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William Ellawala

William Ellawala

Sri Lankan politician
William Ellawala
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Intro Sri Lankan politician
Is Politician
From Sri Lanka
Type Politics
Gender male
Birth 1834
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Ancestors of the Mahawalatenne family. 1 to 8 William Ellawala, William Ellawala Jn., Mahawalatenne Rate Mahattaya, Cyril Ellawala, Francis Theodore Ellawala, Sylvia Ellawala, Harry Ellawala, Agnes Mahawalatenne (Nee Ellawala)

William Ellawala (born 1834) 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.

Born to Banda from Sabaragamuwa, he educated at the Ratnapura School and S. Thomas' College, Mutwal. He joined the government service in the Native Department and was appointed as a Rate Mahatmaya in 1856.

He married Jane Petronella, daughter of Mudaliyar Don Bartholomew. His daughter Agnes married Mahawalatenne, Rate Mahattaya of Balangoda and their daughter Rosalind married Barnes Ratwatte Dissawe. His great grand daughter Sirimavo Bandaranaike became the first female Prime Minister in the world.

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