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Tikiri Banda Subasinghe

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Prime Minister  Dudley Senanayake
Succeeded by  Cyril Mathew
Name  Tikiri Subasinghe
Died  1995
Succeeded by  B. F. Perera

Preceded by  Gunapala Piyasena Malalasekera
Political party  Sri Lanka Freedom Party (1965–1977)

Prime Minister  Sirimavo Bandaranaike
Prime Minister  Sirimavo Bandaranaike

Subasinghe Mudiyanselage Tikiri Banda Subasinghe (14 August 1913 - 10 August 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 Defence and External Affairs and Minister of Industries and 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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