The 58th Death Anniversary of late Prime Minister and the founder of the SLFP, S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike,was held under the patronage of the Chairman of SLFP, President Maithripala Sirisena at the Bandaranaike Memorial Monument in Horogolla, today (26).
In parallel to this event the world’s first female prime minister madam Sirimavo Bandaranaike and late Anura Bandaranaike were also commemorated.
Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga and Ms. Sunethra Bandaranaike paid floral tribute to the Bandaranaike Memorial Monument and later President Maithripala Sirisena placed the floral wreath at the Monument.
The Ministers and MPs of the SLFP including former Prime Minister D. M. Jayaratne also paid floral tribute to the late leader.
The ceremony commenced today amidst all religious blessings and the Anunayake of the Malwathu Chapter, Most Ven. Niyangoda Vijithasiri Thero invoked the five precepts.
The Mahanayake of the Amarapura Chapter, Most. Ven. Kotugoda Dhammawasa Nayake Thero delivered the sermon.
The Maha Sangha, the Ministers and MPs of the SLFP and the party followers participated on this occasion.