Mission and Role

The Sri Lanka Navy is a well-balanced and cohesive force, capable of operating in waters around Sri Lanka effectively safeguarding our national interests. Navy's operational capability on land too was improved tremendously during the recent past, due to the requirement of giving assistance to Sri Lanka Army and Police to maintain law and order during operational requirements and other emergencies on land.


To conduct prompt and sustainable combat operations at sea in accordance with the national policies.


Navy is the most vital defence force of an Island Nation. The maritime role is to conduct operations at sea for the defence of the nation its interests