|Awarded by |
The Government of Sri Lanka
|Type||Title of honor/Order of merit|
|Eligibility||Sri Lankan citizens|
|Criteria||Exceptional and distinguished service to the nation|
Sri Lankabhimanya (Sinhalese: ශ්රී ලංකාභිමාන්ය, translit. Śrī Laṃkābhimānya; Tamil: சிறீ லங்காபிமான்ய, translit. Ciṟī Laṅkāpimāṉya; The Pride of Sri Lanka) is the highest national honour of Sri Lanka awarded by the President of Sri Lanka on behalf of the Government. It is the country's highest civil honour and is conferred upon "those who have rendered exceptionally outstanding and most distinguished service to the nation". The honour can only be held by five Sri Lankans at any given time, and may also be conferred posthumously; A. T. Ariyaratne is the sole currently living recipient of the award. Since 1986, it has been awarded 8 times.
The honour is conventionally used as a title or prefix to the name of the person who receives the award.
|Government||J. R. Jayewardene|
|2||1993||Dingiri Banda Wijetunga
|3||2005||Arthur C. Clarke
|5||2007||A. T. Ariyaratne
|Civil service||Mahinda Rajapaksa|
|6||2007||Lester James Peries
|8||2017||W. D. Amaradeva
- Gunawardena, Charles A. (2005). Encyclopedia Of Sri Lanka. Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd. p. 254.
- "Sri Lankabhimanya award for two distinguished Sri Lankans". Island. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
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