Tikiri Banda Subasinghe

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Tikiri Banda Subasinghe
Minister of Industries & Scientific Affairs
In office
May 1970 – 1 March 1977
Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike
Succeeded by Cyril Mathew
2nd Sri Lankan Ambassador to the Soviet Union
In office
Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike
Preceded by Gunapala Piyasena Malalasekera
Succeeded by B. F. Perera
6th Speakers of the Parliament
In office
30 March 1960 – 23 April 1960
Prime Minister Dudley Senanayake
Preceded by Hameed Hussain Sheikh Ismail
Succeeded by R. S. Pelpola
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of External Affairs and Defence
In office
Prime Minister S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike
Member of the Ceylonese Parliament
for Bingiriya
In office
1947 – ?
Personal details
Born 14 August 1913
British Ceylon
Died 1995
Political party Sri Lanka Freedom Party (1965-1977)
Other political
Lanka Sama Samaja Party (-1955)
Independent Socialist Party (1955-1959)
United National Party (1959)
Independent (1960-1965)
Spouse(s) Lolita Subasinghe

Subasinghe Mudiyanselage Tikiri Banda Subasinghe (14 August 1913 - 1995) was a Sri Lankan statesman. He was the 7th Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka and Sri Lankan Ambassador to the Soviet Union[1][2] He also served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of External Affairs and Defence and Minister of Industries & Scientific Affairs.[3]

Subasinghe, a founding member of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP), entered parliament contesting the Bingiriya seat at the 1947 Parliamentary general elections. With the 1956 general elections he was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of External Affairs and Defence in the S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike cabinet.[1][3] In 1960 he was unanimously elected Speaker of Parliament following the general elections in the short lived UNP led coalition government.

Subasinghe was a prominent figure in the Suriya-Mal Movement which became the springboard for the Marxist and anti-imperialist movements in the country. He had two brothers (Vincent and Tudor Subasinghe) and two sisters.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "T.B. Subasinghe commemoration". Dailynews.lk. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Rupasinghe, Winston. "Revisiting our Russian friends". Sundayobserver.lk. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "SUBASINGHE, Tikiri Banda (1913-1995), research papers on". AIM25. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Hameed Hussain Sheikh Ismail
Speaker of the Parliament
Succeeded by
R. S. Pelpola
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Gunapala Piyasena Malalasekera
Sri Lankan Ambassador to the Soviet Union
Succeeded by
B. F. Perera