SWRD Bandaranaike in Pictures ….. Social and Political

A Nomads tennis team gathering in 1926 – with young J. R. Jayewardene standing second from the left (facing); while young SWRD Bandaranaike is seated in front of him

A picture fronting his political pamphlet in Sinhala entitled Charkaya saha Goyam Ketha — printed in the early 1930s in what was evidently an attempt to adopt a Gandhian mode [see 1960 reprint …. http://libuop.lib.pdn.ac.lk/cgi-bin/koha/opac detail.pl?biblionumber=44360]. This commitment was not deeply etched in life style or politics. It was via the Sinhala Maha Sabha of the 1930s to 1940s that his populist political grounding took form.

Four wedding scene pictures when Solomon West Ridgeway Dias Bandaranaike married Sirimavo Ratwatte in 1940

First_Cabinet_of_Ceylon Bandaranaike with other Ministers in the DS Senanayake Cabinet formed in 1947

1280px-Hon.S.W.R.D.Bandaranayaka_in_Kandy_Ceylon_as_the_United_National_Party_Minister_of_Health_and_Local_Government_(Before_1951_Sept) … and as Minister of Health in that initial UNP period

1b.Banda at KalmunaiBandaranaike in procession at Kalmunai

SWRD at home with his three children Sunethra, Chandrika and Anura

Banda in his element — on the political platform captivating his audience –here at what must have been a MEP coalition pitch because Philip Gunawardana is seated behind him

Banda and Chelva shake hands to seal the BC Pact between the MEP and the Federal Party in 1957 … and walk away mighty pleased …. 2b. B-C PACT all smiles

A bhikkhu berates Prime Minister Bandaranaike during protest outside his Rosmead Place residence — protests directed at the BC Pact and spurred by Sinhala chauvinism …. See https://thuppahis.com/2017/07/19/narrating-tamil-nationalism-subjectivities-and-issues/

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  1. Eddie Wijesuriya

    The beginning of Sri Lanka’s ruination.

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