List of political families in Sri Lanka

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This is a partial listing of prominent political families in Sri Lanka.

Abdul Majeed[edit]

  • A. L. Abdul Majeed (15 November 1933 - 13 November 1987) also known as Mutur Majeed, former Deputy Minister of Information and Broadcasting and Member Parliament from 1960 to 77.
    • M. N. Abdul Majeed (1 January 1957 - ) Chief Minister of the Eastern Province, former Government Minister and member of Parliament

Abeyratne[edit]

  • Herath Banda Abeyratne - Member of Parliament for Yapahuwa (1977-1989)[1], former Deputy Minister of Transport, former District Minister and former Provincial Council Member and Licensed Surveyor
  • Abeyratne Pilapitiya (25 May 1925 - ) 3rd Governor of Uva Province, 2nd Chief Minister of Sabaragamuwa Province, member of Parliament for Kalawana 1960, 1965, 1977-82, Deputy Minister of Posts and Telecommunications.
  • Abeyratne Ratnayaka - 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, former member of Parliament and State Council.
  • Pathirage Don Abeyratne (26 November 1952 - ) Member of 5th Provincial Council of Kalutara, Member of Parliament for Kalutara 1989 and 2000, Chief Organiser for Horana.
  • Lloyd Oscar Abeyratne - appointed member of Parliament (1960-64)
  • Rohana Abeyratne - Postmaster General of Sri Lanka[2] (2012-present)

Abeywickrema[edit]

  • Simon Abeywickrema (26 April 1899 - 2 May 1948) Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport. Member of State Council and Parliament, founding member of the UNP
  • Henry Abeywickrema (24 December 1903 - 29 August 1982) Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport and Works, Minister of Works, Member of Parliament, founding member of the SLFP

Aluwihare[edit]

Amarasuriya[3][edit]

Amunugama[edit]

Ashraff[edit]

Atapattu[4][edit]

  • Don Johannes Atapattu + Kadawedduwage Dona Carolina Wijekoon

(also related to Dr Karunasena Kodituwakku)

Atukorale[edit]

Athulathmudali[5][edit]

Attanayake[edit]

  • Attanayake Mudiyanselage Jayawardena Attanayake (Member of Parliament, Moneragala District 1970 and 1994) and Basnayake Nilame of the Ruhunu Kataragama Maha Devalaya
    • Senarath Attanayake (Former Provincial Minister of Uva Province and current Member of Uva Provincial Council)

Attygalle[6][edit]

Balasuriya[edit]

  • Punchi Banda Balasuriya (1907-1978), UC Chairman (1948-1967), Member of Parliament (1960-1965, 1970-1977) + Hema Balasuriya
    • Dr. Jagath Balasuriya, Provincial Council Member (1988-1989), Member of Parliament (1989-1994), Deputy Minister of Cooperative (1994-2000), Deputy Minister of Urban Development (2001-2002), Governor North Central (2004-2008), Deputy Minister of Labor (2010-2011), Cabinet Minister for National Heritage (2011-2015) + Kumari Balasuriya, Governor Southern Province (2008-2015)
      • Tharaka Balasuriya , Member of Parliament, Provincial council member + Malintha Bolonghe Balasuriya

Bandara[edit]

Bandaranaike[7][edit]

Horagolla Walauwa, Atthanagalla. family seat of the Bandaranaike family
  • Don Francisco Dias Wijetunga Bandaranaike (1720 - ), Mudaliyar Hewagam Korale + Dona Maria Perera
    • Conrad Pieter Dias Wijewardena Bandaranaike, Maha Mudliyar
      • Jacabus Dias Wijewardena Bandaranaike (1780 - ), Mudaliyar of Governor Gate, Translator of Supreme Court + Liyanage Catherine Philipsz Panditharatne
        • Rev Canon Samuel William Dias Bandaranaike + Cornelia Susanna Elizabeth Dias Bandaranaike
          • Felix Reginold Dias Bandaranaike (1861–1947) + Annie Lucy (Florence) de Alwis (1864–1920)
            • Reginald Felix Dias Bandaranaike (1891–1951), Judge of the Supreme Court + Freda Dias Abeysinghe
    • Don Daniel Dias Banaranaike + Dona Clara Amarasekere


(also related to Ratwatte family, William Gopallawa, A.R. Udugama, Hector Kobbekaduwa, Jeewan Kumaranatunga, Ranjan Ramanayake)

Bakeer Markar[edit]

Bulankulame[edit]

  • Punchi Banda Bulankulame Dissawe,(12 December 1890 - 17 December 1958) Member of the State Council (1936), Member, House of Representatives, Parliamentary Secretary (Agriculture and Lands), Minister of Lands and Land Development

(Maternal Uncle of Edwin Loku Bandara Hurulle and Granduncle of Themiya Loku Bandara Hurulle)

    • Deshamanya Edwin Loku Bandara Hurulle, (19 January 1919 - 6 April 2009),Member, House of Representatives, Member of Parliament, Government Minister, Governor, Central Province, High Commissioner in Australia, Governor, North Central Province (Nephew of P.B.Bulankulame Dissawe)
      • Themiya Loku Bandara Hurulle, (16 March 1952- ),Member of Parliament, Project Minister (Science and Technology), Member, North Central Provincial Council, Director-General of Telecommunications, Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (T.R.C.S.L.), Engineer (A.C.&R.) (Son of Edwin Loku Bandara Hurulle)

Cooray[edit]

  • Mervyn J. Cooray (16 July 1938 - 15 January 2011) former State Minister of Power and Energy, member of Parliament

Coomaraswamy[8][edit]

(also related to D. M. Swaminathan and Ulaganathar Mudaliyar of Manipay)

Corea[edit]

  • Victor Corea - founder Member of the Ceylon National Congress, elected to the Legislative Council, founder Chilaw Association, President Ceylon Labour Union
    • Dr.C.V.S.Corea - Medical Doctor
      • Dr. Gamani Corea - (1974 to 1984) Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ceylon's Ambassador to the EEC, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Planning and Economic Affairs of Ceylon and the Senior Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Ceylon
  • Charles Edgar Corea - elected to the Legislative Council, President of the Ceylon National Congress (1924), Chair/founder Chilaw Association.
    • Shirley Corea, (1906-1974) Speaker of the Parliament of Ceylon, Member of Parliament for Chilaw, Minister of Commerce, Trade and Fisheries.

(Also related to)

  • Sir Claude Corea - Minister of Labour 1946, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in the UK, Ceylon's Ambassador in the USA, President of the United Nations Security Council, Ceylon's Ambassador at the United Nations
    • Harindra Corea, Deputy Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka, Member of Parliament for Chilaw

(Also related to) Dr. Gamani Corea, Ambassador, Secretary-General of UNCTAD, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations Ernest Corea, Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to Canada, Sri Lanka's Ambassador to the United States of America Kumari Corea,Provincial Councillor, NWP.

Dissanayake[edit]

Karu Jayasuriya, Speaker of the Parliament, Government Minister, Member of Parliament - Father in law of Navin Dissanayake

Dissanayake[edit]

  • Berty Premalal Dissanayake, Government Minister, Member of Parliament, Chief Minister of North Central Province + Jayani Tissera Dissanayake
    • Duminda Dissanayake (1979 - ), Government Minister, Member of Parliament + Senani Lanka Jayaratne

De Mel[edit]

  • Ronnie de Mel,(1926-) Government Minister, Member of Parliament + Mallika de Mel, Member of Parliament
  • Sir Leo Fernando, Member of Parliament (father in law of Ronnie de Mel)

Dunuwille[edit]

  • B. H. Dunuwille (1896 - ), Deputy President of the Senate, Proctor, Notary Public
  • T. B. Harindranath Dunuwille (1946 - ) member of Parliament, State Minister of State and Constitutional Affairs, member of Kandy Municipal Council, Mayor of Kandy and Attorney- at Law
  • (Son-in-law of Edwin Loku Bandara Hurulle (1919 - ) member, House of Representatives, Member of Parliament, Government Minister, Governor (Central Province), High Commissioner in Australia, Governor ( North Central Province).
  • D. S. Senanayake 1st Prime Minister of Sri Lanka was married to a lady from the Dunuwille family

Ekanayake[edit]

Ellawala[edit]

Gamage (Kekirawa)[edit]

  • Gamage Don Mahindasoma, former Member of Parliament for Kekirawa, former Chief Minister of the North Central Province
    • Lal Dharmapriya Gamage. (nephew of G. D. Mahindasoma) former Member of Parliament for Anuradhapura district, former Minister Assisting Foreign Affairs
    • Chandima Gamage, Member of Parliament for Anuradhapura district

Gamage[edit]

Ganesan[edit]

  • V. P. Ganeshan, trade unionist, politician, film producer and actor
    • Mano Ganesan (1959 - ), Member of Parliament, Provincial Councillor
    • Praba Ganesan (1964 - ), Member of Parliament, Provincial Councillor

Gopallawa[9][edit]

(also related to Ratwatte)

Gunasekara (Heiyantuduwa, Biyagama)[edit]

  • Tudor Gunasekara - former Member of Parliament for Mahara, former District Minister for Gampaha, former Sri Lanka ambassador to Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, and Hungary
    • Anuradha Dullewe Wijeyeratne - former Councillor of Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council, Ex Acting Diyawadana Nilame of Sri Dalada Maligawa, Kandy (son-in-law of Tudor Gunasekara)

Gunasekara (Udugampola, Minuwangoda)[edit]

  • Bennet Senerath Dias Gunasekara - Member of Parliament for Minuwangoda from 1977 to 1988
    • Mahen Gunasekara - Minister for Legal Reforms and Prison Affairs – Member of Parliament for Gampaha District (1989-1994)

Gunawardena (Boralugoda Ralahamy)[10][edit]

Gunewardane[edit]

  • Lionel Gunewardena, Deputy Minister
    • Sarana Gunewardane, Deputy Minister, Member of Parliament, Provincial Councillor
    • Chandrika Gunewardane, Provincial Councillor + Sardhatissa Sakalasuriya, Member of Parliament, Provincial Council Chairman
    • Lakshman Gunewardane, Urban Councillor

Hewavitarne-Moonesinghe[12][edit]

  • Andiris Perera Dharmagunawardhana (1809–1890), President of the Buddhist Theosophical Society, founder President of the Buddhism Protection Committee, founder of the Vidyodaya Pirivena and a leader of the Buddhist revival in Sri Lanka
    • Mallika Dharmagunawardhana (1846 - 1936), President Women's Education Society + Don Carolis Hewavitarne (1833–1906) founder member of Buddhist Theosophical Society, founder member of the Buddhist Defence Committee and a leader of the Buddhist revival in Sri Lanka
      • Anagarika Dharmapala (Don David Hewavitarne) (1864–1933), Leader of the Buddhist revival movement
      • Dona Engeltina Hewavitarne (1865-1902) + Jacob Moonesinghe, a leader of the Buddhist revival movement
        • Sanath Moonesinghe
        • Piyadas Moonesinghe (1896–1969) + Beatrice Wijegoonewardena de Silva Senanayaka (1900–1989)
          • Anil Moonesinghe (1927–2002), Deputy Speaker, Minister of Communications, Member of Parliament, trade unionist, Ambassador in Vienna
          • Susil Moonesinghe (1930 - 2012), first Chief Minister of the Western Province, Member of Parliament, Ambassador in Tehran
      • Edmund Hewavitarne (1870–1915), convicted of treason, died in British custody + Sujatha Peiris
        • Raja Hewavitarne, OBE (1898-1958), Member of State Council Matara, Minister of Labour, Industry and Commerce
        • Neil Kamal Hewavitarne (1904–1939), Member of State Council Udugama
        • Sumanadevi Hewavitarne + Jayasuriya
      • Dr Charles Alwis Hewavitarne (1876–1929), leader in the Buddhist revival movement

Hurulle[edit]

  • Edwin Loku Bandara Hurulle, (1919 - 2009), Member, House of Representatives, Member of Parliament, Government Minister, Governor (Central Province), High Commissioner in Australia, Governor (North Central Province).
  • Themiya Loku Bandara Hurulle (1952 - ), Member of Parliament, Project Minister (Science and Technology), Member,(North Central Provincial Council), Director-General, Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (T.R.C.S.L.), Engineer (AC&R)
  • Punchi Banda Bulankulame Dissawe, Member of the State Council (1936), Member, House of Representatives, Parliamentary Secretary (Agriculture), Minister of Lands and Land Development, Proctor, Notary Public and Captain (Cricket ),1919-1920, St.Thomas’ College, Mt.Lavinia

(Maternal Uncle of Edwin Loku Bandara Hurulle and Granduncle of Themiya Loku Bandara Hurulle)

  • T.B.Harindranath Dunuwille (1946 - ), Member of Parliament, State Minister of State and Constitutional Affairs, Member, Kandy Municipal Council, Mayor of Kandy, Attorney at Law

Ilangaratne[edit]

Jayewardene[13][edit]

Jayaratne[edit]

  • S. D. R. Jayaratne, Government Minister (1931 - ) (Former Fisheries Minister) and Member of Parliament for Chilaw(1960 to 2000)
    • Piyankara Jayaratne (1964- ),Civil Aviation Minister (former Deputy Speaker) and Member of Parliament

Jayaratne (Doluwa, Gampola)[edit]

Kariapper[14][15][edit]

  • Marikkar Vedarala
    • Haji Marikkar Muhandiram - Dissawa of Wellassa, d:1817
      • Neina Marikkar
        • Ahamedu Lebbe Kariapper
          • Abdul Kareem Kariapper – Notary JP (Vanniah of Eravur Pattu and Koralai Pattu- circa 1912)
            • Hanoon Kariapper d:1952 + M. I. Abdul Rasool Mudali of Trincomalee
            • 2nd spouse of Hanoon Kariapper (the widow of M.I. Abdul Rasool) + M. A. M. Hussain, District Judge, d:2000
          • Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim Kariapper -
            • M. S. Kariapper (1899–1989), Gate Mudaliyar, Member of Parliament
              • Subeitha + A. R. Mansoor, Member of Parliament, Former Government Minister and Former Sri Lankan ambassador to the State of Kuwait and the Kingdom of Bahrain[16]
              • Daughter + M. M. Musthafa, Government Minister, Member of Parliament
              • Daughter (Madani?) + Mohamed Cassim
                • M.C. Ahamed, Member of Parliament Kalmunai 1960-1977), d: 3 July 2008
          • Zainabu Natchiar Kariapper + Mohamed Meera Lebbe
          • Daughter + [200] Abdul Latheef Kariapper (had 13 children of which 1 died in infancy, 1 died in early youth)
            • Abdul Kareem Kariapper + name not known (from Ninthavur)
              • Daughter (Nona) Kariapper+ Advocate Samsudeen Member of Parliament, former Sri Lankan Ambassador to UAE
                • Ariff Samsudeen Attorney-at-Law (1972) - Member of Eastern Provincial Council

Karunathilake[edit]

  • Rupa Karunathilake, Government Minister, Member of Parliament
    • Gayantha Karunathilaka, (nephew of Rupa Karunathilake) Government Minister, Member of Parliament
    • Sanjeev Karunathilaka, Provincial Councillor, Southern Province

Keerthiratne-Karunaratne[edit]

  • N. H. Keerthiratne, (1902-1992), Government Minister, Member of Parliament
  • Asoka Karunaratne (1916–1988), Government Minister, Member of Parliament
    • Samantha Karunaratne, Government Minister, Member of Parliament

Kotelawala[edit]

  • Don A Kotelawala
    • John Kotelawala Sr, Inspector of Ceylon Police Force
      • John Kotelawala, Third Prime Minister of Ceylon and Privy Councilor
      • Justin Kotalawela, Senator
      • Freda Corea, Sister of Sr. John and Justin Kotalawela
        • Dr. Gamani Corea - (1974 to 1984) Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ceylon's Ambassador to the EEC, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Planning and Economic Affairs of Ceylon and the Senior Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Ceylo

(Cousins)

      • George L. Kotelawala, (1922-1971) Member of Parliament (Bandaragama)

(Cousins)

Lokubandara[edit]

Macan Markar[edit]

Mallimaratchi[edit]

  • Weerasinghe Mallimarachchi (1929 - ), Minister of Food, Co-operatives and Janasaviya (Poverty Alleviation) Minister of Petroleum Services, State Minister of Industry, District Minister of Colombo Member Of Parliament 1977 - 1994
    • Jayantha Mallimaratchi (1955-1989), Member of Colombo Municipal Council 1978-1989
    • Janaka Mallimaratchi, Member of Western Provincial Council 1993 - 2009

Mathew[edit]

Mendis[edit]

  • Mudaliyar Thenahandi David Mendis (1904 - 1977) - Mayor of Negombo
  • Thenahandi Wijayapala Mendis (1928-2012) - Government Minister, Member of Parliament, Mayor of Negombo [Minister of Textile Industries (1977-89), Minister of Transport and Highways (1989-1994), Leader of the House (1993-4), Chief Opposition Whip (1994-98)]
  • Thenahandi Nandana Mendis - Chief Minister Western Province
  • Thenahandi Davindra Sethwijaya Mendis - Provincial Councillor, Western Province [son of T Wijayapala Mendis]

Molamure[edit]

Moulana[edit]

  • Seyed Alavi Moulana, Government Minister, Member of Parliament, Governor of Western Province.
  • Seyed Ali Zahir Moulana (1956 - ), Government Minister, Member of Parliament (1994-2004, 2015- ), Diplomat, Senior Adviser to the Prime Minister. Played a pivotal role that brought about the end of the Sri Lankan Civil War.

Muhammedh[17][edit]

  • Mathicham Saleem Lebbe Muhammedh Thamby Vidane alias Muhammedh Vidane (1819–1879) + Amina (1827–1899) of Negombo - He succeeded his father as the Vidane (Village Headman) for part of Negombo (assumed to be for Udayar Toppu area) somewhere around mid 1800AD
    • Meena Muhammedh Thamby + Name not known
      • Yoosoof Lebbe Vidane of Negombo
        • Yoosoof Lebbe Mubarak Vidane of Negombo - He succeeded his father as the Vidane
      • Omardeen Police Vidane(d 1921)of Negombo
        • Omardeen Abdul Wahab Vidane
    • Muhammedh Thamby Samsudheen Vidane Arachchi alias Dheen Arachchi (1860–1915) + Hafsa Marikar (1870–1950) of Negombo - He was appointed as the “Vidane Arachchi “ for Negombo in Eighteen Ninety Six (1896)
      • Fathima Zuhara Dheen (1893–1967) + Abdulla Court Mudliyar (d 1944)
        • Safa Abdulla (1914–2007) + Hussain Sheik Ismail Proctor (1901–1974) of Putlam - He entered the field of politics in 1928 when he became a member of the Puttalam Local Board. He was elected as a member of the Puttalam Urban Development Council In 1933. He became its chairman in 1938 and served in that post without a break until 1947. At the first Parliamentary elections which was held in 1947, he was elected uncontested and thus holding the distinction of being referred to as the First Member of the First Independent Parliament of Ceylon. He was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Food and Co-operatives under the Govt. of Rt. Hon D.S. Senanayake. As a Deputy Minister of food and Co-operatives (1947–1948) he managed to open a large number of Co-operative Societies all over the country. Later on he was elected as the Deputy Chairman of Committees and subsequently, had the distinction of being elected as Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives. The culmination of Proctor Ismail’s political career came when he was unanimously elected as the speaker in 1956, thus creating another first in the annals of Sri Lankan political history; the first Muslim speaker of the parliament of Ceylon (1956–1959)
        • M. Abdulla Thaha (1915 – 1969) + Kadheeja (1934 – 1989) - Member of Negombo Urban Council (1944-1949)
        • Abdulla Abdul Rahman Proctor (1921–1998)+ Hamzathul Inaya Abdul Raheeman (1927)
          • Fahima Abdul Rahman (1951) + Sheriff Sabry (1940–2008) of Ratmalana - He was the first Muslim to be appointed as the Auditor General (1993–2000) of Sri Lanka
        • Ummu Aimun Abdulla (1923–2000) + Anis Sheriff JP - He was the first Muslim to be the Deputy Mayor of Negombo Municipal Council and was also a member of the Western Provincial Council.
      • Ismail Dheen Proctor JP (1894–1968) + Hameeda Habeeblebbe (d 1970) - He was the first Muslim to qualify as a Lawyer in Negombo and was also the Quazi for Negombo
      • Samsudheen Abdul Raheeman Proctor JPUM (1896–1965) + Rahma Abdul Azeez (1910–2002) - He was the only Muslim to be the Chairman (1941–1944) of the then Negombo Urban Council.
      • Shareefa Dheen (1897–1986) + Haneefa
        • Haneefa Cafoor (1916–1970) + Jezima Muhammed (d 2001)
          • Aleema Cafoor (1947) + Farook (1937–1996) of Mawanella - He was a Member of the Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council at the time of his death
        • Haneefa Mahroof Proctor JPUM (1919–1990) + Hamzackiya Abdul Raheeman (1931) - He was a member of the Negombo Municipal Council
      • Faleela Dheen (1901–1982) + Thamby Lebbe Abdul Hameed (1894–1959)
        • Sithy Rahma Abdul Hameed (1929–2006) + Abdul Raheem Rafeek JP (1927–1989)
          • Fariha Rafeek (1955) + Caesar Reyan Hassan (1947-2015) of Katugastota - He obtained the highest number of preferential votes for the Pathadumbara Electorate during the local government elections held in Nineteen ninety-one (1991) and thereby became the first Muslim to be the Vice Chairman of the Pathadumbara Pradeshiya Sabava
      • Shums Ruquiya Dheen (1905–1958) + Ali Abul Hassen JP (1903–1997)
        • Hafeela Hassen (1931) + Cassim Proctor JPUM (1923–1985)
          • Ajward Cassim (1955–1995) + Lilyana (1955) - (Migrated to Yugoslavia in 1980s) He was appointed as the Honorary Counsel General of Sri Lanka for Yugoslavia and held this post until his death.
    • Muhammedh Thamby Sinna Lebbe Marikar + Name not known
      • Marikar Abdul Razak Vidane of Negombo

Nanayakkara[edit]

  • D. Francis Nanayakkara + Irene Nanayakkara (1917–2010)
    • Vasudeva Nanayakkara (1939- ), Government Minister, Member of Parliament + Wasanthi Nanayakkara (Lawyer)
    • Yasapalitha Nanayakkara (1940–1996), Provincial Councillor, Film Director + Manoshri Perera Nanayakkara
    • Hemakumara Nanayakkara, Government Minister, Member of Parliament

Obeyesekere[edit]

Pathirana[18][edit]

  • Richard Pathirana - Cabinet minister for Education and Higher Education (1994 to 2000) and State Administration and Home Affairs (2000–01)

Panabokke[edit]

Perera[edit]

  • Festus Perera, Government Minister, Member of Parliament + Larine Perera Member of Parliament, Provincial Minister, Provincial Councillor

Premachandra[edit]

Ponnambalam[edit]

Premadasa[edit]

Rajakaruna[edit]

Rajapaksa[19][edit]

Ranatunga[edit]

Ratnayaka[edit]

  • Victor Ratnayake, Member of Parliament

Ratwatte[20][edit]

(also related to the Bandaranaike family, William Gopallawa, A.R. Udugama, Hector Kobbekaduwa)

Sakalasuriya[edit]

  • Sardhatissa Sakalasuriya, member of parliament, chairman of Provincial Council + Chandrika Sakalasuriya, Provincial Councillor
    • Samanmalee Sakalasuriya, Provincial Councillor

Samaraweera[edit]

Samaraweera[edit]

Sangarapillai[21][edit]

  • A. V. Sangarapillai,
    • Sir S. Pararajasingam, Senator + Pathmavathy Arunachalam
      • Lalithambikai (-2005) + M. Swaminathan

(also related to Coomaraswamy, Ulaganathar Mudaliyar of Manipay)

Saravanamuttu[edit]

Sinne Lebbe[edit]

Senanayake[22][edit]

Mudaliyar Don Spater Senanayake with son-in-law F H Dias-Bandaranaike, sons Don Stephen Senanayake, Don Charles Senanayake and Fredrick Richard Senanayake, daughter Maria Frances and wife Dona Catherina Elizabeth Perera

(also related to Sir John Lionel Kotelawala, Junius Richard Jayewardene, Ranjan Wijeratne and Ranil Wickremesinghe)

Senewiratne[edit]

  • Captain C. P. J. Senewiratne, Government Minister, Member of Parliament

Senaratne[edit]

Tennakoon[edit]

  • T. B. Tennakoon, Government Minister, Member of Parliament
    • Yasaratne Tennakoon, Member of Parliament, Adviser to the Prime Minister
      • Tilina Tennakoon, Member of Parliament
    • Janaka Bandara Tennakoon (1953- ), Government Minister, Member of Parliament
      • Pramitha Bandara Tennakoon, Provincial Council Minister - Central Province

Tambimuttu[edit]

Thondaman[edit]

Ulaganathar of Manipay[23][edit]

Madava Mudaliyar (Birth between 1580 - 1600)

Kathirkama Mudali

  • Ulaganathar Mudaliyar of Manipay 1664
    • Ulaganathar Mathar Mudaliyar
      • Mathar Kathirgamakanakkar
        • Kathirgamakanakkar Thillaiampalam
          • Thillaiampalam Arunachalam, Mudaliyar

(also related to Coomaraswamy)

Viswanather-Arumugam-Cathiravelu[edit]

Wanniarachchi[edit]

  • Dharmadasa Wanniarachchi, Government Minister, Member of Parliament, Governor of North Western Province
    • Pavithra Devi Wanniarachchi (1964- ), Government Minister, Member of Parliament + Kanchana Jayaratne, Chairman, Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council
  • W A Karunasena, Member of Parliament (1960-67)

Wickremesinghe[edit]

  • D. P. Wickremasinghe, Government Minister, Member of Parliament

Welagedara[edit]

  • Dingiri Bandara (D.B) Welagedara (1915–1989), Government Minister, Member of Parliament, Governor of North Central Province
    • Sarath Welagedara, (1946- ) State Minister, Member of Parliament

Wickremanayake[edit]

Wijewardene[24][edit]

  • Tudugalage Muhandiram Don Phillip Wijeywardene + Dona Helena Dep Weerasinghe

Wijeratne (Mirigama)[edit]

  • Mahendra Surasinghe Wijeratne, Government Minister, Member of Parliament

Wijeyeratne[25][edit]

  • Gabrial Perera Wijeyeratne + Dona Catherina Wickremasinghe Jayasekera
    • Sir Edwin Wijeyeratne (1889–1968), Cabnet Minister of Home Affairs and Rural Development, Senator, High Commissioner to Britain and India, one of Founding Members of the United National Party + Leela Pethiyagoda Kumarihamy

(also related to Senanayake, Ratwatte and Gopallawa)

Yapa Abeywardena[edit]

  • Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena (1945- ), Government Minister of Agriculture, Chief Minister, Member of Parliament
    • Sarath Yapa Abeywardena, Provincial Councillor
  • Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena (1955- ), Government Minister, Member of Parliament
    • Pasanda Yapa Abeywardena, Politician, Provincial Councillor

References[edit]

  • Shauketaly, Faraz (30 May 2010). "The Dynastic Politics Of Sri Lanka". The Sunday Leader.
  • Shauketaly, Faraz (6 June 2010). "More Dynastic Politicians". The Sunday Leader.
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