Nicholas Attygalle

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Sir Nicholas Attygalle

President of the Senate of Ceylon
In office
1953-1960
First Ceylonese Vice Chancellor of the University of Ceylon
Personal details
BornJuly 14, 1894
Died27 March 1970(1970-03-27) (aged 75)
NationalityCeylonese
Spouse(s)Lady Conita Attygalle
ChildrenLakshman Attygalle, FRCS,
Anjula Wijesinghe
Alma materRoyal College Colombo,
Ceylon Medical College
OccupationAcademic
ProfessionPhysician

Sir Nicholas Attygalle, KBE, FRCS, FRCOG (14 July 1894 – 27 March 1970) was a Ceylonese academic, surgeon and a Senator. He was the President of the Senate of Ceylon from 1953 to 1960. He was the first Ceylonese Vice Chancellor of the University of Ceylon, where his nickname was "Iron Vice Chancellor".