Membership

List of Patrons, Vice Patrons, Honorary members, Diplomatic, Complimentary and Supporting members of the National Executive Committee for 2017

Patron
His Excellency MAITHRIPALA SIRISENA President of the Republic of Sri Lanka

Patrons Emeritus
fPresident Mahinda Rajapaksha

Chief Vice Patron
Honourable Ranil Wickramasinghe Prime Minister (Life Member)

Vice Patrons:
The Speaker of Parliament, The Honourable Karu Jayasooriya , MP (Life Member)
The Honourable R. Sampanthan, MP, Leader of the Opposition
His Excellency Srilankabimana His Excellency Lankabimanaya Christopher Gregory WEERAMANTRY Judge ad-hoc of the International Court of Justice

Honorary and a Founder Members:
Kumaran FERNANDO (deceased)
Hon.Lalith Athulathmudali (deceased)

Honorary Members:
M.W.Deepika PRIYANGANIE, BA
Indrajith WIJEKULASURIYA
Brigadier Granville ELAPATA, VSV
Dharmadasa VITHARANA
M. M. Zawahir
HRH PRINCE DATO SERI Deshakeerthi Ambassador Dr. M. M. M. Rushanudeen, JP (W/I)
Chandanie Kusumalatha Silva
Honorary Life Presidents:-Sri Lanka
Liyanage Henry Horace PERERA (deceased)
Desamanya Ambassador Dr. Gamini COREA, D Phil (Oxon) MA (Cantab), (Life Member)
Desamanya Ambassador Dr. V.L.B.MENDIS, M Phil (Lond) Phd (Col), (Life Member) (Deceased)
Desabandu Dr Siran DERANIYAGALA, MA (Cantab), phD (Harv) Past President, (Life Member)
Desamanya Ambassador Nissanka WIJEWARDENE, Past President ( Life Member )
Ambassador Jayantha DHANAPALA, Former Under Secretary General of the United Nations for Disarmament Affairs and Chairman of the UN Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Conference
Honourable Justice Shirani TILAKAWARDENE Judge of the Supreme Court

Honorary Life Presidents -Overseas
Professor Agni VLAVIANOS-ARVANITIS – Greece (Founder & President of the Bio politics International Organization) – (BIO) and the International University for the Bio Environment
fPresident Nelson MANDELA (SA) – ( Founder & President of the Republic of South Africa ) (deceased)
fPresident Mikhail S GORBACHEV, (Russia) Former President USSR (Chairman of the GORBACHEV FOUNDATION in Russia)
Ambassador Javier Perez DE CUELLAR, (Peru) – (Secretary – General Emeritus of the UN)
Ambassador Maurice F STRONG (Canada), (Former Under Secretary – General of the UN), Secretary General of the UN
Conference on the Environment, Stockholm 1972 and 1992 Chairman, The Earth Council
Dr Marek HAGMAJER (Poland), Secretary General World Veterans Federation, Secretary-General Emeritus, of the WFUNA, President Special NGO Committee on Human Rights, Geneva
Dr Serguei GRIBKOV, Secretary General Emeritus of the former UNA of the USSR
Honorary Life Vice Presidents:
Eric C ABEYWARDENE, (Life Member)
Professor Lakshman MARASINGHE, PhD (Lond), LLM (Lond) LLB (Lond), (Life Member)
M Herman P PERERA, JP, UM

Complimentary Life Members: -Sri Lanka
Suresh JOACHIM, P N NANDADASA, Desmond FERNANDO, PC, P Yasith DE SILVA, John K WIJESINGHE, JP, UM, Prasanna VITHANAGE, David TELDENIYA, Arjuna RANATUNGA , Dilantha MALAGAMUWA, J V W NAINANKADA, Daniel BOLLEGALA, Dr Lawrence PERERA, W H DAYARATNE, Dr P R Anthonis, Mahendra AMARASURIYA, Nadeeka PERERA, Nandawathi NANAYAKKARA, T Anushka Damayanthi FERNANDO

Complimentary Life Members – Overseas
Tony GREIG, Dr Louise FINKLER-BAHR, C Jan KAMP, Ren HOUKUN, Hank Bartus Johannes FRISO , Stefan PFEIFFER, Dr Fredrich Erhardt DIETRICH

Life Patrons – Sri Lanka
1. Professor Lorna DEWARAJA, BA (Hon), phD (Lond)
2. Adesh Ronald WIDMER (s w)
3. Major General C H FERNANDO, vsv
4. James A FEATHER
5. G J MONIE
6. M M ZAWAHIR
7. Colonel Dr P A C De SILVA (Deceased)
8. HRH PRINCE DATO SERI Deshakeerthi Ambassador Dr. M. M. M. Rushanudeen, JP (W/I)
9. Nandadasa RAJAPAKSE
10. Manjula DE SILVA
11. Dr E M S EDIRISINGHE(Deceased)

National Executive Committee 2017/18:

Dr. Lakshman Marasinghe, LL.B(Lond),LL.M(Lond) PH.D(Lond) LL.D(Col) (President)

Mr. M. M. Zawahir (Executive Chairman)

Mr. Eral G. Smith (Secretary – General)

Mr. S I A Kabeer (Treasurer)

Mr. Dharmadasa Vitharana (Editor)

Chief Commander Dr. D .W. Weerasooria ,MBBS, FRCS, FCGPSL,FCSSL (Deputy Executive Chairman)

HRH PRINCE DATO SERI Deshakeerthi Ambassador Dr. M. M. M. Rushanudeen, JP (W/I) (Deputy Executive Chairman)

Brigadier-General  G. V. Elapata, vsv (Vice Chairman)

Dr. K. D. S. Ranasinghe, MBBS (Ceylon) FRCOG (UK) (Vice Chairman)

Mr. D M Siriwardene (Vice Chairman)

Mr. Sampath Priyankara (Assistant Secretary – General)

Mr. E. Karunaratne (Assistant Secretary – General)

Desamanya A. T. Malalgoda JP (W/I) (Assistant Secretary – General)

Dr. M. Z. M. Nizar (Assistant Secretary – General)

Ms. P. R. Mallika Philips (Assistant Secretary – General)

Dr. K. A. Abeywardena (Assistant Secretary – General)

(Members of Executive Committee)

Deshakeerthi ,M. Z. M. Hanieffa, JP (W/I)

Mr. U. A. Abdul Marsook, LL.B Attorney – at – Law

Mr. M. D. Lalith D. Peiris

Mr. N.RAJKUMAR

Mr. T.S.N.FERNANDO

Major General Dr. K.D.P.PERERA

Officers of the Association
John K WIJESINHA,JP,UM, Company Secretary, Attorney at law
Honorary Legal Advisors
M Herman P PERERA, JP, UM (Senior Legal Advisor) Attorney-at-law
Chitral FERNANDO Attorney-at-law
John K WIJESINHA, JP, UM, Attorney at law

Official Printers:
Lake House Printers & Publishers Ltd, Dilruk Printers and Top Printers
Diplomatic Members: Commonwealth of Nations, The High Commissioner from the Court of Saint James and the High Commissioners of Bangladesh, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Maldives, Canada South Africa and Australia
Other Countries: The Ambassadors of Cuba, Germany, China, Korea, Canada, Switzerland, Indonesia, Norway, Iran, Saudi, Arabia South Africa and the European Union

Immediate Past President – Rohini Nanayakkkara

Past Presidents

Rienzie T Wifetilleke, FCIM
Ambassador S A C M ZUHYLE
Ambassador General Cyril RANATUNGE, former Commander of the Sri Lanka Army, Defense Secretary and former High Commissioner to the Court of Saint James
Desamanya Ambassador Nissanka WIJEWARDENE, Former Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, Former Chairman Bank of Ceylon, Former Chairman of the Greater Colombo Economic Commission and former Secretary to the last Governor-General and numerous other high positions in the Ceylon Civil Service
Desamanya Ambassador Neville KANAKARATNE, Governor-Southern Province and former Ambassador to the USA and the USSR and High Commissioner to India, former Legal Advisor to three former Secretaries-General of the United Nations and former UN Commissioner for Nambia. (Deceased)
Desamanya Ambassador Dr Vernon L B MENDIS,M Phil (Lond) PhD (Colombo), former High Commissioner to the Court of Saint James and Ambassador to France, now Director General Bandaranaike International Diplomatic Training Institute (BIDTI) (Deceased)
Desamanya Dr. Gamini COREA, MA (Cantab) D Phil (Oxon), former Under Secretary-General of the UN and Secretary-General of the UNCTAD, former Ambassador to the European Union
Desabandu Dr Siran DERANIYAGALA, MA (Cantab), PhD (Harv), former Director General of Archaeology
Professor Lakshman MARASINGHE,LLD (Lond),b LLM (Lond), LLB (Lond), University Professor and Head of the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
Desabandu Dr F G Hudson SILVA, Founder & President of Sri Lanka Eye Donation Society Limited. (Deceased)

The Honourable Felix R Dias BANDARANAIKE, MP (Deceased)
Senator the Honourable Dr. M.V.P.Peiris.
(Deceased)

Major the Honourable Montague JAYAWICKREME, MP, (Deceased)
Honorary Members of the National Executive Committee:
Ms Chandani VITHARANA (Most Senior Member)
Ms D Leelawathie SILVA (Most Senior Member)
Dr. G. P. P. Silva
Ms. Padma Samaradivakara Costa
Ms. Sarojini Wijay Rodrigo
Miss. Bimalka Madhubhashini Perera
Mr. Vengadasalan Arunan
Mr. A. E. Prasad Fernando

Honorary Permanent Resident Representative – Overseas
Thalif DEEN, at the United Nations (New York)
Eng. A. A. Irshad Ahamed (Malaysia)
Past Patrons, who were Governors-General of The Dominion and or Presidents of the Republic:
1950 – His Excellency the Right Honourable Herewald Ramsbothan, Baron Soulbury of Soulbury, GCMG,GCVO,OBE,MC (Second Governor-General of the Dominion
His Excellency Sir Oliver Ernest GOONETILLEKE,GCMG,KCVO,KBE,K St J (Third Governor-General of the Dominion )
His Excellency William GOPALLAWA,MBE, LLd (HC) Peradeniya, LLd (HC) Vidyalankara, D.Litt (HC) Vidyodaya, Fourth and Last Governor-General of the Dominion, first President of the Republic
His Excellency Junius Richard JAYAWARDENE, (First Executive President of the Republic)
His Excellency Ranasinghe PREMADASA, (Second Executive President of the Republic)
His Excellency Dingiri Banda WIJETUNGA (Third Executive President of the Republic)
Her Excellency Chandrika Bandaranaike KUMARATUNGA (Fourth Executive President of the Republic)
His Excellency Mahinda RAJAPAKSHA (Fifth Executive President of the Republic)

Past vice Patrons:
The Prime Ministers of the Republic
The Right Honourable Don Stephen SENANAYAKE, PC, MP
The Honourable Dudley Shelton SENANAYAKE, MP
General the Right Honourable Sir John Lionel KOTALAWALA, PC, CH, KBE, MP
The Honourable Solomon West Ridgeway Dias BANDARANAIKE, MP
The Honourable Dr Wijayananda DAHANAYAKA, MP
The Honourable Sirimavo Ratwatte Dias BANDARANAIKE, MP
The Honourable J R Jayawardhana,MP
The Honourable Ranasinghe PREMADASA, First appointed Prime Minister)
The Honourable Dingiri Banda WIJETUNGA, MP (Second appointed Prime Minister)
The Honourable Ranil WICKREMESINGHE, MP (Third appointed Prime Minister)
The Honourable Chandrika Bandaranaike KUMARATUNGE, MP (Fourth appointed Prime Minister)
The Honourable Mahinda RAJAPAKSE, MP (Fifth appointed Prime Minister)
The Honourable Rathnasiri Wickramanayake
The Honourable D M Jayarathne