List of Famous people born in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean southwest of the Bay of Bengal and southeast of the Arabian Sea. Sri Lanka has been called “the pearl of the Indian ocean” because of its shape and location. It is geographically separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait. Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte is its legislative capital, and Colombo is its largest city and centre of commerce.

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1. Velupillai Prabhakaran

Velupillai Prabhakaran
Male. founder of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, a militant organization in Sri Lanka
First Name: Velupillai
Born on November 26, 1954
Died on May 19, 2009 (aged 54)

2. M. G. Ramachandran

M. G. Ramachandran
Male. film actor, director, producer, politician, and chief minister of Tamil nadu
First Name: M.
Last Name: Ramachandran
Born on January 17, 1917
Died on December 29, 1987 (aged 70)

3. Chamath Palihapitiya

Chamath Palihapitiya
Male. American businessman
First Name: Chamath
Born on September 3, 1976 (age 45)
Born in Sri Lanka

4. Abhinandan Varthaman

Abhinandan Varthaman
Male. officer in the Indian Air Force
First Name: Abhinandan
Born on June 21, 1983 (age 38)

5. Lasith Malinga

Lasith Malinga
Male. Sri Lankan cricketer
First Name: Lasith
Born on August 28, 1983 (age 38)

6. Muttiah Muralitharan

Muttiah Muralitharan
Male. Sri Lankan cricketer
First Name: Muttiah
Born on April 17, 1972 (age 49)
Height: 170 cm | 5'7"

7. Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Gotabaya Rajapaksa
Male. Sri Lankan Army officer and politician
First Name: Gotabaya
Born on June 20, 1949 (age 72)

8. George Alagiah

George Alagiah
Male. British newsreader
First Name: George
Last Name: Alagiah
Born on November 22, 1955 (age 65)

9. J. K. Rithesh

J. K. Rithesh
Male. Indian actor
First Name: J.
Last Name: Rithesh
Born on March 5, 1973
Died on April 13, 2019 (aged 46)

10. Mahinda Rajapaksa

Mahinda Rajapaksa
Male. Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
First Name: Mahinda
Born on November 18, 1945 (age 75)

11. Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara
Male. Sri Lankan cricketer
First Name: Kumar
Last Name: Sangakkara
Born on October 27, 1977 (age 43)
Height: 178 cm | 5'10"

12. Sirimavo Bandaranaike

Sirimavo Bandaranaike
Female. Sri Lankan politician
First Name: Sirimavo
Born on April 17, 1916
Died on October 10, 2000 (aged 84)

13. Angelo Mathews

Angelo Mathews
Male. Sri Lankan cricketer
First Name: Angelo
Last Name: Mathews
Born on June 2, 1987 (age 34)

14. Chitrasena

Male. Dancer, actor
Born on January 26, 1921
Died on July 18, 2005 (aged 84)

15. Pettifleur Berenger

Pettifleur Berenger
First Name: Pettifleur
Born on December 20, 1964 (age 56)

16. M. G. Chakrapani

M. G. Chakrapani
Male. actor
First Name: M.
Last Name: Chakrapani
Born on January 13, 1911
Died on August 17, 1986 (aged 75)

17. Kumar Dharmasena

Kumar Dharmasena
Male. Sri Lankan cricketer & umpire
First Name: Kumar
Last Name: Dharmasena

18. Isuru Udana

Isuru Udana
Male. Sri Lankan cricketer
First Name: Isuru
Born on February 17, 1988 (age 33)

19. Vijaya Nandasiri

Vijaya Nandasiri
Male. Sri Lankan actor
First Name: Vijaya
Born on May 6, 1944
Died on August 8, 2016 (aged 72)

20. Lasith Ambuldeniya

Lasith Ambuldeniya
Male. cricketer
First Name: Lasith
Born on October 20, 1996 (age 24)
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