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The following tables present the military ranks and insignia of the Sri Lanka Air Force. Upon the formation of the Sri Lanka Air Force in 1951, rank titles and badges for ORs were adopted from the Royal Air Force officer ranks and enlisted ranks, specifically the Royal Flying Corps (RFC). Sri Lanka does have the Air Chief Marshal rank, but it is only awarded to the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) or as an honorary rank. Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonathilake become the first Sri Lankan Air force Commander to hold four star ranks while in active service.(1)

Commissioned Officer ranksEdit

NATO CodeOF-9(1)OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1Student Officer
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
Title Air Chief Marshal
Air Marshal
(Lieutenant General)
Air Vice Marshal
(Major General)
Air Commodore
Group Captain
Wing Commander
(Lieutenant Colonel)
Squadron Leader
Flight Lieutenant
Flying Officer
Pilot Officer
(2nd lieutenant)
Officer Cadet
AbbreviationAir Chf MshlAir MshlAVMAir CdreGp CaptWg CdrSqn LdrFlt LtFg OffPlt OffOC/SO
  • 1 only awarded to the Chief of Defence Staff or as an honorary rank.

Warrant Officer, Non Commissioned Officer and enlisted ranks (Other Ranks)Edit

Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka No Insignia
Title Master Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Flight Sergeant Sergeant Cor Leading

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