Air Force News
8:49pm on Thursday 7th March 2024
"Guwan Hamuda Papedi Sawariya 2024" was held for the 25th consecutive time, coinciding with the 73rd anniversary of the Sri Lanka Air Force. The Men’s race was held from 03rd to 7th of March 2024, in 5 stages. Cyclists from all around the country as well as from abroad participated in this race, covering a total distance of 654km. Pathum Sampath Weerasinghe of the Sri Lanka Army won th...
3:14pm on Thursday 7th March 2024
The second day of the 'Air Tattoo 2024' technological and educational exhibition commenced today (07 March 2024) at Muttraweli Ground in Jaffna, opening its doors to the public. The exhibition is scheduled to remain accessible until 10 p.m.The second day was honoured by the presence of the Chief of Defence Staff, General Shavendra Silva, who graced the event as the Chief Guest. The...
3:13pm on Thursday 7th March 2024
The final and fifth stage concluded, which is the five-day strive of the Men’s race, at the iconic city Jaffna today (07 March 2024).  Today’s journey from Vavuniya  to Jaffna covered a distance of 147.4 km. Shehal Chamod from the Sri Lanka Police secured the 1st in the fifth leg and Krishna Nayakodi  from the Indian Air Force and Pasindu Thisera from the Sri Lanka Arm...
2:02pm on Thursday 7th March 2024
The Commander’s Cup Friendship Challenge Trophy 2024, organized under the guidance of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa, to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the SLAF, commenced at the Northern Province Sports Complex in Kilinochchi on 10 February 2024. The main aim of the tournament was to provide a platform for talented youth to display their skills and to i...
2:01pm on Thursday 7th March 2024
The Sri Lanka Aviation Unit in the Central African Republic proudly celebrated the 73rd  Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Air Force on 2nd March 2024. The Unit deployed under the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA) conducted a series of events at Bria, Central African Republic (CAR) on par with the 73rd anniversary celebrations.The events unfolded ...
3:40pm on Wednesday 6th March 2024
The fourth leg of the 25th Guwan Hamuda Papedi Sawariya came to an end in Vavuniya today (06 March 2024), after a challenging 139.4kilometer route. Prabash Silva, representing the Sri Lanka Navy Cyclists, emerged victorious in this stage. Following closely behind, Umesh Weerasinghe from the Kadirana Speed Cycle Club secured second place, while Krishna Nayakodi of the Indian Air Force cla...
3:38pm on Wednesday 6th March 2024
The "Air Tattoo - 2024" technological and educational  exhibition, aligned with the 73rd anniversary of the Sri Lanka Air Force, was proudly inaugurated today (06 March 2024), at Muttraweli Ground in Jaffna under the auspices of the Governor of the Northern Province, Honourable Mrs. PSM Charles. The Chief of Staff of the SLAF, Air Vice Marshal Sampath Wickremaratne welcomed the chie...
4:06pm on Tuesday 5th March 2024
The third leg of the 25th Guwan Hamuda Papedi Sawariya concluded in Trincomalee today (05 March 2024), covering a route of 125.7 kilometers. Pasindu Thisera, representing the Sri Lanka Army Cyclists, clinched victory in this stage of the race. Sanju Deemantha from the Sri Lanka Air Force secured second place, with Shehal Chamod of the Sri Lanka Police finishing third.The fourth stage of ...
4:06pm on Tuesday 5th March 2024
A delegation from the Air War College of the United States visited Air Force Headquarters today (05 March 2024). Leading the delegation was Colonel Adam William Hilburgh, accompanied by 13 Armed Forces Officers who are currently engaged in a Study Tour of Sri Lanka.During their visit, Group Captain Tiron Munasinghe, the Directing Staff of the Defence Services Command and Staff Course, de...
4:05pm on Tuesday 5th March 2024
A three-member delegation Australian maritime domain awareness, comprising Defence Advisor, Colonel Amanda Johnston, Maritime Domain Awareness Expert, Dr. David Brewster and an official of ANU National Security College, Captain Simon Bateman (Retd) visited the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa, at Air Force Headquarters today (05 March 2024).During the insightful di...
4:05pm on Tuesday 5th March 2024
Junior Command & Staff College at SLAF Academy China Bay celebrated its 25th anniversary yesterday (04 March 2024). A series of community service projects were undertaken with the guidance of the Commanding Officer, Group Captain VRS Vidanapathirana, in line with the anniversary celebration. A ‘Shramadhana Campaign’ was conducted at ‘Rewatha’ children’s orphanage in Trincom...
4:05pm on Tuesday 5th March 2024
Air Vice Marshal Palinda Koswatta was appointed as the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Air Force with effect from 02 March 2024. The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa officially handed over the letter of appointment to Air Vice Marshal Palinda Koswatta at the Air Force Headquarters and conveyed his best wishes to the newly appointed Deputy Chief of Staff.Air ...
4:16pm on Monday 4th March 2024
The second stage of the 25th Guwan Hamuda Papedi Sawariya concluded today (04 March 2024), in Polonnaruwa after a route spanning 137.2 kilometers. Nipuna Sonal De Silva, representing the Sri Lanka Port Authority Cyclists, emerged victorious in this leg of the race. Pasindu Thisera from the Sri Lanka Army secured the second position, followed by Prabash Silva of the Sri Lanka Navy in thir...
7:05pm on Sunday 3rd March 2024
The First leg of the 25th Guwan Hamuda Papedi Sawariya ended at Kandy today (03 March 2024) having covered a distance of 104.3km. Sri Lanka Air Force Cyclist, Nadeesha Eshan won the 1st leg of the race while Sandaruwan Pinto from Sri Lanka Army and Rovindu Namuditha Soyza of Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia Municipal Council finished as second and third places respectively.The second leg of the ra...
2:48pm on Sunday 3rd March 2024
The Guwan Hamuda Papedi Sawariya 2024, the 25th edition of the race, was flagged off this morning (03 March 2024) at Gallface Green, Colombo by the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa. This year’s race, which commenced today, is conducted in line with the 73rd anniversary.The Men's race that commenced this morning, in which over one hundred and four males, including...
12:02pm on Sunday 3rd March 2024
Sri Lanka Air Force hosted the traditional cocktail in celebrating the distinguished and honoured service rendered to the nation with a proud legacy for 73 years that were laced with the sweat, blood and tears of the sons and daughters of the land who selflessly placed the country before self. The celebration took place at Eagles’ Lakeside Banquet and Convention Hall at Aththidiya yest...
12:02pm on Sunday 3rd March 2024
The Sri Lanka Air Force Men's Tug of War team emerged Champions at the Colombo Fitness Festival Tug of War Championship 2024 defeating the Thalangama Iron Arms team, yesterday (02 March 2024) at Havelock Ground Colombo.SLAF Women's team became runner-up in the Women's category. A large number of Tug of War teams participated in the tournament. At the Fitness Festival, SLAF musclemen demo...
7:56pm on Saturday 2nd March 2024
The MI-24, code named 'Hind,' has been honoured with a monument declared open today (02 March 2024), on the route to the Defence Headquarters Sri Jayewardenepura. The ceremony was graced by the presence of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa, who inaugurated the monument and paid his respects with a floral tribute. The occasion was attended by the members of the A...
4:52pm on Saturday 2nd March 2024
The Sri Lanka Air Force officially celebrated the 73rd anniversary today (02 March 2024) with all SLAF establishments. The proceedings commenced with the Official Parade which was held at Air Force Headquarters under the auspices of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa. The Commander addressed everyone present at AFHQ as well as all members of the SLAF through live...
11:23pm on Friday 1st March 2024
The Sri Lanka Air Force, which is gearing up to celebrate its 73rd  anniversary as the "Guardians of the Skies" conducted the "Pichcha Mal Pooja" at Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya for the seventh consecutive time. The event was organized under the auspices of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa this evening (01 March 2024) by SLAF Headquarters Sri Jayewardenepur...
10:27pm on Friday 1st March 2024
It was a moment of utmost pride and glory for the Sri Lanka Air Force when it held the historical first-ever Sunset Commissioning Parade yesterday evening (29 February 2024) of the No. 65 Officer Cadets Intake and No. 17 Lady Officer Cadets Intake, No. 66 Officer Cadets Intake and No. 18 Lady Officer Cadets Intake, the No. 36, 37 and No.38 Kotelawala Defence University Intakes comprising...
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