Air Force News
3:39pm on Thursday 21st December 2023
The SLAF Handball organized its second motivational programme of the year for players and management yesterday (20 December 2023), aiming to approach the new year with positive attitudes, solidarity, and a winning spirit. The event was facilitated by "Wave Eventz," a company with extensive experience in the field and sponsored by Mr. Nilantha Ananda. This transformative programme so...
8:07pm on Wednesday 20th December 2023
The MI-17 helicopter of the No.06 Helicopter Squadron successfully completed the Under-Slung Operation at Adam’s Peak on 18 December 2023, under the guidance of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa and under the supervision of the Director General Air Operations, Air Vice Marshal Bandu Edirisinghe. The Under-Slung operation was initiated on 15 December 2023, to s...
8:07pm on Wednesday 20th December 2023
The newly appointed Assistant Defence Adviser of the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka Lieutenant Colonel Mandeep Singh Negi, called on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa, at the Air Force Headquarters today (20 December 2023).After cordial discussions, official plaques were exchanged between the Commander and the Assistant Defence Adviser to mark the occasion....
8:06pm on Wednesday 20th December 2023
The Inter Unit Archery Championship 2023 was held at SLAF Base Kat on 18 and 19 December 2023. The Deputy Chief of Staff, Air Vice Marshal Waruna Gunawardana, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.SLAF Station Colombo secured victory in the Men's Championship, while Regiment SLAF Base Katunayake emerged triumphant in the Women's Championship. The runners-up positions were claimed by Reg...
11:07pm on Tuesday 19th December 2023
The SLAF Motor Racing team took part in the Motorcycle Racing events at the Nippon Paint Super Series 2023, held at the Katukurunda track by the Federation of Motorcycle Sports in Sri Lanka on 17 December 2023. Air Secretary, Group Captain Pradeep Piyaratne graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.Corporal Kahagalla secured the 2nd runner-up position in the Standard Motorcycle Over 100cc u...
8:57pm on Tuesday 19th December 2023
The Ambassador of Turkey, Her Excellency R. Demet Sekercioglu called on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa, at the Air Force Headquarters today (19 December 2023).After cordial discussions, official plaques were exchanged between the Commander and the Ambassador to mark the occasion....
8:05pm on Tuesday 19th December 2023
The State Minister of Technology, Hon. Kanaka Herath, along with officials, paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa, at Air Force Headquarters yesterday (18 December 2023).During their visit, the delegation engaged in cordial discussions with the SLAF Commander, addressing technological advancements crucial for ensuring national security, parti...
10:49pm on Monday 18th December 2023
The Sri Lanka Air Force Men’s and Women’s Tug of War teams emerged as runners-up during the 19th National Tug of War Championship 2023 after a tough contest against the Sri Lanka Army. The Air Force men’s team qualified for the finals after beating the Sri Lanka Navy and the women’s team qualified for the finals after beating Raddolugama Ekamuthu in the semi-finals.The National C...
10:40pm on Monday 18th December 2023
The 9th Aviation Contingent of Sri Lanka Air Force was deployed in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). The Change of Command took place at the Sri Lanka Aviation Unit in Bria, Central African Republic on 14 December 2023.Wing Commander PR Herath the outgoing Contingent Commander of the 8th Contingent, handed over...
6:57pm on Saturday 16th December 2023
The Pacific Augmentation Team (PAT) and Special Operation Command Pacific (SOCPAC) officials from the United States of America paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa at Air Force Headquarters yesterday (15 December 2023).The special delegation comprised the Assistant Defence Attaché, Mr. Seth Nevins, US Navy, Director, Pacific Command Augment...
6:52pm on Saturday 16th December 2023
The final session and awards ceremony of the Inter Unit Baseball Championship – 2023 was held at the SLAF Trade Training School Ekala yesterday (15 December 2023) under the guidance of Chairman Sri Lanka Air Force Baseball, Group Captain Chandimal Hettiarachchi. Director General Electronics and Computer Engineering, Air Commodore Damian Weerasinghe graced the occasion as the chief gues...
6:36pm on Saturday 16th December 2023
The International Taekwondo Championship occurred from 10 to 12 December 2023, at Colombo Sugathathdasa Indoor Stadium. The event was attended by Mr. Chaminda Punchihewa, President of the Sri Lanka Taekwondo Federation, Mr. Ruwan Alahakoon, General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Taekwondo Federation and Mr. Kanchana Jayarathna, Vice President of the National Olympic Committee and Senior Vice...
1:19pm on Saturday 16th December 2023
The Certificate Awarding Ceremony of No. 21 English Medium and No. 92 Sinhala Medium Non-Commissioned Officers’ Management Courses was held yesterday (15 December 2023) at the Astra hall SLAF Academy China Bay under the patronage of the Base Commander SLAF Base Ratmalana, Air Commodore WPAH Perera as the Chief Guest.The core purpose behind this 14-week-long course is to groom Non-Commi...
5:33pm on Friday 15th December 2023
The outgoing Defence Advisor to the Australian High Commission in Sri Lanka, Captain Ian Cain, paid his farewell visit to the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa, at Air Force Headquarters today (15 December 2023). Concurrently, the newly appointed Defence Advisor, Colonel Amanda Jhonston, also made her customary call on the Commander.Following discussions on mutual i...
7:04pm on Thursday 14th December 2023
The Graduation Ceremony of the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) Course No 17 was held at the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre today (14 December 2023). The President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The President was welcomed by the Commandant of the DSCSC, Major General Lasantha R...
7:02pm on Thursday 14th December 2023
The outgoing High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, His Excellency Major General Umar Farooq Burki (Retd), made his farewell call on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa, at the Air Force Headquarters today (14 December 2023).The outgoing High Commissioner expressed his gratitude to the Commander for all the cooperation extended during his tenure.A...
5:49pm on Wednesday 13th December 2023
The Graduation Ceremony of the No. 74 Junior Command and Staff Course was held yesterday (12 December 2023) at the Junior Command and Staff College Auditorium at the SLAF Academy China Bay. Air Vice Marshal Muditha Mahawattage, the Director General Aeronautical Engineering, honoured the occasion as the Chief Guest and the ceremony also had the presence of the Director General Training, A...
1:52pm on Tuesday 12th December 2023
The 43rd Senior National Squash Championship, organized by Sri Lanka Squash, concluded successfully at the Air Force Squash Complex in Rathmalana, culminating in the finals of the main events and an award ceremony on 10 December 2023. A former President and Chief Selector of Sri Lanka, Rear Admiral Palitha Weerasinghe (Retd), graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.  A former Preside...
11:46pm on Monday 11th December 2023
The newly appointed Bangladesh Defence Advisor to Sri Lanka, Commodore M Moniruzzaman called on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa at Air Force Headquarters today (11 December 2023).After the cordial discussions, the Commander of the Air Force and the Defence Advisor exchanged mementos to mark the occasion....
3:27pm on Monday 11th December 2023
The Legal Division organized yet another lecture under the continuing legal education lecture series on the topic “Introduction to Money Laundering and the Legal Implications on Money Laundering” today (11 December 2023) at Air Force Headquarters, Colombo. The members of the Air Force Board of Management, Senior Officers of SLAF, Legal and Provost Officers of the Tri Forces and Polic...
7:55pm on Saturday 9th December 2023
The Inter Unit Wushu Championship 2023 was held at the Indoor sports complex SLAF Base Katunayake from 06 December 2023 to 08 December 2023. The finals and awards ceremony was held at the same venue on 08 December 2023 with the graceful presence of Director Generals Logistics, Air Vice Marshal SMSP Koswatta as the Chief Guest.The event was conducted under 08 weight categories for Men and...
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