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]

  • Prof. Aloka Abey Bandara – developer of an antibiotic vaccine to control infectious Brucellosis[65]
  • Prof. Upali Illangasekare – physician
  • Prof. Malik Peiris, FRS Légion d'Honneur – Tam Wah-Ching Professor in Medical Science; Chair Professor, Department of Microbiology at the University of Hong Kong; Scientific Director, HKU-Pasteur Research Centre; first Sri Lankan to be elected a Fellow of the Royal Society; discoverer of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus; proposed the Cytokine storm theory of avian influenza[66]
  • Prof. Nimal Senanayake – physician
  • Prof. Sunil J. Wimalawansa – physician; scientist; MD, PhD, MBA, DSC; Chief of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition; Director of Regional Osteoporosis Center, New Jersey, USA; originator of therapies for prevention and treatment of osteoporosis; recipient of many awards for innovation, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Sri Lanka Foundation, Los Angeles for his contributions to science, humanity, and society[49]

Science and technology[edit]

Military and police[edit]

Literature[edit]

Film, theatre and television[edit]

Arts[edit]

  • Stanley Kirinde SLAS – one of Sri Lanka's most outstanding artistic talents of the 20th century; former state secretary of the Ministry of Ports and Shipping; painter of the President's House (Kandy and Colombo), the Foreign Ministry, the Military Academy[91][92]
  • Tilak Samarawickrema – artist, architect and designer[93]

Music[edit]

  • Ray Forbes – singer of the choral group Peradeniya Singers[94]
  • Bridget Halpe – choral director[94]
  • Monica Ludowycke – singer of the choral group Peradeniya Singers[94]
  • Rene Malawana – singer of the choral group Peradeniya Singers[94]
  • Bernie Marcelline – singer of the choral group Peradeniya Singers[94]

Religion[edit]

Journalists[edit]

  • Mohan Samaranayake – journalist and political analyst in Sri Lanka[97]
  • Taraki Sivaram – political analyst and a senior editor for Tamilnet.com[97]
  • Prof. S. Thillainathan – professor of Tamil; former editor of Dinakaran;member of the Official Languages Commission[97]

Civil servants[edit]

Education[edit]

Business and finance[edit]

  • D. K. Rajapaksa – managing director, DSI Samson Group (Pvt) Ltd.[106]
  • Ajith Wickremaratne – banker; corporate executive; former Vice President and Head of Corporate Banking of NDB Bank, Sri Lanka[107][108]

Faculty[edit]

Librarians[edit]

Sportsmen and sports administrators[edit]

See also[edit]

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