Colombo, March 4 (Ceylon Today): The Air Show marking the 70th Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) commenced yesterday (3), under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in the skies above the Galle Face Green in Colombo.
A contingent of the Indian Air Force (IAF) participated in the event with aerobatic displays by the Sarang Helicopter Air Display Team, Surya Kiran Aerobatics Demonstration Team and Tejas Multirole Light Fighter Aircraft.
Sri Lanka Air Force also displayed their air capabilities at the show. The show will be repeated on 4 and 5 March from 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm at the Galle Face Green.
Fourteen Indian aircraft took to the skies to showcase its air prowess. A further 24 aircraft such as the Cessna-150, Y12, B-200, MA-60 and F7 Fighter Jets of the Sri Lanka Air Force took to the skies above the Galle Face Green in an aerobatic display of air power.
Governor of the Western Province, Marshal of the Air Force Roshan Goonetileke, State Minister Lohan Ratwatte, Senior Advisor to President Lalith Weeratunga, Indian High Commissioner Gopal Baglay, Tri-Forces Commanders, Defence Secretary, Inspector General of Police, Heads of the Indian and Bangladesh Air Forces and several other guests witnessed the air display.