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List of famous people who died in Sri Lanka, with photos when available. These notable Sri Lanka deaths are loosely ordered by how famous each person was, meaning the most well-known people are at the top of the list. Some of the people mentioned below were celebrities who died in Sri Lanka, while others were just renowned in their line of work. Either way everyone on this list has Sri Lanka listed as their official place of death in any public records. Each prominent person who passed away in Sri Lanka has information about them next to their names, including the year they were born and their place of birth.

Examples include V. Yogeswaran and Sarojini Yogeswaran.

If you're trying to answer the questions, "Which famous people died in Sri Lanka?" and "Which celebrities died in Sri Lanka?" then this list will have you covered.

This list of historic deaths in Sri Lanka includes athletes, musicians, celebrities and notable local figures.

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Arthur C. Clarke is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Arthur C. Clarke Died at 91 (1917-2008)

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Lalith Athulathmudali is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Lalith Athulathmudali Died at 57 (1936-1993)

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Gamini Dissanayake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Gamini Dissanayake Died at 52 (1942-1994)

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Lakshman Kadirgamar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Lakshman Kadirgamar Died at 73 (1932-2005)

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Ranasinghe Premadasa is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Ranasinghe Premadasa Died at 69 (1924-1993)

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Nadarajah Raviraj is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Nadarajah Raviraj Died at 44 (1962-2006)

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S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike Died at 60 (1899-1959)

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Vijaya Kumaranatunga is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Vijaya Kumaranatunga Died at 43 (1945-1988)

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Ranjan Wijeratne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Ranjan Wijeratne Died at 60 (1931-1991)

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Joseph Pararajasingham is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Joseph Pararajasingham Died at 71 (1934-2005)

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Neelan Tiruchelvam is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Neelan Tiruchelvam Died at 55 (1944-1999)

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Sarojini Yogeswaran is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka

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T. Maheswaran is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
T. Maheswaran Died at 42 (1966-2008)

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Rohana Wijeweera is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Rohana Wijeweera Died at 46 (1943-1989)

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Parami Kulatunga is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Parami Kulatunga Died at 56 (1950-2006)

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Lakshman Algama is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Lakshman Algama Died at 59 (1940-1999)

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Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Ther... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero Died at 102 (1896-1998)

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K. N. Jayatilleke is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
K. N. Jayatilleke Died at 50 (1920-1970)

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Ernest de Silva is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Ernest de Silva Died at 70 (1887-1957)

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Thomas Coke is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Thomas Coke Died at 67 (1747-1814)

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Gamini Haththotuwegama is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Gamini Haththotuwegama Died at 70 (1939-2009)

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Tyronne Fernando is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Tyronne Fernando Died at 67 (1941-2008)

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Kumaraswamy Pulavar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Kumaraswamy Pulavar Died at 68 (1854-1922)

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Richard de Zoysa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Richard de Zoysa Died at 32 (1958-1990)

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Julia Margaret Cameron is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Julia Margaret Cameron Died at 64 (1815-1879)

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Velupillai Prabhakaran is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Velupillai Prabhakaran Died at 55 (1954-2009)

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J. R. Jayewardene is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
J. R. Jayewardene Died at 90 (1906-1996)

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Swami Vipulananda is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Swami Vipulananda Died at 55 (1892-1947)

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John Kotelawala is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
John Kotelawala Died at 85 (1895-1980)

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Felix Dias Bandaranaike is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Felix Dias Bandaranaike Died at 55 (1930-1985)

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Savumiamoorthy Thondaman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Savumiamoorthy Thondaman Died at 86 (1913-1999)

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Dudley Senanayake is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Dudley Senanayake Died at 62 (1911-1973)

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Sister Uppalavanna is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Sister Uppalavanna Died at 96 (1886-1982)

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Florence Farr is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Florence Farr Died at 57 (1860-1917)

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Geoffrey Bawa is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Geoffrey Bawa Died at 84 (1919-2003)

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Sugathapala de Silva is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Sugathapala de Silva Died at 74 (1928-2002)

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Nyanaponika Thera is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Nyanaponika Thera Died at 93 (1901-1994)

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Taraki Sivaram is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Taraki Sivaram Died at 46 (1959-2005)

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Janaka Perera is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Janaka Perera Died at 62 (1946-2008)

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Eugene John Hebert is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Eugene John Hebert Died at 67 (1923-1990)

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Martin Wickramasinghe is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Martin Wickramasinghe Died at 86 (1890-1976)

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Anura Bandaranaike is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Anura Bandaranaike Died at 59 (1949-2008)

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Sirimavo Bandaranaike is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Sirimavo Bandaranaike Died at 84 (1916-2000)

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Amangkurat III is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka

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Susantha de Fonseka is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Susantha de Fonseka Died at 63 (1900-1963)

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Tissa Abeysekara is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Tissa Abeysekara Died at 70 (1939-2009)

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Arumuka Navalar is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Arumuka Navalar Died at 57 (1822-1879)

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Subramaniyam Sugirdharajan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Subramaniyam Sugirdharajan Died at 36 (1970-2006)

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Kandiah Balasegaran is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Kandiah Balasegaran Died at 43 (1965-2008)

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Chandra Fernando is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Chandra Fernando Died at 46 (1942-1988)