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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.

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

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

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

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

5
Ranasinghe Premadasa is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in Sri Lanka
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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
Dec. at 46 (1942-1988)