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Henry Kotalawala

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Sir Henry Kotalawala was a Ceylonese politician. He was an elected member of the Legislative Council of Ceylon and State Council of Ceylon from the Uva and Badulla for 28 years.

Son of D. C. Kotelawala from Bandaragama, who established himself as a businessmen in the transportation sector in the Uva Province and was appointed Muhandiram by the British colonial administration. Kotalawala continued his fathers business ventures and was elected to the Legislative Council and State Council. For his services during the 1915 riots he was awarded a knighthood by the British.

His son Gladwin Kotelawala, served as a Member of Parliament from Uva and the other son Jack Kotelawala was a LSSP Member of State Council and Parliament and later served as Ambassador to Russia. His daughter Christobel married Oliver Weerasinghe a leading architect and city planner. He was a cousin of Sir John Kotelawala the third Prime Minister of Ceylon.


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