Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka

Past Presidents

1845-1901

1845

The Hon. Mr. Justice J. Stark

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1846-1857

The Hon. Sir J. Emerson Tennent

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1858

The Rev. D.J. Gogerly

1859-1860

Sir William Carpenter Rowe

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1861-1864

Sir Edward S. Creasy

1865-1869

Dr. J. Fraser

1870-1873

The Hon. Col. A.B. Fyers

1874-1877

Robert Dowson

1878-1881

The Hon. Col. A.B. Fyers

1882

C. Bruce

1883

The Hon. Mr. W.H. Ravenscroft

1884

The Hon. Sir J.F. Dickson

1885-1901

The Right Rev. R.S. Copleston

1902-1952

1902-1904

The Hon. Mr. E.F. im Thurn

1905-1908

The Hon. Mr. J. Ferguson

1909-1912

The Hon. Sir Hugh Clifford

1913-1916

John Harward M.A. oxon

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1916

Sir Ponnambalam Arunachalam

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1924

Hon. M. Cecil Clementi

1926-1928

Hon. Mr. A.G.M. Fletcher

1929-1930

H.E. Sir Herbert J. Stanley

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1931

Hon. Sir Bernard H. Bourdillon

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1932-1934

Dr. Paul E. Pieris

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1935-1941

Sir Baron Jayatilaka

1942-1948

Sir Charles Collins

1949-1952

S.A. Pakeman

1952-1999

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1952-1955

P.E.P. Deraniyagala

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1956-1958

S. Paranavitana

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1959-1961

His Lordship The Rt. Rev. Edmund Peiris

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1962-1964

R.L. Brohier

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1965-1966

G.C. Mendis

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1967

N.D. Wijesekera

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1967-1970

C.E. Godakumbura

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1971-1973

N.D. Wijesekera

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1974-1976

H.W. Thambiah

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1977-1979

D.E. Hettiaratchi

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1980-1985

M.B. Ariyapala

1986

T. Nadaraja

1987-1991

C.G. Uragoda

1992-1993

K.T.W. Sumanasuriya

1994-1995

A. Denis N. Fernando

1996-1997

R.C. de S. Manukulasooriya

1998

Prof. M.B. Ariyapala

1999

G.P.S.H. de Silva

2000-Present

2000-2001

Dr. H.N.S. Karunatilake

2002-2006

Dr. S.G. Samarasinghe