Air Force News
5:25pm on Friday 18th December 2009
The annual general meeting of the members of the Chamber Of Young Lanka Entrepreneurs (COYLE) was held last evening (17 December 2009) at the Hotel Galadari in which the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileka was invited as the chief guest whilst Mr Lalith Weeratunga, secretary to the his Excellency, the President attended as the guest...
5:03pm on Thursday 17th December 2009
Sixty Seven Student Officers of the Tri-Services following the No. 03 Defence Services Command and Staff Collage attended a presentation on the organization structure of the SLAF this afternoon (17 December 2009) at Air Force Head Quarter, Colombo.The presentation which is a part of the course syllabus was presented by the Director of Air Operations Air Vice Marshal Kolitha Goonetileke. ...
5:46pm on Wednesday 16th December 2009
Leading Air Craftman Bandara went on to bat a remarkable innings of 97 runs as Sri Lanka Air Force Station Colombo beat Sri Lanka Air Force Base Katunayaka by 17 runs this evening (16 December 2009)at the inter-unit cricket championship finals held at the Rifle Green Sports grounds, Colombo. Winning the toss, SLAF Colombo opted to bat first and succeeded in scoring 167 runs for the ...
11:08am on Monday 14th December 2009
The inter-unit cycling meet yet another annual event in the SLAF sporting calendar was concluded recently (12 December 2009) at the run way track of SLAF Station Katukurunda. Over 80 cyclists representing 14 men’s and 04 women’s teams participated at this event. The participation of disabled airmen Jayalath (01318) and the oldest participant being at the age of 54 (civilian worker Mr...
6:43pm on Friday 11th December 2009
A well equipped admin building comprising of modern and sophisticated infrastructure facilities was declared open by the Acting Chief of Defence Staff & Commander of the Air Force Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke at SLAF Station Palavi this morning (11 December 2009). This building was built for the purpose of facilitating the functions of the No 05 Air Defence Radar Squadron whi...
4:56pm on Friday 11th December 2009
The Graduation Ceremony of the No. 31 Junior Command and Staff Course was held at the Junior Command and Staff College auditorium at SLAF Base China Bay this morning (11 December 2009). The Director Welfare Air Commodore Rohitha Ranasinghe graced the occasion as chief guest.A total of 17 Officers from the Air Force in the rank of Squadron Leader and Flight Lieutenant 5 Officers from the ...
4:03pm on Friday 11th December 2009
The inaugural sports meet of the Warrant Officers & Sergeants Mess of SLAF Station Colombo was held last afternoon (10 December 2009) at the Rifle Green sports grounds Colombo. All members participated with great enthusiasm and Commanding Officer SLAF Station Colombo Group Captain Nishantha Dharamadasa with SLAF, Command Sports Officer Group Captain Harsha Fernando.graced the occasio...
6:42pm on Thursday 10th December 2009
President Mahinda Rajapaksa unveiled a monument in Nandikadal lagoon in Pudumathalan, Pudukudirruppu last morning (09 December 2009) in honour of the war heroes who paid the supreme sacrifice in the final battle, to eradicate terrorism and its leadership. Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa,acting Chief of Defence Staff and Air Force Commander Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke, Army ...
5:27pm on Wednesday 9th December 2009
The annual concert of the pre-school of Sri Lanka Air Force Base China Bay, was held recently (30 November 2009) at the pre- school premises itself. The concert is being held for the first time since its inception early this year following a concept introduced by the present chairperson of the Sri Lanka Air Force, Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Nelun Goonetileke. The pre-school is a welfar...
3:02pm on Wednesday 9th December 2009
The annual children’s party of Sri Lanka Air Force Station Ekala  was held last evening at the station premises. Famous film producer Mr. Somarathna Dissanayaka and directress of the film coperation Mrs. Nadika Gunasekara were invited as the chief guests. A popular singing group also performed at this event making it more glamorous....
2:46pm on Tuesday 8th December 2009
The Canadian Defence Advisor, Col. Richard Ryder Burbidge paid a visit to Air Force Headquarters this afternoon (08 December 2009) and met with the Commander of the Air Force and Acting Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke.Official plaques and pleasantries were exchanged between the two at this occasion....
6:57pm on Monday 7th December 2009
The Annual General Meetings of the Sri Lanka Air Force Seva Vanitha Unit was held this evening (07 December 2009) at the Air Force Headquarters Auditorium under the patronage of Mrs. Nelun Goonetileke, the Chairperson. At the Meeting the new Executive Committee was selected for the year of 2010.During the function 8 Wheel chairs and a pair of spectacles were donated among needy per...
6:27pm on Monday 7th December 2009
A newly built fully fledged swimming pool and a four storied building was declared open at the Defence Services College, by HE the President, Mahinda Rajapaksha this morning (07 December 2009). The opened swimming pool was built entirely under the supervision of the Sri Lanka Air Force, whilst the four storied building was built by the 6th regiment of the Sri Lanka Army Engineers.The ins...
2:44pm on Monday 7th December 2009
The NCO Management School, established with the prime intention of providing a sound academic knowledge to the Non Commissioned Officers of the SLAF, held its 40th batch passing out ceremony recently (04 December 2009). The course which has a duration of approximately 3 months, mainly focuses on sharpening the leadership and management skill of its trainees. The Award ceremony was h...
1:36pm on Friday 4th December 2009
The 46th inter-unit athletics meet-2009 was held on 2nd and 3rd November 2009 at the sports grounds of Air Force Base Katunayaka. Over 400 athletes representing all Bases and Stations of the SLAF and 09 schools invitation relay teams also took part at this annual event. The Director Welfare of the SLAF    graced the awards ceremony as the chief guest for this event.Scoring...
11:46am on Friday 4th December 2009
The SLAF Museum plans to fly two of the oldest aircrafts in their fleet tomorrow (December 5th, 2009) in an Air Demonstration taking place 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 Tiger MothThe Tiger Moth aircraf...
2:12pm on Monday 30th November 2009
The secretary defence Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksha and the Acting Chief of Defence Staff  and Commander of the Air Force Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke payed their last respects (29 November 2009) to late Squadron Leader Rehan Fernando who was killed in the MI-24 crash in Buttala.     Related News: MI-24 Attack Helicopter Crashes During Training Mission...
12:42pm on Monday 30th November 2009
The 49th Judo championship organized by the National Judo federation was held at the ‘Wickramabahu’ college, Gampola on 27 &28 November 2009. The Sri Lanka Air Force also participating in both men’s and women’s disciplines managed to emerge overall champs in both disciplines. The performance of the SLAF is as follows.Mens         &...
3:27pm on Friday 27th November 2009
Mr. W. Amarasinghe a civilian working in the Sri Lanka Air Force was donated with a house by Sri Lanka Air Force Seva Vanitha Unit under the patronage of Mrs. Nelun Goonetileke the Chairperson.The house warming ceremony was held this morning (November 27, 2009) at Handala Wattala with the participation of the Executive Committee of the Seva Vanitha Unit....
2:27pm on Friday 27th November 2009
A Mi-24 Attack Helicopter engaged on a training mission, crashed this afternoon (27 November 2009) 5 KM north of Buttala at approximately 1330 HRS due to technical failure. SLAF regrets to inform the death of four of our comrades in this tragic incident. Namely:Wing CommanderEsala DodammaluwaSquadron Leader Rehan Fernando Sergeant Jayantha Sirisena     &nbs...
11:45am on Friday 27th November 2009
SLAF Boxer Beats Former National boxer Comprehensively in re-trial PD Suresh a young boxer competing at National level for the first time while representing the SLAF beat former National champion Manjula Wanniarachchi comprehensively(16-06) at the trials worked out last evening (26 November 2009) at the Royal College sports complex.The match was worked off between the two individual...
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