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Sri Lanka ranks 111th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Bangladesh, Dominican Republic, and Kyrgyzstan. Memorable people born in present day Sri Lanka include Patanjali, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, and Velupillai Prabhakaran. Memorable people who died in Sri Lanka include Arthur C. Clarke, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, and Julia Margaret Cameron. Sri Lanka has been the birth place of many politicians and cricketers and the death place of many politicians and religious figures.

Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, and officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia. It is situated on the Indian Ocean, southwest of the Bay of Bengal, and southeast of the Arabian Sea; while being 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 financial centre. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 200 BC and 1983, present day Sri Lanka was the birth place of 39 globally memorable people, including Patanjali, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, and Velupillai Prabhakaran. Additionaly, 18 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Sri Lanka including Arthur C. Clarke, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, and Julia Margaret Cameron.

People Born in Present Day Sri Lanka

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People Deceased in Present Day Sri Lanka

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Most individuals born in present day Sri Lanka were politicians (16), cricketers (5), writers (3), athletes (3), and military personnels (2),  while most who died were politicians (12), religious figures (2), writers (1), photographers (1), and mafiosos (1).

Over the past 100 years, politicians have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day Sri Lanka, including Mahinda Rajapaksa, Chandrika Kumaratunga, and Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Sri Lanka, including Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Mahinda Rajapaksa, and Chandrika Kumaratunga.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 21 globally memorable people born in present day Sri Lanka since 1700.