Cpl. Ranjith Premasiri alias Nero served in the Sri Lanka Army between 1991 - 2009. He fulfilled hid duties as a sniper attached to the 5th Gajaba Regiment. Nero was an excellent marksman who exceeded over 180 enemy killings. He brought immense fear to the enemy.
Nero could be better decried as the Sri Lankan Vasily Zaytsev. ( Vasily Zaytsev was a Soviet sniper who eliminated more than 300 Nazi soldiers in the Battle of Stalingrad during the WW2)
Nero was an unforgettable character of the Eelam War. He was a true hero of our time . Nero died in action on the 28th of April 2009. Within a few weeks his fellow soldiers defeated the LTTE unifying the motherland. Nero was 40 years old at the time of his death. He will be remembered as one of the best snipers of the world.