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List of political families in Sri Lanka

Index List of political families in Sri Lanka

This is a partial listing of prominent political families in Sri Lanka. [1]

298 relations: A. Canagaratnam, A. Coomaraswamy, A. L. Abdul Majeed, A. Ponnambalam, Abdul Bakeer Markar, Abeyratne Pilapitiya, Abeyratne Ratnayaka, Adeline Molamure, Ahamed Lebbe Sinne Lebbe, Ahmed Hussain Macan Markar, Alexander Francis Molamure, Alick Aluwihare, All Ceylon Tamil Congress, Anagarika Dharmapala, Ananda Coomaraswamy, Andiris Perera Dharmagunawardhana, Anil Moonesinghe, Anoma Gamage, Anura Bandaranaike, Anuradha Dullewe Wijeyeratne, Anuradha Jayaratne, Anuruddha Ratwatte, Arjuna Ranatunga, Arumugam Thondaman, Arunachalam Mahadeva, Asoka Karunaratne, B. H. Dunuwille, Baku Mahadeva, Balangoda Electoral District, Bandaranaike family, Barnes Ratwatte, Basil Rajapaksa, Bernard Aluwihare, Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra, C. Sittampalam, Caroline Anthonypillai, Cathiravelu Ponnambalam, Ceylon National Congress, Ceylon Workers' Congress, Ceylonese Mudaliyars, Chamal Rajapaksa, Chandima Gamage, Chandrani Bandara Jayasinghe, Chandrika Kumaratunga, Charles Alwis Hewavitharana, Charles Edgar Corea, Chathura Senarathne, Chief Justice of Sri Lanka, Claude Corea, Clifford Ratwatte, ..., Clodagh Jayasuriya, Colombo Municipal Council, Coromandel Coast, Cuda Ratwatte, Cyril Mathew, D. A. Rajapaksa, D. D. Athulathmudali, D. M. Jayaratne, D. M. Rajapaksa, D. M. Swaminathan, D. P. Atapattu, D. S. Senanayake, Daya Gamage, Deshamanya, Dilum Amunugama, Dinesh Gunawardena, Dingiri Bandara Welagedara, Diyawadana Nilame, Don Carolis Hewavitharana, Don Spater Senanayake, Dudley Senanayake, Duminda Dissanayake, E. L. B. Hurulle, E. W. Mathew, Edmund Hewavitarne, Edwin Wijeyeratne, Ernest Corea, Esmond Wickremesinghe, Eugene Wilfred Jayewardene, Executive Council of Ceylon, Felix Dias Bandaranaike, Ferial Ashraff, Fredrick Richard Senanayake, G. D. Mahindasoma, G. G. Ponnambalam, G. L. Peiris, Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam, Gamani Corea, Gamini Atukorale, Gamini Dissanayake, Gamini Jayasuriya, Gayantha Karunathilaka, General officer, George Rajapaksa, Gitanjana Gunawardena, Gladwin Kotelawala, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, H. W. Amarasuriya, Harindra Corea, Harris Leuke Ratwatte, Harshana Rajakaruna, Hector Alfred Jayewardene, Hector Kobbekaduwa, Hector Wilfred Jayewardene, Hemakumara Nanayakkara, Henry Abeywickrema, Henry Kotalawala, Hirunika Premachandra, Homagama, Imthiaz Bakeer Markar, Indika Gunawardena, J. C. Ratwatte II, J. H. Meedeniya, J. R. Jayewardene, Jaffna, Jagath Balasuriya, James Peter Obeyesekere III, Janaka Bandara Tennakoon, Jeewan Kumaranatunga, John Adrian St. Valentine Jayewardene, John Kotelawala, John Kotelawala Sr, Justin Kotalawela, Kalawana Electoral District, Kalutara Electoral District, Kandy, Kandy Electoral District (1947–1989), Karu Jayasuriya, Karunasena Kodituwakku, Kumar Ponnambalam, Kurunegala Electoral District, Kusumasiri Gunawardena, Lakshman Rajapaksa, Lakshman Senewiratne, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena, Lal Dharmapriya Gamage, Lalith Athulathmudali, Lalith Kotelawala, Lanka Mahajana Sabha, Larine Perera, Leader of the Opposition (Sri Lanka), Leelawathy Ramanathan, Leo Fernando, Leslie Goonewardena, List of Governors of Central Province, List of Kandyan monarchs, List of Sri Lankan non-career diplomats, Lohan Ratwatte, Lok Sabha, M. C. Ahamed, M. H. M. Ashraff, M. N. Abdul Majeed, M. S. Kariapper, Mahanama Samaraweera, Mahendra Ratwatte, Mahinda Rajapaksa, Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, Mangala Moonesinghe, Mangala Samaraweera, Mano Ganesan, Mano Wijeyeratne, Matara, Sri Lanka, Mawatagama Electoral District, Mayantha Dissanayake, Mayor of Colombo, Mohamed Macan Markar, Mohan Ellawala, Montague Jayawickrama, Monty Gopallawa, Mudaliar, Muhandiram, Muthu Coomaraswamy, N. H. Keerthiratne, Nalanda Ellawala, Namal Rajapaksa, Nanda Mathew, Nandimithra Ekanayake, Navin Dissanayake, Naysum Saravanamuttu, Neranjan Wickremasinghe, Neranjan Wijeyeratne, Niluka Ekanayake, Niroshan Perera, Nirupama Rajapaksa, Nissanka Wijeyeratne, Order of the British Empire, P. B. Bulankulame, P. Coomaraswamy, P. Ramanathan (judge), Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Percy Samaraweera, Philip Gunawardena, Piyankara Jayaratne, Political family, Ponnambalam Arunachalam, Ponnambalam Ramanathan, Ponnambalam-Coomaraswamy family, Postmaster General of Sri Lanka, Praba Ganesan, Prasanna Gunawardena, Prasanna Ranatunga, President of Sri Lanka, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Rajapaksa family, Rajitha Senaratne, Ramesh Pathirana, Ranasinghe Premadasa, Ranil Wickremesinghe, Ranjan Ramanayake, Ranjan Wijeratne, Ranjit Atapattu, Ratnasiri Wickremanayake, Ratnasothy Saravanamuttu, Ratwatte Nilame, Ravindra Samaraweera, Reggie Ranatunga, Richard Gotabhaya Senanayake, Richard Pathirana, Richard Udugama, Robert Gunawardena, Ronnie de Mel, Rukman Senanayake, Rupa Karunathilake, Ruwan Ranatunga, Ruwan Wijewardene, S. Natesan, S. Pararajasingam, S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike, Sabdharatnajyoti Saravanamuttu, Sagala Ratnayaka, Sajith Premadasa, Sam Tambimuttu, Sanjeewa Hulangamuwa, Sarath Amunugama (politician), Sarath Ekanayake, Sarathchandra Rajakaruna, Savumiamoorthy Thondaman, Seetha Seneviratne, Semage Salman Kulatileke, Senarath Attanayake, Senate of Ceylon, Seyed Ali Zahir Moulana, Shasheendra Rajapaksa, Shiranthi Rajapaksa, Shirley Corea, Simon Abeywickrema, Sir, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Solicitor General of Sri Lanka, Solomon Dias Bandaranaike, Soranatota Electoral District, Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress, Sri Lankan Chetties, Sri Lankan Civil War, Srima Dissanayake, State Council of Ceylon, Sunethra Bandaranaike, Surangani Ellawala, Suranimala Rajapaksha, Susil Moonesinghe, T. B. Ekanayake, T. B. Ilangaratne, T. F. Jayawardena, T. G. Jayewardene, Tamara Ilangaratne, Temple of the Tooth, Thalatha Atukorale, Tharaka Balasuriya, The Sunday Leader, Theodore Braybrooke Panabokke, Thomas Amarasuriya, Tikiri Bandara Panabokke I, Tikiri Bandara Panabokke II, Tissa Wijeyeratne, Udena Wijerathna, Udith Lokubandara, Udugama, United National Party, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Upali Wijewardene, V. P. Ganesan, Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Victor Corea, Victor Tennekoon, Vidane Arachchi, Vidura Wickremanayake, Vijaya Kumaratunga, Visakha Wijeyeratne, Viswanather Casipillai, Vivienne Goonewardena, W. J. M. Lokubandara, Wasantha Aluwihare, Weerasinghe Mallimarachchi, Wijayapala Mendis, William Ellawala, William Gopallawa, Yapahuwa Electoral District. Expand index (248 more) »

A. Canagaratnam

Arumugam Canagaratnam (ஆறுமுகம் கனகரத்தினம்) was a Ceylon Tamil lawyer and member of the Legislative Council of Ceylon.

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A. Coomaraswamy

Arumugampillai Coomaraswamy (ஆறுமுகம்பிள்ளை குமாரசுவாமி; 1783 – 7 November 1836) was a Ceylon Tamil member of the Legislative Council of Ceylon.

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A. L. Abdul Majeed

Abdul Latiff Abdul Majeed (15 November 1933 – 13 November 1987) was a Sri Lankan politician and Member of Parliament.

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A. Ponnambalam

Gate Mudaliyar Arunachalam Ponnambalam, JP, UM (1814 – 4 September 1887) was a Ceylonese colonial-era government functionary, businessmen and philanthropist.

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Abdul Bakeer Markar

Deshamanya Marhoom Al Haj Mohammed Abdul Bakeer Markar (12 May 1917 – 10 September 1997) was a Sri Lankan politician.

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Abeyratne Pilapitiya

Abeyratne Bandara Herath Pilapitiya (born 25 May 1925) (known as Abeyratne Pilapitiya) was a Sri Lankan politician who served as the 3rd Governor of Uva and 2nd Chief Minister of Sabaragamuwa.

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Abeyratne Ratnayaka

Abeyratne Ratnayaka was a Sri Lankan politician.

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Adeline Molamure

Adeline Molamure, CBE (Adeline; née Meedeniya) was the first female member of State Council of Ceylon, and therefore, the first elected female legislator in Sri Lanka.

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Ahamed Lebbe Sinne Lebbe

Mudaliar Ahamed Lebbe Sinne Lebbe also known as Ahamedlebbe Sinnalebbe (born 2 June 1902) was a former Member of Parliament representing Batticaloa District.

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Ahmed Hussain Macan Markar

Ahmed Hussain Macan Markar (27 April 1911 - 15 July 1985) was a Ceylonese (Sri Lankan) lawyer, politician and philanthropist.

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Alexander Francis Molamure

Sir Alexander Francis Molamure, KBE (7 February 1888 – 25 January 1951) (commonly known as Sir Francis Molamure or A. F. Molamure) was a Ceylonese politician.

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Alick Aluwihare

Wanisekara Bandaranayake Wasala Mudiyanse Ralahamilage Aluwihare Uda Walauwe Alick Aluwihare also known as Alick Aluwihare (December 20, 1926-17 May 2009) was a Sri Lankan Politician belonging to the United National Party.

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All Ceylon Tamil Congress

All Ceylon Tamil Congress (அகில இலங்கைத் தமிழ்க் காங்கிரஸ்), is the oldest Tamil political party in Sri Lanka.

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Anagarika Dharmapala

Anagārika Dharmapāla (Pali: Anagārika,; Sinhalese: Anagarika, lit., අනගාරික ධර්මපාල; 17 September 1864 – 29 April 1933) was a Sri Lankan (Sinhalese) Buddhist revivalist and writer.

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Ananda Coomaraswamy

Ananda Kentish Muthu Coomaraswamy (ஆனந்த குமாரசுவாமி, Ānanda Kentiś Muthū Kumāraswāmī; 22 August 1877 − 9 September 1947) was a Ceylonese Tamil philosopher and Metaphysicist, as well as a pioneering historian and philosopher of Indian art, particularly art history and symbolism, and an early interpreter of Indian culture to the West.

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Andiris Perera Dharmagunawardhana

Muhandiram Lansage Andiris Perera Dharmagunawardhana (19 November 1809 – 24 January 1890) was a Sri Lankan businessman, a philanthropist and a pioneer of the Buddhist revival movement.

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Anil Moonesinghe

Anil Moonesinghe (15 February 1927 – 8 December 2002) was a Sri Lankan Trotskyist revolutionary politician and trade unionist.

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Anoma Gamage

Anoma Gamage is a Sri Lankan politician, a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka.

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Anura Bandaranaike

Anura Priyadarshi Solomon Dias Bandaranaike (February 15, 1949 – March 16, 2008) was a Sri Lankan politician, served as Speaker (2000–2001), and in several cabinet ministries as Foreign Minister briefly in 2005, Minister of Higher Education (1993–1994), Minister of Tourism (April 2004 – January 2007), Minister of National Heritage (2007) and Leader of the Opposition (1983–1988).

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Anuradha Dullewe Wijeyeratne

Anuradha Dullewe Wijeyeratne (Sinhala: අනුරාධ දූල්ලෑව විජයරත්න) (born 22 March 1962) is a Sri Lankan politician and Entrepreneur, having been a former Member of the Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council and former member of the United National Party National Executive Committee.

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Anuradha Jayaratne

Dissanayake Mudiyanse Anuradha Lanka Pradeep Jayaratne (born 22 December 1985) is a Sri Lankan politician.

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Anuruddha Ratwatte

General Anuruddha Leuke Ratwatte (14 July 1938 – 24 November 2011), frequently referred to as Anuruddha Ratwatte, was a Sri Lankan soldier and politician.

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Arjuna Ranatunga

Deshamanya Arjuna Ranatunga (අර්ජුන රණතුංග; born 1 December 1963) is a former Sri Lankan cricketer and 1996 Cricket World Cup winning captain for Sri Lanka.

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Arumugam Thondaman

Savumiamoorthy Arumugan Ramanathan Thondaman (born 29 May 1964) (known as Arumugan Thondaman), MP is the current Cabinet Minister of Livestock and Rural Community Development and the grandson of prominent unionist Saumyamoorthi Thondaman in Sri Lanka.

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Arunachalam Mahadeva

Arunachalam Mahadeva (translit; 5 October 1885 – 15 April 1966) was a Ceylon Tamil lawyer, politician and government minister.

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Asoka Karunaratne

N H Asoka Mahanama Karunaratne (26 January 1916 – 24 February 1988) (known as Asoka Karunaratne) was a Sri Lankan politician and philanthropist.

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B. H. Dunuwille

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Baku Mahadeva

Deshamanya Balakumara Mahadeva (பாலகுமாரன் மகாதேவா; 29 October 1921 – 29 November 2013; commonly known as Baku Mahadeva) was a leading Sri Lankan Tamil civil servant.

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Balangoda Electoral District

Balangoda electoral district was an electoral district of Sri Lanka between August 1947 and February 1989.

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Bandaranaike family

The Bandaranaike family is a Sri Lankan family that is prominent in politics.

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Barnes Ratwatte

Barnes Ratwatte (known as Barnes Ratwatte Dissawa) (1883 – September 20, 1957) was a Ceylonese colonial-era legislator and a headman.

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Basil Rajapaksa

Basil Rohana Rajapaksa (known as Basil) (born c. 1947) is a Sri Lankan politician and was a member of parliament from 2007 to 2015.

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Bernard Aluwihare

Uda Walawwe Bernard Herbert Aluwihare also known as Bernard Aluwihare (6 April 1902 - 22 January 1961) was a Sri Lankan Politician who has served in both the State Council of Ceylon and Parliament of Sri Lanka.

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Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra

Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra (Sinhala: භාරත ලක්ෂ්මන් ප්‍රේමචන්ද්‍ර) (26 January 1956 – 8 October 2011) was a Sri Lankan politician a former member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka and Adviser (Trade Unions) to President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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C. Sittampalam

Cathiravelu Sittampalam (கதிரவேலு சிற்றம்பலம்; 13 September 1898 – 3 February 1964) was a Ceylon Tamil civil servant, politician, Member of Parliament and government minister.

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Caroline Anthonypillai

Caroline Anthonypillai (October 8, 1908 – July 7, 2009) was a leftist leader in Sri Lanka and wife of S. C. C. Anthonypillai, a Sri Lankan union organizer and Indian politician.

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Cathiravelu Ponnambalam

C.

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Ceylon National Congress

The Ceylon National Congress (CNC) was a Nationalist political party which was formed in Ceylon on 11 December 1919.

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Ceylon Workers' Congress

The Ceylon Workers' Congress (CWC) (translit; ලංකා කම්කරු කොංග්‍රසය Lanka Kamkaru Kongrasaya) is a political party in Sri Lanka that has traditionally represented Tamils working in the plantation sector of the economy (Sri Lankan Tamils of Indian Origin).

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Ceylonese Mudaliyars

Mudali (or Mudaliyar) was a colonial title and office in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).

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Chamal Rajapaksa

Chamal Jayantha Rajapaksa (Sinhala: චමල් රාජපක්ෂ; Tamil: சமல் ராஜபக்ஷ) (born 30 October 1939) is a Sri Lankan politician who was Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka from 2010 to 2015.

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Chandima Gamage

Chandima Gamage is a Sri Lankan politician and a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka.He was elected from Anuradhapura District in 2015.

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Chandrani Bandara Jayasinghe

Chandrani Bandara Jayasinghe is a Sri Lankan politician and a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka.

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Chandrika Kumaratunga

Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga (චන්ද්‍රිකා බණ්ඩාරනායක කුමාරතුංග,சந்திரிகா பண்டாரநாயக்க குமாரதுங்க; born 29 June 1945) is a Sri Lankan politician who served as the fifth President of Sri Lanka, from 12 November 1994 to 19 November 2005.

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Charles Alwis Hewavitharana

Charles Alwis Hewavitharana, FRCS, LRCP was a Ceylonese (Sinhalese) physician who played a significant role in Sri Lanka's Independence and Buddhist Revival movements.

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Charles Edgar Corea

Charles Edgar Corea was a politician and a prominent freedom fighter of Sri Lanka.

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Chathura Senarathne

Nambukara Helambage Chathura Sandeepa Senaratne, MP (20 November 1982) is a Sri Lankan politician and a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka.

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Chief Justice of Sri Lanka

The Chief Justice of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is the head of the judiciary of Sri Lanka and the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka.

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Claude Corea

Sir George Claude Stanley Corea, KBE (29 January 1894 – 2 September 1962) was a Sri Lankan politician and diplomat.

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Clifford Ratwatte

Clifford Senaka Ratwatte (19 March 1927 - 10 February 2009) (known as Clifford Ratwatte) was a Sri Lankan politician.

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Clodagh Jayasuriya

Clodagh Jayasuriya, MBE, (née Jayewardene) was a Ceylonese politician and the first female to be elected to the Senate of Ceylon.

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Colombo Municipal Council

The Colombo Municipal Council is the municipal governing body of Colombo, the largest city and financial centre in Sri Lanka.

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Coromandel Coast

The Coromandel Coast is the southeastern coast region of the Indian subcontinent, bounded by the Utkal Plains to the north, the Bay of Bengal to the east, the Kaveri delta to the south, and the Eastern Ghats to the west, extending over an area of about 22,800 square kilometres.

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Cuda Ratwatte

Sir Cuda Ratwatte Adigar was a Ceylonese, the first elected mayor of Kandy, first person from Kandy to be awarded a knighthood from the British and was appointed to the post of Adigar.

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Cyril Mathew

Caluadewage Cyril Mathew (30 September 1912 – 17 October 1989) was a United National Party member of parliament, representing the Kelaniya electorate, and served as the Minister of Industry and Scientific Affairs in the Jayewardene cabinet (1977 – 1986).

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D. A. Rajapaksa

Don Alwin Rajapaksa (දොන් අල්වින් රාජපක්ෂ; டி.ஏ. ராஜபக்ஷ) (5 November 1906 – 7 November 1967) (known as D. A. Rajapaksa) was a Sri Lankan politician and Member of Parliament, who represented the Beliatta electorate in Hambantota district from 1947 to 1965.

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D. D. Athulathmudali

Don Daniel Athulathmudali (23 February 1901 – 10 November 1958) was a Ceylonese lawyer and politician.

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D. M. Jayaratne

Disanayaka Mudiyanselage Jayaratne (දිසානායක මුදියන්සේලාගේ ජයරත්න,திசாநாயக்க முதியன்சேலாகே ஜயரத்ன; born 4 June 1931) known as D. M. "Di Mu" Jayaratne is a veteran Sri Lankan politician who was Prime Minister of Sri Lanka from 2010 to 2015.

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D. M. Rajapaksa

Don Mathew Rajapaksa (known as D. M. Rajapaksa - the Lion of Ruhuna) (27 November 1896–18 May 1945) was a Ceylonese politician and a member of State Council of Ceylon (1936–1945).

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D. M. Swaminathan

Deva Manoharan Swaminathan (தேவ மனோகரன் சுவாமிநாதன், දේවා මනෝහරන් ස්වාමිනාදන්; born 30 April 1945) is a Sri Lankan Tamil lawyer, politician and cabinet minister.

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D. P. Atapattu

Don Peter Atapattu (17 September 1899 – 14 December 1976), popularly known as D. P. Atapattu, was a Member of Parliament in Sri Lanka.

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D. S. Senanayake

Don Stephen Senanayake (දොන් ස්ටීවන් සේනානායක; டி.; 21 October 1883 – 22 March 1952) was a Sri Lankan statesmen.

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Daya Gamage

Daya Dharmapala Kilittuwa Gamage is a Sri Lankan politician and businessman.

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Deshamanya

Deshamanya (translit; translit; Pride of the Nation) is the second-highest national honour of Sri Lanka awarded by the Government of Sri Lanka as a civil honour.

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Dilum Amunugama

Dilum Amunugama is a Sri Lankan politician, a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka.

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Dinesh Gunawardena

Dinesh Chandra Rupasinghe Gunawardena (born 2 March 1949) is a Sri Lankan politician, Member of Parliament and former cabinet minister.

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Dingiri Bandara Welagedara

Dingiri Banda Welagedera also known as D. B. Welagedera (31 October 1915 – 22 April 1989) was the Deputy Minister of Plan Implementation and Minister a former Member of Parliament representing Kurunegala District.

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Diyawadana Nilame

Diyawadana Nilame is the office of the chief lay custodian of Temple of the Tooth, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

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Don Carolis Hewavitharana

Don Carolis Hewavitharana Wijeyaguneratne (දොන් කරොලිස් හෙවාවිතාරණ), also known as Don Carolis Appuhamy (1833 – 18 February 1906) was a Ceylonese businessman, industrialist, philanthropist and a pioneer of the Buddhist revival movement.

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Don Spater Senanayake

Mudaliyar Don Spater Senanayake (1847–1907) was a Ceylonese, an entrepreneur and philanthropist.

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Dudley Senanayake

Dudley Shelton Senanayake (Sinhala: ඩඩ්ලි ශෙල්ටන් සේනානායක: டட்லி சேனநாயக்கா) 19 June 1911 – 13 April 1973), was a Sri Lankan statesman who served as Prime Minister of Ceylon from 1952 to 1953 (first term as the second Prime Minister of Ceylon), in 1960 (second term) and from 1965 to 1970 (third term) and Leader of the Opposition from 1960 to 1964. Senanayake's tenures as prime minister were associated with democratic socialist policies focused on agricultural and educational reforms with a pro-western alignment.

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Duminda Dissanayake

Duminda Dissanayake (born 28 March 1979), MP is the current Sri Lankan Cabinet Minister of Ministry of Irrigation, former Minister Agriculture and deputy minister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development and a Member of Parliament from Anuradhapura District.

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E. L. B. Hurulle

Deshamanya Edwin Loku Bandara Hurulle (Sinhala: එඩ්වින් ලොකු බණඩාර හුරුල්ලේ) (19 January 1919 – 6 April 2009) (known as E. L. B. Hurulle) was a Sri Lankan Member of Parliament, diplomat and Provincial Governor who served as Cabinet Minister of Communications in Prime Minister Dudley Senanayake's Government and Cabinet Minister of Cultural Affairs under President J. R. Jayewardene's Government.

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E. W. Mathew

Edley Winston Mathew MBE (27 January 1907 – ?) was a Ceylonese politician.

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Edmund Hewavitarne

Edmund Hewavitarne (1873–1915) was a Ceylonese (Sri Lankan) businessman and reservist.

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Edwin Wijeyeratne

Sir Edwin Aloysius Perera Wijeyeratne, KBE (Sinhala: ශ්‍රිමත් එඩ්වින් ඇලෝසියස් පෙරේරා විජයරත්න) (8 January 1889 – 19 October 1968) (known as Edwin Wijeyeratne) was a Sri Lankan politician, diplomat, and one of the founding members of United National Party.

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Ernest Corea

Ernest Corea (1932–May 11, 2017) was a Sri Lankan journalist and a diplomat noted for his work to maintain a free and independent press and for negotiations involving Sri Lanka's development programs.

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Esmond Wickremesinghe

Cyril Esmond Lucien Wickremesinghe (29 May 1920 – 29 September 1985) was a Ceylonese press baron, lawyer, and a successful entrepreneur.

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Eugene Wilfred Jayewardene

Justice Eugene Wilfred Jayewardene, KC (Sinhala:ඉයුජින් විල්ෆ්‍රඩ් ජයවර්ධන; 11 June 1874 – 23 November 1932) was a Ceylonese (Sri Lankan) judge, lawyer and politician.

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Executive Council of Ceylon

The Executive Council of Ceylon was the Executive Council created in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) by the British colonial administration on the recommendations of the Colebrooke-Cameron Commission along with the Legislative Council of Ceylon in March 1833.

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Felix Dias Bandaranaike

Felix Dias Bandaranaike (Sinhala:ෆෙලික්ස් ඩයස් බණඩාරනායක) (5 November 1930 – 26 June 1985) was a Sri Lankan politician who served as Cabinet Minister of Finance, Parliamentary Secretary for the Prime Minister and Defence and External Affairs (de facto foreign minister) (1960–1965) and Cabinet Minister of Justice (1970–77) in the cabinet of Prime Minister Mrs.

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Ferial Ashraff

Ferial Ismail Ashraff (born August 20, 1953) is a Sri Lankan politician.

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Fredrick Richard Senanayake

Fredrick Richard Senanayake (known to as F. R. Senanayake) (October 20, 1882 – January 1, 1926) was a Ceylonesen lawyer and independence activist.

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G. D. Mahindasoma

Gamage Don Mahindasoma (19 February 1928) was the first Chief Minister of the North Central Province of Sri Lanka from May 1988 to May 1996.

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G. G. Ponnambalam

Ganapathipillai Gangaser Ponnambalam (கணபதி காங்கேசர் பொன்னம்பலம்; 8 November 1901 – 9 February 1977) was a Ceylon Tamil lawyer, politician and cabinet minister.

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G. L. Peiris

Gamini Lakshman Peiris (Sinhala:ගාමීණි ලක්ශ්මන් පීරිස්) (born 13 August 1946) is a Sri Lankan politician and academic.

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Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam

Gajendrakumar Gangaser Ponnambalam (கஜேந்திரகுமார் காங்கேசர் பொன்னம்பலம்; born 16 January 1974) is a Sri Lankan Tamil lawyer, politician and former Member of Parliament.

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Gamani Corea

Deshamanya Gamani Corea (4 November 1925 – 3 November 2013) was a Sri Lankan economist, civil servant and diplomat.

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Gamini Atukorale

Gamini Atukorale (2 April 1951 – 1 January 2002) was the former Transport, Highways and Civil Aviation Minister in Sri Lanka and former General Secretary and Deputy Leader of United National Party.

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Gamini Dissanayake

Dissanayake Mudiyanse Ralahamilage Lionel Gamini Dissanayake (known as Gamini Dissanayake; ලයනල් ගාමිණි දිසානායක,காமினி திஸாநாயக்க; 20 March 1942 – 24 October 1994) was a prominent Sri Lankan politician, a powerful minister of the United National Party, and Leader of the Opposition.

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Gamini Jayasuriya

Gamani Nanda Jayasuriya was a Sri Lankan politician (30 April 1924 - 26 April 1998), who was the former Cabinet Minister of Health, Agriculture Development, Food and Co-operatives, a Member of Parliament and former General Secretary of the United National Party.

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Gayantha Karunathilaka

Lokugamage Gayantha Ganadesha Karunatileka, MP (born 21 August 1962) is a Sri Lankan politician.

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General officer

A general officer is an officer of high rank in the army, and in some nations' air forces or marines.

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George Rajapaksa

George Rajapaksa (25 December 1926 - 18 June 1976) was a Sri Lankan politician.

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Gitanjana Gunawardena

Gitanjana Gunawardena is a Sri Lankan politician, a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka and a government minister.

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Gladwin Kotelawala

Gladwin Conrad Hermon Kotelawala, MBE was a Ceylonese (Sri Lankan) businessmen and politician.

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Gotabhaya Rajapaksa

Lieutenant Colonel Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa, RWP, RSP, psc, GR (ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ) (born 20 June 1949) is a retired officer of the Sri Lanka Army, a former Secretary to Ministry of Defence and Urban Development of Sri Lanka.

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H. W. Amarasuriya

Henry Woodward Amarasuriya (14 October 1904 – 6 March 1981) was a Ceylonese politician, educationist, landed proprietor and philanthropist.

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Harindra Corea

Harindra Jayantha Corea (4 March 1936 - 21 October 2005) was a Sri Lankan politician and Member of Parliament, who represented Chilaw.

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Harris Leuke Ratwatte

Harris Leuke Ratwatte (known as Harris Leuke Ratwatte Dissawa) (1900 - 1964) was a Ceylonese legislator.

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Harshana Rajakaruna

Rajakaruna Mohotti Appuhamillage Harshana Supun Rajakaruna (known as Harshana Rajakaruna born 27 February 1980) is a Sri Lankan politician.

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Hector Alfred Jayewardene

Hector Alfred Wijesinghe Jayewardene (22 July 1870 – 16 October 1913) was a Ceylonese (Sri Lankan) lawyer and politician.

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Hector Kobbekaduwa

Hector Senarath Rajakaruna Bandara Kobbekaduwa (29 August 1916 - 17 September 1983) was a Sri Lankan politician and lawyer.

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Hector Wilfred Jayewardene

Hector Wilfred "Harry" Jayewardene, QC (November 3, 1916 - April 20, 1990) was a prominent Sri Lankan lawyer.

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Hemakumara Nanayakkara

Hemakumara Wickramathilaka Nanayakkara is a Sri Lankan politician and the 7th and current Governor of the Western Province of Sri Lanka, in office since 12 April 2018.

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Henry Abeywickrema

Henry Abeywickrema (27 December 1905 - 29 August 1976) was a Sri Lankan politician.

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Henry Kotalawala

Sir Henry Kotalawala was a Ceylonese politician.

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Hirunika Premachandra

Hirunika Eranjali Premachandra Yattowita (Sinhala: හිරුණිකා ප්‍රේමචන්ද්‍ර; born October 14, 1987) better known as Hirunika Premachandra is a member of the United National Party.

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Homagama

Homagama is a town in the Colombo District, Sri Lanka, about south-east of Colombo.

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Imthiaz Bakeer Markar

Imthiaz Bakeer Markar (born 8 August 1953) is a Sri Lankan politician.

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Indika Gunawardena

Indika Gunawardena (8 February 1943 – 14 September 2015) was a Sri Lankan politician.

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J. C. Ratwatte II

Jayampathy Charitha Ratwatte II (known as J. C. Ratwatte Adigar) was a Ceylonese legislator.

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J. H. Meedeniya

Meedeniye Rajakaruna Senanayaka Panditha Heart Wasala Kupuppu Mudiyanse Ralahamillage Punch Banda John Henry Meedeniya (known as J. H. Meedeniya Adigar) (1867 - 1931) was a Ceylonese legislator and a headmen.

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J. R. Jayewardene

Junius Richard Jayewardene (ජුනියස් රිචඩ් ජයවර්ධන,ஜூனியஸ் ரிச்சட் ஜயவர்தனா; 17 September 1906 – 1 November 1996), commonly abbreviated in Sri Lanka as J. R., was the leader of Sri Lanka from 1977 to 1989, serving as Prime Minister from 1977 to 1978 and as the second President of Sri Lanka from 1978 till 1989.

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Jaffna

Jaffna is the capital city of the Northern Province of Sri Lanka.

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Jagath Balasuriya

Jagath Balasuriya (born 21 November 1940) is the Minister of National Heritage in the Sri Lankan government.

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James Peter Obeyesekere III

Deshamanya James Peter Obeyesekere III (14 July 1915 – 23 October 2007) was a Sri Lankan politician and aviator.

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Janaka Bandara Tennakoon

Janaka Bandara Tennakoon is a Sri Lankan politician and a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka.

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Jeewan Kumaranatunga

Jeewan Kumaranatunga (born 7 November 1958) is a Sri Lankan film actor who later became a politician, a member of the parliament and a government minister.

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John Adrian St. Valentine Jayewardene

Justice John Adrian St.

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John Kotelawala

General Sir John Lionel Kotelawala (ශ්‍රිමත් ජෝන් ලයනල් කොතලාවල; 4 April 1895 – 2 October 1980) was a Sri Lankan soldier and politician, most notable for serving as the 3rd Prime Minister of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) from 1953 to 1956.

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John Kotelawala Sr

John Kotelawala (known as John Kotelawala Snr) (4 November 1864 – 20 April 1907) was a Ceylonese police officer and businessmen.

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Justin Kotalawela

Justin Kotalawela was a Sri Lankan businessman and Senator.

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Kalawana Electoral District

Kalawana electoral district was an electoral district of Sri Lanka between March 1960 and February 1989.

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Kalutara Electoral District

Kalutara electoral district is one of the 22 multi-member electoral districts of Sri Lanka created by the 1978 Constitution of Sri Lanka.

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Kandy

Kandy (මහනුවර Mahanuwara, pronounced; கண்டி, pronounced) is a major city in Sri Lanka located in the Central Province.

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Kandy Electoral District (1947–1989)

Kandy (Mahanuwara) electoral district was an electoral district of Sri Lanka between August 1947 and February 1989.

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Karu Jayasuriya

Deshabandu Karu Jayasuriya (කරු ජයසුරිය; born 29 September 1940) is a Sri Lankan politician who has been Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka since 2015.

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Karunasena Kodituwakku

Karunasena Kodituwakku (born March 21, 1945) is a Sri Lankan politician, academic and diplomat.

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Kumar Ponnambalam

Gaasinather Gangaser Ponnambalam (காசிநாதர் காங்கேசர் பொன்னம்பலம்: 12 August 1938 – 5 January 2000; known as Kumar Ponnambalam) was a Sri Lankan Tamil lawyer and politician.

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Kurunegala Electoral District

Kurunegala electoral district is one of the 22 multi-member electoral districts of Sri Lanka created by the 1978 Constitution of Sri Lanka.

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Kusumasiri Gunawardena

Kusumasiri Gunawardena (neé Amarasinghe) (1912–1985) was a Ceylonese politician.

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Lakshman Rajapaksa

Lakshman Rajapaksa (24 July 1924 –1981) was a Sri Lankan politician.

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Lakshman Senewiratne

Lakshman Pinto Jayatilaka Senewiratne (born 9 March 1957) (known as Lakshman Senewiratne) is a Sri Lankan politician, current State Minister of Science, Technology and Research and a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka representing the Badulla District.

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Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena

Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena (born June 7, 1955) is a Sri Lankan politician.

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Lal Dharmapriya Gamage

Lal Dharmapriya Gamage (born 9 February 1954) was a Sri Lankan politician and the former Minister Assisting Foreign Affairs.

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Lalith Athulathmudali

Lalith William Samarasekera Athulathmudali, PC (Sinhala:ලලිත් ඇතුලත්මුදලි; 26 November 1936 – 23 April 1993), known as Lalith Athulathmudali, was Sri Lankan statesman.

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Lalith Kotelawala

Deshmanya Deshabandu Jeewaka Lalith Bhupendra Kotelawala is a Sri Lankan businessman, who was the chairman of Ceylinco Consolidated and also was the founding chairman of Seylan Bank.

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Lanka Mahajana Sabha

Lanka Mahajana Sabha was a Ceylonese Political party founded by F. R. Senanayake in 1919.

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Larine Perera

Mary Larine Perera is a Sri Lankan politician and a former member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka.

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Leader of the Opposition (Sri Lanka)

The Leader of the Opposition in Sri Lanka is the politician who leads the main opposition party.

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Leelawathy Ramanathan

Tirumati Leelawathy Ramanathan (née R. L. Harrison in 1870) was the Australia-born wife of Ponnambalam Ramanathan.

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Leo Fernando

Sir Leo Fernando, CBE (18 November 1895 - 30 November 1954) was a Ceylonese businessman and politician.

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Leslie Goonewardena

Leslie Simon Goonewardena (31 October 1909 – 11 April 1983) was a prominent Sri Lankan independence activist, politician, Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister.

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List of Governors of Central Province

The Governor of the Central Province, Sri Lanka (මධ්‍යම පළාත් ආණ්ඩුකාරවරයා Madhyama palāth āndukāravarayā) is the head of the provincial government and exercises executive power over subjects devolved to the Central Provincial Council.

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List of Kandyan monarchs

The following is a list of monarchs of the Kingdom of Kandy from 1473 to 1815.

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List of Sri Lankan non-career diplomats

This is a list of Sri Lankan non-career diplomats, who have been appointed by Government of Sri Lanka as Ambassadors and High Commissioners, but are not Career diplomats by profession, meaning they are not from the Sri Lanka Foreign Service, but are from different professions and politicians.

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Lohan Ratwatte

Lohan Evindra Ratwatte (born 22 June 1968) (known as Lohan Ratwatte) MP is a Member of Parliament representing the Kandy District in Sri Lanka.

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Lok Sabha

The Lok Sabha (House of the People) is the lower house of India's bicameral Parliament, with the upper house being the Rajya Sabha.

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M. C. Ahamed

M.C. Ahamed was a Sri Lankan politician, a former Member of Parliament for Kalmunai electorate and former chairman of Kalmunai town council.

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M. H. M. Ashraff

Mohammed Hussain Mohammed Ashraff (முகம்மது ஹுசைன் முகம்மது அஷ்ரப்; 23 October 1948 – 16 September 2000) was a Sri Lankan lawyer, politician, government minister and founder/leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress.

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M. N. Abdul Majeed

Mohamed Najeeb Abdul Majeed (நஜீப் அப்துல் மஜீத்; born 1 January 1957) is a Sri Lankan politician, former Member of Parliament and former Chief Minister of Eastern Province.

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M. S. Kariapper

Gate Mudaliyar Mohammed Samsudeen Kariapper was a Sri Lankan politician and Member of Parliament.

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Mahanama Samaraweera

Mahanama Samaraweera (12 October 1917 - 19 March 1966) was a Sri Lankan politician and member of parliament.

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Mahendra Ratwatte

Mahendra Ratwatte was a Sri Lankan politician and former Mayor of Kandy, from 2011 to 2015.

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Mahinda Rajapaksa

Percy Mahendra Rajapaksa, MP (පර්සි මහේන්ද්‍ර රාජපක්ෂ; born 18 November 1945), more commonly known as Mahinda Rajapaksa (මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ, மஹிந்த ராஜபக்ஷ) is a Sri Lankan politician who served as the sixth President of Sri Lanka from 19 November 2005 to 9 January 2015.

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Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena

Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena (born 10 October 1945) is a Sri Lankan politician and landed proprietor.

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Mangala Moonesinghe

Mangala Moonesinghe (27 July 1931 – 23 July 2016) was a Sri Lankan lawyer, politician, and diplomat.

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Mangala Samaraweera

Mangala Pinsiri Samaraweera (මංගල පින්සිරි සමරවීර, மங்கள சமரவீர;; born April 21, 1956), better known as Mangala Samaraweera, is an MP of UNP party Sri Lanka and Minister of Finance and Media, appointed 2017.

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Mano Ganesan

Akilan Manoharan Ganesan (born 17 December 1959) is a Sri Lankan trade unionist, politician and government minister.

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Mano Wijeyeratne

Nissanka Manodha Wijeyeratne (Sinhala: නිශ්ශංක මනෝද විජයරත්න) (28 July 1957 – 29 October 2011) (known as Mano Wijeyeratne) was Coordinating Secretary to the President, Chairman of Road Accidents Prevention Authority and Sri Lanka Freedom Party chief organiser for the Dedigama Electorate in Kegalle District he was former Member of Parliament from Kegalle District Wijeyeratne had also served as Non-Cabinet Minister of Enterprise Development in President Mahinda Rajapakse's Government and Minister of Plantation Services under President D B Wijetunga's Government.

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Matara, Sri Lanka

Matara (මාතර, மாத்தறை) (originally Mahathota) is a major city in Sri Lanka, on the southern coast of Southern Province, 160 km from Colombo.

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Mawatagama Electoral District

Mawatagama electoral district was an electoral district of Sri Lanka between March 1960 and February 1989.

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Mayantha Dissanayake

Mayantha Yaswanth Dissanayake (known as Mayantha Dissanayake) (born 11 January 1974) He is Member of Parliament from Kandy District having been elected in 2015 with a vote of 111,190.

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Mayor of Colombo

The Mayor of Colombo is the Mayor (and head) of the Colombo Municipal Council.

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Mohamed Macan Markar

Sir Mohamed Macan Markar (5 October 1885 - 10 May 1952) was a prominent Ceylonese colonial era legislator and businessmen.

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Mohan Ellawala

Mohan Saliya Ellawala (9 November 1948 – 12 May 2009) was the fifth governor of Sabaragamuwa Province in Sri Lanka from 2 October 2008, until his death in May 2009.

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Montague Jayawickrama

Deshamanya Montague Jayawickrama (January 15, 1911 – November 16, 2001) was the second Governor of the North Western Province of Sri Lanka.

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Monty Gopallawa

Moithra Cuda Banda Gopallawa (16 January 1941 – 26 September 2005) (known as Monty Gopallawa) was a Sri Lankan politician.

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Mudaliar

Mudaliar (alternatively spelled: Mudaliyar, also Mudali or Moodley) is a title used by people belonging to various Tamil castes.

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Muhandiram

Muhandiram (මුහන්දිරම්, முகாந்திரம்) was a post in the native headmen system in the lower-country (coastal districts) of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) during the colonial era.

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Muthu Coomaraswamy

Sir Muthu Coomaraswamy (முத்து குமாரசுவாமி; 23 January 1834 – 4 May 1879) was a Ceylon Tamil lawyer, writer and member of the Legislative Council of Ceylon.

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N. H. Keerthiratne

Deshabandu Nuwarapaksa Hewayale Keerthiratne (7 November 1902 - 15 November 1992) was a Sri Lankan politician, philanthropist, and Cabinet Minister of Posts and Broadcasting.

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Nalanda Ellawala

Nalanda Sampath Ellawala (26 March 1967 – 11 February 1997) was a Sri Lankan politician.

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Namal Rajapaksa

Lakshman Namal Rajapaksa (ලක්ශ්මන් නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ; born 10 April 1986; known as Namal Rajapaksa) is a Sri Lankan politician.

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Nanda Mathew

C.

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Nandimithra Ekanayake

Mahinda Nandimithra Ekanayake (born 26 December 1943 in Handala, Wattala) is a Sri Lankan politician.

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Navin Dissanayake

Navin Eranjan Dissanayake (born 9 September 1969) is a Sri Lankan politician, and the current Minister of Plantation Industries.

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Naysum Saravanamuttu

Luisa Naysum Saravanamuttu (née Arunachalam, 1897 - 19 January 1941) was a Ceylonese politician.

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Neranjan Wickremasinghe

Neranjan Wickramasinghe (6 June 1961 – 12 May 2015) was a Sri Lankan politician, a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka.

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Neranjan Wijeyeratne

Neranjan Priyadarshana Dullewe Wijeyeratne (Sinhala: නෙරංජන් ප්‍රියදර්ශන දූල්ලෑව විජයරත්න) (born 9 August 1956) (known as Neranjan Wijeyeratne) is a Sri Lankan.

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Niluka Ekanayake

Niluka Ekanayake is the 9th and current governor of the Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka, in office since 12 April 2018.

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Niroshan Perera

Niroshan Perera is a Sri Lankan politician, a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka.

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Nirupama Rajapaksa

Nirupama Deepika Rajapaksa (born 13 April 1962) is a Sri Lankan politician, a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka and a government minister.

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Nissanka Wijeyeratne

Deshamanya Nissanka Parakrama Wijeyeratne (නිශ්ශංක පරාක්‍රම විජයරත්න.) (14 June 1924 – 7 January 2007), known as Nissanka Wijeyeratne, was a Sri Lankan politician, civil servant, diplomat and English language poet.

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Order of the British Empire

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil service.

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P. B. Bulankulame

Sooriyakumara Wannisinghe Punchi Banda Bulankulame, OBE (known as P. B. Bulankulame Dissawa) (12 December 1890 - 17 December 1958) was a Ceylonese politician, who was the former Cabinet Minister of Lands and Land Development in Dudley Senanayake's and John Kotelawala's government.

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P. Coomaraswamy

Ponnambalam Coomaraswamy (7 December 1849 – 7 June 1906) was a Ceylon Tamil lawyer and member of the Legislative Council of Ceylon.

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P. Ramanathan (judge)

Deshamanya Justice Pathmanathan Ramanathan (1 September 1932 – 7 December 2006) was a leading Sri Lankan Tamil lawyer and judge.

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Pavithra Wanniarachchi

Pavithra Wanniarachchi is a politician and lawyer by profession.

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Percy Samaraweera

Percy Samaraweera was a Sri Lankan politician who belonged to the United National Party.

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Philip Gunawardena

Don Philip Rupasinghe Gunawardena (11 January 1901 – 26 March 1972) introduced Trotskyism to Sri Lanka, where he is a National Hero, known as 'the Father of Socialism' and as 'the Lion of Boralugoda'.

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Piyankara Jayaratne

Unnanthi Piyankara Jayaratne, MP (born September 27, 1964) is a Sri Lankan politician and a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka.

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Political family

A political family (also referred to as political dynasty) is a family in which several members are involved in politics, particularly electoral politics.

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Ponnambalam Arunachalam

Ponnambalam Arunachalam (translit; 14 September 1853 – 9 January 1924) was a Ceylon Tamil civil servant and a member of the Executive Council of Ceylon and Legislative Council of Ceylon.

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Ponnambalam Ramanathan

Ponnambalam Ramanathan (translit; 16 April 1851 – 26 November 1930) was a Ceylon Tamil lawyer, politician and Solicitor-General of Ceylon.

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Ponnambalam-Coomaraswamy family

The Ponnambalam-Coomaraswamy family is a Sri Lankan Tamil Hindu family that was prominent in politics in former Ceylon former name of Sri Lanka from colonial era to 1972.

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Postmaster General of Sri Lanka

The Postmaster General of Sri Lanka is the appointed head of Sri Lanka Post, which is a government department.

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Praba Ganesan

Adawan Amal Praba Ganesan (பிரபா கணேசன்; born 4 January 1964) is a Sri Lankan politician and former Member of Parliament.

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Prasanna Gunawardena

Prasanna Gunawardena was a former Mayor of Colombo and a current Presidential adviser.

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Prasanna Ranatunga

Prasanna Ranatunga is a Sri Lankan politician who served as the 7th Chief Minister of Western Province, Sri Lanka.

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President of Sri Lanka

The President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (ශ්‍රී ලංකා ජනාධිපති Śrī Laṃkā Janādhipathi; இலங்கை சனாதிபதி Ilankai janātipati) is the executive head of state and head of government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and commander-in-chief of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces.

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Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

The Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (ශ්‍රී ලංකා අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය; இலங்கை பிரதமர்) is the most senior member of parliament in the cabinet of ministers in Sri Lanka which is collectively accountable for their policies and actions to parliament.

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Rajapaksa family

The Rajapaksa family is a Sri Lankan family that is prominent in politics.

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Rajitha Senaratne

Nambukara Helambage Rajitha Harischandra Senaratne (born 29 May 1950) is a Sri Lankan dentist, politician, Member of Parliament and cabinet minister.

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Ramesh Pathirana

Ramesh Pathirana is a Sri Lankan politician, a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka.

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Ranasinghe Premadasa

Sri Lankabhimanya Ranasinghe Premadasa (රණසිංහ ප්‍රේමදාස,ரணசிங்க பிரேமதாசா; 23 June 1924 – 1 May 1993) was the third President of Sri Lanka from 2 January 1989 to 1 May 1993.

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Ranil Wickremesinghe

Ranil Wickremesinghe, MP (රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ, ரணில் விக்ரமசிங்க; born 24 March 1949) is a Sri Lankan politician who has served as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka since 9 January 2015.As Leader of the United National Party since 1994 and the Member of Parliament for Colombo District since 1977.

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Ranjan Ramanayake

Sadda Vidda Rajapakse Palanga Pathira Ambakumarage Ranjan Leo Sylvester Alphonsu (born 11 March 1963), best known by his mononym Ranjan Ramanayake, is a Sri Lankan film actor, film director, singer and a writer who appears in Sinhala language films and also a politician.

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Ranjan Wijeratne

General Ranjan Wijeratne (4 April 1931 – 2 March 1991) was the former Sri Lankan Cabinet Minister of foreign affairs, Minister of State for defence (deputy defence minister) and Minister of plantation industries from 1989 to 1991 in President Ranasinghe Premadasa's cabinet.

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Ranjit Atapattu

Ranjit Kaniska Parakrama Atapattu (29 April 1933 – 8 January 2018) is a Sri Lankan physician and politician.

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Ratnasiri Wickremanayake

Ratnasiri Wickremanayake (රත්නසිරි වික්‍රමනායක, ரத்னசிறி விக்கிரமநாயக்க; 5 May 1933 – 27 December 2016) was a Sri Lankan politician who was Prime Minister of Sri Lanka from 2000 to 2001 and again from 2005 to 2010.

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Ratnasothy Saravanamuttu

Sir Ratnasothy Saravanamuttu (இரத்தினசோதி சரவணமுத்து; born October 1886) was a Ceylon Tamil physician, politician and the first Mayor of Colombo.

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Ratwatte Nilame

Loku Nilame Adikaram Ratwatte (- 1827) (known as Ratwatte Nilame) was a courtier of the Kingdom of Kandy.

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Ravindra Samaraweera

Ravindra Samaraweera (or Ravi Samaraweera) is a Sri Lankan politician, the current Cabinet minister of Minister of Labour and Trade Union Relations and former cabinet minister of Wildlife and Sustainable Development and former state minister of Labor and Trade Union Relations member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka.

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Reggie Ranatunga

Reggie Padmasena Ranatunga (22 April 1937 - 31 May 2008) was a Sri Lankan politician belonging to the Sri Lanka Freedom Party.

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Richard Gotabhaya Senanayake

Richard Gotabhaya Senanayake (November 4, 1911 – December 22, 1970) (popularly known as R.G. Senanayake) was a Sri Lankan politician.

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Richard Pathirana

Dr.

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Richard Udugama

Major General Deshamanya Alexander Richard Udugama, MBE, psc, CSR (11 November 1911 – 14 May 1995) was a Sri Lankan military leader, politician and diplomat.

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Robert Gunawardena

Robert Gunawardena, born Don Benjamin Rupasinghe Gunawardena (12 March 1904 - 26 December 1971) was a Sri Lankan politician and diplomat.

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Ronnie de Mel

Ronald Joseph Godfrey de Mel, CCS (Sinhala: රොනි ද මැල්) (known as Ronnie de Mel) is a Sri Lankan politician, Born: 11 April 1925.

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Rukman Senanayake

Rukman Senanayake (born 21 June 1948), is a long-standing Sri Lankan politician and was former Member of Parliament for Kegalle District.

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Rupa Karunathilake

Lokugamage Rupasena Karunathilake (15 March 1933 – 11 October 2011) (known as Rupa Karunathilake) was a cabinet minister and Member of Parliament representing Bentara-Elpitiya electorate, in Galle District.

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Ruwan Ranatunga

Ruwan Ranatunga (20-10-1971) is a Sri Lankan politician, a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka.

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Ruwan Wijewardene

Dinendra Ruwan Wijewardene (Sinhala:දිනෙන්ද්‍ර රුවන් විජෙවර්ධන) (born 4 August 1975) (known as Ruwan Wijewardene) is a Sri Lankan politician, He is the current State Minister of Defence, Member of Parliament for Gampaha District and the United National Party (UNP) chief organiser for Biyagama Electorate.

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S. Natesan

Subaiya Natesan (சுப்பையா நடேசன்; also known as Subbaiya Nadesapillai; 21 May 1895 – 15 January 1965) was a Ceylonese politician, Member of State Council, Member of Parliament and senator.

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S. Pararajasingam

Sir Sangarapillai Pararajasingam was a Ceylon Tamil landed proprietor and member of the Senate of Ceylon.

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S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike

Solomon West Ridgeway Dias Bandaranaike (සොලමන් වෙස්ට් රිජ්වේ ඩයස් බණ්ඩාරනායක,சாலமன் வெஸ்ட் ரிட்ஜ்வே டயஸ் பண்டாரநாயக்கா; 8 January 1899 – 26 September 1959), frequently referred to as S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike, was the fourth Prime Minister of Ceylon (later Sri Lanka) and founder of the left wing and Sinhala nationalist Sri Lanka Freedom Party, serving as Prime Minister from 1956 until his assassination by a robed Buddhist monk in 1959.

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Sabdharatnajyoti Saravanamuttu

Lieutenant colonel Sabdharatnajyoti "Thambirajah" Saravanamuttu (1898 – 17 July 1957; also known as S. Sara) was a Ceylon Tamil lawyer, politician, military officer, cricketer and sports administrator.

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Sagala Ratnayaka

Sagala Gajendra Ratnayaka, MP (born 27 February 1968) is a Sri Lankan politician.

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Sajith Premadasa

Sajith Premadasa (Sinhala: සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස, Tamil: சஜித் பிரேமதாச) (born 12 January 1967) is a Sri Lankan politician, a working committee member, Deputy Leader of the United National Party (UNP), the government party of Sri Lanka and Member of Parliament for Hambantota District and was the former cabinet minister of samurudi affairs and a Deputy Minister of Health in Sri Lanka.

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Sam Tambimuttu

Samuel Pennington Thavarasa Tambimuttu was a Sri Lankan Tamil lawyer, politician and Member of Parliament.

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Sanjeewa Hulangamuwa

Sanjeewa Gotabhaya Hulangamuwa (සංජීව හුලංගමුව; 27 October 1955 – 17 January 2013), also known as Sanjeewa Hulangamuwa, was a Sri Lankan politician a businessman.

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Sarath Amunugama (politician)

Sarath Leelananda Bandara Amunugama (Sinhala:සරත් ලීලානන්ද බණඩාර අමුනුගම), MP, SLAS (born July 10, 1939) is a Sri Lankan politician and civil servant.

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Sarath Ekanayake

Sarath Ekanayake is the 7th and current Chief Minister of the Central Province of Sri Lanka.

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Sarathchandra Rajakaruna

Rajakaruna Mohotti Appuhamillage Sarathchandra Rajakaruna (known as Sarath Chandra Rajakaruna; 22 July 1940 – 10 January 2011) was a Sri Lankan politician and a former member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka.

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Savumiamoorthy Thondaman

Savumiamoorthy Thondaman (August 30, 1913 – October 30, 1999) also spelled Saumyamurthy Thondaman was a Sri Lankan politician who represented the Indian Tamils of Sri Lanka of which he was a member.

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Seetha Seneviratne

Seetha (Sita) Seneviratne (née Molamure) (1914 – 1998) was a Ceylonese politician.

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Semage Salman Kulatileke

Semage Salman Kulatileke (18 August 1907 – 14 September 1979) was a Sri Lankan judge and member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka.

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Senarath Attanayake

Attanayake Mudiyanselage Kithsiri Senarath Bandara Attanayake (5 August 1966 – 29 August 2017) known as Senarath Attanayake was a Sri Lankan politician and lawyer.

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Senate of Ceylon

The Senate was the upper chamber of the parliament of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) established in 1947 by the Soulbury Commission.

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Seyed Ali Zahir Moulana

Seyed Ali Zahir Moulana (born 25 June 1956) is a Sri Lankan politician, former diplomat and local government activist.

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Shasheendra Rajapaksa

Shasheendra Kumara Rajapaksa (known as Shasheendra Rajapaksa) is a Sri Lankan politician who was Chief Minister of Uva Province in Sri Lanka from 2009 to 2015., and former Basnayake Nilame (Lay Custodian) of the Ruhunu Maha Kataragama devalaya.

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Shiranthi Rajapaksa

Shiranthi Rajapaksa (born Wickramasinghe) ශිරන්ති වික්‍රමසිංහ රාජපක්ෂ is the wife of the sixth President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa and was the First Lady of Sri Lanka from 2005 to 2015.

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Shirley Corea

Srikumaradas Charles Shirley Corea (7 March 1906 – 5 March 1974) was a Sri Lankan politician and Member of Parliament, representing Chilaw.

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Simon Abeywickrema

Simon Abeywickrema (1903 - 2 May 1948) was a Sri Lankan politician.

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Sir

Sir is an honorific address used in a number of situations in many anglophone cultures.

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Sirimavo Bandaranaike

Sirima Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaike (සිරිමා රත්වත්තේ ඩයස් බණ්ඩාරනායක, சிறிமா ரத்வத்தே டயஸ் பண்டாரநாயக்கே; 17 April 1916 – 10 October 2000), commonly known as Sirimavo Bandaranaike, was a Sri Lankan stateswoman.

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Solicitor General of Sri Lanka

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Solomon Dias Bandaranaike

Sir Solomon Dias Abeywickrema Jayatilleke Senewiratna Rajakumaruna Kadukeralu Bandaranaike, KCMG, Maha Mudaliyar, JP (Sinhala: සොලමන් ඩයස් බන්ඩාරනායක) (22 May 1862 – 31 July 1946) was a Ceylonese colonial-era headmen.

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Soranatota Electoral District

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Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka Muslim Congress

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Sri Lankan Chetties

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Sri Lankan Civil War

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Srima Dissanayake

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State Council of Ceylon

The State Council of Ceylon was the unicameral legislature for Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), established in 1931 by the Donoughmore Constitution.

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Sunethra Bandaranaike

Sunethra Bandaranaike is a Sri Lankan philanthropist and a socialite.

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Surangani Ellawala

Surangani Visaka Ellawala (1939 – 14 March 2016) was a Sri Lankan politician who served as 9th Governor of the Central Province of Sri Lanka from 27 January 2015 to 14 March 2016.

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Suranimala Rajapaksha

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Susil Moonesinghe

Susil Moonesinghe (11 February 1930 – 30 November 2012) was a Sri Lankan lawyer, politician and diplomat and former Chairman of State Trading Wholesale Company Ltd.

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T. B. Ekanayake

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T. B. Ilangaratne

Navam Mawatha in Colombo --> Tikiri Bandara Ilangaratne (27 February 1913 – 21 May 1992) was a Sri Lankan politician, author, dramatist, and theater actor he was Member of Parliament for Kandy, Galaha, Hewaheta and Kolonnawa in Colombo district.

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T. F. Jayawardena

Major Theodore Frederick "Freddy" Jayewardene (25 March 1911 – ?) was a Ceylonese politician.

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T. G. Jayewardene

Colonel Theodore Godfrey Wijesinghe Jayewardene, JP, CLI (June 17, 1872 – 1945; also known as T. G. Jayewardene) was a Ceylonese (Sri Lankan) engineer, politician and military officer.

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Tamara Ilangaratne

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Temple of the Tooth

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Thalatha Atukorale

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Tharaka Balasuriya

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The Sunday Leader

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Theodore Braybrooke Panabokke

Theodore Braybrooke Panabokke (11 May 1909 – 1989) was Sri Lankan politician, lawyer and diplomat.

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Thomas Amarasuriya

Thomas Amarasuriya, OBE (17 June 1907 – 5 May 1979) was a Ceylonese planter and politician.

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Tikiri Bandara Panabokke I

Tikiri Bandara Panabokke I was a Ceylonese colonial-era legislator.

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Tikiri Bandara Panabokke II

Sir Tikiri Bandara Panabokke II (known as Sir Tikiri Bandara Panabokke Adigar) (28 March 1883 – 2 September 1963) was a Ceylonese, prominent colonial era legislator, lawyer and diplomat.

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Tissa Wijeyeratne

Suratissa Diyasena Wijeyeratne (Sinhala: සුරතිස්ස දියසේන විජයරත්න) (17 February 1923 – 11 July 2002) (known as Tissa Wijeyeratne) was a Sri Lankan politician, diplomat, barrister and businessman.

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Udena Wijerathna

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Udith Lokubandara

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Udugama

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United National Party

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University of Sri Jayewardenepura

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Upali Wijewardene

Philip Upali Wijewardene (උපාලි විජේවර්ධන; 17 February 1938 – 13 February 1983) was a Sri Lankan business magnate.

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V. P. Ganesan

Vythilingam Palanisamy Ganesan(Known as V. P. Ganesan) was a Sri Lankan trade unionist, politician, film producer and actor.

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Vasudeva Nanayakkara

Vasudeva Nanayakkara (born 3 January 1939) is a veteran left-wing Sri Lankan politician, Member of Parliament and a former presidential candidate.

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Victor Corea

Charles Edward Victor Seneviratne Corea was born in Chilaw, Sri Lanka on 29 January 1871 to Charles Edward Bandaranaike Corea, a famous lawyer, and Henrietta Seneviratne.

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Victor Tennekoon

Deshamanya Justice Victor Tennekoon QC (9 September 1914 – April 1990) was a leading Sri Lankan academic, judge and jurist.

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Vidane Arachchi

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Vidura Wickremanayake

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Vijaya Kumaratunga

Kovilage Anton Vijaya Kumaranatunga (කොවිලගේ ඇන්ටන් විජය කුමාරණතුංග; விஜய_குமாரணதுங்க; 9 October 1945 – 16 February 1988), also known as Vijaya Kumaranatunga, was a Sri Lankan film actor and politician, married to former Sri Lankan president Chandrika Kumaranatunga from 1978 until his assassination in 1988.

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Visakha Wijeyeratne

Visakha Wijeyeratne (née Bulankulame) (17 March 1935 – 13 April 1999) was a Sri Lankan artist, painter, sculptor, writer and social worker.

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Viswanather Casipillai

Viswanather Casipillai was a Crown Proctor and co-founder of the Jaffna Hindu College.

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Vivienne Goonewardena

Violet Vivienne ("Vivi") Goonewardena (18 September 1916 – 3 October 1996) was a Sri Lankan pioneer socialist and feminist.

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W. J. M. Lokubandara

Wijesinghe Jayaweera Mudiyanselage Lokubandara (Sinhala:විජෙසිංහ ජයවීර මුදියන්සේලාගේ ලොකුබණඩාර, Tamil:விஜேசிங்க ஜயவீர முதியன்சேலாகே லொக்குபண்டார), commonly known as W. J. M. Lokubandara, is a Sri Lankan politician who was Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka from 2004 to 2010 and Governor of Sabaragamuwa Province from 2010 to 2015.

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Wasantha Aluwihare

Wasantha Aluwihare (born 16 July 1962) is a Sri Lankan politician from Matale and a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka belonging to the United National Party.

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Weerasinghe Mallimarachchi

Member of Parliament from 1977 to 1994 Deputy Mayor Colombo 1970-1971 Member Colombo Municipal Council 1962-1977 District Minister of Colombo 1978-1988 Minister of Petroleum Services 1988-1989 State Minister of Industries 1989-1990 Weerasinghe Mallimarachchi (died 24 October 1994) was the Cabinet Minister of Food / Co-operative and Janasaviya) of United National Party government from 1990-94. He was elected to parliament in 1977 & re-elected in 1989 and in 1994 from the Kolonnawa electorate in Colombo district. Parliamentary election of 1994. But his political life was cut short when he was assassinated by a female suicide bomber of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) while attending an election rally in support of Gamini Dissanayake, for the Presidential election of 1994.

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Wijayapala Mendis

Thenahandi Wijayapala Hector Mendis (16 December 1928 – 1 September 2012) was a Sri Lankan politician and a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka.

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William Ellawala

William Ellawala (born 1834) was a Ceylonese legislator.

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William Gopallawa

William Gopallawa, MBE (Sinhala: විලියම් ගොපල්ලව, வில்லியம் கோபள்ளவா) (17 September 1896 – 31 January 1981) was the last Governor-General of Ceylon from 1962 to 1972 and became the first (non-executive) President of Sri Lanka when Ceylon declared itself a republic in 1972 and changed its name to Sri Lanka.

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Yapahuwa Electoral District

Yapahuwa electoral district was an electoral district of Sri Lanka between March 1960 and February 1989.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_political_families_in_Sri_Lanka

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