Ceylon Police Long Service Medal

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Ceylon Police Long Service Medal
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Ribbon bar of the medal
TypeMedal
Awarded forLong Service
Presented by Ceylon
EligibilityMembers of the Ceylon Police
Statusdefunct
Established1932
Last awarded1972
Precedence
Next (higher) Defence Medal
Next (lower) Service Medal of the Order of St John
Related Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal

The Ceylon Police Long Service Medal was awarded to police officers in Ceylon of and below the rank of Chief Inspector in Sri Lanka Police for completing 18 years of unblemished service. The medal replaced the Colonial Police Long Service Medal and was itself replaced by the Deergha Sewa Padakkama when Ceylon became a Republic in 1972.

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