|Ceylon Police Medal|
|Awarded for||Gallantry or meritorious service|
|Eligibility||Members of the Ceylon Police Force|
Ribbon bar for Gallantry
Ribbon bar for Meritorious Service
|Next (higher)||Indian Police Medal |
|Next (lower)||Colonial Police Medal |
The Ceylon Police Medal was awarded to police officers of the Ceylon Police Force, with two versions: for gallantry and for meritorious service. The number of medals for meritorious service was limited to a maximum of ten a year. 
The medals were established in August 1950  to replace the Colonial Police Medal. They were themselves replaced by the Sri Lanka Police Weeratha Padakkama for gallantry and Sri Lanka Police Vishishta Seva Padakkama for meritorious service when Ceylon became a republic in 1972. 
Circular and made of silver, the medals have the sovereign's effigy of the obverse, (George VI until 1953, then Elizabeth II). The reverse bears the image of an elephant with, above, the wording "Ceylon Police Service" and, below, either "For Gallantry" or "For Merit", as appropriate. The ribbon is suspended from a straight bar suspension, with awards for gallantry distinguished by two narrow red stripes in the ribbon design. 
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