Brig Kapila Ranaweera RSP USP was enlisted to the Regular Force of the Sri Lanka Army on 21 July 1987 as an Officer Cadet of KDU Intake 5 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant on 23June 1989 in the Sri Lanka Army Gemuu Watch (GW) Regiment.
Brig Kapila Ranaweera is currently serving as the Deputy Commandant of the RVAPL. He has followed Battalion Support Weapon (BSW) Course (Sri Lanka), SOP Course (Sri Lanka), Infantry Young Officers Course ( Pakistan ), Junior Staff Course ( Pakistan).
With wide experience and service, Brig Kapila Ranaweera has held many Junior level command appointments to suit his rank and he has actively engaged in many of the key offensive and defensive operations carried out by the Army against LTTE until he was critically injured at the general area of Sandilippai in Jaffna due to a LTTE attack in 1995.
He was decorated with 10 (Ten) gallantry and service medals, inclusive of the Rana Sura Padakkama (RSP) (Awarded for Gallantry) and Uththama Seva Padakkama (USP) (For distinguished conduct).
In addition, he has also held a variety of key staff and administrative appointments, including Army Coordinating Officer of Ranaviru Seva Authority, Assistant Director at Disaster Management Centre in Puttalam district, Sector commander (sector 11 png), Over looking G 11 - 11 Division, G 11 (Trg) Log Command , BM - 522 Brigade and Staff Officer of Dte Army Quartering in the AHQ.
He is a distinguished past product of Nittambuwa Sangabodhi Maha Vidyalaya.