Sri Lanka Women in the Armed Forces
Sources: The Library of Congress Country Studies; CIA World Factbook
Women were first admitted into the navy in 1985. New recruits were given six weeks of training with the Sri Lankan Army Women's Corps. Although they were trained in the use of weapons, they were not assigned to combat positions or shipboard duty. Instead, they assisted in nursing, communications, stores, and secretarial work.
Data as of October 1988
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