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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 enlisted ranks and the Commissioned officer ranks. Sri Lanka does have the General rank, it was only awarded to the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) or as an honorary rank until 2009. But after successfully finishing the LTTE terrorism, Former Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka was promoted to the rank of General in recognition of service done for eradicating terrorism from Sri Lanka.

Commissioned Officer ranks[edit | edit source]

NATO Code OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 Student Officer
 Sri Lanka
Title General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Cadet
Abbreviation Gen Lt Gen Maj Gen Brig Col Lt Col Maj Capt Lt 2Lt OCdt

Warrant Officer, Non Commissioned Officer and enlisted ranks (Other Ranks)[edit | edit source]

NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
 Sri Lanka No Equivalent No Insignia
Title Warrant Officer
1st Class
Warrant Officer
2nd Class
Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal
Lance Corporal
Lance Bombardier
Abbreviation WO1 WO2 S/Sgt Sgt Cpl L/Cpl Pte

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  • Army, Sri Lanka. (1st Edition - October 1999). "50 YEARS ON" - 1949-1999, Sri Lanka Army. ISBN 955-8089-02-8

External links[edit | edit source]

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