Sri Lanka Army

Defenders of the Nation

19th May 2018 12:28:23 Hours

50 Tri-Service Senior Officers Awarded Prestigious Vishishta Seva Vibhushanaya (VSV) Medal

To coincide with the National War Heroes' Day (May 19), His Excellency, the President Maithripala Sirisena, in his capacity as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, in another fitting tribute this morning (19) awarded the prestigious Vishishta Seva Vibhushanaya (VSV) decoration that recognizes unblemished service to 50 Army, Navy and Air Force Senior Officers during a dignified ceremony at the Presidential Secretariat.

Amidst a gathering of distinguished invitees, including State Minister of Defence, Secretary to the President, Defence Secretary, Chief of Defence Staff, Tri-Service Commanders, and several others, President awarded the VSV Medal that recognizes the outstanding and unblemished service of 25 years of service to respective forces. The Medal is also considered the highest military decoration and a tribute that can be achieved during the course of an officer’s career.

25 Sri Lanka Army officers, including the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, 23 Sri Lanka Navy Officers including the Commander of the Navy and 2 Sri Lanka Air Force Officers, including its Commander received those decorations from their Commander-in-Chief, President Sirisena.

Here follows the list of VSV recipients:


Lieutenant General NUMMW Senanayake RWP RSP USP USACGSC

Major General WBDP Fernando RWP RSP USP psc

Major General A Kariyakarawana USP ndc

Major General GRH Dias USP ndc psc IG

Major General DDUK Hettiarachchi RSP USP ndu psc

Major General LHSC Silva WWV RWP RSP USP ndc psc

Major General MKD Perera RWP RSP USP ndu

Major General CP Gallage WWV RWP RSP USP USAWC

Lieutenant General MCMP Samarasinghe (Retired) RWP RSP USP ndc psc

Major General JJPST Liyanage (Retired) RSP USP ndc IG Ldmc

Major General DMD Alwis (Retired) USP psc

Major General SMAWB Padeniye (Retired) USP

Major General GS Padumadasa (Retired) USP

Major General GPR de Silva (Retired) USP ndu

Major General LAD Amaratunga (Retired) RSP USP USAWC

Major General BA Perera (Retired) RSP USP ndu psc

Major General TN Jayasuriya (Retired) USP Hdmc

Major General KMU Wijeratne (Retired) USP ndu

Major General AKP Wickremasinghe (Retired) USP

Major General KRP Rowel (Retired) RWP USP ndu USACGSC

Major General AS De Z Wickramaratne (Retired) USP ndc psc IG

Major General CK Rajapakse (Retired) USP

Major General JCP Pakshaweera (Retired) RSP USP

Major General PWB Jayasundara (Retired) USP ndc USAGSC IG

Major General DSNK Senadeera (Retired) WWV RWP RSP USP ndu


Vice Admiral SS Ranasinghe WWV RWP USP ndc psc AOWC

Rear Admiral NBJ Rosayro RSP USP ndc psc

Rear Admiral KKVPH De Silva WWV & Bar RWP RSP USP ndc

Rear Admiral DMB Wettewa RSP USP ndc psc

Rear Admiral JJ Ranasinghe USP psc

Rear Admiral GDAS Wimalathunga RWP USP nswc

Rear Admiral DNS Ulugetenna RSP & Bar USP ndc psc

Admiral TJL Sinniah (Retired) WWV RWP RSP USP psc ctf – ndu

Rear Admiral JD Amaranayake (Retired) USP

Rear Admiral WMPL Weerasinghe (Retired) USP psc

Rear Admiral MA Ananda (Retired) USP

Rear Admiral MUKV Bandara (Retired) USP

Rear Admiral S Jayakody (Retired) RWP RSP USP ndc psc

Rear Admiral DEC Jayakody (Retired) RSP & Bar USP ndu NWC psc

Rear Admiral WMAV Fernando (Retired) USP psc

Rear Admiral JADA Perera (Retired) USP

Rear Admiral DMS Dissanayake (Retired) RWP RSP USP ndu ADIDSS hdmc

Rear Admiral NKD Nanayakkara (Retired) RSP & Bar USP

Rear Admiral DC Gunawardena (Retired) RWP & Bar RSP USP nswc psc

Rear Admiral KKJ De Silva (Retired) RSP USP ndc psc

Rear Admiral SWC Mohotty (Retired) RSP USP

Rear Admiral CR Kulasekara (Retired) USP psc

Rear Admiral PMND Fernando (Retired) USP


Air Marshal KVB Jayampathy WWV RWP RSP & Three Bars USP fndu qhi

Air Vice Marshal MLK Perera (Retired) USP