Ilankai Tamil Sangam

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Association of Tamils of Sri Lanka in the USA

Arms Transfers to Sri Lanka

by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, updated March 31, 2008

Transfers to Sri Lanka in 2007

Supplier No. ordered Weapon designation Weapon description Year of order Year of delivery Comments
China 1 JY-11 Air surv radar (2007)    
India 1 Indra Air surv radar (2007)    
Israel ... Blue Horizon UAV 2007    
USA 1 Sea surv radar Sea surv radar (2005) 2007 Aid against LTTE rebels

 

Sri Lanka's Military Expenditures

  Military expenditure in m. rupees Military expenditure in constant(2005)US$ m Military expenditure as percentage of gross domestic product
1988 4732 257 2.1
1989 4073 198 1.6
1990 6736 270 2.1
1991 10317 368 2.8
1992 12876 412 3
1993 15413 442 3.1
1994 19415 513 3.4
1995 35186 863 5.3
1996 38117 807 5
1997 37062 716 4,2
1998 42496 751 4.1
1999 40071 676 3.6
2000 56915 904 4.5
2001 54242 755 3.9
2002 49163 625 3.1
2003 47005 562 2.7
2004 [56341] [626] 2.8
2005 61498 612 2.6
2006 68420 616  

 

Convention:
US$ m. = Million US dollars; - = Empty cell
. . = Data not available or not applicable, ( ) = Uncertain figure, [ ] = SIPRI estimate.