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Politicians

 

Presidents of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

 

Current President & former Prime Minister.

 

Ministers and Legislators of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

 

Current

 

Cabinet Minister (Irrigation and Water Resources Management)., current President of the Executive Board of World Health Assembly., former Chairman of the Executive Board of World Health Organization.

Cabinet Minister of Environment.

Cabinet Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development.

Cabinet Minister of Child Development and Women's Affairs.

Deputy Minister of Ports and Highways.

Deputy Speaker of the Parliament.

Member of the Parliament.

Member of the Parliament., Chairman of the United National Party (UNP), Sri Lanka., former Cabinet Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management.

Chief Minister of North Western Province.

  • Hon. Prasann Shamal Senarath

Opposition leader of North Western Province Council.

  • Hon. Sisira Jayakody

Provincial Councilor  of Western Province, Attorney at Law.

  • Hon. M. W. Aruna Pradeep

Mayor of Ambalangoda, Attorney at Law.

 

Former

 

Member of the Parliament.

Acting Prime Minister., Cabinet Minister of Transport.

Cabinet Minister of Education and Cultural Affairs.

Member of Parliament., former Dean of Economics Department of Kelaniya University. 

Minister Assisting Foreign Affairs.

Minister of Youth Affairs, State Minister of Labor and Vocational Training

Minister of Indigenous Medicine.

Cabinet Minister of Plantations.

Minister of Social Services., founding member of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).

Minister of Industries.

Member of the Parliament.

Minister of Plan Implementation., former Governor of the North Central Province.

Minister of Agriculture.

Member of the Parliament., former senior member of Lanka Samasamaja Party.

 

Prelates

 

Former Chief Incumbent of the Vajiraramaya Temple, Bambalapitiya, Sri Lanka.

Chancellor of University of Uva Vellassa, Sri Lanka., Chief Incumbent of the Kiriwehera, Katharagama, Sri Lanka., Chief Sanga Nayaka of Ruhunu Magampattuwa.

  • Most Venerable Bhikku Siridhamma Maha Thera

Dhamma book writer., Monk of Vajiraramaya Temple, Bambalapitiya, Sri Lanka.

Founder of Mithuru Mithuro Movement, Sri Lanka.

Resident of Buddangala Forest Hermitage.

  • Most Venerable Nugegoda Revatha

Monk of Bellanwila Rajamaha Viharaya, Sri Lanka.

  • Most Venerable Kadawatha Saminda

Formerly of Sakyamuni Sambuddha Vihara, Melbourne, Australia.

  • Most Venerable Minuwangoda Deepankara Thera

Monk of Mahamewnawa Bhawana Asapuwa, Sri Lanka.

  • Most Venerable Pagoda Janthawansa Thera

Monk of Bharathanaga Len Aranya Forest Hermitage, Thanthirimale, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

  • Most Venerable Dehiwala Ariyadhamma Thera

Monk of Siri Vajiranana Dharmayathanaya, Maharagama, Sri Lanka.

 

Academics

 

Professor of Surgery at the Colombia University of New York City, USA., Medical Director of The Center for Cancer Research and Genomic Medicine at The Valley Hospital, USA.

Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences and Professor of Surgery at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura., 22nd president of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka.

Director of Project Management Specialization of Schulich School of the Engineering University of Calgary, Canada.

Professor of the Department of Agriculture at the University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

Vice Chancellor of the Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka., former head of the Department of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka., former Director of Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka., founder president of Geo-Informatics Society of Sri Lanka. Professor of Geo-Informatics at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka., former head of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka., Director General of Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka.

Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

Founding head of the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka., Director of Microprocessor Based Training Programs for Developing Countries of the Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics, Italy.

First Sri Lankan Professor of the Department of Economics at University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

Former Dean of the Department of Economics at the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

Former Professor of Medicine, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine at University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Former Vice Chancellor of the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Former dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Former Acting Vice Chancellor and and the head of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Former president of the Institute of Chemistry, Ceylon. Former chairman of Royal Society of Chemistry, Sri Lanka.

Former dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Former Editor-In-Chief of the Sinhala Encyclopedia.

Adj. Professor of the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Trinity College, Toronto, Canada. Founder of Nalanda College of Buddhist Studies in Canada. Founding Editor of the Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies.

  • Professor Nihal Perera

Professor of Urban Planning at the Ball State University, Indiana, USA.

  • Professor Thulsi Wikramasinghe

Professor of Physics at the College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey, USA.

  • Professor Athula Gunawardena

Professor of the Department of Mathematics and Science at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA.

  • Professor Ranjan Perera

Associate Director of Genomic Genesis Research and Development Corporation Auckland, New Zealand.

  • Professor Deva Palitha de Silva

Dean of the International Open University  & Buddhist University, UK. UK Multi-Professional Tri-Lingual Lecturer (Sinhala, English, Spanish).

  • Professor Don Kulasiri

Professor of Computational Modelling and Head of Center for Advanced Computational Solutions, Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand.

  • Professor Sudasinghe Leelananda

Professor of the Department of Physics at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

  • Professor Jayaweerage Samantha

Professor of the International University of Fundamental Studies (Member of the Oxford Education Network), Saint Petersburg, Russia.

  • Professor Sardha Wijesoma

Former head of the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. Programming Director for Mobile Robotics of the Department of Instrumentation at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Senior Lecturer in Nuclear Physics at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

Former Vice Chancellor (Founder) of the Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka, the all entrepreneurial university in Sri Lanka.

  • Kala Keerthi, Kalasuri, Dr. S. Pani Bharata

Founder Dean of the Institute of Aesthetic Studies at the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

  • Dr. Kasun Hewage

Assistance Professor in Project and Construction Management at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan, Canada.

  • Dr. Mahinda Vilathgamuwa

Associate Processor of School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.

  • Dr. Sarath S. Kodithuwakku

Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Business Management at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Chairman Board of Study in Business Administration.

  • Dr. Janaka Wijayanayake

Head of the Information Technology Center at the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. Senior lecturer of the Department of Industrial Management at the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

  • Dr. Lakshman Galagedara

Senior lecturer in Agricultural Engineering at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Coordinator of Crossing Boundaries Project.

  • Dr. Uditha Gayashan Gunasekara

Senior lecturer of the Drama Theater & Image Art Unit of the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

Senior lecturer in Physics (Atmospheric & Lightning) at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. President of the Institute of Physics.

  • Dr. Rohitha Batugahage

Senior lecturer of the Department of Food Service and Technology at the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

  • Dr. M. P. Deeyamulla

Senior lecturer in Chemistry and the Director of the Career Guiding Unit at the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

  • Dr. Nimal Wijayarathna

Senior lecturer of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

  • Dr. Jehan Peiris

Former senior lecturer of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of  Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

  • Dr. Gayanga Weerasekara

Senior scientist of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at the Department of Health & Human Services, Atlanta, USA.

  • Dr. Nimal Punyasiri

Senior research officer at the Industrial Technology Institute, Sweden.

  • Dr. Neil Jayasuriya

Research lecturer of the Southern Clinical Division at the University of Queensland, Australia. Former registrar and senior registrar at the Colombo South Teaching Hospital.

  • Dr. Ryan Himansu Senaratne

Research scientist at the Ineos Bio Plant, Arkansas, USA.

  • Dr. Janak Wedagedara

Lecturer of the Institute of Mathematics at the University of Warwick, UK. Former senior lecturer of Mathematics at the University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

  • Dr. Sumedha Jayasena

Vice President of the Therapeutic Development, SomaGenics, Santa Cruz, California, USA.

  • Dr. Athula Sumathipala

Medical Consultant Bethlem and Maudsley Mental Health of National Health Service, UK. Former director of Bioethics Initiative Forum for Research and Development, Sri Lanka.

  • Dr. Chandana Herath

School of Electrical Computer & Telecommunication Engineering at the University of Wollongong, Australia.

  • Dr. Kumudu S. Munasinghe

Lecturer of School of Electrical and Information Engineering at the University of Sydney, Australia.

  • Dr. Kanishka Marasinghe

Associate processor and graduate coordinator of the Department of Physics and Astrophysics at the University of North Dakota, USA.

  • Chandima de Silva

Head of the Department of Statistics & Computer Science and senior lecturer at the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

  • Eng. Nihal Wanigathunga

Former head of the Department of Textile & Clothing Technology at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. Fromer chief student councilor at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

  • Eng. Indu Erandaka Wittachchi

Lecturer of the Australian Government Department of Defense at the School of Signals, Victoria, Australia.

  • Harsha Wijesinghe

Lecturer in e-business of the Department of Information Science at the University of Otago, New Zealand.

  • Chalinda Koshitha Beneragama

Lecturer of the Department of Crop Science at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

 

Civil Servants

 

  • Major General Vajira Wijeyagunawardena

Former Commissioner General of Prisons.

Chairman of Airport & Aviation Services Sri Lanka. Former Special Operations Platoon Commander of Sri Lanka Army.

Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka., former head of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka., Director General of Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka.

Chairman of State Engineering Corporation. Former chairman of State Development and Construction Corporation.

Former acting chairman and board member of the Computer and Information Technology Council (CINTEC). Board member of the Natural Resources Energy and Science Authority (NARESA).

Engineering consultant of the Ministry of Mass Media and Information, Sri Lanka. Former chairman and a board member of Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation. Former secretary of the Ministry of Tertiary Education and Training, Sri Lanka. Secretary of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunication, Sri Lanka. Former director of Telecommunications.

Vice president of the Commonwealth Games Federation. Chairman of the National Olympic Council Committee. Former secretary of the Prime Minister, Sri Lanka. Former chairman of Sri Lanka Telecom Ltd. Former chairman of Airport and Aviation Authority.

Former vice chancellor of the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Former secretary of the Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka. First Ceylonese director general of Radio Ceylon. Founder chairman of Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation.

Former general manager of the then Ceylon Government Railway (present Sri Lanka Government Railway). First Ceylonese chief mechanical engineer of the then Ceylon Government Railway.

  • Dr. Irwin Jayasuriya

Former chairman of the Ceylon Transport Board.

  • Dr. P. Amarasinghe

Former deputy governor of the Central Bank, Sri Lanka. Former chairman of the People's Bank, Sri Lanka.

  • Ramal Siriwardane

Former chairman of the Central Transport Board, Sri Lanka.

  • K. H. S. Gunathilake

Former chairman of the Galoya Board. Former director general of the Mahaweli Authority.

  • Ridgeway Thilakeratne

Former government agent of Polonnaruwa, Hambanthota and Ratnapura districts of Sri Lanka. Permanent secretary of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Sri Lanka. Former director general of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation.

  • Douglus Umagaliya

Former government agent of Colombo District, Sri Lanka.

Former Solicitor general of the Attorney Generals Department, Sri Lanka.

Former Solicitor general of the Attorney Generals Department, Sri Lanka.

  • S. D. C. Samaratunga

Former chairman of the Lotteries Board, Sri Lanka. Former government agent of Kaluthara District, Sri Lanka.

Former vice chairman of Airport and Aviation Services. Former director of Rehabilitation Services.

  • Dr. Nandadeva Wijesekara

Former commissioner of Official Languages at the Eminent Authority of Art, Sri Lanka.

  • Lincolin Perera

Former chairman of the Janatha Estates Development Board (JEDB). Former secretary of the Ministry of Plantation, Sri Lanka.

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