Air Force News
4:41pm on Thursday 17th November 2022
Four (04) captain pilots and selected air gunner personnel who are entitled to perform operational duties undertook an air-to-ground range firing session with the support of No.7 Helicopter Squadron at SLAF Base Hingurakgoda, employing Bell-212 helicopters with forward and side-firing guns. The range firing was conducted on the 14th and 15th of November 2022 at the SLAF Air-to-Ground Fir...
2:18pm on Thursday 17th November 2022
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana conducted the Commander’s Inspection at Air Force Headquarters and SLAF Station Colombo today (16 November 2022). The Commander was welcomed by the Commanding Officer SLAF Station Colombo, Air Commodore Suresh Fernando after which a Ceremonial Guard of Honour was accorded to the Commander.  The following two (02) Sen...
8:00pm on Wednesday 16th November 2022
SLAF Station Katukurunda celebrated its 38th anniversary today (16 November 2022). A series of events and community service projects were conducted inline with the anniversary celebration under the guidance of the Commanding Officer SLAF Station Katukurunda, Group Captain Asitha Hettiarachchi together with all officers, other ranks and the civilian staff.The celebration commenced with th...
10:21am on Wednesday 16th November 2022
Ministry of Defence declared general amnesty for the Tri-Forces absentees, enabling the legal discharge from the respective services.The period of general amnesty is in force from 15 November 2022 until 31 December 2022.The Air Force personnel who have been absent without official leave (AWOL) on or before 25 October 2022 are able to receive the discharge from Air Force legally and if an...
5:40pm on Tuesday 15th November 2022
The Certificate Awarding Ceremony of No. 32 Disaster Management and First Response Course was held at Sri Lanka Air Force Station Mullaitivu, yesterday (14 November 2022). The Commanding Officer of Sri Lanka Air Force Station Mullaitivu, Group Captain ADR Liyanaarachchige graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.The Commanding Officer Disaster Management Training School, Wing Commander D J...
10:49pm on Monday 14th November 2022
A house constructed by the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit was handed over to Flight Sergeant Thennakoon TMSP (Armament SP I) at the House Warming Ceremony which is  held today (14 November 2022) at Ellegama, Welimada under the auspicious of the Chairperson of SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Charmini Pathirana.This project was funded by the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit whilst the construction was car...
5:00pm on Monday 14th November 2022
National Novices Weightlifting Championship - 2022 was concluded yesterday (13 November 2022) at the Poddiwela National School, Polonnaruwa. Mayor of Polonnaruwa, Hon. Chanaka Sidath Ranasinghe graced the event as the Chief Guest.The SLAF Weightlifters bagged 04 Gold and 04 Bronze medals at the championship. Leading Aircraftman Jayasena URR competed under 81 kg Weight Category establishe...
2:33pm on Sunday 13th November 2022
The Sri Lanka Ex- Servicemen's Association (SLESA) honoured all fallen War Heroes, including those of the World Wars during a fitting ceremony that commemorated Remembrance Day, more popularly known as “Poppy Day”, at the Vihara Maha Devi Park Cenotaph this morning (13 November 2022). The Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) graced the occasion as the ...
10:42am on Sunday 13th November 2022
The Air Force Open PSA (Professional Squash Association) Satellite Squash Championship-2022 concludes on a high note at the Squash complex, SLAF Base Ratmalana yesterday(12 November 2022). The finals of the Women’s Open and Men’s Open categories and the awards ceremony were live telecasted on Rupavahini Channel Eye. The occasion was graced by Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal S...
2:08pm on Saturday 12th November 2022
The 33rd General Convocation of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University was concluded at the BMICH yesterday (11 November 2022). The President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Honourable Ranil Wickramasinghe graced the convocation as the Chief Guest. 269 Master’s Graduands and Postgraduate Diploma holders from ...
2:05pm on Saturday 12th November 2022
The 45th phase of “Guwan Mithudam’’ project was successfully completed at the ‘Manathivu Siththirei Velayuna Swami Kovil’ yesterday (11 November 2022) by SLAF Station Batticaloa under the guidance of the Chairperson SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Charmini Pathirana.Manathivu Kovil locates in an island surrounded with a lagoon. During this project a purification plant was installe...
2:05pm on Saturday 12th November 2022
The Inter Unit Badminton Championship 2022 was held at the Air Force Health Management Center (AFHMC) in Colombo from 08 to 11 November 2022, with the participation of players representing all SLAF establishments. SLAF Academy China Bay secured the Championship while SLAF Combat Training School, Diyatalawa, emerged as Runner-Up.Flying Officer PYTS Siriwardane of SLAF Base, Hingurakgoda a...
10:24am on Saturday 12th November 2022
The defence Services games’ Handball Tournament 2022 was held at Saniro Airport Sports Complex Hotel Minuwangoda from 09 November to 11 November 2022. The final session and awards ceremony were also held at the same venue.The overall Women’s Team Championship was secured by the SL Air Force team while SL Army emerged as Runners up (17-14). During the presentation of special awards Le...
4:06pm on Friday 11th November 2022
The Pass Out Parade of the No 8 Contingent of Aviation Unit under the United Nations Multidimensional  Peacekeeping Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA) was held today (11 November 2022) at SLAF Base Katunayake. The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana took the salute of the parade which was commanded by Wing Commander Kanchana Liyanarachchi, the Dep...
2:22pm on Friday 11th November 2022
Dharmaraja College, Kandy and the Old Rajans Ravaviru Association paid their highest tribute to its alumni, Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana at the college premises yesterday (10 November 2022) during a special assembly in keeping with Darmaraja College’s tradition of recognizing those who have achieved the highest degree of recognition and achievement in so...
8:32am on Friday 11th November 2022
SLAF Base Hospital Ratmalana celebrated its 13 anniversary today (11 November 2022). The celebrations commenced with the customary working parade. The parade was reviewed by the Commanding Officer SLAF Base Hospital Ratmalana, Group Captain TVSS Alwis.The Commanding Officer addressed the parade and thanked the staff and appreciated their tireless efforts during the past years. Further, t...
4:12pm on Thursday 10th November 2022
Air Vice Marshal Hemantha Soysa USP, MSc (Def & Strat Stu), BA (Def Stu), psc bid adieu to the Sri Lanka Air Force today (10 November 2022) after 34 years of dedicated service to the nation. At the time of his retirement, he held the appointment of Director Welfare of the Sri Lanka Air Force.Air Vice Marshal Soysa made an official farewell call on the Commander of the Air Force, Air ...
7:45am on Thursday 10th November 2022
SLAF Base Anuradhapura celebrated its 40th anniversary yesterday (09 November 2022). A series of events and community projects were conducted incline to the anniversary celebration under the guidance of the Base Commander SLAF Base Anuradhapura, Air Commodore Amitha Jayamaha together with all officers, other ranks and the civilian staff. The celebration commenced with the customary worki...
2:47pm on Wednesday 9th November 2022
14 Officer Cadets and Lady Officer Cadets from the No 34th, No.35th and No.36th Intakes of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University received the President’s Commission at Air Force Headquarters Colombo this morning (09 November 2022).The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana graced the parade as the Chief Guest on the invitation of the Chief of Staff and ac...
2:47pm on Wednesday 9th November 2022
The 11th Wathjaree Annual Scouting Camp 2022 organized by the Wattala/ Ja-ela District Branch of Sri Lanka Scout Association was held at Sri Dharmaloka College, Kelaniya with the participation of Wattala/Ja-Ela District Scout Troops from 04th November to 07th November 2022.61 Air Scouts participated and performed at this event. The event was attended by Chairman Air Scouts, Group Captain...
9:40pm on Tuesday 8th November 2022
The SLT Mobitel 37th Senior National Rowing Championship organized by the Amateur Rowing Association of Sri Lanka was held from 04th and 5th November 2022 at Diyawannawa Lake Battaramulla.Sri Lanka Air Force Men’s Rowing  Team emerged as Runners Up acquiring 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze medals at the championship. A total of 170 rowers including 8 rowing teams participated in the...
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