Air Force News
3:19pm on Friday 15th January 2010
SLAF judokas bagged the only 03 gold medals which were won by the Sri Lankan judo team that competed at the Commonwealth Judo Championship, which concluded on Sunday in Singapore. Squadron Leader Manjula Weerasinghe succeeded in winning two gold medals in the open event and the under 73 Kg weight category whilst Airman Senarath managed to win the gold medal in the under 66 Kg catego...
5:22pm on Wednesday 13th January 2010
The Australian Defence Advisor (resident in India)  Group Captain TC Inns paid a courtsy call to the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Air Force Air Chief Marshall Roshan Goonetilleke this afternoon (13th January 2010) at Air Head Quarters. He was accompannied by the Deputy High Commissioner of Australia, Miss Sophia McIntyre. On completion of friendly discussion the Chief...
2:41pm on Wednesday 13th January 2010
Squadron Leader Samantha Weerasekara was appointed as Deputy Chef de mission for the Sri Lanka contingent for the forthcoming South Asian Games in  Dakha during 29th Januarary 2010 to 9th February 2010. This appointment was made by the Ministry of sports and the National Olympic committee (NOC) of Sri Lanka. He has a similar exposure in this field when he was appointed as the A...
5:29pm on Tuesday 12th January 2010
The Chief sub Editor of Heladiva news paper Mr.Chaminda Senarathana presented three books authored by him on the humanitarian operations carried out against the separatist terrorist organization to the acting Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke.The three books titled, Nihanda Kala Avi, Batahira Werala Nidahas, Nagena Hiru covers t...
4:59pm on Tuesday 12th January 2010
A sum of Rs.168000 was donated by the ‘Araliya Foundation’ representing a group of expatriate Sri Lankan youth based in Canada, to the SLAF this morning (12 January 2009). These funds received will directly benefit the development work carried out at the Morawewa Sinhala Maha Vidayalaya, which the SLAF has undertaken, through the Sri Lanka Air Force Special Operations Group Peraru.Fu...
11:45am on Tuesday 12th January 2010
Postal voting for the Presidential Elections to be held on the 26 of January began this morning (12 January 2010). Accordingly all SLAF establishments around the country will have there own polling booths in which all its personnel, would have the opportunity of exercising their rights today as well as tomorrow.   A large number of members of the SLAF serving in Colombo eagerly...
6:46pm on Sunday 10th January 2010
His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived at the Palaly Air Force base this morning (10 January 2009). On his arrival he was received by the acting Chief of Defence Staff and the Commander of the Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke, Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Vice Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe  the Commander of the Navy  ...
5:58pm on Friday 8th January 2010
A total of 482 recruits from the 141th Regular and 99th Volunteer Course and 06th course of direct entry of Airmen courses passed this morning (08 January 2010) at SLAF station Ampara 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 Force Law ...
5:55pm on Friday 8th January 2010
The SLAF Museum plans to fly two of the oldest aircrafts in their fleet this Saturday (January 09th, 2010) in an Air Demonstration taking place at the Rathmalana Air Base Approx. at 10AM (1000Hrs).The venerable De Havilland Tiger Moth and the Chipmunk TMK are two flying legends which have been fully restored to flying condition by a dedicated team of SLAF engineers and technicians. De H...
4:47pm on Tuesday 5th January 2010
21 Student military officers from the 20th batch of the Command and Staff Collage of Nepal paid an educational visit to the SLAF Museum on 04th January 2010. On their arrival, the visitors were received by the Base Commander of the Ratmalana air base, Air Commodore Sumangala Dias whilst they were accompanied on a tour of the Museum by its Commanding Officer Wing Commander Malintha Perera...
3:55pm on Monday 4th January 2010
Six hundred war heroes of the SLAF and their families were honored today (January 4, 2010) at a function organised by the Sri Lanka Air Force at the Ekala Air Force Base.The “Guwan Viru Upahara” was organised jointly by the Directorate of welfare and the Air Force Seva Vanitha Unit aimed at honoring war heroes and their families. The service personnel and their families were presente...
9:09am on Monday 4th January 2010
Galle Season 2009 was staged from 27 Dec 09 to 31 Dec 09 at the Galle Fort premises, which involved exhibitions, cultural pageants, street parades/ tours on Galle History, fashion shows and old crock rallies.The event also included displays from the three Armed Forces in which the SLAF exhibition site was a main attraction in this colourfull event, that  attracted huge crowds both d...
10:07am on Friday 1st January 2010
The acting Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Air Force Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileka addressed a gathering of officers and non commissioned officers this morning (01 January 2010) at the Air Force head quarter premises. In his message the Air Chief appreciated the hard work done by each and every person in the organization towards the success in the previous year. H...
12:03pm on Thursday 31st December 2009
The annual children’s party of Sri Lanka Air Force Station Colombo was held at the Rifle Green sports grounds last evening (30 December 2009). The entertainment for this event was provided by the SLAF band, whilst the trained Air Dog’s of the SLAF did few performances which indeed grabbed the attention of each and every young and old person present at the premises.  Meanwhile Mr...
4:18pm on Wednesday 30th December 2009
The Ambassador for the embassy of the United States of America in Sri Lanka Mrs Patricia Butenis paid a visit to Air Force Headquarters this afternoon (30 December 2009) and met with the Acting Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke.Official plaques and pleasantries were exchanged between the two at this occasion....
3:25pm on Tuesday 29th December 2009
The Graduation Ceremony of the No. 03 Defence Services Command and Staff Collage was held at the Staff College auditorium at Sapugaskanda this morning (29 December 2009). The Prime Minister of the Socialist Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka Hon. Rathnasiri Wickramanayaka graced the occasion as guest of honour.A total of 51 Officers from the tri services, one from the Police and 04 interna...
3:28pm on Wednesday 23rd December 2009
The SLAF Museum plans to fly two of the oldest aircrafts in their fleet this Saturday (December 26th, 2009) in an Air Demonstration taking place at the Rathmalana Air Base at 10AM (1000Hrs).The venerable De Havilland Tiger Moth and the Chipmunk TMK are two flying legends which have been fully restored to flying condition by a dedicated team of SLAF engineers and technicians. De Havilland...
11:51am on Wednesday 23rd December 2009
The No.26 Regiment wing from SLAF Base Katunayake emerged champs of the Inter Unit Wresting Championship which was concluded last evening (22nd December, 2009) at the Katunayake Air Base sports complex. Over 166 wrestlers competing under nine weight categories represented all SLAF establishments for this event. The Champs of the event managed to score 19 points whilst the runners up – ...
4:56pm on Monday 21st December 2009
Sri Lanka Air Force Seva Vanitha Unit upon the direction of it’s Chairperson Mrs. Nelun Goonetileke, organized an entertainment programme celebrating Christmas, for the inmates of ward No. 13 at the Mulleriyawa Hospital recently (16 December 2009).  The evening consisted tea, the distribution of valuable gifts among the patients and staff whilst the SLAF band’s performance provi...
11:42am on Monday 21st December 2009
The weight lifters representing the SLAF secured the 44th national weight lifting championship held on 17 and 18 December 2009, at the Kelaniya University, indoor stadium premises. The Airmen participating at this event managed to establish three national records whilst the only Airwoman to compete also managed to set two new national records in the under 48Kg weight category. Emerging c...
2:25pm on Saturday 19th December 2009
Leading Air Craftman Nishantha who was enlisted to the SLAF January 2000, was last serving at the SLAF detachment Kappalthrei-Tricomalle, when he was a victim of an enemy Claymore mine attack on 11 April 2007. As a result he was badly wounded but worst of all he was blinded too.Understanding the situation, the chairperson of the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit Mrs. Nelun Goonetileka took a genero...
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