Sri Lanka Military Size 1985-2022

Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces.
  • Sri Lanka military size for 2019 was 317,000.00, a 0% increase from 2018.
  • Sri Lanka military size for 2018 was 317,000.00, a 0% increase from 2017.
  • Sri Lanka military size for 2017 was 317,000.00, a 3.87% increase from 2016.
  • Sri Lanka military size for 2016 was 305,200.00, a 15.08% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Number of People
India 3,045,000.00
Pakistan 943,000.00
Egypt 836,000.00
Indonesia 676,000.00
Vietnam 522,000.00
Myanmar 513,000.00
Sri Lanka 317,000.00
Ukraine 311,000.00
Morocco 246,000.00
Bangladesh 227,000.00
Nigeria 223,000.00
Cambodia 191,000.00
Philippines 155,000.00
Lao PDR 129,000.00
Sudan 124,000.00
Angola 117,000.00
Bolivia 71,000.00
Uzbekistan 68,000.00
Tunisia 48,000.00
El Salvador 42,000.00
Cameroon 34,000.00
Kenya 29,000.00
Georgia 26,000.00
Honduras 23,000.00
Mauritania 21,000.00
Kyrgyz Republic 21,000.00
Mongolia 18,000.00
Ghana 16,000.00
Zambia 16,000.00
Djibouti 13,000.00
Nicaragua 12,000.00
Moldova 6,000.00
Papua New Guinea 4,000.00
Lesotho 2,000.00
Timor-Leste 2,000.00
Cabo Verde 1,000.00
Republic of Congo 0.00
West Bank and Gaza 0.00
Sri Lanka Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 317,000.00 0.00%
2018 317,000.00 0.00%
2017 317,000.00 3.87%
2016 305,200.00 15.08%
2015 265,200.00 18.87%
2014 223,100.00 0.00%
2013 223,100.00 0.00%
2012 223,100.00 0.00%
2011 223,100.00 0.00%
2010 223,100.00 0.00%
2009 223,100.00 4.74%
2008 213,000.00 0.00%
2007 213,000.00 0.00%
2006 213,000.00 6.50%
2005 200,000.00 -16.32%
2004 239,000.00 -0.79%
2003 240,900.00 -2.27%
2002 246,500.00 17.60%
2001 209,600.00 2.95%
2000 203,600.00 -6.73%
1999 218,300.00 -3.06%
1998 225,200.00 -0.88%
1997 227,200.00 0.89%
1996 225,200.00 -4.37%
1995 235,500.00 114.09%
1994 110,000.00 0.00%
1993 110,000.00 0.00%
1992 110,000.00 0.00%
1991 110,000.00 400.00%
1990 22,000.00 0.00%
1989 22,000.00 1.85%
1985 21,600.00 1.85%