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Sri Lanka Army

Defenders of the Nation

Army Life

The Army is different from most jobs. The people you work alongside aren't just your colleagues, they're your best mates. And you don't just get brilliant training and support, you get somewhere to call home. There is no typical day. Some days you might be on base, the next you're on exercise. However, after work your time is your own - as with any civilian job.

Let's get through the basics. A soldier's daily life is not that different from the life you lead now. You'll still eat the food you normally eat. You'll sleep in a regular bed. You'll shop, worship, maintain and live your daily life pretty much as you do now. There are vets to take care of your pets, chapels and religious buildings, grocery stores, dry cleaners, etc. You name it and it probably exists on or near your Post, no matter where you are. Sure, the names of places have changed, but the game really hasn't. In fact, there are a number of things that might actually be better.

See, one advantage of Army daily life versus civilian life is the community that forms around your everyday life. It might surprise you to learn just how supportive, united and extensive Army families and communities are. Military life encourages families to support one another, and one of the most valuable assets a family can have when adjusting to change is the network of families who have undergone exactly the same thing. In fact, friends are easy to make in the military community, and an experienced family member, who was once new just like you, is always available to show you the ropes if you need assistance with your daily life in the Army.

Service Benefits

To increase the welfare and wellbeing of the officers and soldiers in Sri Lanka Army with the aim of boosting up the morale and enhancing the productivity, following services and welfare measures have being organized

  • Free Meals, Accommodation, Uniforms and Traveling
    All officers and soldiers receive meals, lodging, uniforms and traveling free of charge.
  • Medical & Dental Care
    Practitioners and facilities are available to all members and their families.
  • Sports
    Avenues are opened to excel at international level in any sport.
  • Loans
    After completing a period of service, Government loan benefits can be obtained. Holiday Resorts Army encourages Army families to proceed to Army holiday resorts available island wide.
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