Rear Admiral SS Ranasinghe has been appointed as the new Navy Commander.
He is a highly decorated officer being a recipient of Weera Wickrama Vibushanaya and Rana Wikrama Padakkama for gallantry in the face of the enemy. Also he has been decorated for distinguished service and he has been commended by the Commander of the Navy for outstanding performance of duty and exceptional contributions to Naval service.
He has earned Master’s Degrees from prestigious Madras University for Defence and Strategic Studies ( First Class) and for War Studies and Defence Management (Second Upper) from National Defence University; Islamabad. He has also been conferred with MPhil in Defence and Strategic Studies (First Class) He is a keen sportsman where he received Britannia Royal Naval College Colours for Badminton and the recipient of the Triple Crown in Badminton in 1997 in Inter Command Navy Tournament.