S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike cabinet

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S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike cabinet
4th Cabinet of Ceylon
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Official Photographic Portrait of S.W.R.D.Bandaranayaka (1899-1959).jpg
Date formed 12 April 1956
Date dissolved 26 September 1959
People and organizations
Head of government S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike
Head of state Elizabeth II
Member party Mahajana Eksath Peramuna
Opposition party Lanka Sama Samaja Party
Opposition leader N. M. Perera
History
Election(s) 1956
Legislature term(s) 3rd
Previous Kotelawala cabinet
Successor Dahanayake cabinet

The S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike cabinet was the central government of Ceylon led by Prime Minister S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike between 1956 and 1959. It was formed in April 1956 after the parliamentary election and it ended in September 1959 with Bandaranaike's assassination.

Cabinet members[edit]

Party Minister Office Took office Left office
SLFP S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike Prime Minister 12 April 1956 26 September 1959
Minister of Defence & External Affairs 1956
SLF W. Dahanayake Minister of Education
SLFP C. P. de Silva Minister of Lands & Land Development
Minister of Agriculture 9 June 1959 [a]
Senator M. W. H. de Silva Minister of Justice June 1959
VLSSP William de Silva Minister of Industries & Fisheries 18 May 1959
SLFP Stanley de Zoysa Minister of Finance 12 April 1956 [a]
VLSSP Philip Gunawardena Minister of Agriculture & Food 12 April 1956 18 May 1959
SLFP T. B. Ilangaratne Minister of Labour, Housing & Social Services 12 April 1956
Senator A. P. Jayasuriya Minister of Home Affairs 12 April 1956
Senator Valentine S. Jayawickrema Minister of Justice June 1959 [a]
SLFP P. B. G. Kalugalla Minister of Cultural Affairs & Social Services 9 June 1959 [a]
Jayaweera Kuruppu Minister of Local Government & Cultural Affairs
SLFP C. A. S. Marikar Minister of Posts, Broadcasting & Information 12 April 1956 [a]
SLFP W. J. C. Munasinha Minister of Industries & Fisheries 9 June 1959 [a]
SLFP Maithripala Senanayake Minister of Transport & Works 12 April 1956 [a]
Ind R. G. Senanayake Minister of Commerce & Trade 12 April 1956 [a]
Senator C. Wijesinha Minister of Nationalised Services & Road Transport
SLFP Vimala Wijewardene Minister of Health 12 April 1956
Minister of Local Government & Housing 9 June 1959 [a]

Parliamentary secretaries[edit]

Party Minister Office Took office Left office
Henry Abeywickrema Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport & Works
W. P. G. Ariyadasa Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Posts, Broadcasting & Information
C. R. Beligammana Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Local Government & Cultural Affairs
M. P. de Zoysa Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour, Housing & Social Services
Hugh Fernando Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture & Food
Ind I. M. R. A. Iriyagolla Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Home Affairs
P. B. G. Kalugalla Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health
M. S. Kariapper Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice
Nimal Karunaratne Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance
M. B. W. Mediwake Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Local Government & Cultural Affairs
D. B. Monnakulama Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Nationalised Services & Road Transport
SLFP W. J. C. Munasinha Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industries & Fisheries
SLFP D. A. Rajapaksa Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Lands & Land Development
Lakshman Rajapaksa Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Commerce & Trade
NLF K. M. P. Rajaratna Parliamentary Secretary
Mahanama Samaraweera Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Home Affairs
T. B. Subasinghe Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Defence & External Affairs
P. B. A. Weerakoon Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Education
Senator C. Wijesinha Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Continued to hold same office in next cabinet.

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