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William Gopallawa

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CHAKRAVARTY RAJAGOPALACHARI: GANDHI’S CONSCIENCE KEEPER

 

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SYND 9 8 76 SRI LANKA PREPARES FOR NON ALIGNED NATIONS CONFERENCE

 

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Individual dies after he fell into a lake near the William Gopallawa Mawatha in Kandy

 

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Independence Parade (1966)

 

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GG of Ceylon Mr William Gopallawa

William Gopallawa, MBE was the last Governor-General of Ceylon from 1962 to 1972 and became the first (non-executive) President of Sri Lanka when Ceylon declared itself a republic in 1972 and changed its name to Sri Lanka. Until 1972, Ceylon was a Commonwealth realm with Queen Elizabeth II as the head of state and Queen of Ceylon. He served as Governor-General during the tenure of different governments headed by Sirimavo Bandaranaike of the SLFP and Dudley Senanayake of the UNP.
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