Do you know about Mr. C.W.W Kannangara? He was one of the most intelligent persons in Sri Lanka.
Kannangara was born in Galle in 18 October in 1884. His father’s name was Mr Piskal Rahalami. Kannangara’s mother’s name is Mrs. Emali Wijesinha. Kannangara’s Full name is Kristoper Wiliyan Wijekon Kannangara. He studied at theGalle temple. After that he attended Welsiyan School in Ambalangoda. One day his school had a prize giving. On this day came the Galle Richman School’s principle. That day Kannangara won many prizes. He had 1 st place in his class. Principle Daral Piyathuma talked with him.
This Principle told Kannangara. He would like to have Kannangara at his school. He studied well and got a big present. This was in 1903. He won the Math’s prize. (Ganitha viddiyawa pilibadawa hodama sammanaya ohuta labuni). He joined his school’s cricket team, after his school life. He was a teacher. He taught in his school. After that he went to Moratuwa Prince of Wales School. After that he joined Law College in the year 1910. He became a lawyer. Kannankara joined AMADAHAPA WIYAPARAYA. He joined this to fight in the struggle for Sri Lanka’s Freedom. ( Nidahasa labaganna Sri lankawata). I also think this was to join politics. He joined with politics. He was selected to parliament and was in the ministry of Education. He presented the Free Education system in parliament. (Ohuta ehidi wiwida bada athiuwa namuth ohu ema bada iwath karagena mama panatha wadi chandayen sammatha karagaththa).
After that all Sri Lankan students could study well. They started to study. After that many schools were built in Sri Lanka. He tried to develop the Education system.
C.W.W. Kannangara died 23rd of September in 1969. We must respect him.