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Bandaranaike, Solomon West Ridgeway Dias

Born: 1899 AD
Died: 1959 AD
Nationality: Sri Lankan
Categories: Politician, Prime Ministers

1899 – Born on the 8th of January in Colombo, Ceylon.

He was educated as a lawyer in England.

1931-1951 – Became active in the United National Party (UNP) and served the party in legislative and ministerial posts.

1937 – Organized the Sinhala Maha Sabha.

1951 – Led his faction, the Sinhala Maha Sabha, out of the UNP and established the Sri Lanka Freedom Party

1956 – He became prime minister after winning the 1956 elections.

1959 – Assassinated on 26th of September by Talduwe Somarama, a Buddhist monk.