A former Chief of Staff of the Srilankan Navy and a Vice Chancellor of General Sir John Kotalawata Defence University who has a rare blend of military, academic, and administrative competencies of very high order and with a proven track record for envisioning strategies and implementing them with dedication and perseverance to achieve organizational success; a scholar in conflict & peace studies; has the knack to understand and resolve conflicts in political, social & economic backgrounds. With his leadership as the principal executive, administrative and academic officer of the General Sir John Kotalawata Defence University steps were taken to streamline the economic stability of the university; and as a result was able to achieve the phenomenal success of completing and operationalizing the massive turnkey project of university hospital, which had almost come to a standstill. His wide experience in conflict resolving and academic professionalism immensely helped the Government of Sri Lanka to find a lasting solution to a very critical, controversial and dragging national educational issue of offering Government Medical Degree to privately owned SAITM students. Having retired from the Srilankan Navy, after a short break he was so interested to follow his passion in healthcare sector; especially in Extracorporeal Systems, Gene Re-engineering and Immuno-histochemistry. This saw him taking reins as the CEO of Premium International (Pvt) Ltd, one of the pioneering and reputed companies of Srilanka supplying extracorporeal and other vital medical equipment to a wide range of government, forces and private hospitals.
Rear Admiral (Retd) Jagath Ranasinghe
Former Chief of Staff of the Sri Lankan Navy
20 April 2021