Henry Woodward Amarasuriya (14 October 1904 – 6 March 1981) was a Ceylonese politician, educationist, landed proprietor and philanthropist. He was the minister for trade and commerce in the cabinet of D. S. Senanayake. A former member of the Ceylon state council, H. W. Amarasuriya was a founding member and the first general secretary of the United National Party. He also held the position of Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Committees in the first parliament of Ceylon. A member of the first Education Executive Committee of the state council and a former general manager of the Buddhist schools, he did a great service to improve the education in Ceylon.

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  • Henry Woodward Amarasuriya (14 October 1904 – 6 March 1981) was a Ceylonese politician, educationist, landed proprietor and philanthropist. He was the minister for trade and commerce in the cabinet of D. S. Senanayake. A former member of the Ceylon state council, H. W. Amarasuriya was a founding member and the first general secretary of the United National Party. He also held the position of Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Committees in the first parliament of Ceylon. A member of the first Education Executive Committee of the state council and a former general manager of the Buddhist schools, he did a great service to improve the education in Ceylon. (en)
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  • Henry Woodward Amarasuriya (14 October 1904 – 6 March 1981) was a Ceylonese politician, educationist, landed proprietor and philanthropist. He was the minister for trade and commerce in the cabinet of D. S. Senanayake. A former member of the Ceylon state council, H. W. Amarasuriya was a founding member and the first general secretary of the United National Party. He also held the position of Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Committees in the first parliament of Ceylon. A member of the first Education Executive Committee of the state council and a former general manager of the Buddhist schools, he did a great service to improve the education in Ceylon. (en)
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