State Intelligence Service (Sri Lanka)

State Intelligence Service (Sri Lanka)
State Intelligence Service
Agency overview
Formed 1984
Preceding agency Intelligence Services Division, Sri Lanka Police
Jurisdiction Government of Sri Lanka
Headquarters Colombo, Sri Lanka
Parent agency Ministry of Defence

The State Intelligence Service (SIS) is an intelligence agency of the Sri Lankan government[1][2]. It is tasked with both internal and external intelligence. It comes directly under the Ministry of Defence and was formally known as the National Intelligence Bureau .



Until 1984, the Sri Lanka Police were responsible for internal intelligence functions, first under the Special Branch, and later under the Intelligence Services Division. The perceived failure of the Intelligence Services Division during the riots of July 1983 led the J.R. Jayawardene Government to re-evaluate the nation's intelligence network, and in 1984 the President set up a National Intelligence Bureau. The new organization combined intelligence units from the Army, Navy, Air force, and Police.[3] It has been since renamed the State Intelligence Service in 2006.


  • Directorate of Internal Intelligence
  • Directorate of Foreign Intelligence

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