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Project One

Orders, Decorations and Medals relating to Sri Lanka (Ceylon) from 1795 to the present.

The proposed cover for this book is shows the Decorations and Medals belonging to Deshamanya General Don Sepala Attygalle LVO. This photo was chosen because it represents medals from both Dominion and Republic periods.

Part One of this Book will cover all Orders, Decorations and Medals, both Military and Civil, that were awarded by the British and the Ceylon Governments during the Colonial (1795 1948) and Dominion (1948 1972) periods.

Included are all Orders of Knighthood, Decorations and Medals for Gallantry, Campaign Medals, Decorations and Medals for Long Service and Good Conduct, Commemorative and Miscellaneous Medals and Police and Fire-Service Medals.

Part Two will cover all National Honours, Decorations (Vibushana) and Medals (Padakkam) of the Republic of Sri Lanka (from 1972 to the present).

Included are National Honours of the Republic of Sri Lanka, Decorations and Medals for Gallantry, Decorations and Medals for Distinguished and Meritorious Service, Commemorative Medals and Campaign Medals.

Among the Appendices will be Boy Scouts Medals and Awards, Foreign and Miscellaneous Awards, List of Members of HMs Honourable Privy Council and a List of Members of HMs Honourable Privy Council in Ireland.

Click on the following links to view:

- An Outline of the book

- A sample from the section on Orders

            - The Imperial Service Order (ISO) and the Imperial Service Medal

- Sample biographies

            - John Archibald Mulhall CMG, OBE

            - Major Ceada Felix Fernando MBE

            - General Don Sepala Attygalle LVO, ADC idc psc

            - General The Rt.Hon. Sir John Lionel Kotelawala PC, CH, KBE, KStJ, LLD

- A sample from the section on Long Service Decorations

            - The Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration 1908 (VRD)

- A sample from the section on Police Medals

            - Ceylon Police Medal 1950-1972

- A sample from the section on Campaign Medals

            - The Ceylon Medal 1818

- A sample biography from the Miscellaneous Medals section

            - John Fraser, 24th Foot and the 1st Ceylon Regt.

- Samples of Gallantry Decorations from Part Two of this project

            - Parama Weera Vibushanaya (PWV)

            - Weera Wickrema Vibushanaya (WWV)

- Acknowledgements for Projects One and Two.
- Assistance Needed for Projects One and Two.


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