Sri Lanka Army

Defenders of the Nation


Join the next generation of leaders as an Army officer, with the opportunity to develop highly-valued management skills in Sri Lanka’s most exciting workplace.

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.An officer in the Sri Lankan Army inherits glorious heritage and lasting traditions, blended perfectly with the latest advances in technology in the fields of armament, management, engineering and medical sciences. It offers a golden opportunity to be a part of the world's finest Army and get trained not only to be an Officer but also a Gentleman for life.

An Officer, A Lady and A Gentleman

The Sri Lankan Army promises both professional and personal growth at every stage of the career. The inherent adventure and extra-curricular activities in the Army ensure an all round development essential in today's world. Art of War-Engineering-Medicine-Administration-Human Resource Development and Management; the army teaches you all. Moulding the officers into leaders capable of leading from the front in any field. Joining the Army is possible both after finishing school as well as after graduation.

Apart from attractive pay and perks, Army offers you the best in Life Style, better than all other professions. Be it social interaction, finest clubs, sports facilities, medical facilities and ample opportunities, Army has it all. In fact you are paid to lead a healthy life in a healthy environment.

Facilities like subsidized housing, free medical for self & family, canteen facilities, group insurance cover, soft loans for house and/or vehicle and above all the feeling of belonging to a family which cares for you, are the perks of the Army which no other organization provides.

Selection Criteria

  • Basic educational and other qualifications required for Dental Officers, IT Officers, Engineering Officers and Other Professional Officers are as follows:

Basic Qualifications

  • Citizenship : Should be a Sri Lankan citizen.
  • Height :
    Male - Should not be less than 5’6”.
    Female - Should not be less than 5’3”.
  • Weight :
    Male - Should not be less than 52 kg (118 lbs).
    Female - Should not be less than 45 kg (99 lbs).
  • Chest :
    Male - Should not be less than 32’.
  • Eyesight : Both eye 6/6.
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) will be considered.

Minimum Educational Qualifications

  • GCE (O/L) Examination. Passed six (06) subjects with minimum of four (04) Credit passes in one sitting and compulsory Credit passes for English, Mathematics and Sinhala or Tamil not more than in two attempts. The candidates who have obtained a simple pass for English at GCE (O/L) will be considered if they possess any NVQ Level -4 or above diploma/degree in English medium offered by a UGC cognized university/institute or obtain a Credit pass for English subject at GCE (A/L) examination.
  • GCE (A/L) Examination. Possess three (03) Simple Passes and obtain 30% marks for the Common General Test in one (01) sitting and not more than three (03) attempts with “YES” for university admission.
  • Or

  • An equivalent result obtained at an internationally recognized examination such as Pearson/Edexel, GCSE, GCE and Cambridge may also be considered with the acceptance of the Department of Examination, Sri Lanka recognizing that these exams are equivalents to GCE (O/L) and GCE (A/L) in Sri Lanka. The candidates to provide a certificate obtained from the UGC/Exam Department of Sri Lanka, stating that relevant examinations and their results are similar to the GCE (O/L)/ and GCE (A/L) examination.

Other Qualifications

  • Proficiency of language/s other than Sinhala and English, sports, leadership and any other achievements of national and international levels are considered as an added qualification.