• Past presidents and General Secretaries

    “AGITATION AND PLANNING AND PERSISTENCE” This society of convinced conservationists continues to fight on today

    Explore

Past presidents and General Secretaries

Everything that we achieved has been achieved collectively and it is a continues journey. We simply keep passing on a baton. Different Presidents, Committees have fought for Wilpattu, for Sinharaja. There had been a number of battles, every year every little step that different committees and people took be it a seminar, a letter, protest, legal action whatever….  All of these have contributed over these 126 years to slow the tide and make it that much more difficult for the slide to continue. 

  • Past Presidents

    S M Burrows 1898 – 1899
    Sir E Rosling 1900
    E J S Browne 1901
    A J Wickwar 1902 – 1903
    Jas R Martin 1904
    W C Withham 1905
    Edgar Turner 1906
    Thomas Farr 1907
    H A Beachcroft 1908
    P R Shand   1909
    Jas R Martin   1910
    E Gordon Reeves  1911 – 1912
    Harry Storey  1913 – 1918
    George M Crabbe  1919
    Harry Storey   1920 – 1921
    J P Ireson  1922
    Harry Storey   1923 – 1925
    George M Crabbe  1926
    Charles Northway  1927 – 1928
    George M Crabbe  1929
    Dr. L Nicholls   1930
    Roper S Agar  1931
    Sir B Bourdillon  1932
    G K Stewart  1933 – 1934
    Dr. R L Spittel  1934 – 1937
    Dr. L Nicholls   1938
    A C Tutein-Nolthenius  1939 – 1940
    R P Gaddum  1941 – 1942
    W W A Phillips  1943
    Rev. R S de Saram  1944
    R H Bassett  1945 – 1947
    W W A Phillips  1948
    R S V Poulier   1949 – 1951
    Dr. M A Britto-Mutunayagam  1952 – 1953
    E B Wikramanayake  1954 – 1956
    Dr. R L Spittel  1957 – 1958
    C E Norris  1959 – 1965
    E B Wikramanayake   1966 – 1968
    T W Hoffmann  1969 – 1979
    A J Edwards   1980 – 1981
    Dr. T S U de Zylva  1982 – 1983
    Dr. Ranjen Fernando  1984 – 1996
    N T Ariyaratne  1997 - 1998
    Ahley De Vos   1999
    Ravi Deraniyagala   2000 
    Dr. Malik Fernando   2001 
    Asley De Vos   2002 – 2004
    Ravindralal  Anthonis  2005 – 2006
    Douglas B Ranasinghe  2007 – 2009
    R Deraniyagala  2010 – 2012
    Prof. Lakdas D Fernando  2013 – 2015
    Rukshan Jayewardene  2016 - 2018
  • Past Honourary General Secretaries

    E Gordon Reeves 1894 
    Thomas Farr 1895 - 1897
    North C Davidson 1898 – 1900
    Thomas Farr 1901 - 1905
    Harry Storey 1906 - 1911
    A Thorp 1911 – 1912
    George M Crabbe 1913 – 1917
    J P Ireson 1918 - 1919
    George M Crabbe 1920 – 1928
    W W A Phillips 1929 - 1940
    Gorton Coombe 1940 – 1942
    C H Bois 1943
    D F H Armitage 1944 - 1948
    C E Norris 1949 – 1958
    J Mansergh Hodgson 1959 – 1960
    Rodney Jonklaas 1961 – 1962
    T W Hoffmann 1962 – 1968
    C E Jayawardene 1969 
    Lalith Senanayake 1970 – 1971
    Ian M de Silva 1972 – 1974
    Lalith Senanayake 1975 - 1981
    Dr. Ranjen Fernando 1982 – 1983
    R Anthonis 1984 – 1988
    H Jayasena  1989 – 1992
    L H R P Deraniyagala 1993 -1996
    H Jayasena 1997
    D Charitha Goonaratne 1998 - 1999
    Rohan B Wijesinha 2000 - 2001
    Melwin Herath 2002 – 2004
    Dr. Ravi Samarasinha 2005 – 2006
    Darrel Bartholomeusz 2007 
    Sanjeeva Ratnapala 2007 - 2009
    Sarath Edussuriya 2010 – 2012
    Darrel Bartholomeusz 2013 
    Rohan B Wijesinha 2014 – 2015
    Spencer Manuelpillai 2016 - 2019