Air Force News
10:14pm on Tuesday 21st May 2024
The Change of Command at Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Wing in SLAF Base Katunayake took place yesterday (20 May 2024). The outgoing Commanding Officer, Group Captain KMP Hewapathirana Eng, MBA, Pg Dip (Mkt Mgt), GCGI (SL), MIIE (SL), I Eng, MIM (SL) handed over duties to Wing Commander AN Hathurusinghe USP, B.Tech (Eng), AMIE(SL), AMIIE(SL), ptsc. Group Captain KMP Hew...
9:14pm on Monday 20th May 2024
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the Agriculture and Agrarian Insurance Board at the Air Force Headquarters today (20 May 2024). The occasion was attended in the presence of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa and the Chairman of the Agriculture and Agrarian Insurance Board, Prof. WMMB Weerasekara.The objective of this agreement is to assist ...
3:39pm on Monday 20th May 2024
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa, conducted a training review workshop at the SLAF Combat Training School, Diyatalawa on 18 May 2024. This significant event was attended by key figures, including the Director General Planning, Director General Ground Operations, Director General Training, Base Commander SLAF Base Katunayake, Director Research and Development, D...
11:19pm on Sunday 19th May 2024
The National War Heroes Commemoration Ceremony 2024 was convened at the War Heroes Memorial at Battaramulla today (19 May 2024) for the 15th consecutive time, under the patronage of the Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Hon. Dinesh Gunewardena.During the ceremony, the Prime Minister paid homage to the supreme sacrifice made by the Tri-Service and Police pe...
11:43pm on Friday 17th May 2024
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa, conducted the Annual Commander’s Inspection at SLAF Station Ampara today (17 May 2024).The Commander reviewed the Commander’s Inspection Parade, commanded by the Commanding Officer, Group Captain DSMLK Sugathadasa. Further, the Certificates of Commendation were awarded to the following service personnel in recog...
11:43pm on Friday 17th May 2024
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa, conducted the Commander’s Inspection at SLAF Station Batticaloa today (17 May 2024).The Commander was received by the Commanding Officer, Group Captain KHMSS Bandara, where the Commander was accorded a Street Line.During the course of inspection, the Commander visited the Station Headquarters, Main Guard Room, Welfare Shop Co...
6:13pm on Friday 17th May 2024
The No. 2 Information Technology Wing at Sri Lanka Air Force Trade Training School, Ekala, marked its 5th anniversary today (17 May 2024) with a series of celebratory events. The celebration commenced with the customary working parade, which was reviewed by the Commanding Officer, Wing Commander GDI Sanjeewa.In alignment with the celebration, a pirith chanting ceremony was conducted at t...
6:13pm on Friday 17th May 2024
The Boxing Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) Men’s and Women’s Novices Boxing Tournament – 2024 was held from 12 May to 16 May 2024, at the Royal MAS Arena, Royal College Colombo 07. The Sri Lanka Air Force Novices Boxing Team had nine players who participated and displayed outstanding achievements by securing three Gold, two Silver and two Bronze medals. The Aircraftwoman Imesha MWA...
2:42pm on Friday 17th May 2024
The Inter Unit Billiard and Snooker Championship – 2024 was held at SLAF Base Katunayake from 13 May 2024 to 16 May 2024. The awarding ceremony took place at the Gymnasium SLAF Base Katunayake yesterday (16 May 2024) with the graceful presence of Director General Ground Operations, Air Vice Marshal Chaminda Wickramaratne as the Chief Guest.Regiment Formations SLAF Base Katunayake emerg...
10:27pm on Thursday 16th May 2024
Construction Machinery Wing SLAF Base Katunayake celebrated its 11th anniversary yesterday (15 May 2024). The day’s celebration commenced with the customary working parade with the participation of officers and airmen of the wing and was reviewed by the Acting Commanding Officer of the Construction Machinery Wing, Wing Commander UMSB Ariyarathna. To mark the anniversary day, a tree pla...
10:26pm on Thursday 16th May 2024
The SLAF Media Division hosted a three-day workshop focused on 'Single Camera Production and Editing' for Air Photo tradesmen and tradeswomen in the Sri Lanka Air Force. The programme, held at the Air Force Headquarters from 13 May to 15 May 2024, featured distinguished former Director of Production at Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC), Mr. Chandana Senevirathna, as the lead instru...
6:53pm on Thursday 16th May 2024
“Senehasa” Education Resource Research and Information Centre is a childcare institution that is established under the Ministry of Defence and Ranaviru Seva Authority with the prime purpose of caring for and supporting the needs, dreams and aspirations of children with special needs. This institute provides daytime special care for children of service and civil employees of tri-servi...
7:15pm on Wednesday 15th May 2024
The Inter-Unit Volleyball and Beach Volleyball Championships - 2024 were held from 02 to 13 May 2024 and the finals yesterday (14 May 2024) at SLAF Base Katunayaka. The Deputy Chief of Staff, Air Vice Marshal SMSP Koswatta, graced the finals and award ceremony as the chief guest.The Inter-Unit Beach Volleyball Championship in Men's was secured by SLAF Base Anuradhapura and Women's Champi...
11:43pm on Tuesday 14th May 2024
Twenty-one (21) newly enlisted Student Officers in the 78th Intake of Direct Entry Officer administered their oaths today (14 May 2024) at Air Force Headquarters in the presence of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa. This was done prior to their departure for their Basic Ground Combat Training at Sri Lanka Air Force Combat Training School, Diyatalawa.The Commande...
9:06am on Tuesday 14th May 2024
A significant milestone was reached yesterday (13 May 2024) at SLAF Base Katunayake with the commencement of the Integrated Fish Farming Project. Under the guidance of the Base Commander of SLAF Base Katunayake, Air Vice Marshal Deshapriya Silva, the project has officially commenced operations.This innovative initiative aims for sustainability while boosting local food production an...
11:12am on Sunday 12th May 2024
The Inter-Unit Powerlifting Championship 2024 was held at SLAF Trade Training School Ekala on 09th and 10th of May 2024. This year, more than 80 participants competed in male and female categories and several SLAF records were set during the championship.The event was conducted in eight weight categories for both Men and Women. The overall Men’s and Women’s Championships were secured...
7:19am on Saturday 11th May 2024
A group of researchers from the British Aviation Research Group in the United Kingdom recently visited Sri Lanka. The delegation, led by Mr. Paul Ashton, comprised aviation enthusiasts specializing in various domains of aviation research, including the evolution of aviation, aircraft structures and sustainable aviation technologies. During their visit, the delegation was able to tour Air...
5:13pm on Thursday 9th May 2024
The Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa, participated in the Air and Space Power Conference 2024, which concluded today (09 May 2024), at the National Convention Centre, Australia. The conference, held under the theme of "Building readiness and resilience in National Air and Space Power across the spectrum of competition." The conference examined lessons gat...
12:07pm on Wednesday 8th May 2024
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa called on the Chief of the Royal Australian Air Force, Air Marshal Robert Chipman, yesterday (07 May 2024) at Australia on the occasion of Air and Space Power Conference 2024.The two Air Chiefs engaged in discussions regarding matters of mutual interest, which included strengthening defence cooperation, facilitating knowledge-sh...
12:07pm on Wednesday 8th May 2024
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa engaged in bilateral discussions with the representatives of the Ministry of Home Affairs in Australia yesterday (07 May 2024) on the occasion of the Air and Space Power Conference 2024.The discussions were primarily focused on the donation of the Beechcraft King Air 350 to the Sri Lanka Air Force, aiming to enhance ISR capabili...
12:06pm on Wednesday 8th May 2024
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa engaged in bilateral discussions with the Vice Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Takuto OGASWARA in Japan on 06 May 2024 on the occasion of the Air and Space Power Conference 2024 hosted in Australia.The Commander and the Vice Chief of Staff discussed matters of mutual interest, particularly augmenting defence cooperation and e...
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