C. W. W. Kannangara Politician

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Christopher William Wijekoon Kannangara (Sinhala:සි.ඩබ්ලිව්.ඩබ්ලිව්.කන්නන්ගර) (October 13, 1884 - September 23, 1969) was a Sri Lankan lawyer and politician. Rising up the ranks of Sri Lanka's movement for independence in the early part of the 20th century, he became the first Minister of Education in the State Council of Ceylon, and was instrumental in introducing extensive reforms to the country's education system that opened up education to children from all levels of society. Born in rural town in Ambalangoda,southern Sri Lanka, his academic prowess enabled him to win a scholarship to Richmond College, Galle, a prestigious national school at the time. Initially working as a lawyer after leaving school, he entered politics as the movement for independence was gathering strength in Sri Lanka. Kannangara was first elected to the Ceylon Legislative Council in 1923 and then to the State Council. He also served as the President of the Ceylon National Congress. As Minister of Education in the State Council, Kannangara introduced extensive reforms to the education system of Sri Lanka throughout the 1940s.

Personal details

Date of birth
October 13th, 1884
Place of birth
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Date of death
September 23rd, 1969 at age of 85


1. Richmond College Educational Institution Campus

Richmond College (Sinhala: රිච්මන්ඩ් විද්‍යාලය) is a primary and secondary school in Galle, Sri Lanka. The school was established in 1814 by Wesleyan Methodist Missionaries. Richmond College is now a well-established institution with a reputation as one of the finest schools in Sri Lanka. Approaching the end of its second century as a school, it has produced many prominent citizens, including two in the highest political positions, namely the current President, and a former Prime Minister.

Institution colors
Richmond Hill Road, 80000 - Galle, Southern Province
Official web page www.richmondcollege.lk
Wikipedia article

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