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SWRD Bandaranaike’s 122nd birth anniversary today

The 122nd birth anniversary of the late S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike, the founder of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and former Prime Minister, falls today.

SWRD Bandaranaike was born on January 8, 1899. He was 60 years old on September 26, 1959 when he was shot dead by an assailant. He was the fourth Prime Minister of independent Sri Lanka.

He founded the SLFP in 1951, bringing about a revolutionary change in Sri Lankan politics based on the five great forces of monks, doctors, teachers, farmers and workers.