Parama Weera Vibhushanaya


Parama Weera Vibhushanaya

Infobox Military Award
name= Parama Weera Vibhushanaya


caption= Parama Weera Vibhushanaya Medal. deletable image-caption
awarded_by= flagicon|Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
type= Military decoration.
eligibility= Officers and other ranks of the tri services (Regular/Volunteer).
for= "... individual acts of gallantry and conspicuous bravery of the most exceptional order in facing the enemy, performed of their own accord whilst on active service, and without any consideration of the risks to his own life and security.." [http://www.navy.lk/gallery/medals/medals.htm Sri Lankan military awards and decorations]
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status= Currently awarded.
description= Suspended from a plain suspension bar.
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established= 1981
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last_award=
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lower=Weerodara Vibhushanaya (Non-combat)


caption2=Parama Weera Vibhushanaya Ribbon bar. Ribbon: 32mm, crimso. deletable image-caption
main|Awards and decorations of the military of Sri Lanka Parama Weera Vibhushanaya (Supreme Heroism Decoration) (Sinhalese: Unicode|පරම වීර වීභූෂණය parama vīra vibhūṣanaya), is the highest Sri Lankan military decoration equivalent to the British Victoria Cross (which was the highest decoration in Ceylon Army till 1972), or United States Medal of Honor, thats awarded as a reward for all ranks of the tri services (Regular/Volunteer) individual acts of gallantry and conspicuous bravery of the most exceptional way of facing the enemy, performed of their own accord whilst on active service, and without any consideration of the risks to his own life and security, with the prime objective of safeguarding the lives of his comrades or facilitating the operational aim of his force.

How medal awarded

Field Commanders reports acts of individual and conspicuous acts of bravery to Service Commanders who forward reports and recommendations to a Tri-Services Board. Their report is sent to the President who makes the awards. Recipient of the decoration will be entitled to use the post-nominal letters "PWV" after his/her name.

Decorated personnel

*Captain S. Aladeniya KIA - Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment
*Corporal Gamini Kularatne KIA - Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment
*Second Lieutenant K. W. T. Nissanka KIA - Gajaba Regiment
*Warrant Officer 2nd Class H.B. Pasan Gunasekera KIA - Gajaba Regiment
*Colonel A.F. Lafir KIA - Special Forces Regiment
*Lance Corporal W.I.M. Seneviratne KIA - Sri Lanka Light Infantry
*Lieutenant-Commander Jude Lakmal Wijethunge KIA - Sri Lanka Navy

References

External links

* [http://www.spur.asn.au/Curr5.htm Medal holders : SPUR]
* [http://www.defence.lk/ Ministry of Defence, Sri Lanka]
* [http://www.army.lk/ Sri Lanka Army]
* [http://www.nationalsecurity.lk/ Media Center for National Security : Sri Lanka]

References

* [http://www.navy.lk/gallery/medals/medals.htm Sri Lankan military awards and decorations]
*Army, Sri Lanka. (1st Edition - October 1999). "50 YEARS ON" - 1949-1999", Sri Lanka Army. ISBN 995-8089-02-8


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