Sri Lankabhimanya
Sri Lankabhimanya is the highest National Honor of Sri Lanka awarded by the President of Sri Lanka
President of Sri Lanka
The President of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is the elected head of state and the head of government. The President is a dominant political figure in Sri Lanka. The office was created in 1978 but has grown so powerful there have been calls to restrict or even eliminate its power...

 on behalf of the Government. It is conventionally used as a title or prefix to the name of the person who received the award. It is the highest civil honour
Civil decoration
A civil decoration is a decoration awarded to civilians for distinguished service. Military personnel might also be eligible for services of a non-military nature...

 conferred for exceptionally outstanding and most distinguished service to the nation. It can be conferred posthumously. The title is also referred to as Lankabhimanya (Pride of Lanka).


Awardees include:

  • Sir Arthur C. Clarke
    Arthur C. Clarke
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  • Lakshman Kadirgamar
    Lakshman Kadirgamar
    Sri Lankabhimanya Lakshman Kadirgamar PC was a Sri Lankan diplomat, politician and a lawyer. He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka from 1994 to 2001 and again from April 2004 until his assassination in August 2005...

     PC (Posthumous)

  • A. T. Ariyaratne
    A. T. Ariyaratne
    Sri Lankabhimanya Ahangamage Tudor Ariyaratne is the founder and president of the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement in Sri Lanka.-Biography:...

  • Lester James Peries
    Lester James Peries
    Sri Lankabhimanya Lester James Peries is an internationally acclaimed Sri Lankan film director, screenwriter, and film producer. An active filmmaker since 1949, Peries has been involved in over 28 films, including shorts and documentaries...

  • Christopher Weeramantry
    Christopher Weeramantry
    Sri Lankabhimanya Christopher Gregory Weeramantry was a Justice of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka from 1967 to 1972. He was a Judge of the International Court of Justice from 1991 to 2000, and was Vice-President of the ICJ from 1997 to 2000...

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