List of Ananda College alumni

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This is a list of Anandians, alumni of the Ananda College, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Religion[edit]

Politics[edit]

Current[edit]

Government benches
Opposition benches


Former[edit]

Provincial[edit]

Mayors[edit]

  • Karu Jayasuriya - former Mayor of Colombo, former Minister, MP, and current deputy leader of the United National Party
  • N. M. Perera - former Mayor of Colombo; founder and leader of LSSP; former Minister Of Finance

Diplomats[edit]

Military[edit]

Sri Lankan Army[edit]

Name Rank Notability References
Sarath Fonseka Field Marshal Chief of Defence Staff of Sri Lanka Armed Forces (2009), Commander of the Sri Lankan Army (2005-2009) [2]
Mahesh Senanayake Lieutenant General Commander of the Sri Lankan Army
L. P. Balagalle General Chief of Defence Staff of Sri Lanka Armed Forces (2004-2005), Commander of the Sri Lankan Army (2000-2004)
Rohan Daluwatte General Commander of the Sri Lankan Army (1996-1998)
Lakshman Algama Major General former Chief of Staff of Sri Lanka Army, former Commander of the Security Forces - Headquarters East (SF HQ (E))
Nanda Mallawaarachchi Major General former Chief of Staff of Sri Lankan Army
Jagath Dias Major General former Commander 57th division of Sri Lankan Army,former Chief of Staff of Sri Lanka Army, Decorated War Hero
Kamal Gunaratne Major General former Commander 53rd division of Sri Lankan Army
A. P. N. C. De S. Vaas Gunawardene   Second Lieutenant first Sri Lankan commissioned officer to be killed in action in Sri Lankan Civil War
Gotabhaya Rajapaksa Lieutenant Colonel Secretary to the Ministry of Defence
Rohan Daluwatte General former Commander of the Sri Lankan Army
Lakshman Algama Major General former Chief of Staff of the Sri Lankan Army
Nanda Mallawaarachchi Major General former Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army
Jagath Dias Major General former Chief of Staff of the Sri Lankan Army
Kamal Gunaratne Major General Commander 53rd division of the Sri Lankan Army
Gotabhaya Rajapaksa Lieutenant Colonel Defence Secretary, Ministry of Defence

Sri Lankan Navy[edit]

Name Rank Notability References
Wasantha Karannagoda Admiral Commander of the Navy (2005-2009) [2]

Sri Lanka Police[edit]

Name Rank Notability References
Osmund de Silva Inspector-General of Police (1955-1959)
Mahinda Balasooriya Inspector-General of Police (2009-2011) [3]
Sumith Liyanage Deputy Inspector General of Police, 1960 national featherweight champion, 1960 Olympic Games competitor
Kanchana Senerat Kadigawe former Senior Superintendent of Police

Academic[edit]

Corporate[edit]

Sports[edit]

Name Notability References
Marvan Atapattu International cricket player (1990-2007)
Dinesh Chandimal International cricket player (2010-present); captain (2017-presnt)
Akalanka Ganegama One Day International cricket player (2001-06)
Avishka Gunawardene International cricket player (1998-2005)
Chandika Hathurusingha International cricket player (1991–1999)
Dinuka Hettiarachchi International cricket player (2001)
Udara Jayasundera International cricket player (2015)
Thilina Kandamby One Day International cricket player (2004-2011)
Brendon Kuruppu International cricket player (1987–1991)
Muthumudalige Pushpakumara One Day International cricket player (2009-10)
Daya Rajasinghe Nadarajasingham Olympic rifle shooter (1972, 1988)
Arjuna Ranatunga International cricket player (1982-2000); captain (1988-2000); Member of Parliament (Colombo (2001-10), Kalutara (2010-15), Gampaha (20015-present))
Dammika Ranatunga International cricket player (1989)
Nishantha Ranatunga One Day International cricket player (1993)
Sanjeeva Ranatunga International cricket player (1994-98)
Dulip Samaraweera International cricket player (1993-95)
Thilan Samaraweera International cricket player (2001-13) [4]
Charith Senanayake International cricket player (1991)
Sachithra Senanayake International cricket player (2013)
Ajit de Silva International cricket player (1982)
Mahela Udawatte International cricket player (2018)
Dhansiri Weerasinghe First-class cricket player (1958-1965)
Sanjeewa Weerasinghe International cricket player (1985)
Mithra Wettimuny International cricket player (1983)
Sidath Wettimuny International cricket player (1982-87)
Sunil Wettimuny One Day International cricket player (1975-79)
Hemantha Wickramaratne One Day International cricket player (1993)
Sarath Wimalaratne First-class cricket player (1965-68)

Engineers and architects[edit]

Name Notability References
B. D. Rampala engineer, former General Manager of Ceylon Railways
L. H. Sumanadasa former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ceylon; founder of the University of Moratuwa
R. G. de S. Wettimuny Buddhist writer and double chartered engineer (mechanical and civil)
D. J. Wimalasurendra engineer; pioneer of hydro power in Sri Lanka

Judiciary[edit]

Name Notability References
Chan Htoon Attorney General and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Burma; architect of the first constitution of Burma in 1947
Ye Htoon Burmese lawyer and entrepreneur
Irwin Jayasuriya lawyer and former Chairmen of Ceylon Transport Board
Shiva Pasupati former Attorney General of Sri Lanka
Gardiye Punchihewage Amaraseela Silva former Chief Justice of Sri Lanka
V. Sivasubramaniam former Judge of the Supreme Court of Ceylon
J. F. A. Soza
P. Sriskandarajah former Judge of the Supreme Court of Ceylon
Yuwanjana Wijayatilake former Attorney General of Sri Lanka

Media[edit]

Name Notability References
Nishantha Ranatunga CEO of CSN TV
Regi Siriwardena Sri Lankan journalist, poet, writer, playwright and writer of screenplays
Tarzie Vittachi journalist and former UNICEF Deputy Executive Director of External Relations

Arts[edit]

Name Notability References
Premakeerthi De Alwis composer and narrator
Tissa Devendra author
Malaka Dewapriya video artist and short filmmaker
Lucky Dias TV and film actor
Dayananda Gunawardena playwright, actor, lyricist, radio play producer, and Sinhala radio play writer
Nalaka Gunawardene journalist
Bathiya and Santhush singer
Kasun Kalhara music director, singer, composer
Indrachapa Liyanage singer
Sunanda Mahendra author and critic
D. B. Nihalsinghe film director; founding CEO and General Manager of the State Film Corporation; pioneer of Sri Lankan television production
G. B. Senanayake Sinhala writer
Titus Thotawatte film director
C. G. Uragoda physician, author, folklorist, historian and conservationist
Wijeratne Warakagoda veteran actor in stage, movie and tele-drama
Jagath Wickramasinghe singer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hon. (Prof.) Ashu Marasinghe, M.P." Directory of Members. Parliament of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Distinguished Old Anandians".
  3. ^ "Distinguished Old Anandians, Page 1". Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  4. ^ "PROFILE: THILAN SAMARAWEERA". Archived from the original on 2015-02-13.