The founder of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and late Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike and World’s first woman Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike have been commemorated.
The 52nd commemoration of S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike and the 11th commemoration of Sirimavo Bandaranaike were held near the Horogolla Samaghi this morning. Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne was the Chief Guest. In addition to Parliamentarians, family members also joined in paying floral tributes to the Samadhi. Their son and Former Speaker Anura Bandaranaike was also commemorated on this occasion. Wheel chairs were distributed among the disabled in parallel to the commemoration. Members of the Maha Sangha including the Asgiriya Mahanayake the Most Ven. Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Thera, the Mahanayake of the Sri Lanka Ramanna Nikaya the Most Ven. Weveldeniye Medhalankara Thera and Parliamentarians were present on the occasion.