The Sri Lankan Army is one of the world's leading military forces. Learn about our key defensive role, the operations we support overseas, our contribution to disaster relief, and our vision for the future
Protecting the interests of Sri Lanka and our people
In cooperation with the Navy and Air Force, the Army is tasked with the defence of our nation, our people, our values and our way of life. We provide a formidable defensive capability built upon courage, initiative, respect and teamwork; combined with the use of cutting-edge weapons, vehicles and military technology.
Helping communities and supporting international operations
In addition to defending our nation, the Army supports a broad range of operations in Sri Lanka and overseas, including:
- supporting international security and counter-terrorism initiatives,
- protecting our borders from illegal activity and incursions,
- supporting humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, and
- helping communities affected by natural disasters.