Local News Update: The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sumangala Dias made his New Year’s address to the Air Force Board of Management, All Officers, Other Ranks and civilian staff of AFHQ, SLAF Station Colombo and all Air Force establishments today, 1 January 2020, the first working day of the year 2020.
The Commander’s address was streamed live to all establishments of the SLAF. The Commander first read out a special New Year’s message by His Excellency the President, Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
The Commander during his address thanked the entire Air Force for their support throughout the year that has passed and also said that he expected the same in order to meet the new challenges of the future. He also reminded everyone that discipline was the key to a successful career in the Air Force.
A multi religious ceremony was also held at the AFHQ Lobby to invoke blessings on the SLAF and all its personnel with the dawn of the New Year 2020.