Rear Admiral (retd) JHU Ranaweera, RWP, RSP, VSV, USP, ndu, passed away on 10th August 2014. His remains lie at 262/5/C, 3rd Lane, Shanthipura, Thalawathugoda. The cortege will leave the residence at 1600hrs on 11th August 2014 for burial at the General Cemetery in Thalawathugoda.
Rear Admiral Ranaweera joined the Sri Lanka Navy on 20th August 1973 as a cadet officer and was commissioned in the rank of Sub Lieutenant on completion his officer training at the Naval and Maritime Academy in Trincomalee. He was specialized in hydrography and commanded various ships and craft during his tenure in the Navy. Among the important appointments he held were Commander North Central Naval Area, Commander Northern Naval Area, Commander Southern Naval Area and Commander Eastern Naval Area. He was awarded Rana Wickrama Padakkama, Rana Sura Padakkama and Uttama Seva Padakkama in recognition of bravery, valuable service and dedication to duty.