Famous Ananda College Alumni People

Famous Ananda College Alumni

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List Criteria: People on this list must have gone to Ananda College and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Ananda College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Ananda College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Ananda College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Ananda College are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Ananda College.

List is made up of graduates like Arjuna Ranatunga and Herbert Sri Nissanka.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Ananda College?” and “Which celebrities are Ananda College alumni?”



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    Field Marshal Gardihewa Sarath Chandralal Fonseka, RWP, RSP, VSV, USP, rcds, psc is a Sri Lankan military leader who was the first Sri Lankan Army officer to be promoted to the rank of Field Marshal. He was the eighteenth Commander of Sri Lankan Army, under his command Sri Lankan forces ended the ...more

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    • Profession: Politician, Soldier, Military Officer
    • Age: age 65
    • Birthplace: Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka
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    Rohitha Bogollagama
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    Chandrasekera Rohitha Bandara Bogollagama is a Sri Lankan politician and the current Sri Lanka Freedom Party chief organiser for the Kotte Electorate. He had also served as the Cabinet Minister of Foreign Affairs from 28 January 2007 until he was defeated in the General Elections held on 8 April 2010, ...more

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    • Profession: Lawyer
    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: North Western Province, Sri Lanka
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    N. M. Perera
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    Nanayakkarapathirage Martin Perera, better known as Dr. N. M. Perera, was one of the leaders of the Sri Lankan Trotskyist Lanka Sama Samaja Party. He was the first Trotskyist to become a cabinet minister.more

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    • Profession: Politician
    • Age: Died at 74 (1905-1979)
    • Birthplace: Sri Lanka
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    Malaka Dewapriya
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    Malaka Dewapriya Sinhala: මාලක දේවප්‍රිය, IPA: is a Sri Lankan film maker, visual artist, Sri Lankan writer, Sinhala Radio Play writer, short film and video director .more

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    • Profession: Writer, Film Director
    • Age: age 36
    • Birthplace: Sri Lanka
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    Ranasinghe Hettiarachchige Tudor Edward Ranasinghe Gunasekara is a former Sri Lankan politician and diplomat. He was former Member of Parliament, District Minister for Gampaha in President JR Jayawardene's United National Party government. Later, he served as the first Sri Lanka Ambassador to Poland, ...more

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    • Profession: Politician, Diplomat
    • Age: age 80
    • Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka
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    Arjuna Ranatunga is a Sri Lankan politician, former international cricketer and cricket administrator. He served as the captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team for much of the 1990s, and the team won the 1996 Cricket World Cup under his leadership. He is appointed Minister of Ports and MP of the ...more

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    • Profession: Politician, Cricketer
    • Age: age 52
    • Birthplace: Gampaha, Eurasia, Sri Lanka, Western Province, Gampaha District
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    Dullas Daham Kumara Alahapperuma is a Sri Lankan politician, former Cabinet Minister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development and a National List member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka.more

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    • Profession: Journalist
    • Age: age 56
    • Birthplace: Sri Lanka
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    W. S. Karunaratne
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    Wijesinghe Sugathadasa Karunaratne was a well known Buddhist scholar and a fiercely independent thinker. He was affectionately known by the Sri Lankan masses as "W.S." and as "The Don" by the academia. W.S. was born on 24 December 1928 in Katugastota, a small village in the Kandy district, Sri Lanka.more

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    • Profession: Diplomat
    • Age: Died at 58 (1928-1986)
    • Birthplace: Katugastota, Sri Lanka
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    Herbert Sri Nissanka, KC was a Ceylonese lawyer and statesmen. Elected to the first post independence parliament, he was one of the founding members of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party.more

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    • Profession: Lawyer
    • Birthplace: Sri Lanka
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    Curuppumullage Jinarajadasa
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    Curuppumullage Jinarajadasa was an author, occultist, freemason and theosophist. The fourth president of the Theosophical Society, Jinarajadasa's interests and writings included religion, philosophy, literature, art, science and occult chemistry. He was also a rare linguist, who had the ability to work ...more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1875-1953)
    • Birthplace: Sri Lanka
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    Imiya Mudiyanselage Raphael Abhayawansa Iriyagolla was a Sri Lankan politician.more

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    • Profession: Politician
    • Birthplace: Sri Lanka
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    Karu Jayasuriya
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    Deshabandu Karu Jayasuriya is the current Cabinet Minister of Buddha Sasana, Public Administration, Democratic Governance and chairman of the Leadership Council of the United National Party, the main Opposition party of Sri Lanka and former deputy Leader of the United National Party, and Ex Cabinet ...more

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    • Profession: Politician, Diplomat
    • Age: age 75
    • Birthplace: Eurasia, Sri Lanka, Asia, South Asia
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    Premakeerthi de Alwis
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    Samaraweera Mudalige Don Premakeerthi de Alwis was a Sri Lankan radio and television broadcaster and lyricist. He was assassinated during the 1987–89 JVP Insurrection.more

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    • Profession: Lyricist, Broadcaster, TV Personality
    • Age: Died at 42 (1947-1989)
    • Birthplace: Sri Lanka
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    Dingiri Banda Welagedera also known as D. B. Welagedera was the Minister of Plan Implementation and a former Member of Parliament representing Kurunegala District. Welagedera served as the 1st Governor of North Central Province. He was appointed on May 1988 and was Governor until May 1989. He was ...more

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    • Birthplace: Polgahawela, Sri Lanka
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    Vikramabahu Karunaratne is a Sri Lankan politician and he contested for the Sri Lankan presidential election.more

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    • Profession: Politician
    • Age: age 72
    • Birthplace: Lunugala, Sri Lanka
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    Sunanda Mahendra

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    Sunanda Mahendra
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    Sunanda Mahendra’s Ogha Tharanaya won the State Literary Award for the best Sinhala poetry collection, 2006. Many poems from the collection are now translated into English. He has won the State Literary Award for the best original play script, the best research work and the best two Sinhala novels. He ...more

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    • Age: age 77
    • Birthplace: Sri Lanka
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    Dayananda Gunawardena
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    Dayananda Gunawardena was a Sri Lankan playwright, actor, lyricist, dramatist, radio play producer, and Sinhala Radio Play writer.more

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    • Profession: Lyricist, Actor, Playwright
    • Age: age 81
    • Birthplace: Sri Lanka
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    P. B. G. Kalugalla

    Punchi Banda Gunathilleke Kalugalla, known as "P.B.G. Kalugalla", was a Sri Lankan politician, Cabinet Minister and diplomat.more

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    • Profession: Lawyer
    • Age: Died at 87 (1920-2007)
    • Birthplace: Sri Lanka
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    L. H. Sumanadasa

    Lokusatu Heva Sumanadasa, was a pilot, engineer, educator, Vice Chancellor of the University of Ceylon and founder of the University of Moratuwa.more

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    • Birthplace: British Ceylon, Sri Lanka
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    Indradasa Hettiarachchi was a former Minister of Industries and Member of Parliament representing Horana in the Kalutara District, Sri Lanka. He was educated at Ananda College Colombo and Nalanda College Colombo.more

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    • Profession: Farmer
    • Birthplace: Kalutara, Sri Lanka
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