List of St. Thomas' College alumni

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This is a list of alumni of S. Thomas' College, Mt. Lavinia Sri Lanka. It also includes without distinction the alumni from its affiliated schools S. Thomas' College, Bandarawela, S. Thomas' College, Guruthalawa, and S. Thomas' Preparatory School.

Politics[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Senanayake, D. S.D. S. Senanayake Member of Parliament (Mirigama) (1947 – 1953, 1957 – 1970), Prime Minister of Ceylon (1947 – 1952)
Senanayake, DudleyDudley Senanayake Member of Parliament (Dedigama) (1947 – 1956, 1957 – 1970), Prime Minister of Ceylon (1952 – 1953, 1960, 1965 – 1970)
Bandaranaike, SolomonSolomon Bandaranaike Member of Parliament (Attanagalla) (1947 – 1959), Prime Minister of Ceylon (1956 – 1959)
Dahanayake, WijeyanandaWijeyananda Dahanayake Member of Parliament (Galle) (1947 – 1977, 1979 – 1988), Prime Minister of Ceylon (1959 – 1960)
Jayah, Tuan BurhanudeenTuan Burhanudeen Jayah member Legislative Council (1924–1931), member State Council (1936–1947), member parliament - Colombo Central (1947–1950)
Amaratunga, ChanakaChanaka Amaratunga founder of the Liberal Party of Sri Lanka
Chelvanayagam, S. J. V.S. J. V. Chelvanayagam Member of Parliament (Kankesanthurai) (1947 – 1952, 1956 – 1972, 1975 – 1977)
Choksy, K. N.K. N. Choksy Member of Parliament (National List) (1989 – 2010)
de Mel, RonnieRonnie de Mel Member of Parliament (Matara) (1965 – 2004)
de Silva, C. P.C. P. de Silva Member of Parliament (Minneriya) (1952 – 1970)
de Soysa, A. J. R.A. J. R. de Soysa Member of the Legislative Council of Ceylon (1911–?)
Ganeshalingam, K.K. Ganeshalingam Mayor of Colombo (1996 – 1997)
Goonewardene, LeslieLeslie Goonewardene Member of Parliament (Panadura) (1956 – 1977)
Sir Molamure, Alfred FrancisAlfred Francis Molamure Member of Parliament (Balangoda) (1947 – 1951)
Peiris, G. L.G. L. Peiris Member of Parliament (Colombo) (1994 – 2001) (National List) (2001 – 2015)
Perera, N. M.N. M. Perera Member of Parliament
Premadasa, SajithSajith Premadasa Member of Parliament (Hambantota) (2000 – present)
Rajapaksa, NamalNamal Rajapaksa Member of Parliament (Hambantota) (2010 – present)
Rajapaksa, ShashindraShashindra Rajapaksa Chief Minister of Uva Province (2009 – 2015)
Rambukwella, KeheliyaKeheliya Rambukwella Member of Parliament (Kandy) (2000 – present)
Ranaraja, SheltonShelton Ranaraja Member of Parliament (1960-1965-SLFP) and (1978-1988-UNP);
Sir Saravanamuttu, RatnasothyRatnasothy Saravanamuttu Mayor of Colombo (1937, 1941 – 1942)
Senanayake, RukmanRukman Senanayake Member of Parliament (Kegalle) (1973 – 1977), (Polonnaruwa) (1994 – 2001), (Kegalle) (2001 – present)
Senanayake, F. R.F. R. Senanayake member Legislative Council (?–1926)
Senanayake, WasanthaWasantha Senanayake Member of Parliament (Gampaha) (2010 – 2015), (Polonnaruwa) (2015 – present)
Tiruchelvam, MurugeysenMurugeysen Tiruchelvam Member of Parliament
Welgama, KumaraKumara Welgama Member of Parliament (Kalutara) (1994 – present)
Wikramanayake, E. B.E. B. Wikramanayake Senator, Minister of Justice (1953–1956)
Wijeratne, RanjanRanjan Wijeratne Member of Parliament (National List) (1989 – 1991)
Wijesinha, RajivaRajiva Wijesinha Member of Parliament (National List) (2010 – 2015)

Members of the Independence Movement[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Dharmapala, AnagarikaAnagarika Dharmapala Buddhist revivalist, author, co-founder Theosophical Society
Fernando, GratienGratien Fernando leader Cocos Islands mutiny
Pedris, HenryHenry Pedris

Civil servants[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Corea, VijayaVijaya Corea former Director General of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation
Herat, UthumUthum Herat Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (2009)
Kohona, PalithaPalitha Kohona Sri Lankan Permanent Representative to the United Nations (2009 – 2015)
Saravanamuttu, PaikiasothyPaikiasothy Saravanamuttu Commissioner of Tea Control and Rubber Control (1946)
Tilakaratna, BernardBernard Tilakaratna Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1989 – 1994)
Weerakoon, BradmanBradman Weerakoon Secretary to the Prime Minister (1955 – 1970)
Wikramanayake, Arittha RArittha R Wikramanayake Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (? – 1997)
Wikramanayake, ElangaElanga Wikramanayake Solicitor General (1977)
Waidyaratne, KapilaKapila Waidyaratne Senior Additional Solicitor General of Sri Lanka (2014)

Military[edit]

Air Force[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Mendis, PaddyPaddy Mendis Air Chief Marshal - Commander of the Air Force (1971 – 1976)
Perera, DonaldDonald Perera Air Chief Marshal - Commander of the Air Force (2002 – 2006)
Premachandra, P. B.P. B. Premachandra Air Vice Marshal - Chief of Staff of the Air Force (2006 – ?)

Army[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Kottegoda, ShanthaShantha Kottegoda General - Commander of the Army (2004 – 2005)
Weerasooriya, SrilalSrilal Weerasooriya General - Commander of the Army (1988 – 2000)
Samarasinghe, M.C. Mendaka. P.M.C. Mendaka. P. Samarasinghe Major General - Chief of Staff of the Army (2009 – present)
Horsfall, BasilBasil Horsfall Second Lieutenant - Victoria Cross recipient (1918)

Navy[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Silva, H. A.H. A. Silva Admiral - Commander of the Navy (1986 – 1991)

Police[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Abeygoonawardene, AlericAleric Abeygoonawardene Inspector General of Police (1967 – 1970)
De Silva, OsmundOsmund De Silva Inspector General of Police (1955 – 1959)
de Silva, T. P. FrankT. P. Frank de Silva Inspector General of Police (1993 – 1995)

Academia[edit]

Name Notability Reference
de Silva, Arjuna P.Arjuna P. de Silva Head of Department of Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya (2013 – present) [1][2]
Fernando, DevakaDevaka Fernando Foundation Professor of Medicine, University of Sri Jayawardanapura
Gunaratne, R. D.R. D. Gunaratne Director, National Science and Technology Commission [3]
Hoole, RajanRajan Hoole Mathematician; author; human rights activist
Kalpage, StanleyStanley Kalpage Chairman of University Grants Commission (1977 – 1989)
Mather, Paul R.Paul R. Mather Professor of Accounting and Finance, School of Accounting, La Trobe University

Sports[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Ahangama, SaliyaSaliya Ahangama International test cricket player (1985)
Amalean, KaushikKaushik Amalean International test cricket player (1986 – 1988)
de Alwis, GuyGuy de Alwis International test cricket player (1983 – 1988)
de Saram, FredrickFredrick de Saram First-class cricket player
Jayasekera, MichaelMichael Jayasekera Rugby union player
Mendis, DuleepDuleep Mendis International test cricket player (1982 – 1988)
Mendis, JeevanJeevan Mendis One Day International cricket player (2010 – 2015)
Munasinghe, P. L.P. L. Munasinghe Rugby union player
Ponniah, ManoMano Ponniah First-class cricket player (1964 – 1969)
Sahabdeen, IshakIshak Sahabdeen One Day International cricket player (1983 – 1984); International hockey player (1985 – 1986)
Silva, KaushalKaushal Silva International test cricket player (2011 – 2016)
Wijewardene, RayRay Wijewardene Olympic sailor (1968)
Tennekoon, AnuraAnura Tennekoon One Day International cricket player (1975 – 1979)
Tissera, MichaelMichael Tissera One Day International cricket player (1975)
Wijegunawardene, KapilaKapila Wijegunawardene International test cricket player (1991 – 1992)

Business[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Abeynayake, RajpalRajpal Abeynayake Editor-in-Chief of the Daily News; former Chief Editor of the Sunday Observer; founder and Chief Editor of Sunday Lakbima News [4]
Ameresekere, Nihal SriNihal Sri Ameresekere Fraud and corruption investigator; author
Sir de Soysa, Charles HenryCharles Henry de Soysa Tea planter, entrepreneur and philanthropist
Sir De Mel, HenryHenry De Mel industrialist; lawyer; philanthropist; member of the Legislative Council (1921 – 1936)
Sir Ondaatje, ChristopherChristopher Ondaatje Stockbroker; publisher; philanthropist
Schaffter, ChandraChandra Schaffter founder Janashakthi Insurance (1994)
Wijayasuriya, HansHans Wijayasuriya Chief executive officer of Dialog Axiata
Wijewardena, D. R.D. R. Wijewardena publisher, founder Lake House Group & Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd

NGO[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Thiagarajah, JeevanJeevan Thiagarajah Executive Director of the Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies
Corea (Autism Campaign and Journalist), IvanIvan Corea (Autism Campaign and Journalist) Founder of Autism Awareness Campaign UK and Autism Sunday.

Arts[edit]

Name Notability Reference
Fonseka, GaminiGamini Fonseka actor, director, Member of Parliament (Matara) (1989 – 1970), Governor of North Eastern Province (1995 – 1998)
Rangana, PradeepPradeep Rangana Singer (Sirasa Superstar winner - 2007)
de Zoysa, RichardRichard de Zoysa journalist, author, actor
Ondaatje, MichaelMichael Ondaatje author (Booker Prize winner - 1992)
Wikkramasinha, LakdasaLakdasa Wikkramasinha Poet

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