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1956 Ceylonese parliamentary election

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ROYAL TOUR. QUEEN IN CEYLON

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Praviinaa Raviraj | 70 Years of Independence

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NEW REPUBLIC OF SRI LANKA

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Philip Gunawardena : Satana

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U.D.I. Fateful Decision (1965)

General elections were held in Ceylon in 1956. They were a watershed in the country's political history, and was the first elections fought to challenge the ruling United National Party. The former Leader of the House, S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike who was passed over after the death of the first Prime Minister D. S. Senanayake, crossed over to the opposition to form the Sri Lanka Freedom Party to launch his bid for Prime Minister.
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