Military ranks and insignia of the Sri Lanka Air Force


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 other ranks. Sri Lanka does have an 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 Goonetileke was the only Sri Lankan Air Force officer to hold the air chief marshal rank while in active service.[1]

Officer ranks

Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
 Sri Lanka Air Force[2]
UK-Air-OF10.svg UK-Air-OF9.svg UK-Air-OF8.svg UK-Air-OF7.svg UK-Air-OF6.svg UK-Air-OF5.svg UK-Air-OF4.svg UK-Air-OF3.svg UK-Air-OF2.svg UK-Air-OF1A.svg UK-Air-OF1B.svg
Marshal of the Air Force Air Chief Marshal Air Marshal Air Vice-Marshal Air Commodore Group Captain Wing Commander Squadron Leader Flight Lieutenant Flying Officer Pilot Officer Officer cadet

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

Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
 Sri Lanka Air Force[3]
06. SLAF-WO1.svg 05. SLAF-WO2.svg 04. SLAF-SSG.svg 03. SLAF-SGT.svg
02. SLAF-CPL.svg 01. SLAF-LACM.svg No insignia
Master warrant officer Warrant officer Flight sergeant Sergeant Corporal Leading aircraftman Aircraftman

See also


  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.
  2. ^ "Commissioned Officers". Sri Lanka Air Force. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
  3. ^ "Non-Commissioned Ranks". Sri Lanka Air Force. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
  • Sri Lanka Air Force, Rank structure

External links

  • Sri Lanka Air Force
  • Ministry of Defence, Public Security, Law & Order - Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka