66th Anniversary Exhibition and Tattoo – 2017 of the Sri Lanka Air Force was opened by President Maithripala Sirisena today (March 4) at the SLAF Base, Rathmalana.
The 66th Anniversary Tattoo show cases the SLAF’s military proficiency as well as its capabilities to handle its role in the designated national and regional tasks. It also showcases the multipurpose air assets, and demonstrates to the public its capabilities in offensive roles, in providing humanitarian assistance in times of natural and manmade disasters as well as in helping to stabilize and shape the international landscape.
The Exposition and air display provided a forum for domestic Air Operators and Aviation Sector Educational Institutions, to showcase and promote the growing aviation industry in Sri Lanka.
Furthermore, a Fly Past, Aerobatic Displays, a Parachute Display, a Display by Regimental Special Forces, an Air Dog Show, a Band and Drill Display, a Cultural Show and a Musical Extravaganza added up the programme of the tattoo.
The 66th Anniversary Tattoo will continue up to 5th March 2017, and will showcase a total of 52 stalls coupled with a Kiddies Play area and food stalls. Here is a great opportunity for the visitors to see up close the fighting capabilities and other air assets of the Sri Lanka Air Force.
The President who opened the exhibition joined watching the tattoo,
Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe, Chief of Defence Staff and the Commander of Air Force were among those participated in this event.