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Full Name:Gallage Sirimal Ranawella
Location:Ratmalana, Sri Lanka
Date of Birth:Sri Lankan
Civil Status:Married, with two children (daughters)
Senior School Certificate  1950 
University Entrance & Higher School Certificate1952
Bachelor of Arts Special Degree (with Second Class Upper Division Honours) in History
Doctor of Philosophy, University of London1966
Doctor of Letters (Honoris causa) University of Kelaniya2000
Unawatuna Sinhala Buddhist Mixed School, Galle, Sri Lanka Primary 1927-1939
Harvard College, Bagatalle Road, Colombo 3,Sri LankaSecondary1949-1953
University of Ceylon (Peradeniya), Sri LankaTertiary1953-1957
University of London, London, UKPostgraduate1964-1966
Police Department, Sri LankaPolice Officer1944-1953
Dharmaraja College, Kandy, Sri LankaAssistant Teacher1957-1958
Sinhala Encyclopedia, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Sri LankaAssistant Editor1958-1959
University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri LankaAssistant Lecturer in History1959-1971
University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri LankaSenior Lecturer in History Grade I1971-1977
University of Kelaniya, Sri LankaAssociate Professor of History1977-1979
University of Ruhuna, Mātara, Sri LankaProfessor of History1979-1989
University of Ruhuna, MātaraDean Faculty of Arts & Humanities1979-1989
University of Ruhuna, Mātara, Sri LankaActing Vice-Chancellor1988-1989