List of Trinity College, Kandy alumni

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This is a list of alumni of Trinity College, Kandy, located in Sri Lanka.

Government and politics[edit]

Intergovernmental organisations

Diplomatic service

  • Sir V. Coomaraswamy - former Ceylonese High Commissioner to Canada,[5] Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Defense and External Affairs, and Senior Civil Servant
  • Jayantha Dhanapala - former High Commissioner to New Delhi, London and Ambassador to Washington (with accreditation to the United Nations and Geneva)[citation needed]
  • Faisz Musthapha - former High Commissioner to the UK
  • Theodore Braybrooke Panabokke - High Commissioner to New Delhi, India
  • Sarath Amunugama - Sri Lankan Cabinet Minister (Min. of Public Administration and Home Affairs), Minister of Irrigation prior to becoming independent Sri Lanka’s 16th Finance Minister in the Chandrika Kumaratunga Government, Minister of Public Administration in the Mahinda Rajapaksa Government, Deputy Minister of Finance and now Senior Minister for International Monetary Cooperation and Kandy District MP
  • Lionel Gamini Dissanayake PC – presidential candidate, United National Party; Leader of the Opposition, Minister of Lands, Land Development and Mahaweli Development, in the JR Jayawardene Government of 1977; Minister of Plantation Industries in the Ranasinghe Premadasa Government of 1989; first MP for Nuwara Eliya in 1970 and 1977; President of the Board of Control for Cricket in Sri Lanka; founder President of the Cricket Foundation of Sri Lanka
  • Kabir Hashim - Minister of Tertiary Education in the abridged Ranil Wickremesinghe Government of 2001-2003 and MP for Kegalle District
  • Edwin Loku Banda Hurulle – Cabinet Minister of Communications and Cultural Affairs
  • Lakshman Jayakody - Deputy Minister of Defence in the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Government of 1970-1977 and Minister of Cultural and Religious Affairs in the Chandrika Kumaratunga Government of 1994, MP for Divulapitiya[5] and Kurunegala District MP
  • Lakshman Kadirgamar - former Minister of Foreign Affairs at the time of his assassination on August 12, 2005l President of the Oxford Union; Honorary Master of the Inner Temple in 1996 (only the second Asian to have this after Malaysian Prime Minister Tungku Abdul Rahaman in 1974); Honorary Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford
  • Sir Tikiri Bandara Panabokke - Ceylonese Cabinet Minister and Member of the Legislative Council
  • Anuruddha Ratwatte - former Minister of Power and Energy and Deputy Minister of Defence and MP for Kandy District
  • Edward Lionel Senanayake - Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka

Provincial governors

Members of municipal councils

Senior civil servants and heads of government departments[edit]


Political party leaders[edit]


Judges and senior counsel[edit]

Supreme Court justices

Justices and attorneys


Sri Lanka Army[edit]

Indian Army[edit]


Sportsmen and administrators[edit]








  1. ^ Book on ‘Sri Lankan Economy in Transition’ launched. The Island, Retrieved on 17 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Dr. Jayantha Kelegama". Upali Group of Companies. 2005-08-17. Retrieved 2013-11-05. 
  3. ^ "Jayantha Kelegama: The patriot as economist". The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd. 2005-08-14. Retrieved 2013-11-05. 
  4. ^ "A progressive economist remembered". The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd. 2005-09-13. Retrieved 2013-11-05. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Centenary Number, Trinity College, Kandy, 1872-1972, Appendix II - Old Boys, published by Trinity College Press, Kandy, March 1972
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  7. ^ ‘DISSANAIKE, Prof. Gishan Romesh’, Who's Who 2011, A & C Black, 2011; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2010 ; online edn, Oct 2010 accessed 13 Dec 2010
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