|Born||Colombo, Sri Lanka|
|Died||29 April 1995 †
Jaffna, Sri Lanka
|Service/branch||Sri Lanka Air Force|
|Unit||No. 1 Flying Training Wing, SLAF|
|Commands held||Commanding Officer Flying Training Wing|
|Battles/wars||Sri Lankan Civil War|
|Awards||Rana Wickrama Padakkama,
Rana Sura Padakkama
Air Commodore Shirantha Goonatilake RWP, RSP, SLAF (? - 29 April 1995 †) was Sri Lankan aviator and most senior Air Force officer to be killed in action. He was the youngest son of Air Chief Marshal Harry Goonatilake the 5th Commander of the Air Force and the brother of the 12th Commander of the Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonatilake.
Shirantha Goonatilake completed his education at the Royal College, Colombo and followed in the footsteps of his father and elder brother to join the Sri Lanka Air Force.
Military career and death
He was killed on 29 April 1995 when the Avro 748 he was piloting, at the time carrying 45 armed forces personnel, was attacked by the LTTE with a MANPADS. His last words over the radio were "A missile is coming my way", giving the Air Force the first indication that the LTTE were using SAMs. He was the Commanding Officer of No. 1 Flying Training Wing at Ratmalana at the time of his death.
- Harry Goonatilake, a true patriot Daily News.lk - November 25, 2006