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Encyclopedia > Awards and decorations of the military of Sri Lanka

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Parama Weera Vibhushanaya

The Parama Weera Vibhushanaya and Bar are awarded as a reward for individual acts of gallantry and conspicuous bravery of the most exceptional order in the face of the enemy, performed voluntarily whilst on active service, and with no regard to the risks to his own life and security with the objective of safeguarding thereby the lives of his comrades or facilitating the operational aim of his force.


Weerodara Vibhushanaya

The Weerodara Vibhushanaya and Bar are conferred as a reward for individual acts of gallantry and conspicuous bravery of a non military nature of the most exceptional order performed voluntarily with no regard to the risk to his own life and security with the objective of saving or safeguarding thereby the life or lives of a person or persons imperiled by death or for a meritorious act or a series of acts of human nature of an exceptional order displayed in saving life from drowning, fire and rescue operations in mines, floods and similar calamities under circumstances of Grave Bodily Injury or great danger to the life of the rescuer. The degree of courage and promptitude displayed shall be taken into consideration.


Weera Wickrama Vibhushanaya

The Weera Wickrama Vibhushanaya and the Bar are conferred as a reward for individual acts of gallantry and conspicuous bravery of a military nature of a high order in the face of the enemy, performed voluntarily whilst on active service without regard for his own security with the objective of safeguarding thereby the lives of his comrades or facilitating the operational aim of his force or for a meritorious act or a series of acts of a human nature of high order displayed in saving life from drowning, fire and rescue operations in mines, floods and similar calamities under circumstances of bodily injury or danger to the life of the rescuer. The degree of courage and promptitude displayed shall be taken into consideration.


Rana Wickrama Padakkama

The Rana Wickrama Padakkama and Bar are awarded as a reward for individual or associated acts of bravery in the face of the enemy and performed voluntarily.


Rana Sura Padakkama

Rana Sura Padakkama and Bar are awarded as a reward for individual acts of distinguished conduct in the face of the enemy.


Vishista Seva Vibhushanaya

Senior officers in the Army, Navy and Air Force provided they count not less than 25 years of service and possess an unblemished record of moral and military conduct shall be eligible for the award. The service requisite to qualify for the decoration should be continuous uninterrupted service. Every recipient of the decoration shall be eligible for second conferment during his life time.


Uttama Seva Padakkama

The Uttama Seva Padakkama shall be granted to all ranks/rates of the Regular Force of the Sri Lanka Navy for valuable service and devotion to duty marked by exceptional ability, merit and exemplary conduct provided they count not less than 15 years continuous and uninterrupted service and possess and unblemished record of moral and military conduct. Every recipient of the medal shall be entitled to use the symbol USP after his name.


Videsha Seva Padakkama

It is ordained that the Medal shall be granted to all ranks of the Regular and Volunteer Forces of the Army, Navy and Air Force of the Republic of Sri Lanka for active service outside the territorial limits of the Island provided such service is connected with active service in a Foreign Military Mission or Campaign or in the defence of Sri Lanka or for service connected with military or peace keeping Operations conducted under the auspices of the United Nations Organization as defined in the regulations hereinafter made.


Republic of Sri Lanka Armed Services Medal

It is ordained that the medal shall be awarded to all ranks of the Regular and Volunteer Forces of the Armed Service of the Republic of Sri Lanka, including officers but excluding those in the ranks of the Ceylon Cadet Corps, who were in service on the 22nd May 1972 and who are recommended by the Commander of the Army, the Captain of the Navy or the Commander of the Air Force, to receive the award.


Sri Lanka Navy 50th Anniversary Medal

This medal shall be awarded to all ranks of the Regular and Volunteer Forces of the Navy and civilians on the authorized establishment of the Navy. Provided that all those to whom the medal is awarded shall have completed a minimum of ten years at any time during the period of 9th December 1999 to 8th December 2000, being the year of the 50th Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Navy.


Sri Lanka Navy 25th Anniversary Medal

This medal shall be awarded to all ranks of the Regular and Volunteer Forces of the Navy and civilians on the authorized establishment of the Navy. Provided that all those to whom the medal is awarded shall have completed a minimum of ten years at any time during the period of 9th December 1974 to 8th December 1975, being the year of the 25th Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Navy.


Ceylon Armed Services Long Service Medal

It is ordained that medal shall be granted to all ranks of the Regular Forces of the Armed Services, in the Dominion of Ceylon, who complete 12 years service as defined in the regulations of the respective warrants.


Sri Lanka Armed Services Long Service Medal

The Sri Lanka Armed Services Long Service Medal shall be granted to all ranks/rates of the Regular Force of the Sri Lanka Navy, who complete 12 years continuous service and whose character and conduct have been irreproachable and who are recommended by their Area Commanders/Commanding Officers to receive the award. Periods of desertion or absence without leave and period of detention or imprisonment will not be admissible as qualifying service. It is to be noted that service in the armed services of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka not involving whole time military service, shall not reckon as qualifying service for the medal, except that when such Reserves or Volunteer Force are mobilized, embodied or called out on active service in an emergency, the period during which a member of such Reserves of Volunteer Forces is actually employed on whole-time service, shall reckon as qualifying service.


President's Inauguration Medal

The medal shall be awarded to all ranks of the Regular and Volunteer Forces of the Sri Lanka Army, the Sri Lanka Navy and the Sri Lanka Air Force including officers but excluding those in the ranks of the Sri Lanka Cadet Corps, who were in service on the February 4, 1978, and who are recommended by the Commander of Army, Commander of the Navy and the Commander of the Air Force to receive the award. February 4 is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ...


50th Independence Anniversary Commemoration Medal

The medal shall be awarded to all ranks of the Regular and Volunteer Forces of the Army, Navy and Air Force who are in active service as at the February 4, 1998, and who are recommended by the respective Service Commanders. February 4 is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...


Desha Putra Sammanaya

It is ordained that the medal shall be granted to all ranks of the Army, Navy and the Air Force of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, who are wounded in action in the face of the enemy and who are recommended by the Commander of the Army, the Commander of the Navy or the Commander of the Air Force or receive the award under the terms and conditions defined in the regulations of the respective warrant.


North and East Operations Medal

The North and East Operations Medal is awarded to personnel who have served in the below mentioned areas and the period required to qualify for the medal shall be for an accumulated period of 3 years since July 23, 1983. July 23 is the 204th day (205th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 161 days remaining. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • Eastern Naval Area
  • Northern Naval Area
  • North Central Naval Area
  • SLNS Vijaya (Time served after January 1, 1997, only will be considered).

January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Purna Bhumi Padakkama

The Purna Bhumi Padakkama is awarded to personnel who have served in the districts of:

July 22 is the 203rd day (204th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 162 days remaining. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... September 16 is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years). ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Vadamarachchi Operation Medal

It is ordained that the medal shall be granted to

  • All personnel of the Security Forces who were actively involved in the military operations in the vadamarachchi area.
  • All those logistic and administrative personnel who were involved is operating the troops in the forward areas during the Vadamarachchi operations, whether they were stationed in Vadamarachchi or elsewhere,
  • All security personnel deployed outside the Vadamarachchi operational area in order to assists the Vadamarachchi operations.
  • All those persons both military and civil, who planned the Vadamarachchi operations and were present in the Jaffna Peninsula during the Vadamarachchi Operations.
  • All military and civil hospital personnel who provided medical support and care to the casualties during the Vadamarachchi operation.

Riviresa Campaign Services Medal

It is ordained that the decoration shall be awarded to the Deputy Minister of Defence, Service Commanders, Inspector General of Police, all military personnel on active service, along with civilian doctors and their staff, police personnel, civilians who were explode by the service and took part actively in the execution of the Operation Riviresa I during the period of October 17, 1995 to December 5, 1995, subject to the conditions laid down in the regulations in the warrant. October 17 is the 290th (in leap years the 291st) day of the year according to the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Prashansaniya Seva Vibhushanaya

The award of the Prashansaniya Seva Vibhushanaya to Commissioned Officers are reward for long, meritorious, loyal and valuable service with unblemished conduct in the Sri Lanka Volunteer Naval Force and is governed by the proclamation dated January 31, 2000. January 31 is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


Prashansaniya Seva Padakkama

The award of the Prashansaniya Seva Padakkama to Warrant Officers, Petty Officers, Leading Seaman and Seaman is a reward for long, meritorious, loyal, valuable, service and unblemished conduct in the Sri Lanka Volunteer Naval Force and is governed by the proclamation dated January 31, 2000. January 31 is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


Ceylon Armed Services Inauguration Medal

Awarded to members of the Ceylon Navy who served during specified periods in 1950-1951. Established in July, 1955. 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Look up July in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


 
 

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