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Famous Ananda College Alumni

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 on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Politician, Soldier, Military Officer
    • Age: age 65
    • Birthplace: Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Lawyer
    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: North Western Province, Sri Lanka
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Politician
    • Age: Died at 74 (1905-1979)
    • Birthplace: Sri Lanka
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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 on Wikipedia
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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 on Wikipedia
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Politician, Cricketer
    • Age: age 52
    • Birthplace: Gampaha, Sri Lanka
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Journalist
    • Age: age 56
    • Birthplace: Sri Lanka
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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 on Wikipedia
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Lawyer
    • Birthplace: Sri Lanka
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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 on Wikipedia
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Politician
    • Birthplace: Sri Lanka
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Politician, Diplomat
    • Age: age 75
    • Birthplace: Sri Lanka
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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 on Wikipedia
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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 on Wikipedia
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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 on Wikipedia
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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’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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 77
    • Birthplace: Sri Lanka
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    Dayananda Gunawardena was a Sri Lankan playwright, actor, lyricist, dramatist, radio play producer, and Sinhala Radio Play writer. more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Lyricist, Actor, Playwright
    • Age: age 81
    • Birthplace: Sri Lanka
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    P. B. G. Kalugalla

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    Punchi Banda Gunathilleke Kalugalla, known as "P.B.G. Kalugalla", was a Sri Lankan politician, Cabinet Minister and diplomat. more on Wikipedia
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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 on Wikipedia
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Farmer
    • Birthplace: Kalutara, Sri Lanka
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