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List Rules 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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Sarath Fonseka is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Ananda College Alumni
Sarath Fonseka Politician, Soldier, Military Officer 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 ...more

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Rohitha Bogollagama is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Ananda College Alumni
Rohitha Bogollagama Lawyer 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 ...more

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N. M. Perera is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Ananda College Alumni
N. M. Perera Politician 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 ...more

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Malaka Dewapriya is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Ananda College Alumni
Malaka Dewapriya Writer, Film Director 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 .

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Tudor Gunasekara is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Ananda College Alumni
Tudor Gunasekara Politician, Diplomat 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 ...more

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Arjuna Ranatunga is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Ananda College Alumni
Arjuna Ranatunga Politician, Cricketer 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 ...more

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Dullas Alahapperuma is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Ananda College Alumni
Dullas Alahapperuma Journalist 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.

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W. S. Karunaratne is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Ananda College Alumni
W. S. Karunaratne Diplomat 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 ...more

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Herbert Sri Nissanka is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Ananda College Alumni
Herbert Sri Nissanka Lawyer 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.

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Curuppumullage Jinarajadasa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Ananda College Alumni
Curuppumullage Jinarajadasa Curuppumullage Jinarajadasa was an author, occultist, freemason and theosophist. The fourth president of the Theosophical Society, Jinarajadasa's interests and writings included religion, ...more

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I. M. R. A. Iriyagolla is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Ananda College Alumni
I. M. R. A. Iriyagolla Politician Imiya Mudiyanselage Raphael Abhayawansa Iriyagolla was a Sri Lankan politician.

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Karu Jayasuriya is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Ananda College Alumni
Karu Jayasuriya Politician, Diplomat 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 ...more

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Premakeerthi de Alwis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Ananda College Alumni
Premakeerthi de Alwis Lyricist, Broadcaster, TV Personality 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.

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Dingiri Bandara Welagedara is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Ananda College Alumni
Dingiri Bandara Welagedara 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 ...more

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Vikramabahu Karunaratne is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Ananda College Alumni
Vikramabahu Karunaratne Politician Vikramabahu Karunaratne is a Sri Lankan politician and he contested for the Sri Lankan presidential election.

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Sunanda Mahendra is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Ananda College Alumni
Sunanda Mahendra 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 ...more

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Dayananda Gunawardena is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Ananda College Alumni
Dayananda Gunawardena Lyricist, Actor, Playwright Dayananda Gunawardena was a Sri Lankan playwright, actor, lyricist, dramatist, radio play producer, and Sinhala Radio Play writer.

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P. B. G. Kalugalla is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Ananda College Alumni
P. B. G. Kalugalla Lawyer Punchi Banda Gunathilleke Kalugalla, known as "P.B.G. Kalugalla", was a Sri Lankan politician, Cabinet Minister and diplomat.

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L. H. Sumanadasa is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Ananda College Alumni
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.

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Indradasa Hettiarachchi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Ananda College Alumni
Indradasa Hettiarachchi Farmer 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 ...more

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P. Dayaratna is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Ananda College Alumni
P. Dayaratna Petikirige Dayaratna is a Sri Lankan politician and a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka. He was elected to Ampara electorate in 1977 as a Member of Parliament from the United National

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Tissa Vitharana is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Ananda College Alumni
Tissa Vitharana Professor Tissa Vitharana is a Sri Lankan professor and politician, current Cabinet Minister of Technology and Research and a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka. Educated at Trinity College, Kandy and ...more

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B. D. Rampala is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Ananda College Alumni
B. D. Rampala Bamunusinghearachchige Don Rampala, MBE was Chief Mechanical Engineer and later general manager of Sri Lanka Railways. He was the first native Sri Lankan to hold the post of Chief Mechanical ...more

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Rajitha Senaratne is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Ananda College Alumni
Rajitha Senaratne Nambukara Helambage Rajitha Harischandra Senaratne MP is the Sri Lanka's Cabinet Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine and a Member of Parliament representing the Kalutara District. He was ...more

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Titus Thotawatte is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Ananda College Alumni
Titus Thotawatte Screenwriter, Film Editor, Film Director Titus Thotawatte was a Sri Lankan director and editor. He made several popular and technically skilled Sri Lankan action movies in the 1960s and 1970s and later developed Sinhala children's ...more

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Basil Rajapaksa is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Ananda College Alumni
Basil Rajapaksa Basil Rohana Rajapaksa is a Sri Lankan politician and member of parliament for the Gampaha District. He was the previous National organizer of Sri Lanka Freedom Party and Former Cabinet Minister ...more

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V. Navaratnam is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Ananda College Alumni
V. Navaratnam Lawyer Vaithianathan Navaratnam was a Sri Lankan Tamil lawyer, politician and Member of Parliament.

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N. R. Rajavarothiam is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Ananda College Alumni
N. R. Rajavarothiam Navaratnasingam Ratnavarothiam Rajavarothiam was a Ceylon Tamil politician and Member of Parliament.

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Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Ananda College Alumni
Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra was a Sri Lankan politician a former member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka and Adviser to President Mahinda Rajapaksa. He was killed along with his bodyguards ...more

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Chan Htoon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Ananda College Alumni
Chan Htoon Justice Chan Htoon was Attorney General and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Burma, and the architect of the first constitution of Burma in 1947. He was educated at Ananda College in ...more