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DATE OF EM ACTION: 1934 Mount Lavinia, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).

 

Little is known about the life of Inspector Albert Lienzi de Livera other than his actions in 1934 at the Mount Lavinia Police Station in Ceylon.

 

EGM CITATION:

 

For   conspicuous  courage  in  arresting   a notorious   criminal   who  after  assaulting  a man  named  Romiel  Perera,  had  tied  him to  a  tree  and  had  threatened  to  stab  anyone  attempting  a  rescue. No  one  else  had  dared  to  approach  the criminal  who  was  armed  with  a  chopper, and  on  seeing  the  Police  party,  advanced towards   the   Inspector   but   changing   his mind   cut   Romiel  Perera  on  the   side  of the   neck.     Before   he   could   repeat   the blow,   Inspector   de  Livera   was  on him, and   after   a  severe  struggle   in  which  the man   also   attacked   the  Inspector   and  a Constable  with  a  kris  knife the  Inspector disarmed  him  and  took  him  into  custody. Romiel   Perera   was   bleeding  profusely from   a  gaping  wound  on  the   left   side  of the  neck  which  had  completely  severed  an artery.    Inspector  de  Livera   immediately applied  digital   pressure  to  the  artery  and took  him  in  a  motor  car  to  the  Lunawa Hospital,  about  four  miles  away.    During the   journey,   with   the   assistance  of  the Constable,    he    continued    to    apply   the digital   pressure   necessary   to   arrest   the bleeding. The   injured man eventually recovered.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.

 

 

 

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