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Sri Lanka Air Force: Quiz

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Question 1: The professional head of the air force is the Commander of the Air Force, as of 2009 ________ Roshan Goonatilake who reports directly to the Minister of Defence.
Air CommodoreAir Vice-MarshalAir MarshalAir Chief Marshal

Question 2: In 1982 the SLAF reactivated airfields at Batticaloa, Anuradhapura, Koggala and Sigiriya that had been disused since ________, all later becoming SLAF Stations.
Second Sino-Japanese WarCollaboration with the Axis Powers during World War IISoviet occupationsWorld War II

Question 3: The RAF's heavy transports also flew in six ________G helicopters purchased from the United States, which were put in to combat as soon as possible after only five days of pilot training.
Bell 206Bell 47J RangerH-13 SiouxBell 47

Question 4: The Royal Ceylon Air Force first went into combat in 1971 when the ________ JVP launched a island-wide insurrection on April 5.
MarxismKarl MarxDialectical materialismDialectic

Question 5:
  • SLAF Regiment Special Force - The elite ________ unit of the SLAF.
    Special Activities DivisionCentral Intelligence AgencyCommandoSpecial forces

Question 6: Due to the ________ the air force has been on a constant mobilized (including reservist) state since the 1980s (except for a brief period from 2002-2005).
MahavamsaAnuradhapura KingdomSri Lankan Civil WarBritish Ceylon

Question 7: In addition, a number of ________ received flight training at the Royal Air Force College in Cranwell, England.
Second LieutenantLieutenant CommanderEnsign (rank)Officer Cadet

Question 8: After the 1983 riots, the government worked rapidly to expand the SLAF inventory, relying largely on sources in ________, Britain, and the United States.
RomeFranceItalySicily

Question 9: With the closure of Air Ceylon in 1978, its ________ transport aircraft was taken over by the SLAF.
Hawker Siddeley HS 748BAe 146Hawker HunterHawker Siddeley Andover

Question 10: In 1995 ________ gunships were acquired for close air support for the army and by 2001 Mil Mi-35s were added to the fleet.
Mil Mi-24Mil Mi-4Mil Mi-8Mil Mi-17







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