Solomon BANDARANAIKE

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Sri LankanBorn Solomon West Ridgeway Dias BANDARANAIKE

4th Prime Minister of Ceylon

Born on January 8, 1899 in Colombo , Sri Lanka

Died on September 26, 1959 in Colombo , Sri Lanka

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Bandaranaike was born in Colombo, Ceylon, to the wealthy Sinhalese Anglican Christian Bandaranaike family, who had become one of the elite native families under the British administration. His father was Sir Solomon Dias Bandaranaike the Maha Mudaliyar, while his mother was Daisy Ezline Obeyesekere, daughter of Sir Solomon Christoffel Obeyesekere, a member of the Legislative Council of Ceylon. Sir Solomon named his only son after West Ridgeway, the Governor of Ceylon at the time, who was his godfather. He had two sisters Alexandra Camelia and Anna Florentina.



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