Famous Sri Lankan Men

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Muttiah Muralitharan
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Birthdate: April 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Kumar Sangakkara
(Cricketer)
Kumar Sangakkara
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Birthdate: October 27, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Matale, Sri Lanka
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Lasith Malinga
(Sri Lankan cricketer)
Lasith Malinga
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Birthdate: August 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Galle, Sri Lanka
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Michael Ondaatje
(Canada's Most Renowned Living Authors)
Michael Ondaatje
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Birthdate: September 12, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Michael Ondaatje is a Sri Lankan-born Canadian poet, writer, and filmmaker. Born in Sri Lanka, he eventually migrated to Canada. He studied at Bishop's University and embarked on a teaching career. His literary works include poems, novels, and essays. He is the recipient of multiple prestigious awards, including the Giller Prize and the Booker Prize. 

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Sanath Jayasuriya
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Birthdate: June 30, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Matara, Sri Lanka
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Mahinda Rajapaksa
(President of Sri Lanka)
Mahinda Rajapaksa
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Birthdate: November 18, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Weeraketiya
The highlight of Mahinda Rajapaksa’s political career as the Sri Lankan president was ending the 30-year-old civil war with the Tamil Tigers. The Freedom Party member lost the 2015 election but came back to power as the leader of the Sri Lanka People's Front, becoming the country’s prime minister. 
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Tillakaratne Dilshan
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Birthdate: October 14, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kalutara
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Ranil Wickremasinghe
(10th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka)
Ranil Wickremasinghe
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Birthdate: March 24, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Former Sri Lankan prime minister Ranil Wickremasinghe was born into a family of print media moguls and grew up to become an advocate. The United National Party leader had also been in the news for his rounds of peace talks with the LTTE. He is married to academic Maitree Wickremasinghe.

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Arjuna Ranatunga
(Sri Lankan cricketer)
Arjuna Ranatunga
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Birthdate: December 1, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gampaha
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Angelo Mathews
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Birthdate: June 2, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranasinghe Premadasa
(Third President of Sri Lanka)
Ranasinghe Premadasa
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Birthdate: June 23, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Died: May 1, 1993

Ranasinghe Premadasa was a Sri Lankan politician who served as the third president of Sri Lanka from 1989 to 1993. Before serving as the president, Premadasa served as the prime minister of Sri Lanka from 1978 to 1989. In 1986, he became the first Sri Lankan to receive the prestigious Sri Lankabhimanya, the country's highest civilian award.

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Maithripala Sirisena
(President of Sri Lanka)
Maithripala Sirisena
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Birthdate: September 3, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sri Lanka

Former president of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena, son of a World War II veteran, first stepped into politics with the Ceylon Communist Party and then led the Sri Lanka Freedom Party. A probe into the 2019 church bombings in Sri Lanka found he had ignored prior hints about the attack.

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Aravinda de Silva
(Sri Lankan cricketer)
Aravinda de Silva
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Birthdate: October 17, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Colombo
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Ananda Coomaraswamy
(Metaphysician, Historian and a Celebrated Philosopher of Indian art)
Ananda Coomaraswamy
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Birthdate: August 22, 1877
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Died: September 9, 1947

Ananda Coomaraswamy was a Ceylonese Tamil philosopher of Indian art, metaphysician, and pioneering historian. He is credited for being one of the earliest interpreters of Indian culture to the West. He is also held responsible for introducing ancient Indian art to the West. Apart from bridging the gap between East and West, Coomaraswamy's works also aimed at rehabilitating original Buddhism.

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Anagarika Dharmapala
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Birthdate: September 17, 1864
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Matara, Sri Lanka
Died: April 29, 1933
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Arul Pragasam
(Former activist who had a part in forming the group Eelam Revolutionary Organisation of Students (EROS) in January 1975)
Arul Pragasam
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Birthdate: April 13, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: affna, Sri Lanka
Died: December 3, 2019
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Marvan Atapattu
(Sri Lankan cricketer)
Marvan Atapattu
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Birthdate: November 22, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kalutara
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S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike
(Diplomat, Politician, Lawyer)
S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike
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Birthdate: January 8, 1899
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Colombo
Died: September 26, 1959
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C. W. W. Kannangara
(Diplomat, Politician)
C. W. W. Kannangara
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Birthdate: October 13, 1884
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sri Lanka
Died: September 23, 1969
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D. S. Senanayake
(First Prime Minister of Sri Lanka)
D. S. Senanayake
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Birthdate: October 20, 1883
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mirigama
Died: March 22, 1952

Sri Lanka’s first prime minister, D. S. Senanayake, was the son of a plantation owner and graphite miner and was raised as a devout Buddhist. An amateur cricketer in school, he later took to rubber planting and formed the cooperative-society movement. He rejected the honor of a knighthood.

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J. R. Jayewardene
(2nd President of Sri Lanka (1978-1989), 7th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (1977-1978))
J. R. Jayewardene
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Birthdate: September 17, 1906
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Died: November 1, 1996

J. R. Jayewardene was a Sri Lankan politician and leader. He served as the prime minister of Sri Lanka from 1977 to 1978 and then went on to serve as the country's second president from 1978 to 1989. A controversial figure, Jayewardene's actions have been recognized as a contributing factor to the commencement of the Sri Lankan Civil War.

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Kusal Perera
(Sri Lankan cricketer)
Kusal Perera
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Birthdate: August 17, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kalubowila
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Dhananjaya de Silva
(Sri Lankan cricketer)
Dhananjaya de Silva
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Birthdate: September 6, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hambantota
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W. D. Amaradeva
(Singer, Composer)
W. D. Amaradeva
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Birthdate: December 5, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Died: November 3, 2016
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Dinesh Chandimal
(Sri Lankan cricketer)
Dinesh Chandimal
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Birthdate: November 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Balapitiya
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Ajantha Mendis
(Sri Lankan cricketer)
Ajantha Mendis
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Birthdate: March 11, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Moratuwa
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Bernard White
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Birthdate: June 8, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Thisara Perera
(Sri Lankan cricketer)
Thisara Perera
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Birthdate: April 3, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Colombo
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Dinesh Kanagaratnam
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Birthdate: August 30, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Badulla, Sri Lanka
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Chandran Rutnam
(Film director and producer, Screenwriter)
Chandran Rutnam
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Birthdate: July 22, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sri Lanka
Duṭṭhagāmaṇī
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Birthplace: Hambantota, Sri Lanka
Died: 0137 AD
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Sarath Fonseka
(Politician)
Sarath Fonseka
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Birthdate: December 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ambalangoda
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Ranjan Ramanayake
(Actor, Politician)
Ranjan Ramanayake
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Birthdate: March 11, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Negombo, Sri Lanka
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Kusal Mendis
(Sri Lankan cricketer)
Kusal Mendis
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Birthdate: February 2, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
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Jackson Anthony
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Birthdate: July 8, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Podiwee Kumbura, Ragama, Sri Lanka
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Parākramabāhu I
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Birthdate: 1123 AD
Birthplace: Punkhagama, Lanka
Died: 1186 AD
Velupillai Prabhakaran
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Birthdate: November 26, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Valvettithurai
Died: May 19, 2009
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Vijaya Kumaratunga
(Singer, Actor)
Vijaya Kumaratunga
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Birthdate: October 9, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ja-Ela, Sri Lanka
Died: February 16, 1988
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H. Saint John Philby
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Birthdate: April 3, 1885
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Badulla, Sri Lanka
Died: September 30, 1960
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Suranga Lakmal
(Sri Lankan cricketer)
Suranga Lakmal
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Birthdate: March 10, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Matara
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Akila Dananjaya
(Sri Lankan cricketer)
Akila Dananjaya
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Birthdate: October 4, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Panadura
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Duncan White
(Athlete)
Duncan White
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Birthdate: March 1, 1918
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lathpandura, Kalutara, Basnahira, Srilanka
Died: July 3, 1998
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Sunil Weeramantry
(Chess player)
Sunil Weeramantry
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Birthdate: September 11, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sri Lanka
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Mahinda
(Monk)
Mahinda
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Birthdate: 0285 AD
Birthplace: Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India
Died: 0205 AD
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J.B. Jeyaretnam
(Politician)
J.B. Jeyaretnam
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Birthdate: January 5, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sri Lanka
Died: September 30, 2008
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Hemal Ranasinghe
(Actor, Model)
Hemal Ranasinghe
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Birthdate: August 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Matale, Sri Lanka
Henepola Gunaratana
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Birthdate: December 7, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Henepola, Sri Lanka
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Saranga Disasekara
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Birthdate: January 31, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kalubowila, Sri Lanka
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H. R. Jothipala
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Birthdate: February 12, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dematagoda, Sri Lanka
Died: July 7, 1987
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Jayalath Manoratne
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Birthdate: June 12, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dehipe, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
Died: January 12, 2020