Mangala Moonesinghe was born on July 27, 1931, and died on July 23, 2016.
He was a Sri Lankan lawyer, politician and diplomat.
Mangala was Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom from 2000 to 2002 and Sri Lankan High Commissioner to India from 1995 to 2000.
He was serving as a Member of Parliament in the periods of 1965–1977 and 1989–1994.
Mangala Moonesinghe was educated at the Royal College Colombo.
He qualifed as a barrister, he practiced law for 20 years.
During 1975, Mangala Moonesinghe was awarded one of the Eisenhower Fellowships to study space law at Western State University College of Law and had been a lecturer at Ceylon Technical College in Company law during 1960–1963.
Mangala Moonesinghe was the head of the Parliamentary Select Committee on the ethnic conflict, the so-called Mangala Moonesinghe Committee.
Mangala Moonesinghe passed away at 84 years old.