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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.
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.