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List of political families in Sri Lanka

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

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Abdul MajeedEdit

  • 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 1960–1977.[1]
    • M. N. Abdul Majeed (1 January 1957 – ) Chief Minister of the Eastern Province, former Government Minister and Member of Parliament[2]

AbeyratneEdit

  • Herath Banda Abeyratne – Member of Parliament for Yapahuwa (1977–1989),[3] 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.[4][5]
  • 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.[6]
  • 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 AbeyratnePostmaster General of Sri Lanka[7] (2012–present)

AbeywickremaEdit

AluwihareEdit

AmarasuriyaEdit

Ref:[24]

AmunugamaEdit

AshraffEdit

AtapattuEdit

Ref:[40]

(also related to Dr Karunasena Kodituwakku)

AtukoraleEdit

AthulathmudaliEdit

Ref:[46]

AttanayakeEdit

  • Attanayake Mudiyanselage Jayawardena Attanayake (Member of Parliament, Moneragala District 1970 and 1994) and Basnayake Nilame of the Ruhunu Kataragama Maha Devalaya

AttygalleEdit

Ref:[51]

BalasuriyaEdit

  • 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)[56][57]

BandaraEdit

BandaranaikeEdit

Ref:[61]

 
Horagolla Walauwa, Atthanagalla. family seat of the Bandaranaike family

(also related to Ratwatte family, Ellawala family, William Gopallawa, S. D. Bandaranayake, A.R. Udugama, Panini Ilangakoon, Hector Kobbekaduwa, Jeewan Kumaranatunga, Ranjan Ramanayake)

Bakeer MarkarEdit

BulankulameEdit

  • 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[78][79][80][81]

(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[82][83] (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)

CoorayEdit

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

CoomaraswamyEdit

Ref:[84]

CoreaEdit

  • 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[92][93]
  • 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.[94]

(Also related to)

  • Sir Claude Corea – Minister of Labour 1946, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in the UK, Ceylon's Ambassador in the US, President of the United Nations Security Council, Ceylon's Ambassador at the United Nations

(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.

DissanayakeEdit

Karu Jayasuriya, Speaker of the Parliament,[101] Government Minister, Member of Parliament – Father in law of Navin Dissanayake

DissanayakeEdit

  • 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 MelEdit

(cousins)

(Also related to Sir Leo Fernando, Member of Parliament (father in law of Ronnie de Mel))

DunuwilleEdit

  • B. H. Dunuwille (1896 – ), Deputy President of the Senate,[108] Proctor, Notary Public
  • Harindra Dunuwille (1946 – ) member of Parliament, State Minister of State and Constitutional Affairs, member of Kandy Municipal Council, Mayor of Kandy and Attorney- at Law[109][110]
  • D. S. Senanayake (1883–1952) 1st Prime Minister of Sri Lanka was married to Molly Dunuwille[111]
  • Dudley Senanayake (1911–1973) 2nd Prime Minister of Sri Lanka[112], son of Molly Dunuwille and D. S. Senanayake

EkanayakeEdit

  • T. B. Ekanayake (1954 – ), Member of Parliament -Kurunegala (1994–2000, 2001–present)"T.B. EKANAYAKE". Directory of Members. Parliament of Sri Lanka. Archived from the original on 13 October 2010., Deputy Minister Education (2010–2015)
  • Sarath Ekanayake – 7th and current Chief Minister of the Central Province of Sri Lanka[113]
  • Nandimithra Ekanayake – Member of Parliament (1989–2015); Chief Minister of Central Province (1999–2000); Minister of Environmental and Forest Resources (1996–1999)[114]
  • Niluka EkanayakeGovernor of Central Province (2016–present)[115][116]
  • E. M. R. B. Ekanayake (?-1962), Member of Parliament – Mawatagama (1960)
  • S. B. Ekanayake (1906–1977), Member of Parliament – Soranatota (1960–1965)
  • Herath Ekanayake (1927–1971), Member of Parliament – Mawatagama (1965–1970)

EllawalaEdit

(also related to Ratwatte family, Bandaranaike family)

Gamage (Kekirawa)Edit

GamageEdit

GanesanEdit

GopallawaEdit

Ref:[128]

(also related to Ratwatte)

Gunasekara (Heiyantuduwa, Biyagama)Edit

  • Tudor Gunasekara – former Member of Parliament for Mahara,[132] 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)Edit

Ref:[133]

GunewardaneEdit

  • 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-MoonesingheEdit

Ref:[140]

    • 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[143]
          • 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[144] + Sujatha Peiris
      • Dr Charles Alwis Hewavitarne (1876–1929), leader in the Buddhist revival movement[146]

HurulleEdit

  • 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).[147][148]
  • 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)[149][150][151][152]
  • 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[153](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

IlangaratneEdit

JayewardeneEdit

Ref:[155]

JayaratneEdit

  • S. D. R. Jayaratne, Government Deputy Minister (1931 - 2011) (Former Deputy Minister of Fisheries) and Member of Parliament for Chilaw(1960 to 2000)

Jayaratne (Doluwa, Gampola)Edit

Hon. Jayarathne's daughter had married to Duminda Dissanayake, government minister. After the broken of the marriage the daughter has married Mahindananda Aluthgamage, government minister.

JayatilakaEdit

KariapperEdit

Ref:[166][167]

  • 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[168]
              • 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[169]
              • 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

KarunathilakeEdit

Keerthiratne-KarunaratneEdit

  • N. H. Keerthiratne, (1902–1992), Government Minister, Member of Parliament[173]
  • Asoka Karunaratne (1916–1988), Government Minister, Member of Parliament
    • Samantha Karunaratne, Government Minister, Member of Parliament

KotelawalaEdit

(Cousins)

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

LokubandaraEdit

Macan MarkarEdit

MallimaratchiEdit

  • 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[182]
    • Jayantha Mallimaratchi (1955–1989), Member of Colombo Municipal Council 1978–1989
    • Janaka Mallimaratchi, Member of Western Provincial Council 1993 – 2009

MathewEdit

MendisEdit

  • 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),[189] Chief Opposition Whip (1994–98)[190]
  • Thenahandi Nandana Mendis – Chief Minister Western Province
  • Thenahandi Davindra Sethwijaya Mendis – Provincial Councillor, Western Province [son of T Wijayapala Mendis]

MolamureEdit

MoulanaEdit

  • 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.[193][194]

Muhammedh[195]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

NanayakkaraEdit

  • D. Francis Nanayakkara + Irene Nanayakkara (1917–2010)
    • Vasudeva Nanayakkara (1939– ), Government Minister, Member of Parliament[196] + Wasanthi Nanayakkara (Lawyer)
    • Yasapalitha Nanayakkara (1940–1996), Provincial Councillor, Film Director + Manoshri Perera Nanayakkara
    • Hemakumara Nanayakkara, Government Minister, Member of Parliament[197]

NugawelaEdit

ObeyesekereEdit

(also related to Bandaranaike, Solomon Christoffel Obeyesekere, S. C. Obeysekara Jnr, Sir Forester Obeysekera)

Pathirana[201]Edit

PanabokkeEdit

PereraEdit

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

PremachandraEdit

PonnambalamEdit

PremadasaEdit

RajakarunaEdit

Rajapaksa[225]Edit

RanatungaEdit

RatnayakaEdit

Ratwatte[249]Edit

+ Meegastenne Amunugama Medduma Kumarihamy

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

SakalasuriyaEdit

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

SamaraweeraEdit

+ Khema Samaraweera

SamaraweeraEdit

Sangarapillai[272]Edit

(also related to Coomaraswamy, Ulaganathar Mudaliyar of Manipay)

SaravanamuttuEdit

Sinne LebbeEdit

SenadheeraEdit

Senanayake[281]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 Francesca and wife Dona Catherina Elizabeth Perera Gunasekara

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

SenewiratneEdit

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

SenaratneEdit

TennakoonEdit

TambimuttuEdit

ThondamanEdit

Ulaganathar of Manipay[306]Edit

Madava Mudaliyar (Birth between 1580 – 1600)

Kathirkama Mudali

  • Ulaganathar Mudaliyar of Manipay 1664

(also related to Coomaraswamy)

Viswanather-Arumugam-CathiraveluEdit

WanniarachchiEdit

  • 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)

WickremesingheEdit

Abeywardena WickramasingheEdit

  1. Dr. S.A. Wickramasinghe is the first leftist member to elect to the State council in 1931 in Sri Lanka. Dr. S.A. Wickramasinghe represent the state council and Parliament since 1931–1977.
  2. W.P.A. Wickramasinghe member of parliament in Sri Lanka's first ever Parliament in 1947.
  3. Doreen Wickramasinghe member of parliament 1951–1956.
  4. Dayananda. A. Wickramasinghe member of parliament and Minister of United National Party Government in 1977–1994.
  5. Percy Wickramasinghe member of parliament 1970–1977

WelagedaraEdit

  • Dingiri Bandara (D.B) Welagedara (1915–1989), Government Minister, Member of Parliament, Governor of North Central Province[322]
    • Sarath Welagedara, (1946– ) State Minister, Member of Parliament

WickremanayakeEdit

Wijewardene[326]Edit

+ Alice Meedeniya

Other members of the family include;

Wijeratne (Mirigama)Edit

  • Mahendra Surasinghe Wijeratne, Government Minister, Member of Parliament

Wijeyeratne[341]Edit

(also related to Senanayake, Ratwatte and Gopallawa)

Yapa AbeywardenaEdit

  • Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena (1945– ), Government Minister of Agriculture, Chief Minister, Member of Parliament[352]
    • Sarath Yapa Abeywardena, Provincial Councillor
  • Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena (1955– ), Government Minister, Member of Parliament[353]
    • Pasanda Yapa Abeywardena, Politician, Provincial Councillor

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