Sri Lankan Nationals Fall in Ukraine: Former Army Captain and Comrades Lose Lives in Battle Against Russian Forces

December 07, 2023



It has been confirmed that three Sri Lankan nationals, including former Sri Lanka Army (Commando) Captain Ranish Hewage, lost their lives while serving as officers in the Ukrainian military. The Sri Lankan Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, officially verified their deaths, stating that they were engaged in active combat against Russian forces in the Ukrainian front.

Former Captain Ranish Hewage, along with two other compatriots, served as officers within the Ukrainian military, contributing to the ongoing conflict against Russian forces. The Sri Lankan community mourns the loss of these brave individuals who, despite being far from their homeland, dedicated themselves to the cause of defending Ukraine.