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List of famous alumni from Richmond College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Richmond College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Richmond College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Richmond 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 Richmond College.

This list has a variety of graduates, like Ally Walker and Ediriweera Sarachchandra, in it.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Richmond College?” and “Which celebrities are Richmond College alumni?”
Gamini Haththotuwegama is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Richmond College Alumni
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Gamini Kalyanadarsha Haththotuwegama was a Sri Lankan playwright, director, actor, critic and educator. He was widely known as the father of Sri Lanka's modern street theatre. He was among the most influential directors of post-independent Sri Lanka. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 70 (1939-2009)

Birthplace: Galle, Sri Lanka

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Mahinda Rajapaksa is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Richmond College Alumni
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Percy Mahendra "Mahinda" Rajapaksa was the 6th President of Sri Lanka and Commander in Chief of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces, who served from 19 November 2005 to 9 January 2015. A lawyer by profession, Rajapaksa was first elected to the Parliament of Sri Lanka in 1970, and served as Prime Minister from 6 April 2004 until his victory in the 2005 Presidential election. He was sworn in for a six-year term as president on 19 November 2005. He was re-elected for a second term in office on 27 January 2010 and left the office to Maithripala Sirisena on 9 January 2015 as he was defeated by the former in 2015 Presidential Elections. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 72

Birthplace: Hambantota, Sri Lanka

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Ediriweera Sarachchandra is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Richmond College Alumni
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Ediriweera Sarachchandra was an Sri Lankan playwright, novelist, poet, literary critic, essayist and social commentator. Considered Sri Lanka's premier playwright, he was a senior lecturer at the University of Peradeniya for many years and served as Sri Lankan Ambassador to France. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 82 (1914-1996)

Birthplace: Galle, Sri Lanka

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C. W. W. Kannangara is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Richmond College Alumni
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C. W. W. Kannangara

Christopher William Wijekoon Kannangara was a Sri Lankan lawyer and politician. Rising up the ranks of Sri Lanka's movement for independence in the early part of the 20th century, he became the first Minister of Education in the State Council of Ceylon, and was instrumental in introducing extensive reforms to the country's education system that opened up education to children from all levels of society. Born in rural town in Balapitiya, South, Sri Lanka, his academic prowess enabled him to win a scholarship to Richmond College, Galle, a prestigious national school at the time. Initially working as a lawyer after leaving school, he entered politics as the movement for independence was ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 85 (1884-1969)

Birthplace: Eurasia, Sri Lanka, Asia, South Asia