Rana Wickrama Padakkama

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Rana Wickrama Padakkama
Rana Wickrama Padakkama medal.png
Medal, obverse
Awarded by Sri Lanka
TypeMilitary decoration
EligibilityAll regular and volunteer ranks of the tri-services
Awarded forIndividual acts of bravery and heroism in battle performed on a serviceperson's own intitative
StatusCurrently awarded
DescriptionSuspended from a plain suspension bar
Next (higher)Weera Wickrama Vibhushanaya
Next (lower)Rana Sura Padakkama
Rana wickrama medal.svg
Ribbon bar

The Rana Wickrama Padakkama (RWP, Combat Gallantry Medal) (Sinhala: රණ වික්‍රම පදක්කම) is awarded to Sri Lankan military service personnel serving in both the regular- and volunteer forces as a reward for:

...individual or associated acts of bravery in the face of the enemy and performed voluntarily...

— [1]

The award is the only one to have been awarded to a military animal in Sri Lanka.

Award process[edit]

A formal recommendation is made by service commanders, and the decoration is awarded by the President following a review process. Recipients are eligible to the use of the post-nominal letters "RWP".

Notable decorated personnel[edit]


  1. ^ "Medals". Sri Lanka ARMy. ARMy.lk. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  • Army, Sri Lanka. (1st Edition - October 1999). "50 YEARS ON" - 1949-1999, Sri Lanka Army. ISBN 955-8089-02-8

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