List of University of Peradeniya people

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This is a list of notable University of Peradeniya people. This includes distinguished alumni of various fields and distinguished faculty people.

Law, Politics and International Relations[edit]

Academics[edit]

Professors and scholars[edit]

University presidents, Chancellors and Vice Chancellors[edit]

Deans[edit]

Medicine[edit]

Science and technology[edit]

Military and Police[edit]

Literature[edit]

Film, Theatre and Television[edit]

•Dr. D.B.Nihalsingha- award winning film and television director, film administrator and teacher

  • Prof. A J Gunawardena – Prominent film critic[80]
  • Dr. Michael Fernando – Prominent Theatre critic, Former Visiting Scholar at Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, CUNY[81]
  • Gunasena Galappatty-Pioneer of suspense drama in Sri Lanka[82]
  • Somalatha Subasinghe – Veteran children's playwright, founder of the Children's and Youth Theatre Organisation (LCYTO)[83]
  • Namel Weeramuni – Veteran playwright[84]
  • Malani Weeramuni – Famous actress
  • Upali Attanayake – Famous actor
  • Dhamma Jagoda – First Head of the Drama Unit at the National Television channel Rupavahini and a pioneer theater and television play director and actor in Sri Lanka.
  • Wickrema Bogoda – Famous actor
  • Prema Ganegoda – Famous actress
  • Trilicia Gunawardena – Famous actress who played the roles of Anula in Lester James Peries' Gamperaliya and Maname Bisawa in Professor Ediriweera Sarachchandra's Maname[85]
  • Jayalath Manorathne- Famous actor and director-Theater, teledrama and cinema.

Arts[edit]

  • Stanley Kirinde SLAS – Considered one of Sri Lanka's most outstanding artistic talents of the 20th century. Former state secretary of the Ministry of Ports and Shipping. The painter of the President's House (Kandy and Colombo), the Foreign Ministry, the Military Academy.[86][87]
  • Tilak Samarawickrema – Artist, architect and designer.[88]

Music[edit]

Religion[edit]

Journalists[edit]

  • Mohan Samaranayake – journalist and political analyst in Sri Lanka[92]
  • Prof. S. Thillainathan – Professor of Tamil, former editor of Dinakaran and member of the Official Languages Commission[92]
  • Taraki Sivaram – political analyst and a senior editor for Tamilnet.com[92]

Civil Servants[edit]

Education[edit]

Business and finance[edit]

  • Ajith Wickremaratne – Banker and a Corporate Executive. The former Vice-President and Head of Corporate Banking of NDB Bank, Sri Lanka.[101][102]
  • D. K. Rajapaksa – managing director, DSI Samson Group (Pvt) Ltd.[103]

Faculty[edit]

Librarians[edit]

Sportsmen and sports administrators[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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