Nimal Gunaratne

Nimal Gunaratne
Allegiance Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Service/branch Ensign of the Sri Lanka Air Force.svg Sri Lanka Air Force
Rank Air Vice Marshal
Commands held Director Health Services
Battles/wars Sri Lankan Civil War
Awards Vishista Seva Vibhushanaya,
Uttama Seva Padakkama

Air Vice Marshal Nimal Herath Gunaratne, VSV, USP, SLAF is the current Director Health Services of the Sri Lanka Air Force.[1]

Educated at the prestiges Royal College Colombo, he graduated with a MBBS degree from the University of Colombo. Thereafter he joined the Sri Lanka Air Force as a direct entry officer in the Medical Branch. After successful completion of basic training he was commissioned as a Flight Lieutenant. He holds a Diploma in Family Medicine and two Diplomas in Aviation medicine from the Bangalore University and the Royal College of Physicians. He is a member of the special panel of medical examiners of the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka[2]

Air Vice Marshal Gunaratne has been awarded the service medals Vishista Seva Vibhushanaya, Uttama Seva Padakkama and Sri Lanka Armed Services Long Service Medal.


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