Military ranks and insignia of the Sri Lanka Navy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The following tables present the military ranks and insignia of the Sri Lanka Navy. 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 an Admiral rank, but it is usually only awarded to the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) or as an honorary rank; Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda was the only Sri Lankan naval officer to hold a four-star rank while in active service.[1]

Commissioned officer ranks[edit]

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
No equivalent 15-Sri Lanka Navy-ADM.svg 14-Sri Lanka Navy-VADM.svg 13-Sri Lanka Navy-RADM.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-6.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-5.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-4.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-3.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-2.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-1b.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-1b.svg Sri Lanka-Navy-OF-(D).svg
Admiral Vice Admiral Rear Admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Sub-lieutenant Acting Sub-lieutenant Midshipman

Other ranks[edit]

OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka-Navy-OR-9.svg Sri Lanka-Navy-OR-8.svg Sri Lanka-Navy-OR-7.svg Sri Lanka-Navy-OR-6.svg No equivalent Sri Lanka-Navy-OR-4.svg No insignia No equivalent No insignia
Master chief petty officer Fleet chief petty officer Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer Leading Rate Able Rate Seaman recruit

See also[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. 

External links[edit]