Military ranks and insignia of the Sri Lanka Army

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The following tables present the military ranks and insignia of the Sri Lanka Army. These ranks generally correspond with those of Western or Commonwealth Nations militaries, and reflect those of the British Warrant Officer, Non-Commissioned Officer and ordninary soldier ranks and the Commissioned officer ranks. The highest attainable rank in the Sri Lanka Army is a Lieutenant General which is held by the Commander of the Army (the professional head of the army). However the Sri Lanka Army does have a Full General rank, but it is usually only awarded to the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) or as an honorary rank; Sarath Fonseka was the only Sri Lankan Army Chief to hold the full general rank of the Sri Lanka army while serving as the Sri Lankan Army Commander in 2009, also in 2015 he was awarded to the rank of Field Marshal for life.[1][2]

Officers[edit]

Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and student officer
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka-army-OF-10.svg Sri Lanka-army-OF-9.svg Sri Lanka-army-OF-8.svg Sri Lanka-army-OF-7.svg Sri Lanka-army-OF-6.svg Sri Lanka-army-OF-5.svg Sri Lanka-army-OF-4.svg Sri Lanka-army-OF-3.svg Sri Lanka-army-OF-2.svg Sri Lanka-army-OF-1b.svg Sri Lanka-army-OF-1a.svg Sri Lanka-army-OF-1d.svg
Field Marshal General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Cadet

Other Ranks[edit]

Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
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06. SLA-WO1.svg 05. SLA-WO2.svg 04. SLA-SSG.svg 03. SLA-SGT.svg
02. SLA-CPL.svg 01. SLA-LCPL.svg No insignia
Warrant Officer
1st Class
Warrant Officer
2nd Class
Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Three Service Commanders promoted". The Government of Sri Lanka. 19 May 2009. Archived from the original on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  2. ^ "General Sarath Fonseka (1970–2009) promoted to the rank of Field Marshal". asiantribune.com. 20 March 205.

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