10 Notable alumni of
University of Peradeniya

The University of Peradeniya is 2895th in the world, 745th in Asia, and 3rd in Sri Lanka by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 10 notable alumni from the University of Peradeniya sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Nyanaponika Thera

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    Nyanaponika Thera
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1901-1994 (aged 93)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Nyanaponika Thera or Nyanaponika Mahathera was a German-born Sri-Lanka-ordained Theravada monk, co-founder of the Buddhist Publication Society, contemporary author of numerous seminal Theravada books, and teacher of contemporary Western Buddhist leaders such as Bhikkhu Bodhi.

  2. Bhikkhu Anālayo

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    Bhikkhu Anālayo
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    bhikkhu
    Biography

    Bhikkhu Anālayo is a bhikkhu, scholar and meditation teacher. He was born in Germany in 1962, and went forth in 1995 in Sri Lanka. He is best known for his comparative studies of Early Buddhist Texts as preserved by the various early Buddhist traditions.

  3. Dharmasena Pathiraja

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    Dharmasena Pathiraja
    Born in
    Sri Lanka Flag Sri Lanka
    Years
    1943-2018 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Pathiraja Navaratne Wanninayake Mudiyanselage Ranjith Dharmasena was a Sri Lankan film director and screenwriter. He has been referred to as a ‘rebel with a cause’, an ‘enfant terrible of the ’70s’, and is widely recognized as the pioneer of Sri Lankan cinema’s ‘second revolution’. He is also renowned as an academic, playwright and poet.

  4. Jayantha Dhanapala

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    Jayantha Dhanapala
    Born in
    Sri Lanka Flag Sri Lanka
    Years
    1938-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Jayantha Dhanapala, is a Sri Lankan diplomat who serves as member of the Board of Sponsors of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and was a governing board member of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Dhanapala is also a distinguished member of Constitutional Council (Sri Lanka) and he is the Senior Special Advisor on Foreign Relations to President Maithripala Sirisena, and was Sri Lanka's official candidate for the post of Secretary-General of the United Nations, before withdrawing from the race on 29 September 2006. From 2007 he has been the President of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs.

  5. Athuraliye Rathana Thero

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    Athuraliye Rathana Thero
    Born in
    Sri Lanka Flag Sri Lanka
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thero, is a Sri Lankan Bhikkhu politician and a member of parliament. He is the only representative from Our Power of People's Party in the current parliament.

  6. W. J. M. Lokubandara

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    W. J. M. Lokubandara
    Born in
    Sri Lanka Flag Sri Lanka
    Years
    1941-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Wijesinghe Jayaweera Mudiyanselage Lokubandara, was a Sri Lankan politician who was Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka from 2004 to 2010 and Governor of Sabaragamuwa Province from 2010 to 2015. He was a lawyer by profession, and wrote books, poems and songs. He held several ministries in the government of Sri Lanka before his appointment as Speaker of the House.

  7. Siva Sivananthan

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    Siva Sivananthan
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Professor Sivalingam Sivananthan is an American academic, scientist, businessman and Director of the Microphysics Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

  8. Anoma Gamage

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    Anoma Gamage
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Anoma Gamage is a Sri Lankan politician, a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka. She was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Irrigation and Agriculture in January 2015 and Deputy Minister of Petroleum and Petroleum Gas in September 2015 by President Maithripala Sirisena. Mrs. Gamage is married to United National Party National Organizer & Minister Daya Gamage.

  9. P. D. Premasiri

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    P. D. Premasiri
    Born in
    Sri Lanka Flag Sri Lanka
    Years
    1941-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    scientist
    Biography

    P. D. Premasiri is a Buddhist scholar specializing in the areas of Buddhist ethics and Buddhist philosophy. Premasiri's academic training represents a synthesis of both the Buddhist and Western philosophical traditions, first at the University of Peradeniya and subsequently at Cambridge and Hawaii. He is currently President of the Buddhist Publication Society and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies at the University of Peradeniya.

  10. W. S. Karunaratne

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    W. S. Karunaratne
    Born in
    Sri Lanka Flag Sri Lanka
    Years
    1928-1986 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Wijesinghe Sugathadasa Karunaratne was a well-known Buddhist scholar and a fiercely independent thinker. He was affectionately known by the Sri Lankan masses as "W. S." and as "The Don" by the academia. Karunaratne was born in Katugastota, a small village in the Kandy district, Sri Lanka.