Solomon West Ridgeway Dias

Solomon West Ridgeway Dias

Bandaranaike, Solomon West Ridgeway Dias, 1899-1959, prime minister (1956-59) of Ceylon (later Sri Lanka); husband of Sirimavo Bandaranaike. A lawyer educated in England, he entered politics and rose to hold a cabinet position. He resigned, however, in 1951 to form what became the Sri Lanka Freedom party. In 1956 he organized a leftist coalition that came to power with the 1956 elections. As prime minister, he took a neutralist stance in foreign affairs; domestically, he was faced by economic problems and disputes over languages. He was assassinated by a dissident Buddhist monk.
''You may be looking for the article on "dais," a raised platform on which guest speakers, honoured guests or expert panels are seated, possibly on a throne or similar seat.

Dias may mean:

See also

Search another word or see Solomon West Ridgeway Diason Dictionary | Thesaurus |Spanish
Copyright © 2015 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature