Dr. Cristopher William Wijekoon Kannangara (Sinhala ආචාර්ය ක්‍රිස්ටෝෆර් විලියම් විජේකෝන් කන්නන්ගර; 13 October 1884 – 23 September 1969) was a Sri Lankan lawyer and a politician. Rising up the ranks of Sri Lanka's movement for independence in the early part of the 20th century, he became the first Minister of Education in the State Council of Ceylon, and was instrumental in introducing extensive reforms to the country's education system that opened up education to children from all levels of society.

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  • Crestoper William Wijeyekoon Kannangara (* 13. Oktober 1884 in Randombe, Südprovinz; † 23. September 1956) war ein sri-lankischer Anwalt und Politiker. Er war maßgeblich an der sri-lankischen Unabhängigkeitsbewegung beteiligt und schließlich von 1937 bis 1946 der erste Bildungsminister von Sri Lanka. Er reformierte während seiner Amtszeit das Bildungssystem des Landes, indem er eine kostenlose Schulbildung einrichtete und so Kindern aller sozialer Schichten eine Ausbildung ermöglichte. Die Einführung der sogenannten central schools (Madhya Maha Vidhyala) führte auch in ländlichen Gebieten zu einer guten Schulausbildung. Aufgrund seiner Leistungen in der Unabhängigkeitsbewegung und auf dem Gebiet der Bildung gilt er als Nationalheld und ist in Sri Lanka auch als Father of Free Education bekannt. Am Parakramabahu Central College in Polgahawela (Nordwestprovinz) wurde eine Büste zu Ehren Kannangaras errichtet. (de)
  • Dr. Cristopher William Wijekoon Kannangara (Sinhala ආචාර්ය ක්‍රිස්ටෝෆර් විලියම් විජේකෝන් කන්නන්ගර; 13 October 1884 – 23 September 1969) was a Sri Lankan lawyer and a politician. Rising up the ranks of Sri Lanka's movement for independence in the early part of the 20th century, he became the first Minister of Education in the State Council of Ceylon, and was instrumental in introducing extensive reforms to the country's education system that opened up education to children from all levels of society. Born in the Southern coastal town of Hikkaduwa, his academic prowess enabled him to win a Foundation Scholarship to Richmond College, Galle, a prestigious secondary school at the time. After leaving school, he worked as a teacher in Mathematics at Wesley College, Colombo and Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa. He excelled as a lawyer in the Southern Province which made the public of the area to nominate him to contest at the legislative council election representing the Southern Province at which he made an easy win as a member of the legislative council. This was the beginning of his political career. Later, he entered the national movement for independence. Kannangara was first elected to the Ceylon Legislative Council in 1923 and then to the State Council. He also served as the President of the Ceylon National Congress. As Minister of Education in the State Council, Kannangara introduced extensive reforms to the education system of Sri Lanka throughout the 1940s. They benefitted thousands of underprivileged students in rural parts of the country by making education free for all students. He also began a Central Colleges scheme, which established high quality secondary schools in rural areas of the country. Kannangara's significant achievements in areas of education have led him to being commonly referred to as the Father of Free Education in Sri Lanka. (en)
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  • Crestoper William Wijeyekoon Kannangara (* 13. Oktober 1884 in Randombe, Südprovinz; † 23. September 1956) war ein sri-lankischer Anwalt und Politiker. Er war maßgeblich an der sri-lankischen Unabhängigkeitsbewegung beteiligt und schließlich von 1937 bis 1946 der erste Bildungsminister von Sri Lanka. Am Parakramabahu Central College in Polgahawela (Nordwestprovinz) wurde eine Büste zu Ehren Kannangaras errichtet. (de)
  • Dr. Cristopher William Wijekoon Kannangara (Sinhala ආචාර්ය ක්‍රිස්ටෝෆර් විලියම් විජේකෝන් කන්නන්ගර; 13 October 1884 – 23 September 1969) was a Sri Lankan lawyer and a politician. Rising up the ranks of Sri Lanka's movement for independence in the early part of the 20th century, he became the first Minister of Education in the State Council of Ceylon, and was instrumental in introducing extensive reforms to the country's education system that opened up education to children from all levels of society. (en)
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