PAST PRESIDENTS

The AAC has been privileged to be under the distinguished patronage of successive Heads of State; during colonial times the Governors of Ceylon lent their patronage to the Association, and since the Declaration of Independence in 1948, the Patron of the Association was the then Governor-General of Ceylon.

Since 1972, the President of Sri Lanka became the Patron of this Association and at present the President to our Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is the Patron of this Association. The Vice-Patron being the Senior Minister with other Senior Ministers lending their patronage.

The office of the President of the Association was held by successive Brigadier Generals of Ceylon till 1927, after which, distinguished private citizens have rendered services to the Association in this high office.

Year

President

1904 - 1905
Brig. Gen. G.L.C. Money
1906 - 1909
Brig. Gen. R.C.B. Lawrence
1909 - 1913
Brig. Gen. A.J. Whitacre Allen C.B
1913 - 1915
Brig. Gen. H.H.L. Malcolm C.B., D.S.C
1916 - 1918
Brig. Gen. F. Hacket Thompson
1919 - 1920
Brig. Gen. F.A. Macfarlan C.B.
1920 - 1924
Col. Clifford Coffin, V.D., C.O., D.S.O
1924 - 1926
Major Gen. H.W. Higgingson C.B. , C.M.G, D.S.O
1926 - 1927
Brig. A.C. Girdwood C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O
1928 - 1929
Sir Edwin Hayward Kt., C.B.E., V.D.
1929 - 1945
G.C. Slater, Esqr
1945 - 1952
Major J.W. Oldfield C.M.G., O.B.E., M.C.
1952 - 1955
Col. J.G. Vandersmagt C.B.E, V.D.
1955 - 1969
Dr. G. Wignaraja
1969 - 1970
Hon. N. Sinnathamby
1972 - 1974
M. Aamir Sheriff, Esqr.
1974 - 1975
C. Nadesan, Esqr. M.B.E.
1975 - 1975
Nanda Rodrigo
1975 - 1976
P.B. Ratnayake. Esqr.
1976 - 1977
Newton Samarasinghe, Esqr.
1977 - 1979
E.N. Rajah Sinnathuray Esqr. J.P.
1979 - 1987
G.J.A. Karunaratne, Esqr.
1987 - 1992
Tilak de Zoysa Esqr.
1992 - 1997
Ronnie Abeysinghe Esqr. J.P.
1997 - 2000
E.N. Rajah Sinnathuray, Esqr. J.P
2000 - 2003
Ronnie Abeywickrema, Esqr.
2003 - 2009
Shanti P. Gunaratne
2009 - Present
Dhammika Attygalle
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