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Photograph of Mr. Tikiri Banda Subasinghe. Appointed Speaker of Ceylon's House of Representatives.

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Photograph of Mr. Tikiri Banda Subasinghe.
Appointed Speaker of Ceylon's House of Representatives.
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Photograph of Mr. Tikiri Banda Subasinghe.
Appointed Speaker of Ceylon's House of Representatives.
Photograph of Mr. Tikiri Banda Subasinghe. Appointed Speaker of Ceylon's House of Representatives.
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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. He also served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of External Affairs and Defence and Minister of Industries & Scientific Affairs. 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. 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.

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SizeText 4.7" x 6.6"

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