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Famous Politicians from Sri Lanka

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List of famous politicians from Sri Lanka, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Sri Lanka politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Sri Lanka politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Sri Lanka and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Sri Lanka, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan and E. W. Perera are included on this list.

You can click on the names of these renowned politicians of Sri Lanka in order to get more information about each one.
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  • 1
    A. Amirthalingam

    A. Amirthalingam

    Dec. at 62 (1927-1989)

    BirthplacePannagam

    NationalitySri Lanka

    Appapillai Amirthalingam (Tamil: அப்பாப்பிள்ளை அமிர்தலிங்கம், 26 August 1927 – 13 July 1989)... more on Wikipedia
  • 2

    A. D. Champika Premadasa

    Age: 71

    BirthplaceSri Lanka

    NationalitySri Lanka

    Abathenna Devayalage Champika Premadasa (born November 4, 1948) is a Sri Lankan politician and... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    A. Ekanayake Gunasinha

    A. Ekanayake Gunasinha

    Dec. at 76 (1891-1967)

    BirthplaceKandy District, Kandy, Eurasia, Sri Lanka, Central Province

    NationalitySri Lanka

    Alexander Ekanayake Gunasinha (1 May 1891 – 1 August 1967) was a pioneering trade union leader... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    A. H. M. Azwer
    Abdul Hameed Mohamed Azwer (8 February 1937 – 29 August 2017) was a Sri Lankan politician and... more on Wikipedia
  • 5

    A. H. M. Fowzie

    Age: 82

    BirthplaceEurasia, Sri Lanka, Asia, South Asia

    NationalitySri Lanka

    Abdul Hameed Mohamed Fowzie (born 13 October 1937) is a Sri Lankan politician, a member of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 6

    A. L. Abdul Majeed

    Dec. at 55 (1932-1987)

    BirthplaceEurasia, Sri Lanka, Asia, South Asia

    NationalitySri Lanka

    Abdul Latiff Abdul Majeed (15 November 1933 – 13 November 1987) was a Sri Lankan politician... more on Wikipedia
  • 7

    A. L. M. Athaullah

    Age: 62

    BirthplaceEurasia, Sri Lanka, Asia, South Asia

    NationalitySri Lanka

    Ahamed Lebbe Maraikkar Athaullah is a Sri Lankan politician. He is a representative of Ampara... more on Wikipedia
  • 8

    A. P. Jagath Pushpakumara

    Age: 56

    BirthplaceEurasia, Sri Lanka, Asia, South Asia

    NationalitySri Lanka

    Arukathu Patabendige Jagath Pushpakumara (ආරුකට්ටු පටබැඳිලාගේ ජගත් පුෂ්පකුමාර) is a Sri... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    A. R. M. Abdul Cader

    BirthplaceSri Lanka

    NationalitySri Lanka

    Abdul Rahim Mohideen Abdul Cader (30 October 1936 – 3 October 2015) was a Sri Lankan... more on Wikipedia
  • 10

    Abeyratne Ratnayaka

    Ratnayake Wasala Mudiyanselage Abeyratne Ratnayaka (7 January 1900 - 1977) was a Sri Lankan... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Ahmed Hussain Macan Markar

    Ahmed Hussain Macan Markar

    Dec. at 92 (1893-1985)

    BirthplaceSri Lanka

    NationalitySri Lanka

    Ahmed Hussain Macan Markar (27 April 1911 - 15 July 1985) was a Ceylonese (Sri Lankan)... more on Wikipedia
  • 12

    Ajith Nivard Cabraal

    Age: 65

    BirthplaceEurasia, Sri Lanka, Asia, South Asia

    NationalitySri Lanka

    Ajith Nivard Cabraal (born 14 December 1954) is a former governor of the Central Bank of Sri... more on Wikipedia
  • 13

    Amara Piyaseeli Ratnayake

    Ratnayake Mudiyanselage Amara Piyaseeli Ratnayake is a Sri Lankan politician and was the 9th... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Anil Moonesinghe

    Anil Moonesinghe

    Dec. at 75 (1927-2002)

    BirthplaceSri Lanka

    NationalitySri Lanka

    Anil Moonesinghe (15 February 1927 – 8 December 2002) was a Sri Lankan Trotskyist... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Anura Bandaranaike

    Anura Bandaranaike

    Dec. at 59 (1949-2008)

    BirthplaceColombo, Sri Lanka

    NationalitySri Lanka

    Anura Priyadarshi Solomon Dias Bandaranaike (February 15, 1949 – March 16, 2008) was a Sri... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Anura Priyadharshana Yapa

    BirthplaceNorth Western Province, Eurasia, Kurunegala, Sri Lanka, Kurunegala District

    NationalitySri Lanka

    Yapa Appuhamilage Anura Priyadharshana (known as Anura Priyadharshana Yapa born 18 January... more on Wikipedia
  • 17

    Anuruddha Ratwatte

    Dec. at 73 (1938-2011)

    BirthplaceKandy District, Kandy, Eurasia, Sri Lanka, Central Province

    NationalitySri Lanka

    General Anuruddha Leuke Ratwatte, known as "Anuruddha Ratwatte", was a Sri Lankan politician... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Arjuna Ranatunga

    BirthplaceGampaha, Sri Lanka

    NationalitySri Lanka

    Deshamanya Arjuna Ranatunga (Sinhala: අර්ජුන රණතුංග; born 1 December 1963) is a former Sri... more on Wikipedia
  • 19

    Arumugam Thondaman

    Age: 55

    BirthplaceEurasia, Sri Lanka, Asia, South Asia

    NationalitySri Lanka

    Savumiamoorthy Arumugan Ramanathan Thondaman (born 29 May 1964 ) (known as Arumugan... more on Wikipedia
  • 20

    Arunachalam Mahadeva

    Dec. at 84 (1885-1969)

    BirthplaceColombo, Sri Lanka

    NationalitySri Lanka

    Arunachalam Mahadeva (Tamil: அருணாசலம் மகாதேவா, romanized: Aruṇācalam Makātēvā; 5 October 1885... more on Wikipedia
  • 21

    Asoka Girihagama

    Age: 61

    BirthplaceEurasia, Sri Lanka, Vavuniya District

    NationalitySri Lanka

    Asoka Girihagama is the current Ambassador to Oman. Prior to the appointment he was a Director... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Asoka Karunaratne

    Asoka Karunaratne

    Dec. at 72 (1916-1988)

    BirthplaceKegalle, Sri Lanka

    NationalitySri Lanka

    N. H. Asoka Mahanama Karunaratne (26 January 1916 – 24 February 1988) (known as Asoka... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Athauda Seneviratne (born 19 September 1931) is a Sri Lankan politician and a former member of... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Athula Wijesinghe
    Athula Wijesinghe was the Chief Minister of North Western Province between 2002 and 2013. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 25

    Athuraliye Rathana Thero

    Athuraliye Rathana is a Sri Lankan politician and a member of the Parliament of Sri... more on Wikipedia