Bandaranaike, S. W. R. D. (Solomon West Ridgeway Dias), 1899-1959

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Dates:
Birth 1899-01-08
Death 1959-09-26

Biographical notes:

1927 elected secretary of the Ceylon National Congress (CNC); 1931-1959 Ceylon Legislative Council; 1937 founder, the Sinhala Maha Sangha (SMS); 1940 KCMG; 1947-1951 member of the United National Party (UNP); 1947-1951 minister of health and local government; 1951 formed the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP); 1952 became leader of the SLFP; 1952-1956 leader of the opposition; 1959-1959 prime minister of Ceylon [Sri Lanka]

Epithet: politician

Title: Knight

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001394.0x000120

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  • Sri Lanka, Asia (as recorded)