It is celebrating under the command of Sri lanka air force commander Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana. The ceremony was held at SLAF Base Katunayaka today( March 2).
This year Anniversary was celibrated with rich traditions which made it a vibrant ceromony
The Sri lankan Air Force Established on March 2 in the year 1951 and it was firstly named as the Royal Ceylon Air Force. Then it renamed as Sri Lanka Air Force after country became a republic in 1972.
Sri lankan air force named as “Guardians of the Skies” because of their contribution to the dawn of peace in the country. Sri lankan Air Force has commanded by 17 commanders during past 70 years of service.
The celebration includes several events like aerobatics display, ceromonial fly past and awarding the President’s Colours to the No. 5 Fighter and No. 6 Helicopter Squadrons of the SLAF.
23 Indian Air Force (IAF) aircrafts and the Indian Navy arrived in Sri Lanka to participate in the ceromony showing friendly ties between the military of the two nations. They will take parts in grand scale Aerobatic Display and in
the display at the Galle Face accordingly.