Ranked:
N/A (2012)

Sri Lankan Military Budget

See the chart below for a yearly breakdown of military spending in Sri Lanka. (2001 to 2012)

Military Spending in Sri Lanka

Our latest data shows that Sri Lanka spent $1,543,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 2.4% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Sri Lankan military budget data. We can only publish the past 12 years, but SIPRI has data as far back as 1988 on their site.

Total Spent: $17,035,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $1,398,000,000 4.3%
2002 $1,157,000,000 3.3%
2003 $1,040,000,000 2.9%
2004 $1,159,000,000 3.0%
2005 $1,073,000,000 2.6%
2006 $1,239,000,000 2.8%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $1,517,000,000 3.3%
2008 $1,737,000,000 3.7%
2009 $1,794,000,000 3.6%
2010 $1,672,000,000 3.1%
2011 $1,706,000,000 2.9%
2012 $1,543,000,000 2.4%

Note on Data: Constant (2011) US Dollars are used. For more information about this data visit SIPRI.org.

SIPRI Footnote: The figures for Sri Lanka for 2000 do not fully reflect the special allocation of 28 billion rupees for war-related expenditure.

Other Countries in the Region

Laotian Flag Laos
No Data (2012)
Bangladeshi Flag Bangladesh
$1,514 Million (2012)
Taiwanese Flag Taiwan
$10,513 Million (2012)
Cambodian Flag Cambodia
$210 Million (2012)
New Zealand Flag New Zealand
$1,809 Million (2012)
Philippine Flag Philippines
$2,815 Million (2012)
Australian Flag Australia
$25,555 Million (2012)
Indian Flag India
$48,255 Million (2012)

Sri Lanka's Military Branches

Sri Lanka Army, Sri Lanka Navy, Sri Lanka Air Force.

Military Service Age in Sri Lanka

18-22 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription; 5-year service obligation (Air Force).