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Weera Wickrama Vibhushanaya

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Type  Military decoration
Established  1981
Status  Currently awarded
Weera Wickrama Vibhushanaya
Eligibility  Officers and other ranks of the tri services (regular or volunteer)
Awarded for  ...individual acts of gallantry and conspicuous bravery which is of a military nature of a high order in the face of the enemy, carried out voluntarily whilst on active service without any consideration of his own security with the prime intention of safeguarding the lives of his comrades or facilitating the operational aim of his force or for a highly commendable act or a series of acts of a human nature of high order shown 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.
Description  Suspended from a plain suspension bar

Weera Wickrama Vibhushanaya (වීර වික්‍රම විභූෂණය; "Heroic Gallantry Decoration") medal and bar are the third-highest Sri Lankan military decorations that are presented to officers and other ranks as a reward for individual acts of gallantry and conspicuous bravery which is of a military nature of a high order in the face of the enemy, carried out voluntarily whilst on active service without any consideration of his own security with the prime intention of safeguarding the lives of his comrades or facilitating the operational aim of his force or for a highly commendable act or a series of acts of a human nature of high order shown 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 will be taken into concern.

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Basis of award

The medal is awarded to all ranks of the tri forces (regular or volunteer) for individual acts of gallantry and heroism that are of a military nature, for highly commendable acts of a humane nature in facing the enemy. The decoration is presented by the president. The recipient of the decoration will be eligible to use the post-nominal letters WWV after his name.

Decorated personnel

  • Major General Jagath Dias - SLVR
  • Major General Prasanna de Silva - SLLI
  • Major General Shavendra Silva - SLGR
  • Major General Sumeda Perera - SLGR
  • Air Vice Marshal Anselm Peries
  • Rear Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe
  • Rear Admiral Piyal De Silva
  • Brigadier Subashan Welikala - SLSR
  • Air Commodore Sagara Kotakadeniya
  • Colonel Prasanna Wickramasuriya - SLGR
  • Lieutenant Colonel J.A.L Jayasinghe   – Special Forces Regiment
  • Wing Commander Thilina Chandima Kaluarachchi  - Deputy Commanding Officer, No. 9 Attack Helicopter Squadron
  • Wing Commander Asela Jayasekera
  • Major Udaya Konarasinghe - SLLI
  • Major Niroshan Ratnayake - SLSR
  • Squadron Leader Poojana Gunathilake
  • Squadron Leader Sanoj Jayarathne
  • Lieutenant Commander S.W. Gallage
  • Captain Saliya Upul Aladeniya   – Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment
  • Corporal Wickramapala - Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment
  • References

    Weera Wickrama Vibhushanaya Wikipedia


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