Air Force News
2:16pm on Thursday 5th January 2023
The No. 10 Fighter Squadron, which is renowned as the "Lion Cubs," celebrated its 27th  anniversary today (05 January 2022). The day’s proceedings commenced with the customary working parade, which was reviewed by the Commanding Officer of the Squadron, Wing Commander WMTGPS Wijekoon at hangar premises.Addressing  squadron personnel, the Commanding Officer recalled the service ...
2:16pm on Thursday 5th January 2023
The SLAF Station Piduruthalagala and NO 07 ADRS celebrated its 13th anniversary today, (05 January 2023). A series of events, including community service projects, was organized under the guidance of the Commanding Officer SLAF Station Piduruthalagala , Group Captain Thushara Bandara together with all officers, other ranks and the civilian staff.The day’s celebrations commenced with th...
10:52pm on Tuesday 3rd January 2023
Under the guidance and directives of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana the third iteration of the main Pirith Chanting Ceremony was held at Air Force Headquarters yesterday (02 January 2023) to invoke blessings on all personnel of the Air Force and their families, fallen air warriors and the entire nation with its turn to the new calendar year. ...
1:29pm on Tuesday 3rd January 2023
Consecutively for the third time, all-night Pirith Chanting programme was held simultaneously at the Academy, all Bases and Stations located throughout Sri Lanka in parallel to its main ceremony at Air Force Headquarters to invoke blessings on all personnel of the Air Force and their families, as well as on the entire nation to have the strength and courage to move forward through these ...
3:28pm on Monday 2nd January 2023
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana delivered his New Year’s address to the Air Force Board of Management, All Officers, Other Ranks and Civilian Staff of Air Force Headquarters, SLAF Station Colombo and all Air Force establishments today (02 January 2023) at the first working day of the year 2023.  The proceedings which were streamed live to all estab...
8:06pm on Saturday 31st December 2022
The 42nd Sri Lanka Senior National Squash Championship 2022, organized by Sri Lanka Squash, took place at the Tamil Union Squash Courts from 27 to 30 December 2022. The tournament attracted over 75 keen and enthusiastic Squash players from all over the country while SLAF Squash players also strived at the Championship and claimed following titles. Summary of Results Men's Over ...
8:06pm on Saturday 31st December 2022
National Taekwondo Championship - 2022 was held at the Indoor Gymnasium in Ministry of Sports from 28 to 30 December 2022. SLAF Men’s and Women’s players performed exceptionally challenging at the Championship.Out of the 16 events held at the Championship, the SLAF Men's and Women's Taekwondo Teams won seven Gold, one Silver and eight Bronze medals. The Director General of the Minist...
6:27pm on Friday 30th December 2022
The Award Ceremony of Certificates and Badges for No. 43 Officers, No. 59 Airmen and No. 34 Navy Personnel Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Basic Courses was held today (30 December 2022) at the Parade ground SLAF Station Palavi. The Command Development Project Officer, Air Commodore RP Kodippily graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.The parade was comprised of five SLAF Officers, one ...
5:04pm on Friday 30th December 2022
The NCO Management School at SLAF Academy China Bay conducted the Certificate Awarding Ceremony of the No. 18 English Medium and No. 89 Sinhala Medium Non Commissioned Officers’ Management Courses on 30 December 2022 under the patronage of the Chief Air Traffic Control Officer of the Directorate of Air Operations, Air Commodore OANS Fernando as the Chief Guest. The Chief Guest was rece...
11:26am on Wednesday 28th December 2022
The newly appointed Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera called on the Commander of Air Force Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana this morning (28 December 2022).The Navy Commander was received by the Commanding Officer of SLAF Station Colombo, Air Commodore Suresh Fernando and a Guard of Honour was conferred by the No.43 Colour Wing of SLAF.Air Marshal Pathirana congratulat...
5:55pm on Sunday 25th December 2022
The 71st National Lifesaving Championship – 2022 was organized by the Sir Lanka Lifesaving Association and was held on 23 and 24 December 2022 at Police Swimming Pool Complex - Narahenpita and Lifesaving Headquarters - Mount Lavinia. The Air Force Women’s Lifesaving Team was able to smoothly cruise through events against other competitors in the tournament and became victorious in th...
11:18pm on Friday 23rd December 2022
A special donation programme was held today (23 December 2022) at the "Roman Catholic School" in Katukurunda, evoking the teachings of the holy Jesus Christ about love, generosity  and kindness, under the guidance of Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshna Pathirana and the Chairperson of the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Charmini Pathirana.The occasion was grac...
8:19pm on Friday 23rd December 2022
A two-day Arbiter Workshop was conducted on 22 and 23 December 2022 for the SLAF Chess Team players by President of the Arbiter Commission and Vice President Chess Federation of Sri Lanka, Mr. Dayal Siriwardena and Secretary of the Arbiter Commission and Secretary of the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka, Mr. Erosh Jayasinghe at the Air Force Museum Auditorium.The workshop was organized by t...
2:43pm on Friday 23rd December 2022
A special Christmas Carol Programme organized by Sri Lanka Tourism along with Armed Forces and the Police in the Presidential Secretariat premises was commenced on 18 December 2022. The SLAF Christmas Carol was staged yesterday (22 December 2022) making the eve with much pomp and splendor. Regardless of ethnicity, gender or religion, a large audience gathered in the vicinity of the Presi...
2:42pm on Friday 23rd December 2022
"Eagles' Mega Draw" is a novel concept introduced to the Air Force as a perception of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana to provide financial relief to the Air Force service personnel and the inaugural draw was held soon after the Air Force Christmas Carol at the Eagles’ Lakeside and Convention Hall, Attidiya on 21 December 2022 under the auspicious of Sec...
2:41pm on Friday 23rd December 2022
The Defence Services Games’ Weightlifting Championship - 2022 was held yesterday (22 December 2022) at National Sports Complex - Polonnaruwa. The final session and awards ceremony was also took place at the same venue.The SLAF Men’s Team secured the Runners-Up and the Air Force both male and female Weightlifters bagged 05 Gold, 6 Silver and 7 Bronze medals at the championship. In the...
1:06pm on Thursday 22nd December 2022
The Sri Lanka Air Force took part in the "Combat 22" military exhibition held at Royal College premises on 20 december 2022, under the guidance of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana, which was organized to achieve the co-objective of popularizing military and cadet programs at Royal College.The SLAF displayed its air assets along with model aircraft, indigen...
1:06pm on Thursday 22nd December 2022
The Sri Lanka Air Force Christmas Carols - 2022 was held last night (21 December 2022) to spread the joy of the season with “A Beautiful Star in Bethlehem”. On the invitation of the Chairperson of the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Charmini Pathirana and the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana, this glittery event was held under the patronage of the Chairperson...
3:45pm on Wednesday 21st December 2022
The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Charter Aircraft Agreement was signed between Sri Lanka Air Force and Ministry of Health today (21 December 2022) at Air Force Headquarters under the solemn approval by the Ministry of Defence. Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana and Secretary to the Ministry of Health, Mr. Janaka Sri Chandraguptha attended to the ceremon...
3:42pm on Wednesday 21st December 2022
A simulated air craft crash and rescue drill was conducted at SLAF Base Anuradhapura yesterday (20 December 2022) under the guidance of the Base Commander, Group Captain WWNTP Fernando in view of maintaining the responsiveness and readiness among the Air Force personal being the leading aviation community in the country.The exercise was commenced simulating a situation of one MI–17 hel...
6:16pm on Monday 19th December 2022
Command Agro Unit SLAF Base Katunayake successfully conducted a Continues Professional Development (CPD) Training Program on Milk Processing for SLAF service personnel under the guidance of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana from 12 to 16 of December 2022. The workshop was designed in liaison with the Command Quality Assurance Inspectorate at AFHQ about the ...
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