Bandaranaike, better known as 'Banda', had become Prime Minister in 1956.
When Sirima Bandaranaike, SWRD
's widow who succeeded him as prime minister, was in office, Chandrika and Anura fought fiercely for the parliamentary seat that had been a family pocket-borough from SWRD
attended the General Assembly not only as the Prime Minister but also as the representative of Colombo powers.
Since then many have criticized the initiatives introduced by SWRD
, including the adoption of the policy on Sinhala.
The late SWRD
Bandaranaike formed the SLFP to help the poor.
SLFP has come a long way since 1958 - the year its founder SWRD
Bandaranayake was assassinated by a Buddhist prelate.
Sri Lanka has enjoyed deep rooted relations with China over the centuries which were consolidated further during the stewardships of Prime Ministers, SWRD
and Sirimavo Bandaranaike.
The former was a co conspirator in the assassination of PM SWRD
Bandaranayke (1960) while the other was the man who shot and killed SWRD
25 -- Today, the 26th of September 2015 is the 56th death anniversary of Prime Minister SWRD
Just imagine of the polished personalities of class we had in the house then; SWRD
, Colvin, NM, Dudley, Bernad Soysa, Dr.S.A.
She had her "in house "practical political education at home under the able stewardship of her husband late SWRD