Tikiri Bandara Panabokke I (known as Panabokke Dissawa) was a Ceylonese colonial-era legislator. He was the Kandyan Sinhalese member of the Legislative Council of Ceylon, a Police Magistrate for Kandy and acting Diyawadana Nilame. Panabokke along with L.T.R. Le Mesurier of the Ceylon Civil Service, translated into English Kandyan the Code of Law Kandian.
His first marriage was to Dambawinne Kumarihamy, daughter of Dambawinne Rate Mahattaya. The marriage produced two daughters Panebokke Tikiri Kumarihamy and Panebokke Kumarihamy. Panebokke Tikiri Kumarihamy married T. B. Aluwihare, they had two sons, Richard Aluwihare and Bernard Aluwihare before her death two days after the birth of their second son. Panebokke Kumarihamy married a Ratwatte, their son was W. A. Ratwatte. Panabokke Dissawa's second marriage to Halangoda Kumarihamy, daughter of Halangoda Rate Mahattaya produced two sons and six daughters which included Sir Tikiri Bandara Panabokke II.
William Gopallawa was the last Governor-General of Ceylon from 1962 to 1972 and became the first and only non-executive and ceremonial President of Sri Lanka when Ceylon declared itself a republic in 1972 and changed its name to Sri Lanka. From 1948 to 1972, the Dominion of Ceylon was a Commonwealth realm with Queen Elizabeth II as the head of state and Queen of Ceylon. He served as Governor-General during the tenure of different governments headed by Sirimavo Bandaranaike of the SLFP and Dudley Senanayake of the UNP.
Radala refers to a small minority group in Sri Lanka in the former provinces of the Kingdom of Kandy, who are either descendants of chiefs and courtiers of the King of Kandy of Nayaks of Kandy or descendants of native headmen appointed by the British colonial administration following the Uva Rebellion in 1818.
Rajasinghe I was a king of Sitawaka, known for his patriotism and fight against the Portuguese invasion of Sri Lanka. Born as Tikiri Bandara to King Mayadunne, he received the name "Rajasimha" after the fierce Battle of Mulleriyawa.
Vimaladharmasūriya I was a king of Kandy from 1590 to 1604. His reputation was built when he successfully repulsed two major Portuguese offensives on Kandy, the Battle of Danture in 1594 and the Battle of Balana in 1602, in both of which the Portuguese were humiliatingly defeated.
Sir Tikiri Bandara Panabokke II, First Adigar, JP, UM was a Ceylonese, prominent colonial era legislator, lawyer and diplomat. He was the first Minister of Health in the State Council and second representative of the Government of Ceylon to India. He was the last person appointed by the British Government of Ceylon to the post of Adigar.
Theodore Braybrooke Panabokke was Sri Lankan politician, lawyer and diplomat. He was a former Parliamentary Secretary of Agriculture, Member of Parliament and Ceylon's High Commissioner to India. He was the Chancellor of the University of Peradeniya.
Sir Richard Aluwihare, was a Sri Lankan civil servant. He was the first Ceylonese Inspector General of Police and Ceylon's High Commissioner to India.
The Mahâ Adigâr was a Great Officer in the Amātya Mandalaya, or Sinhalese Council of State, in the Sinhalese Kingdoms of monarchical Sri Lanka. The office was second in power and dignity to the King. Like many of the existing high offices at the time it had combined legislative and judicial powers and functioned primarily equivalent to that of a prime minister and chief justice, but also had duties in the governance of a province. During the Kandyan period there were two Adigars, who were styled Mahâ Nilames, the Pallegampahê Mahâ Nilamê and the Udagampahê Mahâ Nilamê, the former taking precedence over the latter.
Deshamanya Edwin Loku Bandara Hurulle was a Sri Lankan politician. He was the Provincial Governor of the Central Province and North Central Province; Cabinet Minister of Communications in Prime Minister Dudley Senanayake's government; Cabinet Minister of Cultural Affairs under President J. R. Jayewardene's government and Member of Parliament.
Madduma Bandara Ehelapola, mostly known as Madduma Bandara, was one of the national heroes of Sri Lanka. Bandara and his family were executed in 1814 by the King for treachery. His bravery at the time of his execution made him a legendary child hero in Sri Lanka.
Barnes Ratwatte was a Ceylonese colonial-era legislator and a headman. He was a member of the State Council and the Senate of Ceylon. He was appointed to the posts of Rate Mahatmaya of Balangoda and Dissawa by the British. He was the father of Sirimavo Bandaranaike, the first female Prime Minister in the world.
Wijewardena Seneviratne Panditha Abeykoon Bandaranayake Wahala Mudiyanselage Harris Leuke Ratwatte (1900–1964) was a Ceylonese legislator. He was a member of the State Council of Ceylon, Parliament and the Senate of Ceylon. Ratwatte was award the title of Dissawa by the British Governor of Ceylon and was elected as the Diyawadana Nilame of Sri Dalada Maligawa, Kandy.
Clifford Senaka Ratwatte was a Sri Lankan politician. He was a former Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture, Food, Co-operatives and Fisheries in 1964 Member of Parliament for Balangoda, Chairman of the State Plantations Corporation and the Sri Lanka Tea Board.
Barnes Shelton Carlye Ratwatte II was a Sri Lankan lawyer and judge. He was a former Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Ceylon and Public Trustee.
Sir James Cudah Ratwatte was a Ceylonese legislator. He was an elected member of the State Council of Ceylon for Balangoda in 1931 and was appointed Adigar by the British Government of Ceylon. He was the first Kandyan to be awarded a knighthood.
William Ellawala was a Ceylonese legislator. He was the Kandyan Sinhalese member of the Legislative Council of Ceylon. He was appointed to the post of Rate Mahatmaya by the British Government of Ceylon.
Uda Walawwe Bernard Herbert Aluwihare also known as Bernard Aluwihare was a Sri Lankan lawyer and politician who served in both the State Council of Ceylon and Parliament of Sri Lanka. He was a Sri Lankan Cabinet Minister and Member of Parliament from Matale. He became the Minister for Minister of Education and Cultural Affairs in Second Dudley Senanayake cabinet in 1960.
Dr Mackie Ratwatte was a Sri Lankan physician. He was a former Private Secretary to the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka and Director General and Secretary of the Fifty Summit Conference of Non-Aligned Countries.
Wilfred Abeyratne Ratwatte was a Ceylonese politician.