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Ernest De Silva - Philanthropy
... Sir Ernest de Silva was, arguably, Sri Lanka's greatest philanthropist of the twentieth century, funding a vast number of charitable endeavors ... Through the Devpathiraja Vidyalaya, Sir Ernest established the inaugural free Buddhist English school in the South, 23 years prior to the establishment of ... Sir Ernest also donated a multi-acre cinnamon and coconut estate to cover the expenditure of the organization ...