Today is the 117th birth anniversary of late Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike. He was the fourth Prime Minister of Sri Lanka serving from April 1956. SWRD Bandaranaike’s impact on the political, economic and social development of Sri Lanka was of such a profound kind that what he left behind is not only yet remembered and revered, but continues to influence the core direction of State principles and policies.
A ceremony to mark the 117th birth anniversary of late Prime Minister S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike will be held today at 9.00am at the Bandaranaike statue in Galle Face, under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.