Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari, Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), embarked on a four-day official visit to Sri Lanka on May 1, 2023. During the visit, the CAS met the President of Sri Lanka, the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, the State Minister of Defence, the Chief of the Defence Staff, the Commanders of Sri Lanka Air Force, Army & Navy, and the Defence Secretary.
The CAS visited Sri Lanka on the invitation of the Commander of Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Marshal S.K. Pathirana. During the visit the CAS shall also interact with student officers of the National Defence College, Sri Lanka and visit the Sri Lankan Air Force Academy.