Early life and education[ edit ] The Senanayake family. He joined his brother D.
Early life and education[ edit ] The Senanayake family. He joined his brother D. Senanayake in running his fathers extensive business holdings. He worked as a planterintroducing the new commercial crop of rubber to the family plantations. He managed the Kahatagaha graphite mines which was owned by his brother F.
Inhe was appointed as a member of a government commission sent to Madagascar to study and report on their graphite mining industry. The three Senanayake brothers were involved in the temperance movement formed in The brothers were arrested and imprisoned without charges during the riots.
They faced the prospect of execution since the British Governor Sir Robert Chalmers considered the temperance movement as seditious. He was released on a bail bound after 46 days at the Welikada Prison without charges.
Brutal suppression of the riots by the British initiated the modern independence movement led by the educated middle class. Senanayake played an active role in the independence movement, initially in support of his brother Fredrick Richard.
He became the Secretary similar to a whip of the unofficial members group of the Legislative Council, activity engaged in proceedings with a particular interest in subjects related to agriculture, lands and irrigation. He questioned in the Legislative Council the biased policies of the colonial administration in the plantain industry; the cost overruns of the Batticaloa line and the Trincomalee line ; the delays in the Norton Bridge Dam and advocated for the establishment of the first university Divaina e paper the island close to Kandy.
Inhe acted on behalf of Gerard Wijeyekoon in the Executive Council. At the first siting of the State Council, he was elected as Minister of Agriculture and Lands to chair the state council committee on Agriculture and Lands.
This policy earned him respect of many, and he continued to be a minister for fifteen years, having been re-elected in He also enforced a productivity programme of "Agricultural Modernisation".
He introduced the Land Bill, expanded the Cooperativeco-operative movement in Ceylon, assisted in the founding of the Bank of Ceylon. Infollowing a heated discussion with the Governor which resulted from the Inspector General of Police refusing to follow a request by the Minister of Home Affairs, Senanayake gave his resignation which was followed by the other Ministers.
The resignations were withdrawn shortly following settlement with the Governor. Senanayake, as Minister of Agriculture and Lands and a member of the Ceylon war council took an active role in food supply and control.
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He was tasked with many defence projects, including rapid construction of an airfield at the Colombo Racecoursewhich he achieved; making it available for the defence of Ceylon during the Easter Sunday Raid. During this time a close relationship developed between Senanayake and the deputy commissioner of civil defence, Dr Ivor Jennings who was the principal of the Ceylon University College.
Senanayake as first Prime Minister of Ceylon. He resigned his ministry in to push for full independence. Senanayake presented the Soulbury Constitution to the State Council which voted it in with only three votes against it.
Parliamentary elections were held from 23 August — 20 September Senanayake was contested for the first time in the Mirigama electoratehaving been elected uncontested in all previous elections. On 11 NovemberSenanayake and Sir Henry signed agreements between Ceylon and Britain including a defence pact and public service agreements that paved the way for independence of Ceylon.
The "Independence Bill of Ceylon" was passed in December On 4 FebruaryCeylon marked its independence with a ceremonial opening of parliament. Senanayake as Prime Minister with his Cabinet.
With his accession, Senanayake began the process of establishing institutions needed for an independent state. While most domestic institutions existed, Ceylon remained dependent on Britain for trade, defence and external affairs.
He turned down a knighthoodbut maintained good relations with Britain and was appointed to the Privy Council in He expanded the his agrarian policies initiated by him during his tenure as Minister of Agriculture and Lands, a post now held by his son Dudley Senanayake.
With a rapidly expanding population and food shortages faced during the war, Senanayake aimed to increase local food production to be self sustainable.
Renovation of sites of historic importance in Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa took place at this time. Senanayake also proposaled expansion of hydro-electric power in the island. Only about 5, Indian Tamils qualified for citizenship.
Initially gaining membership of the Commonwealth and establishing diplomatic ties other member countries, he established diplomatic relations with the United States and Japan. He established the Ceylon Overseas Service to build a carder of career diplomats.
One of the significant outcomes of this conference was the establishment of the Colombo Plan. Defence[ edit ] D.Divaina epaper is a Sinhala language daily newspaper from Srilanka.
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