(Prime Minister) was assassinated because of his attempts at conciliation with the minorities.
Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike
was assassinated because of his attempts at conciliation with the minorities.
1959 Sri Lankan Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike
Former Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike
too was criticised using the same language and he was assassinated three and a half years into his term, the President noted.
He said the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) now follows Chandrika Bandaranaike principles instead of S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike
Sweden, May 6 -- I don't think that anybody can deny the fact that how late S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike
and his wife late Sirimavo Bandaranaike helped to build a very strong relation with all the Arab countries.
(7.) Speeches and Writings: S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike
, Ceylon: The Government Press, 1963, 161.
The SLFP ruled from 1956-65, with a short hiatus in 1960, first under S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike
and then, after his assassination in 1959, under his widow, Sirimavo, the world's first female chief executive in modern times.
In 1956, S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike
of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) systematically mobilized a much more homogeneous Sinhala voter than the liberal leaning United National Party (UNP) had ever attempted.
In the early 1950s, however, the charismatic leader S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike
altered Sri Lanka's political landscape forever by vocally advocating an overtly populist, pro-Sinhalese political agenda.
The decision to have the statue erected next to that of her husband S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike
was taken by Central Committee of the Freedom Party chaired by Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga, Bandaranaike's daughter.
Her father, S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike
, was elected in the 1950s on a platform that incorporated the proletariat into the political power structure, privileging the Sinhalas and helping to spawn Sinhala-Buddhist chauvinism; her mother, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, succeeded S.W.R.D.