List of Royal College alumni (Old Royalists)

This is a List of Old Royalists, they being alumni of the Royal College, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Heads of State & Government

;Presidents
*His Excellency President J.R. Jayawardene - former President & Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
*President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom - current President of the Maldives

;Monarchs
*H.M. Sultan Muhammad Fareed Didi - last Sultan of the Maldives

;Prime Ministers
*General The Rt. Hon. Sir John Lionel Kotalawela, CH, KBE, CLI - former Prime Minister of Ceylon
*Hon. Ranil Wickremasinghe, MP - former Prime Minister of Sri Lanka & current Leader of the Opposition

Prominent figures in the Independence Movement

*Anagarika Dharmapala - leading figure in the independence movement and the revival of Buddhism in the twentieth century
*E.W.Perera "Lion of Kotte" - Freedom fighter, Senator, member of Legislative Council and State Council (note: - Prominent Legislators)
*Sir Ponnambalam Arunachalam, CCS - Tamil political leader of Ceylon, member of the Executive Council and Legislative Council (note: - Prominent Legislators)
*Sir Ponnambalam Ramanathan, KCMG, KC - Tamil political leader, Solicitor General of Ceylon and member of the Legislative Council (note: - Prominent Legislators)
*Captain D.E.Henry Pedris, CTG - prominent figure executed by the British
*Sir James Peiris, JP - prominent leader and Vice President of the Legislative Council (note: - Prominent Legislators)
*Dr C.A. Hewavitharne - prominent leader in the independence movement (note: - Medicine)

Ministers and Legislators

Current

*Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena, MP - current Cabinet Minister of Urban Development, Sacred Area Development & Member of Parliament
*Hon. Mahinda Samarasinghe, MP - current Cabinet Minister of Disaster Management, Human Rights & Member of Parliament
*Hon. Milinda Moragoda, MP - current Cabinet Minister of Tourism & Member of Parliament
*Hon. Arumugan Thondaman, MP - current Cabinet Minister of Youth Empowerment, Socio Economic Development & Member of Parliament
*Hon. Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, MP - current Non-Cabinet Minister & Member of Parliament
*Hon. Dilan Perera, MP - current Non-Cabinet Minister of Justis & Member of Parliament
*Hon. Mano Wijeyeratne, MP - current Non-Cabinet Minister of Enterprise Development, former Minister of Plantation Services & Member of Parliament
*Hon. Naween Dissanayake, MP - current Non-Cabinet Minister of Investment Promotion & Member of Parliament [ [http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2008/07/20/mag01.asp Youthful Navin Niranjan Dissanayake is the Minister of Investment Promotion] ]
*Hon. Mahindananda Aluthgamage, MP - current Deputy Minister of Power, Energy & Member of Parliament
*Hon. Duminda Dissanayake, MP - Current Deputy Minister of Petroleum & Petroleum ResourcesFact|date=July 2008

*Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, MP - former Cabinet Minister of Foreign Affairs & current Member of Parliament
*Hon. Rauff Hakeem, MP - former Cabinet Minister of Posts & Telecommunication & current Member of Parliament
*Hon. Ravi Karunanayake, MP - former Cabinet Minister of Commerce, Consumer Affairs & current Member of Parliament
*Hon. Lakshman "Lucky" Kiriella, MP - former Cabinet Minister of Plantation Industries & current Member of Parliament
*Hon. Kabir Hashim, MP - former Non-Cabinet Minister of Tertiary Education, Training & current Member of Parliament
*Hon. Sajith Premadasa, MP - former Deputy Minister of Health & current Member of Parliament
*Hon. Sagala Ratnayaka, MP - former Deputy Minister of Power, Energy & Member of Parliament
*Hon. Gayantha Karunathilaka, MP - current Member of Parliament
*Hon. Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam, MP - current Member of Parliament

Past

*Hon. Lalith Athulathmudali - former Cabinet Minister of National Security & Defence, Minister of Agriculture, Minister of Education & Member of Parliament
*Hon. Anura Bandaranaike - former Cabinet Minister of Foreign Affairs, tourism, Industry, Investment & National Heritage, Speaker, Leader of the Opposition & Member of Parliament
*Hon. Dr. Colvin R de Silva - former Cabinet Minister of Plantation Industries and Constitutional Affairs & Member of Parliament
*Hon. Major E. A. Nugawela, CLI - former Cabinet Minister of Education (of the first cabinet 1947), Member of Parliament & State Council [ [http://www.sundaytimes.lk/990207/mirror4.html Our educationists, Stamp News 53] ]
*Hon. C. Sittampalam, CCS - former Cabinet Minister of Posts and Telecommunications (of the first cabinet 1947), Member of Parliament, District Judge and Government Agent
*Hon. A. Ratnayaka - former Cabinet Minister of Food and Cooperatives (of the first cabinet 1947), Member of Parliament & State Council
*Hon. Pieter Keuneman - former Cabinet Minister of Housing and Local Government & Member of Parliament
*Hon. Anil Moonesinghe - former Cabinet Minister of Communications, Deputy Speaker & Member of Parliament and Ambassador to Austria.
*Hon. Cyril Mathew - former Cabinet Minister of Industries and Scientific Affairs & Member of Parliament
*Hon. Felix R. Dias Bandaranaike - former Cabinet Minister of Finance, Public Administration, Local Government, Home Affairs, Justice & Member of Parliament
*Hon. Dr. Ranjit Atapattu - former Cabinet Minister of Health & Member of Parliament
*Hon. Deshamanya Dr. Nissanka Wijeyeratne, CCS - former Cabinet Minister of Education, Higher Education & Justice, Member of Parliament, Sri Lankan Ambassador to the Russian Federation, a former Permanent Secretary & Diyawadana Nilame of the Sri Dalada Maligawa, Kandy. (note: - Also listed in Senior civil servants)
*Hon. Tyronne Fernando, PC - former Cabinet Minister of Foreign Affairs, Governor of the Northern Province Member of Parliament & Ambassador to France [ [http://www.dailynews.lk/2008/02/27/news18.asp Tyronne Fernando dead ] ]
*Hon. Deshamanya J.P. Obeyesekere - First Ceylonese Secretary of State, former Health Minister, Senator and Member of Parliament [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lkawgw/gen3051.htm Obeyesekere family, Sri Lankan Sinhalese Family Genealogy] ]
*Hon. C.V. Gunaratne - former Cabinet Minister Industrial Development & Member of Parliament
*Hon. R.G Senanayaka - former Cabinet Minister of Trade & Member of Parliament
*Hon. Indika Gunawardena - former Cabinet Minister & Member of Parliament
*Hon. George Rajapakse - former Cabinet Minister & Member of Parliament
*Hon. Gamini Jayasuriya - former Cabinet Minister of Health & Member of Parliament
*Hon. Dr. Neelan Thiruchelvam - former Member of Parliament
*Hon. Sir Razik Fareed, OBE, JP, UM - former prominent Member of Parliament (note: - Also listed in Ambassadors and High Commissioners)
*Hon. P.B. Bulankulame - former prominent Member of Parliament
*Hon. A.P. Jayasuriya - former prominent Member of Parliament
*Hon. T.B. Panabokke - former prominent Member of Parliament
*Hon. H. Sri Nissanka - former prominent Member of Parliament
*Hon. Wilmot A. Perera - former prominent Member of Parliament
*Hon. Mangala Moonesinghe - former Member of Parliament (note: - Also listed in Ambassadors and High Commissioners)
*Hon. Susil Moonesinghe - former Member of Parliament (note: - Also listed in Ambassadors and High Commissioners)
*Hon. G. Arthur de Zoysa - former prominent Member of Parliament
*Hon. J.A. Martenze - former prominent Member of Parliament
*Hon. Dr. V.R. Schockman - former prominent Member of Parliament
*Hon. P.B.G Keuneman - former prominent Member of Parliament
*Hon. Sydney de Zoysa - former prominent Member of Parliament
*Hon. G.T .Kapukotuwa - former prominent Member of Parliament

*Senator E.W.Perera - Senator, member of the State Council and the Legislative Council (note: - Prominent figures in the Independence Movement)
*Senator Professor Sir Nicholas Attygalle - former President of the Senate of Ceylon (note: - Also listed in Senior Academics)
*Senator Sir Cyril de Zoysa - former President of the Senate (note: - Also listed in Captains of industry)
*Senator Justin Kotalawela - former Senator & Member of the State Council
*Senator S. Nadesan - former Senator

*Sir James Peiris, JP - prominent leader and Vice President of the Legislative Council (note: - Prominent figures in the Independence Movement)
*Sir Ponnambalam Arunachalam, CCS - member of the Executive Council and Legislative Council (note: - Prominent figures in the Independence Movement)
*Sir Ponnambalam Ramanathan KCMG, KC - member of the Legislative Council (note: - Prominent figures in the Independence Movement)
*Sir Susantha de Fonseka, KBE - Deputy Speaker of the State Council (note: - Also listed in Ambassadors and High Commissioners)
*Sir Mutu Coomaraswamy - former Member of the Legislative Council [ [http://www.movinghere.org.uk/stories/story105/story105.htm Mutu Coomaraswamy (1834-1879)] ]
*Sir Christoffel Obeyesekere - former Member of the Legislative Council [http://www.lankalibrary.com/pol/ds.htm D. S. Senanayake] ]
*T. B. Panabokke - former Member of the Legislative Council
*Arunachalam Mahadeva - former Member of the Legislative Council
*Thambaiyah Mudaliar Sabharatnam - former Member of the Legislative Council

Royalty

*HRH Prince Hassan Farid Didi - Maldivian Minister for the Interior and son of HRH the Sultan Elect of the Maldives
*HRH Prince Henveyru Ganduvaru Manippulu - Member of the Maldivian Royal family [http://www.maldivesroyalfamily.com/maldives_photo_10.shtml Maldive students at Royal College Colombo 1920s] ]

enior Members of the Defence Services

Sri Lankan Army

*Major General B.R. Heyn, CLI - former Commander of the Ceylon Army (1966 - 1967) [http://lakdiva.com/island/i990530/feature.htm Royal honours its war dead] ]
*General Deshamanya D. S. Attygalle, MVO, CLI - former Commander of the Sri Lankan Army (1967 - 1977), former Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and High Commissioner to the United Kingdom
*General T.I. Weerathunga, VSV, ndc, SLLI - former Commander of the Sri Lankan Army (1981 - 1985), Chief of the Defence Staff & Sri Lanka High Commissioner to Canada
*General G.D.G. Naveen Seneviratne, VSV - former Commander of the Sri Lankan Army (1985 - 1988)
*Major General Vijaya Wimalaratne, RWP, RSP, VSV, USP, psc, GR KIA-former Jaffna Brigade Commander, a Leader of Operation Liberation
*Major General Gemunu Kulatunge, RSP, USP - former Deputy Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army
*Major General Jayantha de S. Jayaratne, VSV, ndc, IG, SLA - former Commander Security Forces Headquarters Jaffna (SF HQ (J))
*Major General Parakrama Pannipitiya RWP, RSP, USP, psc, SLSR - former Commander Security Forces Headquarters East (SF HQ (E))
*Major General P.P. Fernando RWP, RSP, psc, CR KIA - former Deputy commanding officer of 54th Division, Sri Lanka Army
*Major General Dr. Chelliah Thurairaja, USP, MBBS, SLMC - former Director Army Medical Services and Colonel Commandant of the Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps (note: - Also listed in Medicine)
*Major General C.H. Fernando
*Brigadier W.A.A.P.B Jayatilleka, RSP, SLA KIA - former brigade commander, 54-1 brigade
*Brigadier V.U.B. Nanayakkara, USP, Hdmc, SLE - current military spokesmen for the Sri Lanka Army and Director, Directorate of Media. [http://www.dailynews.lk/2007/09/19/sec01.asp]

Sri Lankan Navy

*Rear Admiral Rajan Kadiragamar, MVO, ADC, RCyN - former Commander of the Royal Ceylon Navy (1960-1970)
*Admiral Deshamanya D.B. Goonesekara, ndc, psc, SLN - former Commander of the Sri Lankan Navy (1973-1979)
*Vice Admiral A.H.A De Silva, VSV, ndc, psc, SLN - former Commander of the Sri Lankan Navy (1983-1986) & Ambassador to Cuba
*Rear Admiral Thisara S.G. Samarasinghe, RSP, VSV, USP, ndc, psc, DISS, MNI, SLN - Commander Northern Naval Command, former Commander Eastern Naval Command & former Director General of Naval Operations

Sri Lanka Air Force

*Air Chief Marshal Harry Goonatilake, USP, ndc, psc, SLAF - former Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force (1976-1981)
*Air Vice Marshal Dr. Nimal Herat Gunaratne, VSV, USP, MBBS, DFM, D.AvMed, SLAF - Director Health Services, SLAF [http://www.sundaytimes.lk/080504/Columns/sitreport.html] (note: - Also listed in Medicine)
*Air Commodore Shirantha Goonatilake, RWP, RSP, SLAF KIA - Commanding Officer Flying Training Wing

Sri Lanka Police

* S.A. Dissanayake - former Inspector General of Police (IGP)
* G A.D.E.A. Seneviratne - former Inspector General of Police (IGP) & High Commissioner to Malaysia
* L.G.D.C.L. Herath - former Inspector General of Police (IGP)

Civil servants

* Lalith Weeratunga, SLAS - current Permanent Secretary to the President
* J.Charitha Ratwatte - former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance & Treasury
* Hamilton Shirley Amerasinghe, CCS - former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance & Treasury, Ministry of Health, Ceylon's High Commissioner to India, Ambassador to Nepal and Afghanistan.
* Harsha Wickremasinghe, CCS - former Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Trade and Commerce
* Austin Perera, CCS - former Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Industries
* Dr. B.S. Wijeweera, CCS - former Permanent Secretary
* D.G.P. Seneviratne, CCS - former Permanent Secretary
* P.H. Premawardhana, CCS - former Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Cultural Affairs
* Hon. Dr. Nissanka Wijeyeratne, CCS - former Permanent Secretary (note: - Also listed in Prominent Legislators)
* D.M.P.B.Dasanayake, SLAS - former Permanent Secretary to the Ministries of Education, Labour & Budhasasana
* S. Nihal Seneviratne - former Secretary General of Parliament (1981-1994) and parliamentary affairs adviser to the Prime Minister [ [http://sundaytimes.lk/080203/Plus/Independence-one.html From nice days to the not so nice] ]
* Dhammika Kitulgoda - Secretary General of Parliament (1999-2002, 2008- ) and former District Judge (note: - Also listed in Judges)
* Neville Kanakeratne - former Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (note: - Also listed in Ambassadors and High Commissioners)
* A.S.Jayawardene - former Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and former Alternate Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington D.C
* Sunil Mendis - former Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and former Chairman Hayleys
* Douglas V. Atapattu - former Commissioner of Excise
* Bimal Padameperuma - former Chairman Ceylon Engineering Corp
* S.C. Amarasinghe - former CEO of the Ceylon Electricity Board
* D.C. Wimalasena - former Chairman Ceylon Petroleum Corp
* Ashantha de Mel - current Chairman Ceylon Petroleum Corp

Ambassadors and High Commissioners

*Deshamanya Dr Vernon L. B. Mendis - former United Nation's Special Envoy to the Middle East, Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Canada; Ambassador to USSR, Cuba and Secretary General of the Non Aligned Movement [ [http://www.nation.lk/2006/06/18/eyefea4.htm Sri Lanka’s Father of Diplomacy Dr. Vernon .L. B. Mendis reminisces his trail blazing career spanning over a half century with Nation Eye] ]
*T.D.S.A. Dissanayake - former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Indonesia, Egypt & prominent Sri Lankan diplomat in the UN
* Javed Yusuf - former Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

*Neville Kanakeratne - Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States and High Commissioner to India (note: - Also listed in Senior civil servants) (note: - Also listed in Ambassadors and High Commissioners)
*Devinda R. Subasinghe - Ambassador to USA & Mexico [ [http://www.lightharmonics.com/oiucm/speaker_bios/ambassador.htm H.E. Devinda R. Subasinghe, Sri Lanka's Ambassador to the United States and Mexico] ]
*Sir Susantha de Fonseka, KBE - former Ambassador to Japan and Burma (note: - Also listed in Prominent Legislators)
*Sir Razik Fareed, Kt, OBE, JP, UM - High Commissioner to Pakistan (note: - Also listed in Legislators)
*John De Saram - Sri Lanka's Representative to the UN & prominent Sri Lankan Diplomat in the UN
*Ernest Corea - Sri Lanka's former Ambassador to the United States, High Commissioner to Canada and former Editor Ceylon Daily News (note: - Also listed in Media personalities & Journalist)
*Devinda R. Subasinghe - former Ambassador to the United States & Mexico
*Hon. Mangala Moonesinghe - former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and former Member of Parliament (note: - Also listed in Prominent Legislators)
*Hon. Susil Moonesinghe - former Ambassador to Iran and former Member of Parliament (note: - Also listed in Prominent Legislators)
*Tissa Wijeyeratne - Sri Lanka Ambassador to France and Switzerland, Senior Advisor (Foreign Affairs) to the Prime Minister & Additional Secretary to Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Defence

Mayors

* Omer Kamil - former Mayor of Colombo & Ambassador to Iran
* Prasanna Gunawardena - former Mayor of Colombo & Presidential adviser
* C. Ponnambalam - the first Mayor of Jaffna

Judges

*Hon. Justice Sir Richard Morgan - Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, First Asian in the British Empire to receive a Knighthood and first Ceylonese to be a member of the Governor's Executive Council
*Hon. Justice Sri Lankabhimanya Christopher Gregory Weeramantry - former Judge of the International Court of Justice and Judge of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka
*Hon. Justice V Manicavasagar - former Judge of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka & Chancellor of the University of Jaffna
*Hon. Justice Sir Thomas De Sampayo - former Judge of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka
*Hon. Justice T.S. Fernando, QC - former Judge of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka
*Hon. Justice C.V. Wigneshwaran, PC - former Judge of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka
*Hon. Justice P. Ramanathan - former Judge of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka, Governor of the Western Province, Chancellor of Uva University and Chairman of the Human Rights Commission
*Hon. Justice Eugene Wilfred Jayewardene, KC - former Judge of the Supreme Court of Ceylon
*Hon. Justice S.W.B. Wadugodapitiya - former Judge of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka
*Hon. Justice John Adrian St. Valentine Jayewardene - former Judge of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka
*Hon. Justice Felix Reginald Dias Bandaranaike - former Judge of the Supreme Court of Ceylon [http://www.dailynews.lk/2001/11/05/fea01.html Democracy and co-existence in a pluralistic society ] ]
*Hon. Justice P. Edussuriya - former Judge of the Court of Appeal
* Sarath Ambepitiya - former Judge of the High Court
* K.T. Chitrasiri - Judge of the Commercial High Court
* Charles Ambrose Lorensz, QC - former District Judge, member of the Legislative Council & Editor of the 'Ceylon Examiner.
* T.K.N. Thilakan - District Judge
* Dhammika Kitulgoda - District Judge (note: - Also listed in Civil servants)

Academics

*Professor Sir Nicholas Attygalle, FRCS - former Vice Chancellor of University of Ceylon, President of the Senate of Ceylon, Dean Faculty of Medicine & Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (note: - Also listed in Legislators)
*Professor E.O.E. Pereira - former Vice Chancellor of University of Peradeniya and Founder of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Ceylon
*Professor C.L.V. Jayathilake - former Vice Chancellor of University of Peradeniya
*Professor Chandre Dharma-wardana - former Vice Chancellor of Vidyodaya University (now the University of Sri Jayewardenepura), currently Professor of Theoretical Physics at the Universite de Montreal
*Professor Hema Ellawala - former Vice Chancellor of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and the Dean of the faculty of Arts and Professor of History & Sociology
*Professor Muhammad Monty Cassim - Vice Chancellor of Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Beppu, Japan
*Vidyaj Yothi Professor V. K. Samaranayake - former Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of Colombo and Founder of University of Colombo School of Computing
*Professor S.R. Kottegoda - former Dean of the Medical Faculty, University of Colombo, and National Coordinator, Health Systems Research, Ministry of Health [http://www.nation.lk/2007/12/16/events.htm Top anti-doping expert speaks on ‘Ethics in Sports Medicine’] ]
*Professor Mohan Munasinghe - Vice President of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Professor, United Nations University, Tokyo

*Professor K. N. Jayatilleke - Head of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Ceylon
*Professor M. Maheswaran, PhD(Cantab) - Professor of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Marathon County, formerly Professor and Head, Dept of Mathematics, University of Peradeniya
*Most Venerable Professor Kollupitiye Mahinda Sangharakkhitha Thera - Head of the Buddhist and Pali Faculty of the University of Kelaniya (note: - Also listed in Prelates)

*Professor K. N. Seneviratne - Professor of Medicine and founder director of Sri Lanka's Postgraduate Institute of Medicine [ [http://www.dailynews.lk/2004/11/22/new41.html http://www.doctorndtv.com/profile/profile.asp?alias=CGoonaratna] ]
*Vidyaj Yothi Professor Rezvi Sheriff - Senior Professor of Medicine & Director of the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo
*Vidyaj Yothi Professor Osmund Jayaratne - Professor of Physics, University of Colombo and left wing politician.
*Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe - Professor of Applied Mathematics and Astronomy at Cardiff University and Director of the Cardiff Centre for Astrobiology
*Professor B.A. Abeywickrama - Emeritus Professor, Department of Botany, University of Colombo
*Professor William Norman, RAE - Professor of Chemistry & Physics, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
*Professor R.H. Paul - Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Peradeniya
*Professor Chelvanayagam Vaseeharan - Professor of Mathematics and former Sri Lanka Athletics team Captain
*Professor Colvin Goonaratna MBBS, FRCP, PhD - Emeritus Professor of Physiology, University of Colombo [http://www.doctorndtv.com/profile/profile.asp?alias=CGoonaratna]
*Professor Parakrama Chandrasoma - Professor of Pathology, University of Southern California
*Professor P.C.B. Fernando - Professor of Mathematics, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
*Professor Nalin de Silva - Department of Mathematics, University of Kelaniya
*Professor Siri Kannangara - Professor of Medicine, University of Sydney
*Professor A. Suri Ratnapala - Professor of Law, T.C. Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland
*Professor L. P. Samaranayake - Professor of Pathology, Hong Kong University
*Professor Saman Amarasinghe - Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology [ [http://www.csail.mit.edu/biographies/PI/bioprint.php?PeopleID=145 Saman Amarasinghe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology] ]
*Professor Asantha Cooray - Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine and a leading researcher in the field of Cosmology and theoretical astrophysics [ [http://www.cooray.org Asantha R. Cooray] ]
* Dr.Nalin Ranasinghe - Head, Department of Computation and Intelligent Systems, University of Colombo School of Computing, University of Colombo
* Dr. Gihan N. Wikramanayake - Head, Department of Information Systems Engineering (ISE), University of Colombo School of Computing, University of Colombo
* Dr. D.A.I.Munindradasa - Defence Advisor and Senior Lecturer, Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering of the Moratuwa University
* Dr. W. Mallawaratchi - Lecturer for Chemistry, University of Peradeniya
* Dr. A M Mubarak - Director, National Science Foundation
* Pr. Gihan V Dias - Senior Lecturer, Department of Electronics & Telecommunications, University of Moratuwa
* Dr. Ajith P. Madurapperuma - Former Dean, Senior Lecturer, [Faculty of Information Technology] [http://www.fit.mrt.ac.lk] ] , University of Moratuwa
* Dr. Devaka Weerakoon - Senior Lecturer, Department of Zoology, University of Colombo
* J. K. B. Abeysinghe - Senior Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, University of Colombo

Educationalists

* J.C.A. Corea - First Sri Lankan Principal of Royal College, Colombo - 1946-1953
* Dudley K G de Silva - Principal of Royal College, Colombo - 1954-1966 and Director of Technical Education, Ministry of Education
* Cedric Orlorff - Principal of Trinity College, Kandy - 1957-1968
* Vijitha Weerasinghe - Deputy Principal of Royal College, Colombo& Mentor, Royal College Union

Counsels

*Frederick Dornhorst, KC - Famous King's Advocate
*C.A. Lorenz , KC - Acting Queen’s Advocate
*C.R.De Silva, PC - former Attorney General of Sri Lanka [ [http://www.dailynews.lk/2008/10/08/news15.asp AG retires amid glowing tributes, br Chaminda Perera] ]
*Shibly Aziz, PC - former Attorney General of Sri Lanka
*Dr. Harry Wilfred Jayewardene, QC - Chairman Industrial Disputes Commission, UN Human Rights Commission & a well known criminal lawyer
*George Edmund Chitty Jnr., QC - a well known Crown Counsel, former Commissioner of Assize
*H. Sri Nissanka, QC - a well known criminal lawyer and one of the founders of the SLFP
*Kumar Ponnambalam (G. G. Ponnambalam Jr) - former General Secretary of the All Ceylon Tamil Congress & prominent defence lawyer

Industrialist & Corporate Executives

* Sir Ernest De Silva - Greatest Philatelist in Sri Lanka's History, former President of the Senate of Ceylon and the founding Chairman of the Bank of Ceylon
* Sir Cyril de Zoysa - Recorded Richest Sri Lankan to date, Philanthropist and Founder of the AMW group (note: - Also listed in Prominent Legislators)
* U.N.Gunasekera - Considered to be the Most Successful Sri Lankan Construction Engineer of the 20th Century, Owner of Glass House
*Phillip Upali Wijewardena - Founder of Upali Group


*Deshamanya Ken Balendra - former chairman of John Keells Holdings and former Chairman of the Bank of Ceylon
*Deshamanya Dr. Lalith Kotelawala - Chairman Ceylinco Consolidated
* Susantha Ratnayake - current Chairman of John Keells Holdings
* Ratna Sivaratnam - former Chairman and Managing Director Aitken Spence [ [http://sundaytimes.lk/080727/Plus/sundaytimesplus_03.html Great buddy, born leader and thoroughly sporty helmsman, RATNA (“ROTI”) SIVARATNAM] ]
* Hemaka Amarasuriya - Chairman Singer Sri Lanka
* Thaya Thayakaran - President Emmeci USA
* D. S. Jayasundera - Chairman Hayleys
* S Skandakumar - Chairman George Steuarts & Co Ltd
* Vijaya Malalasekara - Chairman Ceylon Tobacco Company (CTC)
* Ravi Wijenathan - CEO of Millennium Development (Pvt) Ltd
* Rajendra Theagarajah - Chief Executive Officer Hatton National Bank
* Harindranath George Dias - founding Chairman National Savings Bank
* Mahendra Amarasuriya - Chairman Commercial Bank
* Deshamanya Mahesh Amalean - Chairman MAS Holdings
* Dian Gomes - Managing Director, MAS Intimates (Pvt) Ltd, Slimline (pvt) Ltd & President Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
* Uddaka Tennekoon - former Managing Director of Mercantile Merchant Bank
* Nushad Perera - General Manager Sales and Marketing Dialog Telekom
* K. Manikkavasagar - former Director of Glaxo
* Rizvi Zaheed - Director Hayleys
* Akbar Jahir - Director of JaUk Trading, United Kingdom
* Delano Uduman - Executive Chairman, Survey Research Lanka (Pvt) Ltd
* Jeremy Muller - Director, Agility Logistics, USA
* Hanif Yusoof - Director, Expolanka Holdings, Sri Lanka
* Harry Jayawardena - Chairman of the Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka PLC, of Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation LimitedFact|date=August 2008
* Ranjith Samaranayake - Former Area Director of Sales , India & Sri Lanka of Hilton International Co, UK

Prelates

*The Most Reverend Roger Adrian Herft - Current Anglican Archbishop of Perth, Australia
*Most Venerable Professor Kollupitiye Mahinda Sangharakkhitha Thera - Chief Incumbent (Priest) of the Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara and Head of the Buddhist and Pali Faculty of the University of Kelaniya [http://sundaytimes.lk/080224/News/news0010.html Kelani Vihara head appointed varsity prof.] ] (note: - Also listed in Academics)
*Rt.Revd. Duleep De Chickera - His Lordship the current Bishop of Colombo
*Rt.Revd. Harold De Soyza - First Ceylonese Bishop of Colombo
*Rt.Revd. Kenneth Fernando - former the Bishop of Colombo
*Rt.Revd. Lakdasa De Mel - former Bishop of the Church of Ceylon
*Revd. Dr. Lakshman Wickremasinghe - Youngest Bishop in the Church of England

portsmen and Sports Administrators

* Ranjan Madugalle - former Test Cricket Captain of Sri Lanka and the current Chief Match Referee of the International Cricket Council
* Gamini Goonesena - former Ceylon & Cambridge University Cricket Captain
* Asantha De Mel - former Sri Lankan cricketer
* N.S. Joseph - former Sri Lankan cricketer
* Dr. Churchill Gunasekara - former Ceylon cricketer
* Lionel Almeida - former Sri Lankan cricketer
* Jehan Mubarak - Sri Lankan cricketer, National coloursman in Water Polo
* Mahesa Rodrigo - former Ceylon Rugby Captain
* Dr. Maiya Gunasekara - former Sri Lankan Rugby Captain & former President of the Sri Lankan Rugby Football Union (SLRFU)
* L.W.De.Z.Guneratne - former Sri Lankan Rugby Captain
* Asanga Rodrigo - former Sri Lankan Rugby Captain
* Indrajith Coomaraswamy - former Sri Lankan Rugby Captain
* Saman Jayasinghe - former Sri Lanka Rugby Captain, National Selector for Rugby
* Timothy Speldewinde - former Sri Lankan Swimming Champion, represented Sri Lanka in the Asian Games. Won Gold and Silver medals at the Asian Age Group Championship
* Jullian Bolling - former Sri Lankan Swimming Captain & South Asian Gold Medalist
* Hugh Aldons - former Ceylon Hockey Captain
* Franklyn Emmanuel - former Sri Lankan Youngest Tennis Champion and Davis Cup Player
* Salinda de Zoysa - Former Sri Lanka Squash Champion, represented Sri lanka in the Asian Games.
* Summa Navaratnam - represented Ceylon in Athletics, former Asian record holder, dubbed "The fastest man in Asia"
* Pavithra Fernando - current Senior Sri Lankan Rugby Player
* Tyrrel Muttiah - former Sri Lankan Rugby player
* Alfred Hensman - former Sri Lankan Rugby player
* Harin Kaluaratchi - former Sri Lankan Rugby Player
* Rajith Jayasundara - former Sri Lankan Rugby Player (first represented Sri Lanka at age 16)
* Niluka Karunaratne - Internationally Ranked Badminton Player
* Ravi Wijenathan - former Sri Lanka Rugby Player, National Selector for Rugby
* S.Sujantha Kumar - former Sri Lanka Rugby Player
* Rahim Junaideen - former Sri Lanka Rugby Player
* S.Sritharan - former Sri Lanka Rugby Player
* Johann Muller - former Sri Lanka Rugby Player
* Eddie Grey - former Ceylon Boxer represented Ceylon in the 1948 Olympics and former head of the Police Mounted Division
* Harshana Godamanne - National Tennis Coloursman & Professional Tennis Player
* Laxman Dissanayake - former Sri Lanka Rugby Player
* Chanaka Wickramasinghe - former Captain of the Sri Lanka Diving Team

Architects

*Deshamanya Geoffrey Bawa, FRIBA - Most renowned Architect in Sri Lanka
* Oliver Weerasinghe - Architect, Sri Lanka's first city planner & Ambassador to the US [ [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lkawgw/kotelawala.html The saga of the Kotelawala family, by Padma Edirisinghe] ]
* Dr. Lochi Gunaratna - Architect
* V.K. Gunasekara - Architect, Geoffrey Bawa's partner and winner of the Rockefeller Scholarship

Medicine

*Dr. E.M. Wijerama - first President of the Ceylon College of Physicians, donated his house to the Medical College Library
*Dr. J.B. Peiris - former President of the Sri Lanka College of Physicians
*Dr. H.N. Rajaratnam - former President of the Sri Lanka College of Physicians
*Vidyaj Yothi Dr.H.H.R.Samarasinghe - President of the Sri Lanka Medical Council
*Dr C A Hewavitharana - former prominent member of the Ceylon University College Council (note: - Prominent figures in the Independence Movement)
*Dr. Edwin Arthur Blok, CBE - former Director of Health Services, Ceylon
*Dr. R.S.B. Wickremasinge - Director of the Medical Research Institute, Sri Lanka
*Major General Dr. Chelliah Thurairaja, USP, MBBS, SLMC - former Director Army Medical Services and Colonel Commandant of the Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps [http://www.dailynews.lk/2004/09/13/spo06.html Major General C. Thurairaja was a sporting superstar] ] (note: - Also listed in Senior Members of the Defence Services)
*Air Vice Marshal Dr. Nimal Herat Gunaratne, VSV, USP, MBBS, DFM, D.AvMed, SLAF - Director Health Services, SLAF [ [http://www.sundaytimes.lk/080504/Columns/sitreport.html Senior officers decorated for unblemished service] ] (note: - Also listed in Senior Members of the Defence Services)
*Dr. Luckdasa Dissanayake - prominent Surgeon, Cancer Hospital, Sri Lanka

Poets, Novelists & Academic Writers

*Phiroz Mehta - writer and lecturer on religious topics
* Dr. Brendon Gooneratne - well known author [ [http://www.dailynews.lk/2002/12/14/spo13.html Dr. Brendon Gooneratne - a remarkable man, by Premasara Epasinghe] ]
* Dr. Susantha Goonatilake - well known author
* Carl Muller- well known author and Journalist
* Shyam Selvadurai- internationally acclaimed author

Media personalities & Journalist

*Vernon Corea - Pioneer radio broadcaster & News Director with Radio Ceylon, Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation and the BBC. (Ethnic Minorities Adviser to the BBC)
*Leon Belleth - pioneer radio broadcaster at Radio Ceylon, Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation
* Mervyn De Silva - Editor in Chief of Lake House and of the Times (Ceylon), editor of the Ceylon Daily News.
*Ernest Corea - former Editor, Ceylon Daily News (note: - Also listed in Ambassadors and High Commissioners)
*Dushy Ranetunge - International Journalist
*Livy R. Wijemanne - pioneer radio broadcaster at Radio Ceylon and former Chairman of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation
*Janiytha Seneviratne - Journalist
* Sinha Rathnathunga- Editor in Chief, The Sunday Times

Aviation

* Captain George Ferdinand - A pioneer in Sri Lankan aviation and world war 2 RAF bomber pilot.

Artist

* Rohan Joseph - Sri Lanka's foremost Conductor
* Lucky Senanayake - Renowned painter
* Senaka Senanayake- Renowned painter
* Santhush Weeraman - musician
* Dushmanth Weeraman - Musician and dancer
* Iraj Weeraratne - music producer & musician
* Ranidu Lankage - musician
* Lakshman Joseph de Saram - Violinist and Film Composer
* Dilup Gabadamudalige - musician with the Amazing Grace & producer
* Ishan Bahar - musician with the Jetliners
* Rukshan Perera - musician with the Golden Chimes, Super Golden Chimes, Esquire Set & Serendib
* Reza Deane - musician with The Amazing Grace and Purple Rain
* Chandimal Fernando - musician
* Channa Perera - Internationally acclaimed Sri Lankan film director & actor
* Athula Adikari - Sinhala vocalist
* Randir Vithana - Rapper, music producer & musician
* Dhananjaya Sampath - Vocalist & Musician (InnerSense)
* Thilina Hettiarachchi - Vocalist & Musician (InnerSense)

Other prominent alumni

* Captain O. J. Robertson, MC, LR - first Ceylonese to receive a Military Cross in World War I
* Lieutenant A. W. M. N. M. de Silva, WWV, SLLI KIA - recipient of the Weera Wickrama Vibhushanaya, the 2nd highest award for combat bravery in Sri Lanka
* Flying Officer U. R. Fernando (Jnr), WWV, SLAF KIA - recipient of the Weera Wickrama Vibhushanaya, the 2nd highest award for combat bravery in Sri Lanka
* Colonel Fredrick C. de Saram, OBE, CA - former commanding officer Ceylon Artillery and the leader of the Attempted military coup in 1962
* C. C. "Jungle" Dissanayake - former Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police and a leader of the Attempted military coup in 1962 [http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2003/02/02/fea01.html Coup of 1962: an inside story] ]
* Sydney de Zoysa - former Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police and a leader of the Attempted military coup in 1962 [ [http://www.sundaytimes.lk/990221/sports3.html Sydney Zoysa was tough] ]
* Gunner Kenneth R. Porritt, CGA - One of the Cocos Islands mutineers
* Dr. Sunil Abeyesundere - Computer & Electronics Specialist (Defense & Aerospace - U.S.A.), former Competent Authority ITN & Consultant Ministry of State
* Dr. Arjuna Sittampalam - World renowned Investment Banker
* Dr. Harsha de Silva - well known economist
* Neranjan Wijeyeratne - Diyawadana Nilame (Chief lay Custodian) of the Sri Dalada Maligawa, Kandy (1985-2005)

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