swrd-bandaranaikeS.W.R.D. Bandaranaike (January 8, 1899 – September 26, 1959) was the fourth Prime Minister of Ceylon (later Sri Lanka), serving from 1956 until his assassination by a Buddhist monk in 1959.

Staff Correspondent | Published on March 15, 2012 at 8:02 am

"At the 1956 General Elections S W R D Bandaranaike (SLFP) won a sweeping victory. It is known that his election slogan “Sinhala ONLY” which meant Sinhala only as the National Language won him this victory. My parents who knew him well asked ;”why did you say this?” His reply was,”I never thought I would win!”"


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swrd-bandaranaikeS.W.R.D. Bandaranaike (January 8, 1899 – September 26, 1959) was the fourth Prime Minister of Ceylon (later Sri Lanka), serving from 1956 until his assassination by a Buddhist monk in 1959.