Sri Lanka Armed Forces

Sri Lankan Armed Forces
Emblem of Sri Lanka.svg
Service branches  Sri Lanka Army
Sri Lanka Navy
Sri Lanka Air Force
Headquarters Colombo
Commander-in-Chief President Maithripala Sirisena
Minister of Defence President Maithripala Sirisena
Chief of the Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne
Military age 18 years of age
Conscription None
Available for
military service
5,342,147 males, age 16-49 (2010 est.),
5,466,409 females, age 16-49 (2010 est.)
Fit for
military service
4,177,432 males, age 16-49 (2010 est.),
4,574,833 females, age 16-49 (2010 est.)
Reaching military
age annually
167,026 males (2010 est.),
162,587 females (2010 est.)
Budget US$2.4 billion (2016) /LKR 307 billion[1]
Percent of GDP 2.2% (2015)
Domestic suppliers Colombo Dockyard
Annual imports

China China
India India

Israel Israel
Pakistan Pakistan
Annual exports

India India[2]

Maldives Maldives
Nigeria Nigeria[3]
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First JVP Insurrection
Second JVP Insurrection
Sri Lankan Civil War

The Sri Lanka Armed Forces is the overall unified military of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka encompassing the Sri Lanka Army, the Sri Lanka Navy,and the Sri Lanka Air Force; they are governed by the Ministry of Defence (MoD). The three services have around 276,700 active personnel; conscription has never been imposed in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka Coast Guard is also under the purview of the Ministry of Defence but is staffed by civilian personal.

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