Weera Wickrama Vibhushanaya

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Weera Wickrama Vibhushanaya
Weera Wickrama Vibhushanaya Medal.GIF
Weera Wickrama Vibhushanaya bar.gif
Weera Wickrama Vibhushanaya medal and ribbon
Awarded by Sri Lanka
Type Military decoration
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.[1]
Status Currently awarded
Description Suspended from a plain suspension bar
Statistics
Established 1981
Precedence
Next (higher) Weerodara Vibhushanaya
Next (lower) Rana Wickrama Padakkama

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.

Basis of award[edit]

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[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.navy.lk/index.php?id=70 Sri Lankan military awards and decorations

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