The picture shows HE the President J. R. Jayewardene at inaugurating the dam on 14 of August 1978. Also in the picture are former president Ranasinghe Premadasa & former minister Gamini Dissanayake. Source: Sri Lanka Today, a publication of the Government Department of Information.
It was 56 years ago on a day like this – on 26th September 1959, the late Prime Minister of Ceylon S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike was assassinated. Here the family of late PM Bandaranaike, partaking in the pansukula and paying their last respects at the funeral. Photo Credits: SWRD Bandaranaike Museum
Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga who swept to power as Chief Minister of the Western Province hugs her mother Sirima Bandaranaike after having taken her oaths. Photo Credits: Lalith Wellvitigoda
Late Rohana Wijeweera , the leader of JVP or the “People’s Liberation Front”, with his family before his capture in in November 1989.
Mrs. Manorani Saravanamuttu, grief-stricken mother of TV personality and the journalist Richard de Zoysa, with Richard’s brother Michael de Zoysa at the Magisterial inquiry held at Colombo South (Kalubowila) General Hospital yesterday. Mrs. Saravanamuttu earlier identified the body at the hospital’s mortuary.’ Photo Credits: D B Liyanage
Former President J. R. Jayewardene at the official ceremony marking SQ’s Boeing 747 flights on Sundays to Singapore from Colombo.
President John F. Kennedy Meets with Members of the Parliament of Ceylon on 14 June 1961. President Kennedy sits in a rocking chair and the President’s Deputy Special Assistant for National Security Affairs Walt W. Rostow stands fourth from the left (behind two men). Also included in the President’s schedule:…
President John F. Kennedy meets with Ambassador-designate to Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) Frances E. Willis in the Oval Office, White House, Washington, D.C. on on 13 April 1961. Photo Credits – John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
President John F. Kennedy shares a lighter moment with Members of the Parliament of Ceylon on 14 June 1961. President Kennedy sits in a rocking chair and the President’s Deputy Special Assistant for National Security Affairs Walt W. Rostow stands fourth from the left (behind two men). Also included in…
First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s Tea for Wives of New Ambassadors including Seelawathie Rambukwella Gopallawa (wife of Ambassador William Gopallawa of Ceylon) on 20 September 1961. Photo Credits – The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Dr. Jayantha Dhanapala in 1957 (at the age of 19) as a winner of the Herald Tribune Essay Competition, titled “The World We Want” who travelled to the US where he met then Senator John F. Kennedy. Photo Credits – http://jayanthadhanapala.wordpress.com