Ranjit Ratnaike is originally from Colombo, Sri Lanka and migrated to Australia in 1970. He lives in Adelaide, Australia where he is a physician. He has had a long association with The University of Adelaide as Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, and with The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville, South Australia. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

He has lived in the Himalayan foothills training women as health workers, has worked in aboriginal health in Australia and on various health projects in South and South East Asia. He was Regional Adviser in Health Information for the World Health Organization in the Western Pacific region in Manila, Philippines.

He is the editor of, and a contributor to medical texts published by the Cambridge University Press, Edward Arnold, and McGraw-Hill. He is a member of the Australian Society of Authors.

His interests include collecting ethnic Christian music, interior book design and cooking.

Saradasi-The Prophecy, his first work of fiction was published in 2009 and reprinted in 2014.
Saradasi-The Search was published in 2014.

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