Abeyratne Ratnayaka

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Abeyratne Ratnayaka
First Cabinet of Ceylon.jpg
A. Ratnayaka in the first Cabinet of Ministers of Ceylon
President of the Senate of Ceylon
In office
Member of the Ceylon Parliament
for Wattegama
In office
14 October 1947 – 1956
Succeeded byAloysius Weerakoon
In office
Preceded byAloysius Weerakoon
Succeeded byAloysius Weerakoon
Personal details
Born14 July 1900
NationalitySri Lankan
Political partyUnited National Party
Alma materRoyal College, Colombo, Dharmaraja College

Ratnayake Wasala Mudiyanselage Abeyratne Ratnayaka (7 January 1900 - 1977) was a Sri Lankan politician.[1] 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.


  1. ^ "Niagara Falls guest book: The 96-year-old Niagara Parks tome gets a royal dust-off | Toronto Star". Toronto Star. Retrieved 25 March 2016.