National Heroes of Sri Lanka

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National Heroes of Sri Lanka are those who are considered to have played a major role in the Sri Lankan independence struggle from British Colonial rule.[according to whom?] On February 4 each year on Independence Day these people are celebrated with gratitude.

List of National Heroes[edit]

Uva Freedom Struggle (Struggle of 1818)[edit]

  • Veera Keppetipola Dissawe-Executed on November 25th 1818 In Kandy by British Govt
  • Godagedar adhikaram
  • Ketakaala Mohottale
  • Kudabadulugammana rate Raala
  • Mahabethma rate Raala
  • Kudabethma rate Raala
  • Palangolle Mohottale
  • Wathhekale Mohottale
  • Pogahagedara Rena Raala
  • Posera Watte Widane
  • Kiwuledera Mohottale
  • Kaugamuwe Mohottale
  • Udamadura Mohottale

Matale Freedom Struggle (Struggle of 1848)[edit]

Rebels[edit]

( He is not consider as a National Hero , but was popular as Robin Hood in Sri Lanka )

20th Century independence movement[edit]

Incomplete

Civil War (Eelam War IV)[edit]

  • Captain S. Aladeniya † - Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment  : 1 March 1963 ( Lewella, Kandy) - 11 June 1990 (Kokavil)
  • Corporal Gamini Kularatne † - Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment : September 4, 1966 ( Hasalaka, Kandy ) - 14 July 1991 (Elepahant Pass)
  • Colonel A.F. Lafir † - Special Forces Regiment : Born in Kandy - Died 19 July 1996 ( Mullaitivu )
  • Wing-Commander Tyron Silvapulle † - Sri Lanka Air Force - Died 17 December 1999 (Elepahant Pass)
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Lalith Jayasinghe † - 3rd Special Forces Regiment:29 April 1974 (Avissawella )- 26 November 2008 (Oddusudan)
  • Lieutenant-Commander Jude Lakmal Wijethunge † - Sri Lanka Navy : Died in 30 March 1996
  • Major G. S. Jayanath † - Commando Regiment : Died 4 December 1997 ( Mankula)
  • Major K. A. Gamage † - 1st Special Forces Regiment : 20 April 2009 (Ampalavanpokkana)
  • Second Lieutenant K. W. T. Nissanka † - Gajaba Regiment :21 October 1971 - November 1993 ( Poonaryn )
  • Warrant Officer 2nd Class H.B. Pasan Gunasekera † - Gajaba Regiment :November 9, 1964 (Millewa) -Died November 29, 1995
  • Lance Corporal W. I. M. Seneviratne † - Sri Lanka Light Infantry : Born 1968 (Kobeiganae ) - July 4, 1996
  • Lieutenant U. G. A. S. Samaranayake † - 9th Gemunu Watch
  • Staff Sergeant H. G. S. Bandara † - 4th Vijayaba Infantry Regiment
  • Captain H. G. M. H. I. Megawarna † - 9th Gemunu Watch
  • Sergeant P.N. Suranga † - 1st Vijayaba Infantry Regiment
  • Sergeant Sugath Chandrasiri Bandara † - 2nd Special Forces Regiment :Born in Bibile -Died3 February 2009 (Puthukkudiyiruppu )
  • Corporal P. M. Nilantha Pushpa Kumara † - 7th Gemunu Watch
  • Corporal K. Chandana † - 3rd Special Forces Regiment : Died June 2008
  • Corporal A. M. N. P. Abesinghe † - 8th Sri Lanka Light Infantry
  • Lance-Corporal T. G. D. R. Dayananda † - 8th Sri Lanka Light Infantry
  • Lance-Corporal R. M. D. M. Rathnayake † - 6th Sri Lanka Light Infantry
  • Lance-Corporal A. M. B. H. G. Abeyrathnebanda † - 21st Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment.[2]
  • Chief Petty Officer K. G. Shantha † - Sri Lanka Navy
  • Captain G. N. Punsiri † - Gajaba Regiment
  • Lieutenant W. T. Jayatillake † - Gemunu Watch
*Staff Sergeant K. G. N. Perera  † - Commando Regiment
*Sergeant K. G. D. Gunasekara  † - Commando Regiment
  • Corporal H. A. Nilantha Kumara † - Commando Regiment
[2]*Corporal S. P. M. L. Pushpamal  † - Commando Regiment

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