Air Force News
3:12pm on Tuesday 30th April 2024
The Prize Awarding Ceremony of the SLAF "Guwan Siththara" All Island Art Competition 2023 took place at the General Conference Hall at the Air Force Headquarters today (30 April 2024). The event was held under the guidance of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa, marking the significant celebration in line with the 73rd anniversary of the SLAF. The ceremony was gra...
2:36pm on Tuesday 30th April 2024
The Sri Lanka Air Force celebrated its 73rd anniversary under the theme "Wings of Friendship" by launching a project to refurbish and enhance infrastructure in 73 selected schools across the Northern and Eastern Provinces. As a part of this initiative, SLAF Regiment Training School Vanni contributed to renovating ten (10) deserved schools in the region. The handover ceremony of the refur...
2:35pm on Tuesday 30th April 2024
The SLAF Station Morawewa conducted the annual "Aluth Sahal Mangalyaya" to the sacred Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi premises yesterday (29 April 2024) by using harvested paddy in the 'Maha' season. The event is part of the traditional ceremony at this station after the successful completion of all paddy cultivation activities. The programme was conducted under the supervision of the Commanding Off...
4:48pm on Monday 29th April 2024
The Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to Sri Lanka, His Excellency Maged Mosleh called on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa at Air Force Headquarters today (29 April 2024).After a discussion on matters of mutual interest, the Commander of the Air Force and the visiting dignitaries exchanged mementos to mark the occasion....
4:28pm on Monday 29th April 2024
No. 02 Mechanical Transport Repair and Overhaul Wing, SLAF Base Vavuniya, celebrated its 10th anniversary yesterday (28 April 2024). In line with the 10th anniversary, a community service project at the Irattaperiyakulam Tank area was conducted by the service personnel of the wing to collect trash, including plastics, polyethylene, glass bottles, etc., that had been accumulated over a pe...
1:40pm on Saturday 27th April 2024
The Sri Lanka Air Force Seva Vanitha Unit in liaison with the Command Agro Unit of Sri Lanka Air Force Base Katunayaka organized a workshop to inculcate knowledge regarding agriculture and dairy based self-employing opportunities for service personnel and their spouses. This event was held yesterday (26  April 2024) at the ASTRA hall of Sri Lanka Air Force Base Katunayaka with the g...
7:41pm on Friday 26th April 2024
The inauguration of No.01 Basic Fighter Controllers’ Course (BFCC) was held on 25 April 2024 at SLAF Base Katunayake by taking a significant step towards enhancing the capabilities of National Air Defence System (NADS) in Sri Lanka. Director Air Defence of the Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Vice Marshal SDGM Silva graced the occasion as the Chief Guest whilst the Director Air Traffic Service...
5:16pm on Friday 26th April 2024
In celebration of the 73rd anniversary of the Sri Lanka Air Force under the theme "Wings of Friendship," the SLAF has initiated a project to refurbish and enhance the infrastructure of 73 selected schools across the Northern and Eastern Provinces. As part of this initiative, SLAF Station Iranamadu has contributed to the renovation of twelve underprivileged schools in the region. The Cere...
9:21pm on Thursday 25th April 2024
A delegation representing the People’s Liberation Army Air Force Working Group in China, led by Assistant Chief of Staff, Senior Colonel Wang Xiadong, paid a courtesy visit to Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa, at Air Force Headquarters today (26 April 2024).During the meeting, both parties engaged in constructive discussions on various matters of mutual interest....
9:20pm on Thursday 25th April 2024
The ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Day, held today (25 April 2024) at the Commonwealth War Graves, Liveramentu Cemetery in Colombo. The occasion was honoured by the presence of Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa, Commander of the Air Force, who attended at the invitation of the Australian High Commissioner, His Excellency Paul Stephens and the New Zealand Charge de Affairs, Mr. A...
9:19pm on Thursday 25th April 2024
Air Vice Marshal Thushara Indunil Fernando was appointed as the Director General Training in the Sri Lanka Air Force, effective from 18 April 2024. Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa officially handed over the letter of appointment to Air Vice Marshal Thushara Fernando at the Air Force Headquarters and conveyed his best wishes to the newly appointed Director General ...
8:10pm on Saturday 20th April 2024
The induction ceremony for the International Honour Roll (IHR) was held at the Air University - Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, yesterday (19 April 2024) and was hosted by the Chief of Staff and the Chief Master Sergeant of the United States Air Force. This event saw the induction of 21 international alumni into the IHR wall of honour. Notably, among the distinguished inductees was the ...
8:10pm on Saturday 20th April 2024
SLAF Station Sigiriya celebrated its 39th Anniversary yesterday (19 April 2024). The day's celebrations commenced with the customary working parade and the address to all officers, airmen and civil staff of the Station by the Commanding Officer, Group Captain SV Premawardana.In line with the anniversary celebration, a Shramadana Campaign was conducted at Kimbissa Primary School on 18 Apr...
11:10pm on Monday 15th April 2024
The ‘Aluth Avurudu Ulela’ was held to celebrate the Sinhala and Tamil New Year at the Sri Lanka Aviation Unit in MINUSCA on 13 April 2024 in Bria, Central African Republic. The event was filled with joy and happiness and the occasion brought together Sri Lankan peacekeepers in a spirit of cultural unity and camaraderie amidst their peacekeeping duties within the mission. The eve...
10:26pm on Thursday 11th April 2024
The Sri Lanka Air Force held the annual "Aurudu Udanaya" and "Aurudu Pola", showcasing a rich exhibition of traditional Sri Lankan culture as part of the SLAF’s Sinhala & Hindu New Year Celebrations Programme. The festivities, which were organized by the Directorate of Welfare in collaboration with SLAF Base Katunayake, took place at the Sports Ground of SLAF Base Katunayake today ...
10:26pm on Thursday 11th April 2024
The 'Bakmaha Ulela' was organised by the Ministry of Defence at the Defence Headquarters Complex premises in Sri Jayewardenepura yesterday (10 April 2024) and the Hon. President, Ranil Wickremasingha, graced the event as the Chief Guest. The occasion featured a diverse range of traditional games, enthusiastically engaged in by all ministry members.National Security Advisor, Hon. Sagala R...
7:52am on Thursday 11th April 2024
The press briefing for the " Colombo Air Show and Defence Exhibition 2024" was held yesterday (10 April 2024), chaired by the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa, at the Air Force Headquarters in Sri Jayewardenepura.The Colombo Air Show and Defence Exhibition 2024, scheduled to take place from 29 May to 02 June 2024, signifies a pivotal moment in the trajectory of our...
10:03pm on Wednesday 10th April 2024
In an effort to enhance the mobility of differently-abled war heroes, Hon. President Ranil Wickremesinghe distributed 50 electric tricycles among deserving recipients at a ceremonial event held at the Ministry of Defence in Sri Jayewardenepura yesterday (09 April 2024). These electric tricycles, funded by the Ranaviru Seva Authority, were presented by the President in recognition of the ...
10:02pm on Wednesday 10th April 2024
The Graduation Ceremony of the No. 75 Junior Command and Staff Course was held today (10 April 2024) at the Junior Command and Staff College Auditorium at the SLAF Academy China Bay. Former Commander of Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Jayalath Weerakkody RWP, VSV, USP, ndc, psc, qfi graced the ceremony as the Chief Guest.  First Commandant of the Junior Command and Staff College, Air V...
10:02pm on Wednesday 10th April 2024
The Certificate Awarding Ceremony of No. 22 English Medium and No. 93 Sinhala Medium Non-Commissioned Officers' Management Courses was held yesterday (09 April 2024) at the Astra Hall SLAF Academy China Bay under the patronage of the Base Commander SLAF Base Ratmalana, Air Commodore AV Jayasekara, as the Chief Guest.The core purpose behind this 14-week-long course is to groom Non-Commiss...
10:01pm on Wednesday 10th April 2024
The SLAF Motor Racing Team performed their prowess at the Single Tree Hill Climb Race 2024, hosted at the Nuwara Eliya Single Tree Hill Climb Racing Track by the Nem Motor Sport Club and the Sri Lanka Association of Racing Drivers and Riders on yesterday (09 April 2024).Sergeant Nilanka MKD secured the 2nd runner-up position in the steed trail motorcycle up to 125cc event. Additionally, ...
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