Sri Lanka Armed Services Long Service Medal

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Sri Lanka Armed Services Long Service Medal
Sri Lanka Armed Services Long Service Medal.png
Medal, obverse
Awarded by Sri Lanka
TypeService medal
EligibilityAll ranks of the Sri Lanka Army, Sri Lanka Navy and Sri Lanka Air Force.
Awarded for12 years of continuous service with impeccable character and discipline
StatusCurrently awarded
DescriptionSuspended from a plain suspension bar
ClaspsAwarded to service personnel on 20 years of service[1]
Statistics
Established1979 (Superseded the Ceylon Armed Services Long Service Medal)
Precedence
Next (higher)Ceylon Armed Services Long Service Medal
Next (lower)President's Inauguration Medal
Sri Lanka Armed Services Long Service Medal ribbon bar.svg
Ribbon bar

The Sri Lanka Armed Services Long Service Medal (Sinhala: ශ්‍රී ලංකා සන්නද්ධ සේවා දීර්ඝ සේවා පදක්කම Śrī Laṃkā ārakśaka sēvā dhīrgha sēvā padakkama) is a service award presented to all ranks of the tri-forces of Sri Lanka. Service personnel are eligible for the award on the completion of 12 years' continuous (desertion or absence without leave act as disqualifiers) service with perfect character and discipline.[1] General officers commanding/area commanders/commanding officers forward recommendations to service commanders. Reserve- or volunteer forces may qualify for this award provided that their service periods add up to 12 years.

A clasp is awarded to service personnel on completing 20 years' continuous service with the same character quality and disciplinary record required for award of the medal.[1]

This award replaced the Ceylon Armed Services Long Service Medal in 1972 when Sri Lanka became a republic.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Medal". Sri Lanka Navy. navy.lk. Retrieved 29 September 2017.

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