SUBASINGHE, Tikiri Banda (1913-1995), research papers on

Scope and Content

Papers of Marika Sherwood, Research Fellow of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies on her research on Tikiri Banda Subasinghe, 1995-1996, including photocopies of twelve notebooks containing manuscript memoirs by Subasinghe; letters to Sherwood from Subasinghe, including a letter, 27 Feb 1995, giving an account of his experience of the Pan-African Conference, Manchester, 1947 and copies of obituaries and other press cuttings relating to Subasinghe.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in Ceylon, 1913; higher education, England, 1932; joined Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP); attended Pan-African Conference held in Manchester, 1947; elected to parliament of Ceylon, 1947; left LSSP, 1955 and joined Independent Socialist Party; Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Defence and External Affairs, 1956-1959; resigned and joined the opposition party, 1959; ran as an independant candidate, 1960; Speaker 1960; Ambassador to the USSR, 1960-1965; Ambassador to the UN; MP for Sri-Lanka Freedom Party, 1965; Minister of Industies and Scientific Affairs; 1970-1977; retired 1977; died 1995.


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Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

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