Air Force News
2:54pm on Wednesday 19th October 2022
The 12th Defense Services Games, where the three armed services engage in sportsmanship, ceremonially commenced today (19 October 2022) at the Sri Lanka Army Indoor Stadium in Panagoda with the gracious presence of Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General Kamal Gunaratne (Retd).During the ceremonial processions of the Opening Ceremony, the ‘Welcome Speech’ was delivere...
2:54pm on Wednesday 19th October 2022
SLAF Station Koggala celebrated its 38th anniversary today (19 October 2022). The celebration commenced with the customary working parade, which was reviewed by the Commanding Officer, Group Captain Thilina Rajapaksha. During the remarks, the Commanding Officer paid his sincere gratitude to all the past Commanding Officers and other members who had contributed to the development of the s...
2:53pm on Wednesday 19th October 2022
The Inter Unit Elle Championship 2022 was held at Hospital Ground SLAF Base Katunayake from 12 October 2022 to 18 October 2022. The Awarding Ceremony took place at Sports Arena SLAF Base Katunayake with the graceful presence of Director Logistics, Air Commodore RN Thilakesinghe as the Chief Guest.The Men’s Championship was claimed by the SLAF Base Katunayake whilst the Wome...
10:06am on Tuesday 18th October 2022
SLAF Combat Training School Diyatalawa celebrated its 70th anniversary on 15th October 2022 with series of Community Service projects, recreational and religious activities under the guidance of the Commanding Officer, Air Commodore SPVK Senadheera together with all officers, other ranks and the civil staff.The day's proceedings ensued with the customary working parade at the f...
2:01pm on Sunday 16th October 2022
The No 06 RADAR Squadron at SLAF Academy China Bay celebrated its 13th Anniversary today (15 October 2022). The Squadron was formed as an integral element of National Air Defence System which was commissioned as a fully operational Squadron on 15 October 2009 at SLAF Station Weerawila. Later on the Squadron was relocated to SLAF Academy China Bay on 05 May 2012 in order to meet...
12:40pm on Saturday 15th October 2022
The Annual Road Race-2022 flagged off yesterday morning (15 October 2022) and over 200 participants inclusive of Officers, Airmen and Airwomen from various age groups representing the Air Force Academy and all Bases/Stations took part in this event which concluded at the Rifle Green Grounds in Colombo.Chief of Staff, Air Vice Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa officiated as the Chief Gu...
9:47am on Friday 14th October 2022
The College of Military Engineering & Technology, Sri Lanka, a cohesive collaboration of the engineering arms of Tri- Forces, endeavours to formulate, regulate and articulate professional standards of engineering practices within the Tri Forces, in par with the Engineering Council of Sri Lanka and internationally accepted codes of conduct and standards. The Inauguration C...
2:53pm on Wednesday 12th October 2022
The 47th National Games - Marathon and Race Walking events were successfully concluded on 8 and 9 October 2022 respectively at Gampaha district. There were 40 national level competitors in the Men's marathon and 19 Women competed in the walking race accordingly.During the National Marathon event, Leading Aircraftman Rathnapala TW secured the first place and won the Gold Medal...
2:51pm on Wednesday 12th October 2022
The inaugural Conference of Sports Medicine was held yesterday (11 October 2022) at the auditorium SLAF Station Ekala. The conference was chaired by the Director Health Service Air Vice Marshal (Dr) Lalith Jayaweera and was attended by Director Sports, Secretary Air Force Sports Council, Commanding Officer SLAF Station Ekala, Commanding Officer SLAF Base Hospital Katunayake, Of...
2:49pm on Wednesday 12th October 2022
Donation of School uniforms for 73 students at Alagapuri Primary School, Iranamadu was carried out yesterday (11 October 2022) as a Community Service Project under the guidance of Commanding Officer SLAF Station Iranamdu , Group Captain Rukman Dassanayake. The Managing Director Farms Lanka Pvt .Ltd, Mr. Clarence Mendis extended his generous contribution for this donation progra...
2:46pm on Wednesday 12th October 2022
The Inter Unit Cycling Championship for the year 2022 was successfully concluded at SLAF Station Katukurunda on the 10th and 11th of October 2022 after a lapse of two years. The Championship was held under two main categories as Individual Time Trial for men and women categories and Criterion Race for both categories to select the best Sporting Unit in Cycling.The flagship ev...
2:28pm on Tuesday 11th October 2022
After winning the Warrior Trophy 7s Tournament 2021, Air Force Rugerrites were able to continue their winning streak in the 7s format of Rugby. AF Rugby team bagged their second trophy in a row with their victory against Havelock SC at the Cup Finals during the Sri Lanka Rugby Inter-Club 7s Tournament held today (09 October 2022) at the Race Course Grounds Colombo.Sri Lanka A...
5:38pm on Saturday 8th October 2022
The Inter Unit Table Tennis Championship - 2022 was held at Air Force Health Management Centre in Colombo, yesterday (07 October 2022). The award ceremony took place at the same venue with the graceful presence by Director Administration, Air Vice Marshal Roshan Biyanwila as the Chief Guest. SLAF Base Katunayaka titled as the Champions for year 2022 by defeating SLAF Academy ...
5:38pm on Saturday 8th October 2022
Command Agro Unit at SLAF Base Katunayake conducted a special workshop for the Members of the Farmers Association of Agrarian Service Center Andiambalama on production of Dairy and creation of Bonsai plants on 04 and 05 October 2022 under the guidance of Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana.The workshop was conducted as a social service project for the...
4:51pm on Friday 7th October 2022
Air Vice Marshal Prasanna Balasuriya USP, MMS , MDS, BA (Def Stu), MIM (SL), hdmc, psc, Justice of Peace bid adieu to the Sri Lanka Air Force today (07 October 2022) after more than  35 years of dedicated service to the nation. At the time of his retirement, he held the appointment of Director General Coordinator to the Chief of Defence Staff.Air Vice Marshal Balasuriya made an offi...
4:51pm on Friday 7th October 2022
The 44thphase of “Guwan Mithudam” project was successfully completed at Ethanamadala Junior School, Kalutara North on 05 October 2022 by the SLAF Station Katukurunda under the guidance of the Chairperson SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs Charmini Pathirana.Newly constructed school perimeter fence, children’s park and volleyball court were handed over to the children of Ethanamadala Junio...
4:33pm on Thursday 6th October 2022
The Inter Unit Judo Championship 2022 was held at Indoor sports complex SLAF Base Katunayake from 03 October 2022 to 05 October 2022. The final and awards ceremony were held at the same venue yesterday (05 October 2022) with the graceful presence by Director Air Operations, Air Vice Marshal VB Edirisinghe as the Chief Guest.The Championship conducted under ten (10) weight categories for ...
10:09pm on Wednesday 5th October 2022
No. 43 Colour Wing SLAF Base Katunayake proudly celebrated its 22nd anniversary today (05 October 2022) under the patronage of the present Commanding Officer, Wing Commander Jayarathne Amarasinghe. The celebration commenced with the customary formation day parade, religious ceremony and sports evening.No. 43 Colour Wing was initially established in the year 2000 as No. 160 Colour Squadro...
10:07pm on Wednesday 5th October 2022
The newly constructed “Lagoon Breeze” Officers’ Holiday Home at SLAF Station Batticaloa was declared open by the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana on a virtual platform today (05 October 2022).The holiday home consists of a living room adjoining a dining area and three air-conditioned bedrooms with attached bathrooms with hot water facilities including a ...
9:33pm on Wednesday 5th October 2022
The Defence Attaché at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in New Delhi, Lieutenant Colonel Han Jonghun called on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana at Air Force Headquarters today (05 October 2022).After a discussion on matters of mutual interest, the Commander of the Air Force and the visiting dignitary exchanged mementos to mark the occasion. ...
9:33pm on Wednesday 5th October 2022
A house constructed by the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit was handed over to Flight Sergeant Chandula AG (Dog Handler). The house warming ceremony was held today (05 October 2022) at Matiyanamulla, Payagala 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 carried out by SLA...
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