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SLAF AOW repairs aircraft in SL

The Aircraft Overhaul Wing (AOW) at the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Base in Katunayake, which celebrates its fifth anniversary this year, has already been able to secure a large amount of foreign revenue by repairing Chinese made aircraft in Sri Lanka. 

January 28, 2021

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Dare with danger

Militaries around the world are being challenged with new threats. The theater of aviation and airport security is also being influenced by various nontraditional threats. The guardians of our skies, the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF), have been gearing up to mitigate these new challenges thrust upon them. Over the past decade, the term CBRNE has gained much attention within the international military arena. CBRNE stands for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive. The latter can be purposely combined with one of the first four dangerous elements to magnify the outcome of a calculated terrorist attack. It is in this backdrop that the Air Force initially trained a small batch of men way back in 2008. By 2016 there was a paradigm shift and the CBRNE Wing blossomed as a fully-trained and response-ready squadron with its headquarters at the Katunayake Air Force Base.

December 22, 2020

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Twin Major Generals to enter Guinness Book

Two identical twins - Major General Pooraka Seneviratne and Major General Jayantha Seneviratne signed to include their names to keep a record in Guinness Book of World Records, yesterday.

July 31, 2020

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‘Beyond call of duty’; True marvels around us

On June 26, four persons who had demonstrated and acted beyond their call of duty were felicitated and awarded with cash prizes by Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne.

July 10, 2020

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Bombshell revelation of distant terrorists

The former cadre of the now defunct LTTE, who succumbed to his injuries early this week due to burn injuries in an explosion, has revealed that he was financed by LTTE supporters which want to revamp LTTE in the North.

July 09, 2020

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Mission accomplished

Constructing a 238-meter-long and four feet wide strong embankment across a river to retain water for a swathe of thousands of acres to prevent flood within few days, is no easy.

July 08, 2020

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Defence Services College opens after COVID-19 lockdown

The Defence Services College at Malay Street, Colombo, was reopened, today, after a 115-day closure as the government had decided to shut down schools and educational institutions to contain the spread of coronavirus outbreak in the country.

July 06, 2020

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Creating wonders in depths

Underwater is fascinating due to the mystery that it entails and the historical context. The water that lies beneath the surface is often the reminder of a human tragedy - the ending of a journey and a loss of human lives.

June 22, 2020

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Remembering victims of terror ; Kebithigollewa massacre

June 15, 2020 marks the 14th year remembrance of the LTTE attack on Kebithigollewa bus, one of the barbaric massacres perpetrated by the LTTE terrorists targeting civilians.

June 15, 2020

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Delivering hope in the raging sea

The strong winds hissed violently as the Ampan cyclone unleashed its fury in the Indian Ocean. The waves tossed with increasing momentum. The gusty wind coupled with heavy rain caused fear among coastal communities.

June 07, 2020