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Deshamanya Winners List

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List of Deshamanya winners from every year the award has been given out. All Deshamanya winners are listed below in order of popularity, but can be sorted by any column. People who won the Deshamanya award are listed along with photos for every Deshamanya winner that has a picture associated with their name online. You can click on the name of the Deshamanya award recipients to get more information about each. People who won the Deshamanya are usually listed by year, but on this list you've got a complete list of Deshamanya winners from all years. If this proves to not be a full list of Deshamanya winners, you can help make it so by adding to this one. This list includes the most memorable and well-known Deshamanya winners of all time. Anybody who won the Deshamanya usually has a picture associated with their name, so all the Deshamanya-winning people are listed here with photos when available. This list spans the history of the Deshamanya, so most of the famous Deshamanya winners are here and can be a good starting point for making a list of your favorites. This list answers the question "who are all the people who have ever won Deshamanya?" If you're looking for all the nominees, you can click the links above the title of this page to the Listopedia page where you'll find a directory of award nominees, as well as the rest of the award winners lists we have. You're able to copy this factual list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share with your friends. List items include Nandadasa Kodagoda, D.S. Attygalle and more. (26 items)
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A. H. Sheriffdeen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Deshamanya Winners List
A. H. Sheriffdeen
Deshamanya A. H. Sheriffdeen is a Sri Lankan Surgeon, academic and voluntary worker.
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Bakeer Markar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Deshamanya Winners List
Bakeer Markar
Deshamanya Marhoom Al Haj Mohammed Abdul Bakeer Markar (12 May 1917 – 10 September 1997) was a Sri Lankan politician. He was the Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka and Governor of the ...more
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Bradman Weerakoon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Deshamanya Winners List
Bradman Weerakoon
Deshamanya Robin Bradman Weerakoon, CCS (born 20 October 1930) is a Sri Lankan civil servant. As a senior bureaucrat of the Sri Lankan government, he served nine Sri Lankan heads of state in a ...more
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Denis Perera is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Deshamanya Winners List
Denis Perera
General Deshamanya Joseph Everard Denis Perera, VSV, FCMI, ndc, psc, SLE (10 October 1930 – 11 August 2013) was a Sri Lankan General, military engineer and a diplomat who served as Commander of ...more
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Doreen Young Wickremasinghe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Deshamanya Winners List
Doreen Young Wickremasinghe
Doreen Wickremasinghe (née Young; 1907 - 29 May 2000) was a British leftist who became a prominent Communist politician in Sri Lanka and a Member of Parliament (MP). She was one of the ...more
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E. L. B. Hurulle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Deshamanya Winners List
E. L. B. Hurulle
Deshamanya Edwin Loku Bandara Hurulle was a Sri Lankan Member of Parliament, diplomat and Provincial Governor who served as Cabinet Minister of Communications in Prime Minister Dudley ...more
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Geoffrey Bawa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Deshamanya Winners List
Deshamanya Geoffrey Manning Bawa, FRIBA was a Sri Lankan architect. He is the most renowned architect in Sri Lanka and was among the most influential Asian architects of his generation. He is ...more
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H. L. de Silva is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Deshamanya Winners List
Herman Leonard de Silva (28 January 1928 – 7 April 2009) PC was a Sri Lankan lawyer and diplomat. He was the former Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations (New York). He was ...more
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Harry Jayawardena is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Deshamanya Winners List
Harry Jayawardena
Don Harold Stassen Jayawardena (born 17 August 1942 in Ja-Ela, Sri Lanka), widely known as Harry Jayawardena, is a Sri Lankan business magnate and investor. He is currently chairman of ...more
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James Peter Obeyesekere III is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Deshamanya Winners List
Deshamanya James Peter Obeyesekere III (14 July 1915 – 23 October 2007) was a Sri Lankan politician and aviator. A Senator, he was also a Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and
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Ken Balendra is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Deshamanya Winners List
Ken Balendra
Deshamanya Kandiah (Ken) Balendra (born 1940) is a Sri Lankan corporate leader and executive, who holds and has held many corporate positions in Sri Lanka and the region. He served as the first ...more
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Lalith Kotelawala is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Deshamanya Winners List
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. He was ...more
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Mahesh Amalean is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Deshamanya Winners List
Mahesh Amalean
Deshamanya Mahesh Amalean (born 4 April 1955) is a Sri Lankan engineer and industrialist. He is the current Chairman of MAS Holdings.
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Nandadasa Kodagoda is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Deshamanya Winners List
Deshamanya Professor Nandadasa Kodagoda MRCP, MD was the former Vice Chancellor of the University of Colombo. He was graduated as a doctor in 1956 and initially worked for government hospitals ...more
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Nandadeva Wijesekera is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Deshamanya Winners List
Nandadeva Wijesekera
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Neville Kanakeratne is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Deshamanya Winners List
Neville Kanakeratne
Deshamanya Neville T. D. Kanakaratna is a Sri Lankan lawyer, diplomat and scholar, who was the former Governor of the Southern Province. He was the Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States and ...more
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Nissanka Wijewardena is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Deshamanya Winners List
Nissanka Wijewardena
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Nissanka Wijeyeratne is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Deshamanya Winners List
Deshamanya Nissanka Parakrama Wijeyeratne (Sinhala: නිශ්ශංක පරාක්‍රම විජයරත්න) (14 June 1924 – 7 January 2007), known as Nissanka Wijeyeratne, was a Sri Lankan politician, civil servant, ...more
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Paddy Mendis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Deshamanya Winners List
Paddy Mendis
Air Chief Marshal Deshamanya Paddy Mendis MBIM, idc, psc, SLAF (born 1933) was the fourth Commander of the Royal Ceylon Air Force from 1971 to 1976.
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Radhika Coomaraswamy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Deshamanya Winners List
Radhika Coomaraswamy
Deshamanya Radhika Coomaraswamy (born 17 September 1953)is a Sri Lankan lawyer, diplomat and human rights advocate who served as the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Special ...more
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Richard Udugama is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Deshamanya Winners List
Richard Udugama
Major General Deshamanya Alexander Richard Udugama, MBE (11 November 1911 – 14 May 1995) was a Sri Lankan military leader, politician and diplomat. Former Army Commander (1964–1966), he was ...more
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Sepala Attygalle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Deshamanya Winners List
Sepala Attygalle
General Deshamanya Don Sepala Attygalle, LVO, idc, psc, SLAC (1922 – January 2001) was a Sri Lankan military leader, civil servant and diplomat. The longest serving Commander of the Sri Lankan ...more
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Sohli Captain is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Deshamanya Winners List
Sohli Captain
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V. Manicavasagar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Deshamanya Winners List
Deshamanya Manicavasagar Vaithalingam (December 17, 1906 - December 12, 1993) was a Sri Lankan lawyer, Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka, Chancellor of the University of Jaffna ...more
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Vernon Mendis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Deshamanya Winners List
Vernon Mendis
Deshamanya Dr Vernon Loraine Benjamin Mendis (5 December 1925 – 23 June 2010) was a prominent Sri Lankan diplomat, who served as the United Nations' Special Envoy to the Middle East. He is ...more