Dr Dharmasena Attygalle was a MP in Sri Lanka's parliament from 1972 to 1983.
He was Deputy Minister of Health (1977–1980) and Minister of Indigenous Medicine (1980–1983) representing the Kesbewa seat.
He was appointed as High Commissioner to Pakistan in January 1983.
He was an Ayurvedic Doctor by profession & was educated at Nalanda College Colombo. Some of Attygalle's notable classmates at Nalanda College were Dr Henry Jayasena, Karunaratne Abeysekera, Dr Harischandra Wijayatunga, Dr Hudson Silva, Hon. Rupa Karunathilake, Stanley Jayasinghe and Ravindra Rupasena.