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Senior Gunner Officers awarded with Prestigious Vishishta Seva Vibhushanaya (VSV) medal


To coincide with the ongoing National War Heroes' commemorative programmes, His Excellency, the President Maithripala Sirisena, in his capacity as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, awarded the prestigious Vishishta Seva Vibhushanaya (VSV) decoration to following senior Gunner Officers, which recognizes their unblemished service to the nation during a dignified ceremony at the Presidential Secretariat on 22 May 2019.

Major General WRP de Silva USP ndu IG
Major General AWMPR Seneviratne RSP USP ndu IG
Major General WAVA Sudasingha USP ndc IG
Major General PR Wanigasooriya USP ndu USACGSC
Major General WAS Weerawardana (Rtd) RSP USP IG
Major General ND Wanniarachchi (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP USP ndc IG
Major General KGD Perera (Rtd) RWP RSP USP IG

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. The Medal is also considered the highest military decoration and a tribute that can be achieved during the course of an officers career.