Establishment in 1981, the "Parama Weera Vibushanaya" (PWV) is the highest and most respected award for bravery to honour selected individuals of all ranks in the Army, Navy and Air Force of Sri Lanka. It is awarded to recognize individual acts of gallantry and conspicuous bravery of the most exceptional order in the face of the enemy, performed voluntarily whilst on active service and with no regards to the risks to one's own life and security, with the objective of safeguarding thereby, the lives of one's comrades or facilitating the operational aim of one's force.
The aforesaid award is presented upon the recommendation of the Commander of the Army, Navy or Air Force. The Gazette Extraordinary No 156/5 of 01/09/1981 of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka states the terms an d conditions which mandate the presenting of this award.
At the SUNFO Anniversary on May 22, 2016 -National Heroes Day held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) a website of Parama Weera Vibushanaya War Heroes was launched by Hon. Deshabandu Karu Jayasuriya (The Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka & Patron-SUNFO) together with Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi-Secretary, Ministry of Defense and Dr.Deshapriya S. Wijetunge –Director General of SUNFO publically. This Website was designed by Mr.Rashitha Nalaranga with the support of SUNFO Team and advise of Mr.Prasad Polwatte (Author of the Book titled " 29 Immortal Soldiers" )
Immediate family members (Mother-Father-Wife-Children, Brothers & Sisters) of PWV War Heroes participated the event and light a lamp remembering their bellowed ones. A silence honour was given by the entire audience while remembering these great heroes.
This initial WEBSITE will be further developed in coming months with more information about these heroes.