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Inaugurating the Dam

Inaugurating the Dam

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.
SWRD Bandaranaike’s Funeral

SWRD Bandaranaike’s Funeral

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
Tears Of Joy

Tears Of Joy

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
Grief-Stricken Manorani Saravanamuttu

Grief-Stricken Manorani Saravanamuttu

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
JFK & the Ceylonese

JFK & the Ceylonese

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:…
Ceylonese in a lighter moment with JFK

Ceylonese in a lighter moment with JFK

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…
Tea with Jackie

Tea with Jackie

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