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Awards and decorations of the military of Sri Lanka

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Subject: List of prizes, medals, and awards in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Mitra Vibhushana, Sri Lankabhimanya, Saliya Upul Aladeniya, Lalith Jayasinghe
Collection: Military Awards and Decorations of Sri Lanka, Orders, Decorations, and Medals of Sri Lanka
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Awards and decorations of the military of Sri Lanka

Awards and decorations of the Sri Lankan Military are military orders, decorations and medals which recognize service and personal accomplishments while a member of the Sri Lankan armed forces. Together with military badges, such awards are a means to outwardly display the highlights of a service member's career.


  • Gallantry decorations & medals 1
  • Meritorious awards & medals 2
  • Service decorations & medals 3
  • Campaign medals 4
  • Coronation/Inauguration medals 5
  • Anniversary medals 6
  • United Nations' Service Medal 7
  • Former decorations & medals 8
  • Order of wear 9
  • See also 10
  • References 11
  • External links 12

Gallantry decorations & medals

Meritorious awards & medals

Service decorations & medals

Campaign medals

Coronation/Inauguration medals

Anniversary medals

United Nations' Service Medal

The United Nations Medal for participation in UN peace keeping operations

Former decorations & medals

From its formation in 1949 the Ceylon Armed Forces used British military decoration. However with a suspension of nominations for British honors in 1956, use of British decorations ceased in the Ceylon Armed Forces. Until Ceylon became a republic and a new form of military decorations were introduced in 1981 the following were used;

Order of wear

The medals are to be won in the following order;

  • Parama Weera Vibhushanaya
  • Weerodara Vibhushanaya
  • Weera Wickrama Vibhushanaya
  • Rana Wickrama Padakkama
  • Rana Sura Padakkama
  • Vishista Seva Vibhushanaya
  • Uttama Seva Padakkama
  • Videsha Seva Padakkama
  • Republic of Sri Lanka Armed Services Medal-1972
  • Sri Lanka Army 25th Anniversary Medal-1974
  • Sri Lanka Army 50th Anniversary Medal-1999
  • Sri Lanka Navy 50th Anniversary Medal-2000
  • Sri Lanka Navy 25th Anniversary Medal-1975
  • Sri Lanka Air Force 50th Anniversary Medal-2001
  • Sri Lanka Air Force 25th Anniversary Medal-1976
  • Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal-1953
  • Ceylon Armed Services Long Service Medal
  • Sri Lanka Armed Services Long Service Medal
  • President's Inauguration Medal-1978
  • 50th Independence Anniversary Commemoration Medal-1998
  • Desha Putra Sammanaya
  • North and East Operations Medal
  • Purna Bhumi Padakkama
  • Vadamarachchi Operation Medal
  • Riviresa Campaign Services Medal
  • Karyakshama Seva Vibhushanaya
  • Kariyakshama Seva Padakkama
  • Prashansaniya Seva Vibhushanaya
  • Prashansaniya Seva Padakkama
  • Ceylon Armed Services Inauguration Medal
  • Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force Centenary Medal
  • Northern Humanitarian Operations Medal
  • Eastern Humanitarian Operations Medal
  • United Nations' Service Medal

See also


  1. ^ "UN decorates 200 Sri Lankan peacekeepers - Haiti". 8 November 2006. 

External links

  • Sri Lanka Army Medals
  • Sri Lanka Navy Medals
  • Sri Lanka Air Force Medals
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