D S Senanayake - National hero, independence activist and first prime minister of Ceylon.
F R Senanayake - National hero and independence activist.
Captain Henry Pedris - National hero and martyr of the independence movement.
Anagarika Dharmapala - National hero, independence activist and leading figure of the Buddhist revival.
Colonel F. C. de Saram - A leader of the attempted military corp of 1962
Bombardier Gratien Fernando - Leader of the Cocos islands mutiny.
Douglas Devananda - Tamil politician and a cabinet minister.
Suresh Perera - former Sri Lankan cricketer.
Sepala Ekanayake - Airline hijacker.
Sarath Fonseka - Former Commander of the Army and Chief of Defence.
Staff who led the army for a win against the LTTE.
Selvarajah Yogachandran - also known as Kuttimani was one of the leaders of former Tamil militant organization TELO,Murderd at Welikada prison massacre.
Nadarajah Thangathurai - one of the leaders of former Tamil militant. organization TELO,Murderd at Welikada prison massacre.