Air Force News
1:42pm on Tuesday 12th March 2024
The No. 01 Information Technology Wing (ITW) at SLAF Base Ratmalana celebrated  11th anniversary yesterday (11 March 2024). The celebration commenced with a traditional working parade, reviewed by the Commanding Officer, Group Captain API Sampath Kumara.In recognition of a decade of outstanding service, No. 01 ITW undertook a series of community service initiatives. Personnel from t...
5:51pm on Monday 11th March 2024
Under the esteemed guidance of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa and the diligent supervision of the Director General Air Operations, Air Vice Marshal Lasitha Sumanaweera, an exclusive opportunity was extended today (11 March 2024) to schoolchildren who showcased a profound interest in aviation during the Air Tattoo 2024. This opportunity entailed a comprehensiv...
2:52pm on Monday 11th March 2024
In line to the 73rd anniversary of the SLAF and also in collaboration with Sri Lanka Air Force and “Pirunu Kusak Pirunu Hisak” charitable organization, the opening ceremony was held today (11 March 2024) to hand over the newly constructed main Classroom and Computer/ Science Laboratory Building with the purpose of enhancing the educational experience of students attending the Morawew...
2:52pm on Monday 11th March 2024
The No. 2 Air Defence Radar Squadron at SLAF Base Vavuniya celebrated the 18th anniversary yesterday 10 March 2024. The squadron was originally established on 10 March 2006, with the Indra MK II Radar system. The proceedings commenced with a Parade which was observed by the Commanding Officer,  Wing Commander RMSN Ranasinghe, followed by a religious ceremony to invoke blessings.A Sh...
2:51pm on Monday 11th March 2024
The Sri Lanka Carrom Federation hosted the 54th National Carrom Championship from 17 February 2024 to 10 March 2024. The SLAF concluded the tournament with notable victories.A member of the SLAF Carrom team, Aircraftwoman Sanjeewani CN, clinched the Championship in the Women’s Single Event and was ranked as the No. 5 in Sri Lanka Carrom. Also, SLAF secured the Championship in the Women...
9:30am on Monday 11th March 2024
The five-day endeavor of the SLAF 'Air Tattoo 2024', meticulously organized and held at Muttarweli Ground in Jaffna, culminated yesterday (10 March 2024) on a note of remarkable success. This initiative was dedicated to spreading joy and knowledge at the heart of our nation, with a particular focus on nurturing the minds of tomorrow's leaders.In an effort to advance academic pursuits in ...
7:46pm on Sunday 10th March 2024
The fifth and final day of the 'Air Tattoo 2024' educational and technological exhibition kicked off today, (10 March 2024), at Muttraweli Ground in Jaffna. The National Security Advisor, Hon. Sagala Ratnayake graced the occasion as the Chief Guest, adding prestige to the event. Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa, the Commander of the Air Force, warmly welcomed the Chief Guest.Throughout the ex...
7:45pm on Sunday 10th March 2024
The No.01 Air Defence Radar Squadron, stationed at SLAF Base Katunayake, marked its 18th Anniversary today (10 March 2024) with a series of impactful social activities. A “Shramadhana” Campaign and religious ceremonies were conducted at the “Sri Saliladassanarama” Temple at Gampaha, under the guidance of Commanding Officer, Wing Commander DRT Mallawaarachchi.The Anniversary festi...
7:45pm on Sunday 10th March 2024
The 9th contingent of the Sri Lanka Aviation Unit at Central Africa Republic partnered with the United Nations Population Fund at Central African Republic (UNFPA CAR) and conducted a United Nations Civil-Military Coordination (UN-CIMIC) activity to mark International Women's Day yesterday (09 March 2024) at the Bria Prefecture conference hall.This CIMIC activity mainly targeted to increa...
5:15pm on Saturday 9th March 2024
The fourth day of the 'Air Tattoo 2024' educational and technological exhibition commenced today (09 March 2024) at Muttraweli Ground in Jaffna, extending a warm invitation to the general public until 10 p.m. The State Minister of Defence, Hon. Pramitha Bandara Thennakoon,  graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa,  ext...
7:08pm on Friday 8th March 2024
The third day of the 'Air Tattoo 2024' educational and technological exhibition kicked off today, (08 March 2024), at Muttraweli Ground in Jaffna, welcoming to the general public until 10 p.m. The Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General Kamal Guneratne (Retd.), graced the occasion as the Chief Guest, adding prestige to the event. Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa, the Commander of the Ai...
1:49pm on Friday 8th March 2024
The Celebration of International Women's Day 2024 - themed "Invest in Women Accelerate Progress” organized by the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit was held on 06 March 2024 at Eagles' Lakeside Banquet Hall Attidiya as a full-day programme.The Chairperson of SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Enoka Rajapaksa graced this occasion as the Chief Guest. The programme included several sub-sessions to enlight...
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...
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