Abeyratne Ratnayaka

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The Honourable
A. Ratnayaka
First Cabinet of Ceylon.jpg
A. Ratnayaka in the first Cabinet of Ministers of Ceylon
Former Cabinet Minister of Food,Co-operatives and Home Affairs
President of the Senate of Ceylon
In office
1965-1971
Member of the Ceylon Parliament
for Wattegama
In office
20 September 1947 – 10 April 1956
Succeeded by P.B. Aloysius Weerakoon
In office
20 July 1960 – 22 March 1965
Preceded by P.B. Aloysius Weerakoon
Succeeded by P.B. Aloysius Weerakoon
Personal details
Nationality Sri Lanka Sri Lankan
Political party United National Party
Alma mater Royal College, Colombo, Dharmaraja College Kandy

Abeyratne Ratnayaka was a Sri Lankan politician. He was the first Cabinet Minister of Food, Co-operatives and Home Affairs in independent Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) and the last President of the Senate of Ceylon, a Member of Parliament & State Council.[citation needed] He received his primary education at Dharmaraja College Kandy and secondary education at Royal College Colombo. His granddaughter Professor Kshanika Hirimburegam, was the Vice Chancellor of the University of Colombo.

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