Airmen and Airwomen can choose from a wide range of support roles to specialized technical roles. Airmen and Airwomen make up the majority of personnel in the Sri Lanka Air Force, bringing in their specialist skills to provide vital support roles such as Engineering and Technical, Force Protection, Logistics, Personnel Administration, Medical Support and Intelligence.
The recruitment of Airmen or Airwomen as Recruits or Direct Entry in the Regular or Volunteer Force will be conducted twice a year unless otherwise decided by the Commander of the Air Force. The Command Recruiting Officer will ascertain the number of vacancies available in respective Trades which require to be fulfilled.
|Nationality||Must be a citizen of Sri Lanka|
|Civil Status||Candidates must be Unmarried
(Not be consider for Direct Entry Candidates)
Age as at 01 st January 2024Regular
Male - Not less than 18 years and not more than 23 years.
Female - Not less than 18 years and not more than 22 years.
Male - Not less than 18 years and not more than 28 years.
Female - Not less than 18 years and not more than 26 years.
Male: 162 cm (5’ 4”) and above
Male: 157 cm (5’ 2”) and above for Motor Transport Mechanic (Volunteer) Male
Female: 157 cm (5’ 2”) and above
Male: 17 < BMI < 26
Female: 17 < BMI < 25
|Chest||Male: 32” (Minimum)|
|Visual Acuity||Left eye : 6/6 (without spectacles)
Right eye : 6/6 (without spectacles)
Passes in 06 subjects at the GCE (O/L) Examination in not more than two sittings including Simple (S) passes in Sinhala / Tamil and English language with a credit (C) pass for Mathematics / Science or Pearson Edexcel International General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) exam and Cambridge International Ordinary Level exams: Passes in 06 subjects including English in not more than two sittings. A Grade is compulsory for Science subjects (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) or Mathematics and the marks obtained for a grading to be (equal or above) the lowest marks required for a credit pass in GCE O/Ls. Successful completion of two year fulltime National Certificate Course in Engineering Craft Practice (Electronics / Telecommunications) at a Technical College recognized by the Ministry of Vocational and Technical Training should be equalled to National Vocational Qualification Level IV (NVQ Level IV) or Successful completion of three year National Certificate of Technology (NCT) (Electronics / Electrical) at a Technical College recognized by the Ministry of Vocational and Technical Training.