Air Force News
1:04pm on Monday 19th December 2022
The Change of Command of the Air Force Academy China Bay was conducted today (19 December 2022). The traditional Handing Over/ Taking Over Parade took place at the Academy Parade Square where the outgoing Commandant Air Commodore AV Jayasekera WWV and Bar, RWP, RSP and two Bars, USP, fawc (Pak), psc, qfi handed over command to Air Commodore SDGM Silva WWV, RSP, USP, MSc (Mil Stu), MSc (S...
9:09pm on Saturday 17th December 2022
Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian Navy, Admiral R Hari Kumar visited No 3 Maritime Squadron at SLAF Academy China Bay yesterday (16 December 2022) in line with his official visit to Sri Lanka.The Navy Chief was received upon arrival by the Commandant SLAF Academy China Bay, Air Commodore Asela Jayasekera and was accorded a Ceremonial Guard of Honour.The visiting Naval Chief discussed th...
7:48pm on Friday 16th December 2022
The Change of Command of SLAF Station Weerawila was held on (16 December 2022). The traditional handing over/ taking over parade was conducted at the parade square where the outgoing Acting Commanding Officer, Wing Commander NS Nagodawithana handed over the command to Group Captain SP Jayasinghe USP, MSc (Def & Strat Stu), MBA in HRM, BA (Def Stu), Pg Dip (Def Mgt), Pg Dip (HRM), psc...
3:57pm on Friday 16th December 2022
The Change of Command at SLAF Base Ratmalana was held today (16 December 2022) where the traditional Handing Over/ Taking Over Parade took place at the Base parade square.Acting Base Commander, Air Commodore SWCP Bodhiseela USP, MSc (Def & Strat Stu), BSc (Def Stu), Mech Eng psc handed over command to Group Captain WPAH Perera RSP and Bar, MSc (Def & Strat Stu), MA (SSS - USA), B...
3:57pm on Friday 16th December 2022
The Change of Command of SLAF Base Anuradhapura was held today (16 December 2022). The traditional handing over / taking over parade was conducted at the Base parade ground. The Acting Base Commander, Group Captain JS Samarasekara RSP, MSc (Def & Strat Stu), psc handed over the command to Group Captain WWNTP Fernando RWP, RSP and Bar, Msc (Def & Strat Stu), psc.The new Base Comma...
4:06pm on Thursday 15th December 2022
Sri Lanka Air Force secured the Gold Award for the Public Sector - Inter Departments Category at the ‘National Productivity Awards 2020’ ceremony held at the Temple Trees today morning (15 December 2022) and deserved as the first-ever organization in the country to secure the ‘Gold Award’ for the third consecutive year. The National Productivity Secretariat (NPS), which correspon...
4:05pm on Thursday 15th December 2022
The Fire and Rescue service of SLAF has conducted a fire and rescue drill at the Air Force Headquarters building, today (15 December 2022) after a period of Eight (08) years. 46 SLAF Firefighters and other stakeholding elements have participated in the firefighting and rescue exercise with the supervision of SLAF Chief Fire Officer, Group Captain WKASW Vithana and Exercise Commander, Squ...
2:11pm on Thursday 15th December 2022
The 50th Inter Unit Swimming and 19th Water Polo Championships 2022 were organized by the SL AF Aquatic Sports Pool and held from 12 to 14 December 2022 at Aquatic Sports Complex      SLAF Base Ratmalana. The first time in the Air Force history, the Triathlon sport was also conducted on 10 April 2022 at SLAF Academy China Bay. Triathlon is an endurance multisport...
1:35pm on Wednesday 14th December 2022
Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian Navy, Admiral R Hari Kumar called on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana today (14 December 2022) at Air Force Headquarters, Colombo.The Navy Chief was received upon arrival by the Commanding Officer SLAF Station Colombo, Air Commodore PSN Fernando and was conferred a ceremonial Guard of Honour by the No. 43 Colour Wing of t...
1:35pm on Wednesday 14th December 2022
The Annual Pre-School Concert of Sri Lanka Air Force Station Colombo was held yesterday (13 December 2022). The Chairperson of the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Charmini Pathirana graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Seva Vanitha committee members, Director Welfare, Air Vice Marshal KGDN Jayasinghe, Non-AFBM (Air Force Board of Management) members, Commanding Officer SLAF Station Colom...
1:35pm on Wednesday 14th December 2022
The Bell 212 SUH 563 gallantly logged 10,000 flying hours on 12 December 2022. This versatile flying machine was built in January 1990 and was inducted to SLAF in year 1991 with zero flying hours and was deployed to No 4 Helicopter Squadron. Subsequently, along with nine (09) other Bell 212 helicopters, it was absorbed in to the No.401 Squadron in year 1994 the precursor of No 7 Helicopt...
8:08am on Monday 12th December 2022
The Nippon Paints Sri Lanka Rugby League 2022/2023 kicked off on 09 December 2022. The Airmen kicked off the season with the first match against CH&FC, during the opening game at Air Force Rugby Grounds Ratmalana, earning a stunning victory over the opponent team with 30 points against 22 points at the final whistle.The Airmen were behind the CH&FC at the halftime whistle with a ...
10:28pm on Saturday 10th December 2022
At the State Services Netball Tournament organized by the State Services Netball Association, SLAF Women’s Netball Team emerged as Champions at the Knockout Tournament and Runners Up in the League Championship. Also, the SLAF Mixed Netball Team clinched the Championship in the Mixed Category. The Tournament was held on 08 and 09 December 2022, at Railway Grounds, Colombo....
5:19pm on Friday 9th December 2022
The Military, Naval and Air Attaché at the Consulate of the Republic of Senegal in Sri Lanka, Colonel Abdoulaya Traore called on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana at the Air Force Headquarters today (09 December 2022).After a cordial discussion on matters of mutual interest, official plaques were exchanged between the visiting Defence Attaché and the Comm...
11:53am on Friday 9th December 2022
The Graduation Ceremony of the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) Course No 16 was held at the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre yesterday (08 December 2022). The President of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Hon. Ranil Wickremasingha graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The President was welcomed by the Commandant of the DSCSC, Major General BKGML Rodr...
3:58pm on Wednesday 7th December 2022
A delegation from the Institute for Security Governance (ISG) – United States visited the Non-Commissioned Officers’ Management School at the Sri Lanka Air Force Academy China Bay yesterday (06 December 2022), to discuss matters with regard to enhancing the effectiveness and overall standard of the Non-Commissioned Officers’ Management courses for the betterment of military service...
9:47pm on Tuesday 6th December 2022
The Change of Command of No. 3 Leisure & Recreation Wing SLAF Base Katunayake held yesterday (05 December 2022). The traditional handing over/ taking over parade was conducted at the Banquet Hall premises where the outgoing Commanding Officer, Group Captain NA Gallage USP, MSc (Def & Strat Stu), Pg Dip (Def Mgt), BA (Def Stu), psc handed over the command to Wing Commander  R...
4:44pm on Tuesday 6th December 2022
The Graduation Ceremony of the No 71 Junior Command and Staff Course was held today (06 December 2022) at the Junior Command and Staff College Auditorium at the SLAF Academy China Bay. The Director Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Air Vice Marshal AS Vithana graced the ceremony as the Chief Guest.The ceremony marked the end of a 14-week long course attended by a total of 30...
4:20pm on Monday 5th December 2022
The Western Province Netball Association organized the Eva All Island Netball Championship, which was held on 03rd and 04th December 2022, at Riffle Green Grounds, SLAF Station Colombo.SLAF Netball players clinched the Women’s ‘A’ Division title by beating the Police 29-15 in the thrilling finals at the championship. Corporal Perera LRD was recognized as the Netball Queen, while Le...
4:26pm on Sunday 4th December 2022
The 8th Contingent from the Sri Lanka Air Force to take up duties with UN Peacekeeping Mission in the Central African Republic departed this morning (04 December 2022).The contingent comprised 20 Officers and 89 Airmen. The contingent is led by the Deputy Contingent Commander, Wing Commander Kanchana Liyanarachchi and consisted of various professionals required to perform duties at ...
10:19pm on Saturday 3rd December 2022
SLAF took part in the “GEOWEEK 2022” exhibition at BMICH premises on  02 and 03 December 2022 under the guidance of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana which was organized by the discipline of Geospatial Science of the University of Sabaragamuwa.SLAF displayed its air assets and potential applications related to remote sensing and Geographic Informat...
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