Air Force News
9:39pm on Tuesday 8th November 2022
SLAF Regiment Training School Vanni celebrated its 09th anniversary on 05th November 2022 with series of Community Service Projects, Recreational and Religious Activities under the guidance of the Commanding Officer, Group Captain VGGB Piyasiri together with all officers, other ranks and the civil staff.The day's proceedings ensued with the customary working parade at the Parade Ground, ...
3:04pm on Saturday 5th November 2022
The Sri Lanka Air Force and the Eagles’ Golf Links and Courses hosted the inaugural Eagles’ Quadrangle Cup, an inter-club golf tournament that was concluded today (05 November 2022) 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 and he w...
1:26pm on Saturday 5th November 2022
The Air Force Museum at SLAF Base Ratmalana celebrated its 13th Anniversary today (05th November 2022), under the direction of Commanding Officer Air Force Museum, Air Commodore SWCP Bodhiseela. In honour of the occasion, the Air Force Museum has organized a Shramadana Campaign at the Diri Daru Piyasa Rehabilitation Centre for children with special needs. Additionally, all Officers,...
7:29pm on Friday 4th November 2022
Defence Services Games’ Billiards and Snooker Championship was held from 02nd to 04th of November 2022 at the Gymnasium, SLAF Base Katunayake under the supervision of Chairman SLAF Billiards and Snooker, Air Commodore Shehan Wijayanayake.SLAF Billiards and Snooker team emerged as Runners-Up at the Championship scoring 14 points while SL Army who scored 26 points secured the overall Cha...
7:29pm on Friday 4th November 2022
Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana along with his lady Mrs. Charmini Pathirana attended the maiden “Katina Pooja” (ritual offering of new robes) of the Sandahiru Seya organized yesterday evening (03 November 2022). To invoke the blessings, the sacred Katina robes were brought in a charming ritual to the temple in the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi premises and placed o...
10:26am on Friday 4th November 2022
The Badges Awarding Ceremony of the courses of No.50 Basic Airborne, No.09 Basic Military Rigger and No. 08 Special Airborne Force (SABF) was held at SLAF Station Ampara yesterday (03 November 2022). A total of 96 trainees were pinned on their badges at the ceremony. This included 06 SLAF officers, 36 airmen, 03 airwomen, 08 SL Army other rankers, 03 SL Navy sailors, 01 Special...
4:39pm on Thursday 3rd November 2022
The Inter Unit Karate Championship 2022 was conducted on the 02nd and 03rd November 2022 and the Awarding Ceremony was held at the SLAF Health Management Center, Colombo with the graceful presence of the Director Welfare, Air Vice Marshal Hemantha Zoysa as the Chief Guest.SLAF Academy China Bay and SLAF Combat Training School Diyatalawa claimed the Joint Championship in Men’s whilst SL...
10:31pm on Wednesday 2nd November 2022
In Commemoration of Remembrance Day 2022, the President of Sri Lanka Ex-Servicemen’s Association, Major General Upul Perera (Retd) pinned the poppy flower on Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana at Air Force Headquarters this morning (02 November 2022). The income earned by selling Poppy Flowers will be used for the welfare of retired and disabled war veterans. ...
3:47pm on Wednesday 2nd November 2022
The Inter Unit Athletic Championship 2022 was conducted at SLAF Base Katunayake from 31st October to 01st November 2022. The awards ceremony was held at the sports arena at the same venu with the graceful presence of the Director Civil Engineers, Air Vice Marshal Udula Wijesinghe as the Chief Guest.SLAF Combat Training School Diyatalawa claimed the Championships of the both Men's and Wom...
3:29pm on Wednesday 2nd November 2022
SLAF Station Palavi celebrated its 15th Anniversary yesterday (01 November 2022). The celebration commenced with the customary working parade which was reviewed by the Commanding Officer, Group Captain Kolitha Weerasekara. Subsequently, a tree planting programme was conducted at the Station premises with the participation of the Commanding Officer, all officers and other ranks.Parallel t...
10:49am on Monday 31st October 2022
In keeping with the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Sri Lanka Air Force and the Ministry of Health, the remains of a deceased person who met with an accident were airlifted from a Bell- 412 helicopter converted to an air ambulance from Badulla General Hospital to Sri Lanka National Hospital Colombo today (31 October 2022) to retrieve vital organs.  It is expected to donate...
9:54am on Monday 31st October 2022
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana in the capacity of President Air Force Sports Council (AFSC) graced a special felicitation ceremony which was held this morning (31 October 2022) at Air Force Headquarters. SLAF Sportsmen in the disciplines of Baseball, Hockey and Rugby were felicitated during the ceremony. The personnel from these sports have performed out...
11:24am on Sunday 30th October 2022
The Sri Lanka Air Force under the guidance of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana together with the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Peradeniya and Central Environment Authority instigated the seventh wave of seed bombing at Wattegama Kebilitta Government Forest Reserve in the Siyamblanduwa Divisional Secretariat yesterday (29 October 2022). The Co...
12:57pm on Saturday 29th October 2022
 A motivational drive for SLAF Handball Team Players was organized under the guidance of the Chairman Defence Services Sports Board and Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana today (29 October 2022) at Air Force Headquarters. The particular full-day programme was conducted by Mr. Suranjith Swaris, Country Director of Inextricable Group Tech together with a grou...
10:25am on Friday 28th October 2022
Accomplishing a long-standing requirement, the Sri Lanka Air Force enlisted a Judge Advocate today (28 October 2022) with the guidance of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana and the approval of the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe. Deputy Solicitor General Mr. Sudarshana De Silva was appointed as the Judge...
3:41pm on Thursday 27th October 2022
The Assistant Secretary at the Australian Department of Home Affairs, Mr.Chad Hodgens and senior members of the Australian Border Force of Australian High Commission call on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana at Air Force Headquarters today (27 October 2022).After a discussion on matters of enhancing the possibilities of improving maritime security in Indian...
10:30am on Thursday 27th October 2022
SLAF Base Vavuniya celebrated its 44th anniversary and also the silver jubilee for being elevated as a ‘Air Force Base’ today (27 October 2022) with a series of Corporate Social Responsibility projects, recreational and religious activities under the guidance of the Base Commander, Group Captain PN Gunthilake together with all Officers, other ranks and the civil staff. The day's proc...
3:43pm on Wednesday 26th October 2022
HMAS Adelaide and HMAS Anzac the two (02) Royal Australian Naval Vessels arrived to Sri Lankan seas on 25th October 2022 to engage with Indo – Pacific Endeavour-2022 (IPE-22). The Australian Defence Force spearheaded this maritime and air effort to increase Australia's interaction and partnerships with regional security forces.Under the leadership of the Commander Joint Task Force for ...
2:23pm on Tuesday 25th October 2022
The Commander Joint Task Force for Indo – Pacific Endeavor 2022, Commodore Mal Wise and the crew call on to Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana at Air Force Headquarters today (25 October 2022). After the discussion on matters of enhancing the possibilities of improving maritime security in Indian Ocean Region by conducting maritime surveillance and rescue whil...
7:13am on Sunday 23rd October 2022
The Sri Lanka Air Force held its Annual Religious Ceremony and an Almsgiving at the Temple of the Sacred Tooth yesterday evening and today (23 October 2022) under the patronage of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana to commemorate those of the Sri Lanka Air Force who made the supreme sacrifice. This event was organized by the Directorate of Welfare for the 12...
5:16am on Saturday 22nd October 2022
Under the Guidance of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana and the supervision of Director Health Services, Air Vice Marshal (Dr.) LR Jayaweera, the annual Medical and Oral Health Care Programme for the Maha Sanga and the Staff of Sri Dalada Maligawa was conducted by the Sri Lanka Air Force yesterday (21 October 2022) at the Temple of the Sacred To...
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