Air Force News
4:54pm on Monday 22nd May 2023
The National Beach Volleyball Championship 2023 took place at Negombo Beach Park from 19 May to 21 May 2023. In an exhilarating final, the SLAF Women's Beach Volleyball team emerged victorious by defeating the Sri Lanka Navy team with a convincing score of 2 sets to 0, with set scores of 21-06 and 21-11. Similarly, the SLAF Men's team showcased the exceptional skills, securing a well-des...
3:40pm on Monday 22nd May 2023
SLAF Station Morawewa, renowned as a pioneering establishment in the production of high-quality rice for all service personnel in the Air Force, has undertaken significant strides under the guidance of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana and under the supervision of Commanding Officer SLAF Station Morawewa, Group Captain Hemantha Balasooriya. By incorporating...
3:33pm on Monday 22nd May 2023
The annual “Jaya Pirith” reverberated on 20 May 2023 at the Sandahiru Seya premises under the patronage of the State Minister of Defence, Hon. Premitha Bandara Tennakoon which was coordinated by Ministry of Defence with the cooperation of Tri Forces. The opening sermon and the Anushasana (religious oration) presided by Ven. Ralapanave Dhammajothi Nayaka thero. The religious proceedin...
2:55pm on Monday 22nd May 2023
The SLAF recently executed a highly successful initiative called "Guwan Hamuda Herali Peraliya" moved forward with introducing schools across Sri Lanka. This program has been implemented with the primary objective of supporting the government's mission to achieve food security, while concurrently striving to plant one million Jackfruit trees throughout the country within a span of five y...
10:14pm on Saturday 20th May 2023
The Sri Lanka Air Force and the Eagles’ Golf Links and Courses hosted the Eagles’ Quadrangle Cup, an inter-club golf tournament that was concluded today (20 May 2023) in the spectacular settings of China Bay, the closest to the harbour city of Trincomalee. The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana graced the tournament as the Chief Guest. The tournament was pow...
5:23pm on Saturday 20th May 2023
The newly designed Commander’s Island Green was declared open by the Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana today (20 May 2023). This exceptional addition to Sri Lanka's golfing landscape marks a significant milestone, as it stands as the first of its kind among all the golf courses in the country.The concept was brainchild by Air Marshal Sudarshana Path...
5:16pm on Saturday 20th May 2023
The 57th Inter Unit Athletic Championship 2023 was conducted at SLAF Base Katunayake on 18 and 19 May 2023. The awarding ceremony was held in the same venue with the presence of Director General Logistics, Air Vice Marshal Nishantha Thilakasinghe as the Chief Guest.SLAF Academy China Bay and SLAF Trade Training School Ekala won the joint Championship in women’s category and SLAF Statio...
10:04pm on Friday 19th May 2023
The National War Heroes Commemoration Ceremony 2023 was convened at the War Heroes Memorial at Battaramulla this morning (19 May 2023) for the 14th consecutive time, under the patronage of the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Hon. Ranil Wickremasinghe.During the ceremony, the President paid homage to the supreme sacrifice made by the Tri-Service and Police per...
3:27pm on Friday 19th May 2023
The Fire and Rescue Service of the SLAF successfully conducted a comprehensive Fire and Rescue Drill at the Central Bank of Sri Lanka today (19 May 2023) under the solemn approval of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana.A dedicated team of over 30 highly skilled SLAF firefighters and supporting staffs actively participated in the exercise, which was led under ...
9:37pm on Thursday 18th May 2023
The No. 2 Information Technology Wing at SLAF Trade Training School Ekala proudly celebrated its 4th anniversary yesterday(17 May 2023). The celebration commenced with the customary working parade, which was reviewed by the Commanding Officer, Wing Commander GDI Sanjeewa.In par with the celebration, a Shramadana campaign was carried out at Sri Walukaramaya Buddhist Temple, Ja-E...
2:50pm on Thursday 18th May 2023
The Adjutant General of the State of Montana National Guard and the Head of the Delegation, Major General Peter J Hronek and the crew called on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana, yesterday evening (17 May 2023).During the meeting, Air Marshal Pathirana, Major General Peter and the delegates engaged in productive discussions on matters of bilateral importanc...
3:51pm on Tuesday 16th May 2023
Construction Machinery Wing SLAF Base Katunayake celebrated its 10th anniversary yesterday (15 May 2023). 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 Commanding Officer of the Contraction Machinery Wing, Group Captain MWCM Wakista. A tree planting programme was conducted at the ...
10:25pm on Saturday 13th May 2023
A Mindfulness Programme was held at the SLAF Trade Training School Ekala yesterday (12 May 2023), with participation from trainees, instructors, permanent staff and their families. The program was conducted under the guidance of Air Commodore Prasanga Matino, the Commanding Officer of SLAF Trade Training School Ekala and led by the Most Venerable Diyasenpura Wimala Thero, the esteemed fo...
10:24pm on Saturday 13th May 2023
The SLAF Seva Vantha Unit at SLAF Trade Training School Ekala, organized a Shramadana Campaign and Almsgiving program at the Dr. & Mrs. BS Jayawardana Boys Development Centre, Ja-ela yesterday (12 May 2023). The event was attended by Mrs. Yasintha Martino, the President of the Seva Vanitha Unit at SLAF Trade Training School Ekala, Commanding Officer, Air Commodore Prasanga Matino, al...
3:08pm on Friday 12th May 2023
The newly constructed "Instructors’ Billet" at Regimental Training Centre, SLAF Station Ampara, was declared open by the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana, on a virtual platform today (12 May 2023). The billet comprises 44 accommodation facilities, complete with attached bathrooms and a badminton court located on its premises.The construction of the billet wa...
3:15pm on Thursday 11th May 2023
The "Guwan Manudam" Housing Project has been launched with the aim of providing housing for the families of serving members who have deceased after the year 2009, as well as improving the quality of life for their beneficiaries. As a part of this initiative, a complete house was constructed for the late Sergeant Bandara EMRW, who passed away on 21 October 2021. This project was carried o...
3:16pm on Wednesday 10th May 2023
The Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) Wing of the Sri Lanka Air Force conducted a training exercise today (10 May 2023) in response to a request made by Deputy Director of the National Hospital -Colombo, Dr. Indika Jagoda to the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana. The exercise was held at the National Hospital premises and includ...
1:21pm on Wednesday 10th May 2023
The Inter-Unit Carrom Championship 2023 was held at the SLAF Health Management Centre yesterday (09 May 2023). The awarding ceremony took place at the same venue, with the graceful presence of Deputy Director Information Technology of SLAF, Air Commodore Predeep Fernando, as the Chief Guest.The tournament was divided into two segments and 10 women's teams and 13 men’s teams competed at...
10:09pm on Saturday 6th May 2023
The SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit in collaboration with SLAF Station Colombo, staged ‘Vesak Bethi Gee Saraniya 2023’, on 6th May 2023 at the ‘Rifle Green’ Grounds, SLAF Station Colombo.The Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana and Chairperson of the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs.  Charmini Pathirana graced the occasion as the Chief Guests. The event c...
9:04pm on Saturday 6th May 2023
The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) establishments across the country engaged in celebrating Vesak on the 5th and 6th of May 2023 by paying homage to Buddha in various ways. The celebrations included the performance of Amisa Poojas at their respective premises. Vesak is an important Buddhist festival celebrated in Sri Lanka to commemorate the birth, enlightenment, and attainment to the nibban...
9:20pm on Friday 5th May 2023
The Indian Air Force has extended a warm hand of friendship to the Sri Lanka Air Force by presenting a donation of books worth two million rupees during the official visit of Chief of the Air Staff of IAF to the SLAF Academy China Bay on the 4th of May, 2023. The gracious Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari, Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force, personally presented the books...
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