Famous Sri Lankan - Sri Lankan Celebrities
Popularly referred to as ‘the tear drop of India’ or ‘the pearl of the Indian Ocean’, Sri Lanka is an island country situated in South Asia in the Indian Ocean. The largest exporter of tea and the originator of the spice cinnamon, Sri Lanka has taken up quite an important place in the world map. The country boasts of highest literacy rate in the entire South Asia. These are some of the many interesting facts about Sri Lanka as a country. Talking about its nationals or Sri Lankans, the country has served as the address of numerous famous writers, scientists, politicians, singers, artists, restaurateurs, journalists, engineers, philanthropists and so on.
Find out more about the greatest Sri Lankans, including Jacqueline Fernandez, Chamath Palihapitiya, Mahinda Rajapaksa, Maithripala Sirisena and Sirimavo Bandaranaike.
The Most Famous Sri Lankan
|Ranasinghe Premadasa||June 23, 1924||Sri Lankan||Ranasinghe Premadasa was a Sri Lankan politician, who served as the third President of the island nation|
|Chamath Palihapitiya||September 3, 1975||Sri Lankan||Chamath Palihapitiya is a Sri Lanka-born Canadian venture capitalist|
|J. R. Jayewardene||September 17, 1906||Sri Lankan||J|
|Chandrika Kumaratunga||June 29, 1945||Sri Lankan||Chandrika Kumaratunga is a Sri Lankan politician who served as the fifth President of Sri Lanka|
|Jacqueline Fernandez||August 11, 1985||Sri Lankan||Jacqueline Fernandez is a Sri Lankan actress and former model|
|D. S. Senanayake||October 20, 1883||Sri Lankan||Don Stephen Senanayake respected as the ‘Father of the Nation’, was the first Prime Minister of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka)|
|Maithripala Sirisena||September 3, 1951||Sri Lankan||Maithripala Sirisena is the 7th President of Sri Lanka|
|Mahinda Rajapaksa||November 18, 1945||Sri Lankan||Mahinda Rajapaksa is a Sri Lankan politician who served as the 6th President of the country|
|Sirimavo Bandaranaike||April 17, 1916||Sri Lankan||Sirima Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaike, more famously known as Sirimavo Bandaranaike, was a Sri Lankan politician and stateswoman|
|Ranil Wickremasinghe||March 24, 1949||Sri Lankan||Ranil Wickremesinghe is the current Prime Minister of Sri Lanka|