Uttama Seva Padakkama

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Uttama Seva Padakkama
Uttama Seva Padakkama medal.png
Medal, obverse
Awarded by Sri Lanka
TypeService medal
EligibilityAll regular ranks of the Military of Sri Lanka
Awarded forDedication to duty with at least 15 years of continuous service with perfect disciplinary and service record
StatusCurrently awarded
DescriptionSuspended from a plain suspension bar
Next (higher)Vishista Seva Vibhushanaya
Next (lower)Videsha Seva Padakkama
Uttama Seva ribbon bar.svg
Ribbon bar

The Uttama Seva Padakkama (USP, Eminent Service Medal) (Sinhala: උත්තම සේවා පදක්කම uṭṭama sēvā padakkama) is presented to all ranks of the regular forces of the Sri Lankan military for:

...valuable service and devotion to duty marked by exceptional ability, merit and exemplary conduct provided they count not less than 15 years continuous and uninterrupted service and possess and unblemished record of moral and military conduct...

— [1]

Award process[edit]

The decoration is awarded at the National Day parade by the President after a recommendation and review process. Recipients can use the post-nominal letters "USP".


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

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