Don Stephen Senanayake

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Senanayake, Don Stephen

(sĕnənä`yəkə), 1884–1952, prime minister (1947–52) of Ceylon (later Sri Lanka). He entered politics in 1922 and became a prominent leader before founding the United National party (UNP) in 1946 and leading Ceylon to independence from Great Britain in 1948. He was as minister of agriculture and lands (1931–47) and leader of the council of state (1942–47). He died in office and was succeeded as prime minister by his son Dudley Shelton Senanayake, 1911–73, who had followed his father as minister of agriculture and lands (1947–52). Dudley Senanayake served three periods as a right-of-center prime minister (1952–53, 1960, 1965–70) and led the opposition UNP in 1960–65.
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Three of them - Senanayake, Williamson and Ajmal - were subsequently banned from bowling.
Joahnnesburg, July 13 ( ANI ): Sri Lanka's off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake has reportedly been banned from international cricket after his bowling action against England was proved illegal by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
There was a right old storm when Sri Lanka bowler Sachithra Senanayake ran out Jos Buttler as he was backing up, but the batsman has no-one but himself to blame.
Ravi Bopara was then bowled by an off-break from Sachithra Senanayake, who was soon bamboozling Chris Jordan to have him lbw on the back foot, and Jos Buttler appeared to confuse himself as he bunted a simple catch to mid off in captain Angelo Mathews' solitary over.
Sri Lanka beat England at their own game, Tillakaratne Dilshan (88) and then Ashan Priyanjan eking out a near par score in conditions favouring the bowlers, and Nuwan Kulasekara (3-15) then producing a spell of three wickets for one run before Sachithra Senanayake (4-13) cashed in with new career-best figures.
INDIA v SRI LANKA At Dhaka INDIA innings R G Sharma c Senanayake b Herath ?
Did Not Bat: L D Chandimal, K M D N Kulasekara, S M S M Senanayake, B A W Mendis, S L Malinga?
Shami then picked up Sachitra Senanayake as well as India quickly envisioned a win, with Sri Lanka needing 82 from the final 11 overs, with four wickets in hand.
CRICKET: Sachithra Senanayake struck a four off the final ball of the match to earn Sri Lanka a dramatic three-wicket victory in the second Twenty20 international against Bangladesh and in the process seal a 2-0 series triumph.
However it was the 87 run 8th wicket partnership between Parsanna and Senanayake (42 each) which took the match to the wire.
The inspiration behind City's run spree were Callum Steel and Mudara Senanayake who shared a 104-run opening partnership.
Just like his paintings, Senanayake exuded colour and vivacity.