The President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, conferred Vishishta Sewa Vibushanaya (VSV) medals for 50 Senior Officers of the Tri Services who are serving and retired at a colourful ceremony held at the President Secretariat today (19 May 2018).
The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathy received the Vishishta Sewa Vibushanaya at today’s ceremony along with the Commander of the Army and Commander of the Navy. The Chairperson of the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Anoma Jayampathy also attended for the ceremony.
The VSV is awarded to Senior Officers of the Army, Navy and Air Force of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka provided they count not less than 25 years of service and possess an unblemished record of moral and military conduct. Recipient of the decoration will be entitled to use the symbol ‘VSV’ after his or her name.
Retired Air Vice Marshal MLK Perera was also awarded the Vishishta Sewa Vibushanaya at the ceremony.