Hiran Herat - former Senior Implementation Specialist and now Consultant- World Bank in Washington (Cricket, Hockey and Athletics Triple Coloursman, Senior Prefect and Ryde Gold medallist of 1970)
Dr. Sumith Pilapitiya - Lead Environmental Specialist - South Asia Region, World Bank.
Gotabaya (GKB) Dasanayaka - Senior Specialist, Employer Activity- South Asian Region International Labour Organisation, New Delhi. Formerly Director General of the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon and former President TCK OBA Colombo Branch.
Colonel Shiam Vidurupola psc. United Nations Security Reform Expert. Technical Advisor on military-rebel integration, reintegration and rehabilitation, United Nations Mission in Nepal,United Nations Planning Consultant on Peace-Building and Recovery. Senior Military Advisor to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
M. Thiruchelvam, Transport Specialist, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Afghanistan Resident Mission
SirV. CoomaraswamyCMG - former Ceylonese High Commissioner to Canada, Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Defense & External Affairs, and Senior Civil Servant
N.Q. Dias - former High Commissioner to India and Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Defense & External Affairs
Nihal Rodrigo - Former Ambassador to the USA and Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (See also Intergovernmental Organizations)
M.B. Dissanayake - former High Commissioner to France
Chandra Monerawela - former Chief of Protocol (Sri Lanka) and High Commissioner to the UK
Jayantha Dhanapala - Former High Commissioner to New Delhi,London and Ambassador to Washington (with accreditation to the United Nations and Geneva)
Fredrick E. de Silva - former Ambassador to France, Chancellor of the University of Peradeniya, MP, Mayor and Barrister
Upatissa Pethiyagoda- Ambassador to Rome, Italy.First Trinitian to obtain a First class honours degree in Botany from any University.
Adigar TB Panabokke - High Commissioner to New Delhi (India)
SCB Walgampaya, PC - High Commissioner to Australia
Faiz Mustapha, PC - former High Commissioner to the UK. See also Queen's Counsels / President's Counsels
Bandula Jayasekera - former Consul General, Canada. See also intergovernmental organizations
Col. Shiam Vidurupola- Defense Advisor to the Sri Lankan High Commissioner in London.
Cabinet Ministers and Legislators
Earnest Michael Kawalya Kaggwa - Prime Minister [Kattikiro] of Buganda and Regent
Sri Lankabhimanya Hon. Lakshman Kadirgamar PC - former Minister of Foreign Affairs at the time of his assassination on August 12, 2005. President of the Oxford Union, Honorary Master of the Inner Temple in 1996 (only the second Asian to have this after Malaysian Prime Minister Tungku Abdul Rahaman in 1974), and Honorary Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. Senior Prefect and Ryde Gold Medalist in 1950. (Also see underInternational Civil Servants,Diplomats, Sportsmen and Sports Administrators)
Hon. T.B.L.Moonemalle - Kandyan Member of the Legislative Council, 1899–1912, Ceylon
Adigar SirT.B.Panabokke - Ceylonese Cabinet Minister and Member of the Legislative Council
Hon. Hector Kobbekaduwa - Presidential candidate at the 1982 Presidential Election and former Minister of Agriculture in Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike's United Front Government of 1970-1977
Hon. Lionel Gamini Dissanayake PC – Presidential Candidate- United National Party and Leader of the Opposition, Minister of Lands, Land Development and Mahaweli Development, in the JR Jayawardene Government of 1977. Minister of Plantation Industries in the Ranasinghe Premadasa Government of 1989.First MP for Nuwara Eliya in 1970 and 1977. President of the Board of Control for Cricket in Sri Lanka, Founder President of the Cricket Foundation of Sri Lanka (also Trinity General Lion)
Deshamanya Hon. Edward Lionel Senanayake - Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka, 1983–88; Minister of Agriculture, later Minister of Health, and Governor North Central Province in the JR Jayawardene Government of 1977-1988, and Minister of Health in the Dudley Senanayake Government of 1965-1970) See also Provincial Governors.
Hon. R.S. Pelpola - Speaker of the Ceylonese House of Representatives (1960–64), Cabinet Minister (1964–65), and later High Commissioner to Malaysia
Hon. C. Vanderwall - Burgher Member of the Ceylon Legislative Council, elected in 1916.
Hon. W.E. Botejue - Member of the Ceylonese Legislative Council, 1921-24.
Hon. G.E. Madawela - Member of the Ceylonese Legislative Council (1924–31) and Ceylon State Council (1931–32).
Hon. T.B. Panabokke Adigar - Member of the Legislative Council (1921–24), and Cabinet Minister for Health (1931–36).
Hon. P.B. Rambukwelle - Member of the Ceylonese Legislative Council, 1925.
Hon. P.B. Nugawela Dissawe - Member of the Ceylon State Council, 1931-32.
Hon. P.B. Ranarajah - Member of the Ceylon State Council, 1932.
Hon. R.S. Tennakoon - Member of the Ceylon State Council (1931–47) and Deputy Chairman of Committees (1936–1947).
Hon. Peri Sunderam - Cabinet Minister (Labour, Industry and Commerce) and Member of the Ceylon State Council.
J.C. Ratwatte Adigar - Member of the Ceylon State Council (1931–36).
H.L. Ratwatte - Member of the Ceylon State Council (1947–52), Member of the Senate (1947–70).
Hon. E.A. Nugawela - Cabinet Minister for Education (1947–52), Member of the Ceylon State Council (1936–47), Member of the Ceylon House of Representatives (1947–56)
Hon. P.B. Bulankulame Dissawe - Ceylonese Cabinet Minister for Agriculture and Lands, and Member of the House of Representatives
Hon. B.H. Dunuwille - Deputy President of the Senate, Ceylon (1947–70)
Hon. B.H. Aluwihare - Ceylonese Cabinet Minister (Education, Cultural Affairs, Labour, Industries and Fisheries, 1960), Member of the Ceylon State Council (1936–47), Member of the House of Representatives (1952–56)
Sir Francis De Zoysa KC - Member of the Ceylon State Council (1936–47) and leading barrister
J.C.T. Kotelawela - Member of the House of Representatives (1947–60)
H.B. Tenne - Member of the House of Representatives (1947–56)
T.B. Poholiyadde Dissawe - Member of the House of Representatives (1947–56)
H.B. Rambukwelle Dissawe - Member of the House of Representatives (1947–56)
T.B. Panabokke (Jnr) - Member of the House of Representatives (1947–56)
K. Herat - Member of the House of Representatives (1947–56)
F.C. De Silva - Member of the House of Representatives (1952–56)
W.A. Ratwatte - Member of the House of Representatives (1952–56)
U.B. Unamboowe - Member of the House of Representatives (1952–56)
Hon. J.H.S.V. Jayawickrema - former Ceylonese Cabinet Minister for Justice (1947–70)
S.M. Manickarajah - Member of the House of Representatives (1960–68)
Dr L.O. Abeyaratne - Member of the House of Representatives (1960–65)
Hon. M.D.H. Jayawardene - Minister of Finance (1954–56), Member of the House of Representatives (1952–56), Minister of Health (1965–70), Minister of Plantation Industries (in the JR Jayewardene Government) and MP for Kaduwela[disambiguation needed]
D.J. Ranaweera - Member of the House of Representatives (1960–70)
S. Mollegoda - Member of the House of Representatives (1965–70)
R. Udugama - Member of the House of Representatives (1970–77)
T.R. Balalle - Member of the House of Representatives (1970–77)
Hon. Sarath Welagedara - former State Minister for Irrigation
Hon. Anuruddha Ratwatte - former Minister of Power and Energy and Deputy Minister of Defence and MP for Kandy District
Hon. Batty Weerakoon - former Minister of Science and Technology and National List MP, General Secretary of The Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP)
Hon. Dr Sarath Amunugama - Sri Lankan Cabinet Minister (Min. of Public Administration & Home Affairs), Minister of Irrigation prior to becoming independent Sri Lanka’s 16th Finance Minister in the Chandrika Kumaratunga Government, Minister of Public Administration in the Mahinda Rajapaksa Government, Deputy Minister of Finance and now Senior Minister for International Monetary Cooperation and Kandy District MP. (see also under International Civil Servants, Public Servants and Media)
Hon. Prof Tissa Vitarana - Sri Lankan Cabinet Minister (Science & Technology) & Professor of Microbiology, former Head of the Medical Research Institute, and Leader of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party
Hon. Rohan Abeygoonesekera – Minister of State for Trade and Commerce in the Ranasinghe Premadasa Government of 1989-1993 and Kandy District MP
Hon. D P Wickremesinghe – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Cooperatives in the Chandrika Kumaratunga Government
Hon. R. Yogarajan- MP, Vice President of The Ceylon Workers Congress, Minister of Youth Empowerment & Socio Economic Development
Hon. Tissa Balalle - Governor of North Western Province
Hon. Tikiri Kobbekaduwa - Governor of Central Province (see Media, Corporate)
Hon. P.C. Imbulana- Governor of the Central & Uva Provinces (see Ministers)
Deshamanya Hon. Edward Lionel Senanayake - Governor of North Central Province. See also Cabinet Ministers and Legislators
Members of Parliament
Hon. Dilum Amunugama- MP,Kandy District
Hon. Sujeewa Senasinghe- MP, Colombo District
Hon. Neranjan Wickramasinghe - MP, Kurunegala District
Hon. Kanaka Herath - MP, Kegalle District
Hon. Wasantha Aluwihare - MP, Matale District
Hon. Ranjinth Aluwihare - Former MP for Matale District.
Hon. Lohan Ratwatte - MP, Kandy District (Rugger Lion and Member/ Prop Forward of the Champion unbeaten Trinity Rugby XV led by Tyrell Rajapaksa which had six new Rugger Lions in 1987 and whose team was awarded the coveted Bradby Shield by President J.R. Jayewardene and the Premadasa Trophy by Premier Ranasinghe Premadasa. First XV rugger coach)
Senior Civil Servants and Heads of Government Departments
Atma Jayaram - former Chief of the Indian Intelligence Bureau. Personal Advisor to Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi - First instance of a Trinitian advising a foreign Head of Government.
A.S. Kohobanwickrema - Secretary to the Cabinet of Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike in 1960 (winner of Trinity's richest prize, the Dr Andreas Nell Memorial Prize for Ceylon History)
W.T. Jayasinghe - Secretary to the Ministry of Defence (1970–1977), Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1978 onwards) (one time staff member of TCK and one of the five Trinitians to obtain a First Class Honours Degree in Classics at the time)
A. Ratnavale- Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and External Affairs
Dr Nihal Kappagoda - First Ceylonese Rhodes Scholar and later Director-General, External Resources Department, Ministry of Finance & Planning
Jayantha Dhanapala-Secretary-General of the Secretariat for Coordinating the Peace Process (SCOPP) from 2004 - 2005.
Dr Ernest Abeyaratne - former Director of Agriculture.
Deshamanya Dr Jayantha Kelegama - Sri Lankan Economist and Senior Civil Servant and Secretary to the Ministry of Trade and Commerce:1970-1977, Chancellor of the Rajarata University:1996-2002, First Professor of Economics at Vidyalankara University, now the Kelaniya University:1960-1966.
Bertram Tittawela - former Secretary General of Parliament, Sri Lanka
Dr H.N.S. Karunatilaka - former Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka
W. Tennakoon - former Governor of the Central Bank of Ceylon and Government Agent, Kandy
S.M.L. Marikkar CCS - former Permanent Secretary to the President of Sri Lanka
Edmund Eramudugolla- former Senior Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. (Donor of the Folk Lore Prize at the Annual Prize Giving)
Dr Prathap Ramanujan- Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Tourism and Senior civil servant.
M.I. Aziez - former Chairman of the Ceylon Electricity Board
Dr R.L. Balasuriya CCS - former Secretary to the Public Service Commission, Ceylon
Michael Kabali Kagwa - President of the Ugandan Industrial Court, and son of Sir Apolo Kagwa (Chief Regent of Buganda,; The second African to be Knighted in 1905). Later assassinated by President Idi Amin.
Serwano Kityaba Kulubya - Famous Ugandan Nationalist, Barrister and Judge
HRH Capt. Prince (Kiweewa) George William Mawanda Chwa - ADC to the King and son of HRH Kabaka Sir Daudi Chwa II, King of Buganda)
HRH Prince Hasan Farid Didi- Maldivian Minister for the Interior and son of HRH the Sultan Elect of the Maldives (1945)
Lieutenant General Parami KulatungaRSP,VSV, USAWC (United States Army War College) GW† - former Deputy Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army, Security Forces Commander- Vanni and General Officer Commanding 22 Division. Assassinated on June 26, 2006.
Major General L.T. (Lalin) Fernando psc-Northern Commander (1980/1981).
Major General T.R.T. (Tissa) Jayatunge- Raised the 1st Battalion of the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment in 1980 which has now developed into 28 battalions.
Major General C.J. ( Chandra) Abeyratne VSV,USP- 1st Division Commander - Panagoda.
Major General Nihal Ranjith Marambe RWP,RSP, USP, psc, Deputy Security Forces Commander - Jaffna and Commandant- Sri Lanka Army Command and Staff College. Also Cricket Captain and Lion in 1970 and Fullback/ Rugby Coloursman in SP Samarasekera's famous rugby XV of 1970. Was also first Trinitian to score a double century at cricket which was 202 n.o. versus Kingswood at Randles Hill in 1969. Defence Services Representative on the former Board of Control for Cricket in Sri Lanka.
Major General Niranjan Asoka Ranasinghe RSP, VSV, USP, ndc, psc, Isc - General Officer Commanding 56 Division and Commandant Army Command and Staff College.
Major General A.M. (Mano) Perera RWP, RSP,psc- General Officer Commanding 52 Division and Area Commander- Kandy.
Major General S.V. (Sanath) Panabokke- KSV,Deputy Commandant- Volunteer Force.
Colonel Fazli Laphir- Parama Weera Vibhushanaya (PWV),RWP,RSP- Commanding Officer of the 1st Special Forces Regiment and Second Trinitian to be awarded the highest gallantry award in Sri Lanka. Killed in Action in Mullaitivu in July 1996.
Lt. Saliya Aladeniya- (PWV, First Sri Lankan and First Trinitian among 23 others now, to be awarded the Parama Weera Vibushanaya, the highest gallantry medal in Sri Lanka (and equivalent to the Victoria Cross in the UK and Param Vir Chakra in India) for refusing to abandon the injured under his command, fighting bravely until the Kokavil camp was overrun in June 1990.
Air Vice Marshal Saranath Rambuwella- VSV, USP,Provost Marshal- Sri Lanka Air Force.
Air Commodore PB (Prasanna) Ratnayake- RWP, RSP, USP, psc Chief Instructor- Defence Services Command and Staff College. First XV Rugby player and co- centre to skipper and Lion Michael Rohan Sourjah in 1975. Sustained a collar bone fracture in the Anthonian match and was out for the rest of the season.
OLD TRINITIANS WHO SERVED IN THE ARMED FORCES OF SRI LANKA DURING THE 30 YEARS ETHNIC CONFLICT & EELAM WARS, FROM JUNE 1979 TO MAY 2009
A Total of 112 Trinitians were Commissioned in all three Armed Forces: [Army 82 (Regulars 53 & Volunteers 29), Navy 11 (all Regulars), Air Force 19 (all Regulars)]. A total of 15 were Killed In Action [Army 10, Navy 2, Air Force 3]
SRI LANKA ARMY
SRI LANKA ARMOURED CORPS
Lieutenant General D L Kobbekaduwa, RWP, RSP, VSV, USP, rcds, psc (KIA).
Major General N R Marambe, RWP, RSP, USP, psc.
Major General N A Ranasinghe, RSP, VSV, USP, ndc, psc, Isc.
Major General A M Perera, RWP, RSP, psc.
SRI LANKA SIGNALS CORPS
Major General C J Abeyratne, VSV, USP.
SRI LANKA LIGHT INFANTRY
Major General S P de Sylva, psc
Lieutenant General P S B Kulatunge, RSP, VSV, USP, USAWC (KIA)
Major General L T Fernando, psc
VIJAYABAHU INFANTRY REGIMENT
Major General T R T Jayatunge
SRI LANKA ARMY VOLUNTEER FORCE
General A V Ratwatte (Deputy Minister of Defence)
Major General S V Panabokke, KSV
SRI LANKA AIR FORCE
Air Vice Marshal Saranath Rambukwella, USP, isc (Provost Marshal).
Sportsmen and Administrators
Dilip Kumar - former Chairman NSW Rugby Union, Former Chairman Australian Rugby Union, Member of International Rugby Board & SANZAR Board (Athletics Lion in 1969)
Lt Gen. Denzil Lakshman Kobbekaduwa - former Sri Lanka Rugby Captain and Secretary General of the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union in 1974 (Trinity Rugger Captain and Lion in 1959, Trinity 1st XV rugby coach of 967, 1968 and 1969. Also Captained Kandy Sports Club and Army SC. As Secretary General of the SLRFU, he hand-picked Trinity Coach Bertie Dias to coach the Sri Lanka National Rugby XV for the 1974 Colombo Rugby Asiad on the strength of coaching the invincible Trinity Rugby XV that year which has four inter-school rugby records that are still unbroken and which comprised 5 rugger Lions. The only rugby personality of any school in Sri Lanka to play, captain, coach, referee and administer the game.)
M.G. (Malcolm) Wright- former Sri Lanka Rugby Captain (Rugby Lion in 1943. Last Trinity Captain in the Pre-Bradby Series in 1944. First Trinity Captain in the two-leg series also in 1944. Also captained Kandy SC, Dimbula-Dickoya SC, Upcountry Clubs, CR & FC. One of the two distinguished Trinity rugby personalities to referee the Bradby along with Lt Gen. Denzil Kobbekaduwa)
Mike de Alwis- former Sri Lanka Rugby Captain (a member of DN (David) Frank's invincible Trinity XV of 1956 which subsequently produced a record 9 Sri Lanka jerseys and two Sri Lanka captains)
Armstrong Nimal Maralande- former Sri Lanka Rugby Captain in 1964 (a member of DN (David) Frank's invincible Trinity XV of 1956 which subsequently produced a record 9 Sri Lanka jerseys and two Sri Lanka captains)
Y. C. Chang - former Sri Lanka Rugby Captain
Senarath Bandara Pilapitiya- former Sri Lanka Rugby Captain (Rugger Captain in 1946, Rugger and Cricket Double Lion)
Irwin Howie- former Sri Lanka Rugby Captain-1980 (Rugger Lion in 1971; also Captained Kandy Sports Club)
Lanil Tennakoon- former Sri Lanka Rugby Captain, Played for Sri Lanka 1974-1980, member of the Ceylon rugby team that played against Japan at the Rugby Asiad Finals in 1974/Selected to represent 'International Rugby XV' in 1978 / Represented CH&FC,Kandy SC,Havelocks (Triple Champions - 1978), Dickoya,Dimbulla & Uva, Also Captained Upcountry Rugby XV.
Tikiri Marambe- former Sri Lanka Rugby Captain (Rugger Lion in 1971; also Captained both Air Force and the Defence Services XV. Played his first Club rugger match for CR & FC as a Trinity schoolboy, scrum half and Lion which was a CR- Police Clifford Cup Final which CR won 22/3).
Harris Omar - former Sri Lanka Rugby Captain (Trinity Captain and Rugger Lion 1996)
Pradeep Basnayake- former Sri Lanka Rugby Captain (Trinity Vice-Captain and Rugger Lion 1996)
Imthie Marikkar - former Sri Lanka Rugby Captain (Winger/ Rugger Lion in Tyrrell Rajapaksa’s unbeaten team of 1987)
Dr KB Sangakkara, Sri Lanka Rugger Captain (Trinity Rugger Captain, Senior Prefect and Ryde Gold Medalist)
Dr Willie Ratnavale - former Sri Lanka Rugby Captain (Trinity Rugby Captain)
Ajith Abeyaratne – Sri Lanka Rugby Coach, Chairman of National Selectors, Captain of the Ceylonese Rugby and & Football Club. Trinity Rugger Captain and Lion in 1967 which had the then Bradby series record of 16/3 and 17/3. Also Cricket Captain and Lion in 1968. Senior Prefect and Ryde Gold Medalist in 1968)
Lt. Col. SAB (Bertie) Dias - Sri Lanka National Rugby Coach for the 1974 Colombo Rugby Asiad when Sri Lanka came up to the finals with winners Japan (Rugger and Hockey Double Lionsman)
Rohan Abeykoon – former Sri Lanka Rugby Captain and Captain of Ceylonese Hockey and Football Club (Trinity Rugger Lion in 1983)
RN (Ravi) Balasuriya- Former President of the Ceylonese Rugby and & Football Club (Trinity Rugger Captain and Lion in 1977.Regained the Bradby Shield after three years, won the Philip Buultjens Trophy for Inter-schools Sevens a side Rugby for the third year running which was the last occasion that Trinity won it. Captained Trinity as the first-ever Sri Lankan schoolboy rugby team to be invited for the Asian Schools Rugby Football Championships in Bangkok in 1977. Beat St. Andrew College of Singapore but lost narrowly to Wajirawood College of Thailand where the foreign teams were Under 21 and Trinity was Under 19. Only schoolboy in the National Pool in both 1976 and 1977. Represented Sri Lanka vs visiting Paris Universities XV as a schoolboy in 1977)
Kumar Choksanada Sangakkara - Captain of Sri Lankan National Cricket Team, co-holder of the world record in Test Cricket for the highest partnership of 624 runs for any wicket where his personal score was 287 against South Africa at the SSC in 2008. (Trinity Cricket Lion, Senior Prefect and Ryde Gold Medalist of 1996)
Joseph Ravindran (Ravi) Ratnayeke - former Sri Lanka Vice Captain of Cricket -Opening bowler, part-time opening batsman. Played 22 Tests and 78 One Day Internationals for Sri Lanka and is the only Trinitian behind Kumar Sangakkara in international cricket who has now played 94 Tests and 287 One Day Internationals and still continuing. Awarded coveted Trinity Cricket Lion after his career best 8/83 for Sri Lanka vs Pakistan in the second Test at the Jinnah Stadium, Sialkot, Pakistan on the second day of the Test on October 28, 1985 in the 1985 away series which was a then Sri Lanka Test record for a bowler.(Trinity Cricket Captain in 1980, Lock forward and Rugby Coloursman 1977, 1978, 1979. Also member of Ravi Balasuriya's unbeaten Trinity Rugby XV in 1977)
Ranjan Senarath Madugalle - former Sri Lankan Cricket Captain and, presently, Chief Match Referee of the International Cricket Council (Captained Trinity Under 12 and Under 14 Cricket. Best All Rounder in the Trinity Junior School in 1969.). He later joined Royal College and captained Royal in the centenary Royal Thomian.
Graeme Labrooy - former Sri Lanka National Cricketer. He represented Maris Stella College, Negombo at first eleven level.
Lakshman Kadirgamar - Oxford University Cricket Blue. (Trinity Cricket Captain in 1949 where he also had his namesake and subsequent Cabinet Colleague Lakshman Jayakody as his Vice Captain. Centre three quarter and Rugby coloursman in 1948 and 1949 where Lakshman Jayakody was the Hooker. Kadirgamar was also the winner of the Senior batting Prize in 1948 and Senior Prefect and Ryde Gold Medalist in 1950.)
Malsri Kurukulasuriya - former Canadian national cricket coach (Trinity cricket Lion)
Chaminda Unnantenne - Represented Sri Lanka U-19 Cricket. Had the distinction of being the only Sri Lankan Under 19 batsman to score a century against Australia in Australia. (Trinity Cricket Lion 1987)
Denham Madena - Captained the Sri Lanka U-19 Cricket team which had subsequent Sri Lanka skippers Sanath Jayasuriya and Marvan Atapattu and Sri Lanka Cricketer Roshan Jurangpathy. Also in that team were Trinitians -Chaminda Unantenne, NLK Rathnayake (later Sri Lanka Cricketer) and Mevan Ballale (third generation Trinitian to be wicketkeeper/ batsman) in the same team. (Trinity Cricket Lion in 1987)
Lakshman Kadirgamar - holder of the All India Inter University Hurdles Record both at Ahmedabad and Allahabad (Winner of the coveted Athletics Lion and the inaugural winner of the Duncan White Challenge Cup for Athletics in 1948.
Leslie (DL) Handunge- Leader of the Sri Lankan contingent to the Helsinki Olympics in 1952. (Trinity captain of Boxing in 1939 and Coloursman in 1940. Was awarded the coveted Boxing Lion in 1952.)
M.Ghazzali A. Wadood (Trinity Lion '82) Member Sri Lanka National Team 1982-1985, Member of Sri Lankan Squad at the Asian Cup Hockey Team (Dhaka,Bangladesh) Capt. Presidents XI 1984 Sri Lanka Presidents XI Vs Russian National Team at CCC 1985
Dilantha Malagamuwa - Sri Lanka's only international racer, Champion of the Malaysian Super-Car Series, Winner of the Aston Martin Asia Cup, Sri Lankan Sports Ambassador in Japan, President of the Sri Lanka Association of Japan.
Medicine & Dentistry
Dr. George Rajanayagam Handy OBE- Eminent Sri Lankan cardiologist, Founder President of the Sri Lanka Heart Association, and President of the Sri Lanka Medical Association.
Prof. Derek Frewin AO - former Executive Dean of the University of Adelaide's School of Medicine, Australia
Prof. Arjuna Aluvihare - Hunterian Professor of Surgery and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Peradeniya
Dr. David Ratnavale - former Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Eastern Virginia Medical School, USA; Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association; and former Chairman of the Human Disaster Management Council, Sri Lanka.
Prof. Ralph Panabokke - former Professor of Pathology and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Peradeniya
Prof. Seneka Bibile - former Professor of Pharmacology, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and founder of the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Prof. Valentine Basnayake - Professor of Physiology and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya
Dr L.O. (Lloyd) Abeyaratne MP - Founder and Director of the Lady Ridgeway Hospital, Colombo and personal Physician to Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike and his family. (Donor of the Dr L.O. Abeyaratne Challenge Cup for Athletics at the annual prize day)
Prof. S.B. Dissanayake - former Professor of Dentistry, University of Peradeniya
Prof. K. Bambaradeniya - former Professor of Dentistry, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Prof. S.B. Ellepola - former Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya
Prof. J.T. Labrooy - Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Adelaide; formerly Professor of Medicine at James Cook University; and Vice President of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine.
Prof. Tissa Vitharana – Professor of Medical Microbiology and Director of the Medical Research Institute of Sri Lanka (MRI).After his early education at Trinity he joined Ananda College Colombo. See also Cabinet Ministers and Legislators
Prof. Ananda Wijekoon - Professor of Paediatrics and Former Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Prof. AG Buthpitiya – Professor in Surgery and Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya (Senior Prefect of 1968)
Prof. Asiri Abeygunawardena - Professor of Paediatrics, University of Peradeniya
Prof. H. Ranasinghe - Professor of Forensic Medicine, University of Peradeniya
Prof. Basil Seneviratne - former Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Queensland, Australia, and Director of Medicine at the Greenslopes Hospital, Australia's largest private hospital.
Prof Srinath Chandrasekera, Professor in Surgery,Faculty of Medicine, Sri Jayawardenapura University.
Prof D.B Nugegoda, Former Professor of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya. He studied at Trinity initially before joining Royal College for his university entrance exams. He is currently serving the newly established medical faculty of the Rajarata University.
Prof D.J Weilgama, Former Professor of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya. He is currently serving the newly established medical faculty of the Rajarata University.
Science & Agriculture
Prof. Stanley Wijesundera - former Professor of Bio-Chemistry and Vice Chancellor, University of Colombo. He was educated at Trinity as well as at Dharmaraja College and later at Ananda College, Colombo.
Dr. Sarath Ilangantileke- former Professor of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Peradeniya, former head of Agriculture Dept, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and former Regional Programme Leader at CIP (International Potato Centre), South West Asia.
Prof. Jayendran C. Rasaiah - Professor of Chemistry at the University of Maine, USA, and Fellow of the American Physical Society.
Prof. W.R. Breckenridge - Professor of Zoology at the University of Peradeniya and later Principal of Trinity College, Kandy
Prof. Lakshman Kannangara - former Professor of Physics, University of Colombo
Prof. U.R. Sangakkara - Senior Professor of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya (Senior Prefect and Ryde Gold Medalist of 1971)
Prof. C.B. Dissanayake - Professor of Geology, University of Peradeniya, and former Director of the Institute of Fundamental Studies, Sri Lanka
Prof. A.L.T. Perera - Professor of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Prof. Cyril Bogahawatte - Professor of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
Prof. Sivali Ranawana - Professor of Livestock & Avian Sciences, University of Wayamba, Makandura and Former Director General of Animal Production & Health.
Prof. S. J. B. A Jayasekera - Professor of Horticulture, Former Dean, Faculty of Agriculture & Plantation Management, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, Makandura, Gonawila (NWP).
Prof. Tissa Herat – Professor of Botany – Open University of Sri Lanka
Prof. G.C.N. Jayasooriya - Professor and Dean, Faculty of Science, Vidyodaya
Prof. Emeritus. Jana Janakiram - Ontario College of Agriculture, University of Guelph, Canada. Former Project Director- Farm Management Training and Distance Learning Project in Russia, Former Project Director - Agricultural and Rural Development - Egypt and Distance Learning Project in Seed Technology in India
Prof. Malik Ranasinghe - Vice Chancellor of Moratuwa University, Professor and Former Dean, Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
Prof. C.Y. Ching (Jnr.) - Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, McMaster University. Hamilton Ontario, Canada. Rugger Lion and Ryde Gold Medalist in 1975.
Prof. W.M.G. Fernando - formerly Professor of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
Prof. Lareef Zubair - Senior Lecturer, Environmental Engineering University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka. Fellow of IFS Sri Lanka. Associate Research Scientist Climate Adaptation University of Columbia.
Prof. Gamini Weerasekera - Former Engineering Program head Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE and Former Electronics Program Coordinator, University of Louisiana, Advisor to the Government of Sri Lanka.
Prof. Kiridaran(Giri) Kanagaretnam,Associate Professor of Accounting & Financial Management Services,DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Prof. Naren Chitty AM - Foundation Chair in International Communication, Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Arts, Inaugural Director of the Soft Power Advocacy & Research Centre (SPARC), Former Acting Dean, Division of Society, Culture, Media & Philosophy, Macquarie University, Former Diplomat and Former Consultant to the Ministry of State, Sri Lanka.
Prof. Wimal Dissanayake - Honorary Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Hong Kong
Prof. S. Walter Perera - Professor of English, University of Peradeniya and winner of the DSC Prize for South Asian literature
Prof. Chelva Kanaganayagam - Professor, Department of English; Director, Centre for South Asian Studies, University of Toronto
Prof.J.L.C. Rodrigo CMG - formerly Professor of Western Classical Culture, University of Ceylon, Peradeniya, and Barrister.
School Headmasters and Principals
C.E.Simithrarachchi - first Ceylonese Principal of Trinity College, Kandy
Industry and Commerce - Chairmen and Chief Executive Officers
Cecil Balmond - Chairman of Arup (Europe) and winner of some of the world's most prestigious prizes in architecture and design engineering
Susantha Ratnayake - Youngest ever Group Chairman of John Keells Holdings PLC., Sri Lanka's largest diversified conglomerate. (Trinity Cricket Coloursman in 1975 and First XV Ruggerite in 1975. Also member of the Trinity College Rugby Sevens Team which won the inaugural Philip Buultjens Trophy in 1975)
Nahil Wijesuriya - Entrepreneur and Chairman of the East West Group, Sri Lanka (see under Media also)
[Sri “Saga” Sagadevan]-.1953-1962, Executive Officer and Senior Vice President of Blue Cross Insurance Company, USA, and Senior Vice President of Health Net Insurance Company, USA (see also under Banking, Finance and Financial Services)
Industry and Commerce - Managing Directors/Directors /CEOs and Senior Management Personnel
Mohamed Muhsin - present Director- Dialog Axiata PLC and former Director John Keells Holdings PLC
Banking, Finance and Financial Services
Stanley Jayawardena - former Chairman of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka
James S. Mather- Deputy Chairman and former CEO of Commercial Bank of Ceylon Ltd, and former partner of Ernst & Young.
[Sri “Saga” Sagadevan]-1953-1962, Executive Officer and Senior Vice President of Blue Cross Insurance Company, USA, and Senior Vice President of Health Net Insurance Company, USA (see also under Industry and Commerce)
Dr Sarath Amunugama - Chairman of Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd during the D.B. Wijetunga Presidency; former Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of State under Hon. Anandatissa De Alwis in the Dudley Senanayake Government of 1965-70.
Ajith Samaranayake - Editor, Sunday Island, Editor, Sunday Observer Editor in Chief of English publications at Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd. First holder of the joint record for the youngest-ever Chief Editor in the Sri Lankan media at 36 years in 1990. Described by Reuters as one of the three best editorial writers in Asia.[this quote needs a citation]
Aviators, Pilots and Captains
Upali Perera-Director (Operations)-Khartoum International Airport, Sudan. Heading the ground services operations of the airport upgrade to bringing it to international standards. Previously, Senior Ramp Manager- Sharjah International Airport.
Capt Nihal Jayawickrema- Formerly Air Ceylon, AirLanka, SriLankan Airlines and presently, Senior Training Instructor at Dragon Air, Hong Kong.
Captain Lalith Wijetunge- Formerly AirLanka, SriLankan, Kingfisher Airlines of India, Air Asia- Malaysia and presently Mihin Lanka. Also Vice President of the Pilots Guild of Sri Lanka.
Captain Upendra.B.U Ranaweera - Captain, Crew Resources Management and human factors Chief. Sri Lankan Airlines.
Captain Navin Imbuldeniya - SriLankan Airlines.
Captain S.Wickremanayake- SriLankan Airlines
First Officer-Rohan Moonemalle - Pilot, SriLankan Airlines and First Officer-Etihad Airways. Also a former Marine Engineer with Ceylon Shipping Corporation. Also Managing Director/CEO of Asgiriya Technologies (Pvt) Ltd and Asgiriya Leisure (Pvt) Ltd
First Officer U. Stevens - SriLankan Airlines
First Officer M .de Soyza - Formerly SriLankan, presently Etihad Airways.
First Officer S. Dissanayake -SriLankan Airlines
First Officer Viraj Manickam - Sri Lankan Airlines. Formerly Susi Air, Indonesia.
Captain R D G Millangoda -Formerly SriLankan Airlines,presently Virgin Blue
Captain Ranjula Ilangantileke - Aircraft Commander - US Air Force, First Officer - World Airways
Prominent Naturalists and Conservationists
Jayantha Jayewardene - Recipient of the Vulnerable Earth Award from the Netherlands. Winner of the Presidential Award for Scientific Research in 2011. He has authored three books - The Elephant in Sri Lanka, The Diversity of Sri Lankan Wildlife and Srilankave Ali Athun.
Dr Lalith Wikramanayake - former Chairman of Environment Foundation Limited, Sri Lanka
Rodney Jonklaas - Naturalist and pioneer diver whom explored the reefs of Ceylon with Sir Arthur. C. Clark and Mike Wilson. This is illustrated in Sir Arthur's Blue Planet Trilogy which consists of Reefs of Taprobane, Coasts of Coral and Treasure of the Great Reef.
Dr Channa Bambaradeniya Ph.D (Class of 87) - Senior Environmental Scientist, Tidewater Inc. Formerly at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in Asia as the Head of Species and Biodiversity Conservation Programme. Published over 60 scientific literature related to biodiversity conservation, including books, research papers, and articles. Recipient of Sri Lanka Presidential Award for Scientific Research in 2004, and 2006. Recipient of 2004 Night of the Lions Trinity Prize for Natural History. Represented the University of Peradeniya Rugby Team from 1992-1995, and functioned as its Vice Captain in 1994.
Rev. Madugalle Sri Sumana Siddhartha Dharmasiddi - former Chief Prelate (Mahanayaka Thera) of the Malwatte Chapter, Sri Lanka
Rev. Udugama Sri Buddharakitha Rathanapala - former Chief Prelate (Mahanayaka Thera) of the Asgiriya Chapter, Sri Lanka
Rt.Revd Sydney Knight - Dean of the Anglican Cathedral, Diocese of Colombo
Rt.Revd Gnanapragasam - former Bishop of Kurunegala and Chairman of the Board of Governors of Trinity College, Kandy
Rt.Revd Kumara Illangasinghe - Bishop of Kurunegala, Head of the Anglican church in Sri Lanka, and Chairman of the Board of Governors of Trinity College, Kandy.
Venerable Christopher Ratnayaka - former Archdeacon of the Anglican Diocese of Kurunegala and Headmaster of Trinity College, Kandy.
Rev. Dr. Shanta Premawardhana - Director, Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation, World Council of Churches, Geneva, Switzerland.
Ven. Bhante Dhammagavesi Thera - (while in laity Gamini Bandaranayake - formerly of British Telecom. Vice Captain and lone Hockey Lion of the unbeaten Trinity Hockey XI led by triple captain Malik Ranasinghe in 1977)
Ven. Bemmulle Kassapa Thera-(while in laity, Captain H.A.S. Karunatilleke of the Sri Lanka Artillery).
Rev. S.S. Anthony - Anglican Vicar, Melbourne, Australia (Earlier In Darwin and Perth)