Former Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike’s 120th birth commemoration today | Daily News

Former Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike’s 120th birth commemoration today

The 120th birth commemoration of former Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike will be held at his statue at Galle Face Green today under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.

The President will place floral tributes to the statue with the conclusion of religious rites.Relatives of the Bandaranaike family and Parliamentarians representing the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and the United People’s Freedom Alliance will participate in this ceremony.

Solomon West Ridgeway Dias Bandaranaike founded the Sri Lanka Freedom Party bringing the Sangha, Vedha, Guru, Govi Kamkaru forces together. The SLFP led Mahajana Eksath Peramuna came to power by winning the 1956 General election.

The S.W.R.D. Bandaranike Government freed the people from the grip of the colonials by nationalizing many government services such as transport.

The former Prime Minister was assassinated at his private residence Tintagel at Rosmead place on September 25, 1959, while meeting the public.


 

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