday 22nd October 2009
Airmen sanjeewa scored his 6th consecutive goal, becoming the 3rd most scorer, in the Dialog Champion league as the Air force soccer team beat the Old Bens SC 4-1 this evening (22 October 2009). Just after 16 minutes of play Anthony Prabath from the Old Bens SC the first half of the game.However from thereon the situation changed as Chanaka Fernando scored the first goal in the 47th minu...
12:22pm on Thursday 22nd October 2009
The Sri Lanka Air Force Rugby team and its skipper have been nominated to compete in the poll which has been appearing on the Sunday Observer , Daily News and Daily Dinamina  news papers for the past for the past 03 weeks. However, this week ending from 25th October 2009 being the final week for this competition Squadron Leader Kosala Ranasinghe has been placed 4th with 6541 vo...
5:43pm on Tuesday 20th October 2009
Sri Lanka Air Force Koggla which has shouldered many responsibilities and supported the war effort of the country in various ways under 16 Commanding Officers till to date (19 October 2009) celebrated its 25th anniversary after its re-establishment back in year 1984.   This station played a key role in WWII, at the crucial moment of the war described as the most dangerous by Sir Win...
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