W.M.S. Gunaratne


Age: 45

Summary: Sri Lankan senior brigade commander of the 232rd Sinha Regiment unit in Kalkudah, Sri Lanka who was among one of more than thousands of people reported missing and presumed dead in the devastating South Asian Tsunami that swept across the Indian Ocean and killed over 2,300+ people during the tidal wave while he was on vacation along with his wife and the couple's three children outside an adjacent naval camp near a north-eastern coastal town in Sri Lanka.

Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami

Born: 1959

Died: December 26, 2004

Kalkudah, Sri Lanka