History of Sri Lanka/Oliver Goonetilleke

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Sir Oliver Goonetilleke, Order of St Michael and St George, Royal Victorian Order, Order of the British Empire (ශ්‍රිමත් ඔලිවර් ගුණතිලක; 20 October 1892 – 17 December 1978) became the third Governor-General of Ceylon (1954-1962). He was the first Ceylonese to hold the vice-regal post. Goonetilleke played an important role in the war of independence for Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) from Britain.

Goonetilleke was Governor-General from July 17, 1954 to March 2, 1962. He served for 8 years. The monarch during his term as Governor-General was Queen Elizabeth II.