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  1. Barnes Ratwatte was a Ceylonese colonial-era legislator and a headman. He was a member of the State Council and the Senate of Ceylon. He was appointed to the posts of Rate Mahatmaya of Balangoda and Dissawa by the British. He was the father of Sirimavo Bandaranaike, the first female Prime Minister in the world.

  2. He was a former Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Ceylon and Public Trustee. [1] Ratwatte was born to a prominent Radala family, who were descended from Ratwatte Dissawa, Dissawa of Matale, a signatory on behalf of the Sinhalese to the Kandyan Convention of 1815. Born to Barnes Ratwatte Dissawa and Rosalind Mahawelatenne Kumarihamy of Mahawelatenne Walauwa, Balangoda, his eldest sister was Sirimavo Bandaranaike the first female prime minister in the world.

  3. Ratwatte was born to a prominent Radala family, who were descended from Ratwatte Dissawa, Dissawa of Matale, a signatory on behalf of the Sinhalese to the Kandyan Convention of 1815. Born to Barnes Ratwatte Dissawa and Rosalind Mahawelatenne Kumarihamy of Mahawelatenne Walauwa , Balangoda, his eldest sister was Sirimavo Bandaranaike the first female prime minister in the world.

  4. Barnes Ratwatte was a Ceylonese colonial-era legislator and a headmen. Education Born to Abeyratne Banda Ratwatte Basnayake and Thalgahagoda Lewke Punchi Kumarihamy, Barnes Ratwatte was educated at Trinity College, Kandy. Career He was appointed to the posts of Rate Mahatmaya and Dissawa of Sabaragamuwa by the British.

  5. Nov 16, 2015 · Dr. Sivali Ratwatte answered the inevitable call from above on 16 November 2014 after a brief illness, having lived a full life, at the age of 91, to the unfathomable emotions of many who associated with him and loved him. He hailed from the exceedingly reputable Barnes Ratwatte family. Dr. Sivali Ratwatte was born on 24 November 1923 to the late Barnes Ratwatte, (Barnes Ratwatte Dissawa) a legislator and a headman during the Colonial epoch.

  6. Sirimavo Bandaranaike. (Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (1960 - 1965, 1970 - 1977, 1994 - 2000)) Sirima Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaike, more famously known as Sirimavo Bandaranaike, was a Sri Lankan politician and stateswoman. She was world’s first woman to become Prime Minister of a country. She made such history after her party won the Ceylon general election in 1960 and chose her as the new Prime Minister of Ceylon.

  7. Biography. Sirimavo Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaike Sirimavo Bandaranaike was born in April 17, 1916 as the eldest child of Mr. Barnes Ratwatte, the Disawe of Sabaragamuwa and Mrs Mahawalathenna Kumarihamy, a traditional Kandyan elitist family that enjoyed a profound social command in the area.

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