Prime Ministers of Ceylon in London with British Royalty and British Prime Ministers

Here are some rare photographs of Prime Ministers of Ceylon with British Royalty and British Prime Ministers at Commonwealth Prime Ministers meetings in London from the 1940s to the 1960s.

The first Prime Minister of Ceylon D.S.Senanayake with King George VI at Buckingham Palace in 1949:

Prime Minister D.S.Senanayake and King Georgve VI with Commonwealth Prime Ministers of the Commonwealth at Buckingham Palace in London in 1949.

Prime Minister D.S.Senanayake and King Georgve VI with Commonwealth Prime Ministers of the Commonwealth at Buckingham Palace in London in 1949.

The Queen with Prime Minister of Ceylon Dudley Senanayke in 1952:

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth with Prime Minister Dudley Senanayake in 1952 at Buckingham Palace in London.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth with Prime Minister Dudley Senanayake in 1952 at Buckingham Palace in London.

Queen Elizabeth with Prime Minister of Ceylon Sir John Kotelawala in 1955:

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth with the Prime Minister of Ceylon Sir John Kotelawala at Buckingham Palace in London in 1955.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth with the Prime Minister of Ceylon Sir John Kotelawala at Buckingham Palace in London in 1955.

Prime Minister of Ceylon S.W.R.D.Bandaranaike at 10 Downing Street in 1956:

The Prime Minister of Ceylon S.W.R.D.Bandaranaike at 10 Downing Street with Commonwealth Prime Ministers in 1956.

The Prime Minister of Ceylon S.W.R.D.Bandaranaike at 10 Downing Street with Commonwealth Prime Ministers in 1956.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth with the Prime Minister of Ceylon Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike in 1961:

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth with the Prime Minister of Ceylon Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike at Buckingham Palace in London in 1961.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth with the Prime Minister of Ceylon Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike at Buckingham Palace in London in 1961.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth with the Prime Minister of Ceylon Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike in 1964:

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth with the Prime Minister of Ceylon Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike and Commonwealth Leaders at Buckingham Palace in 1964.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth with the Prime Minister of Ceylon Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike and Commonwealth Leaders at Buckingham Palace in 1964.

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Prime Minister of Ceylon Dudley Senanayake at the Commonwealth Premiers Conference in London in 1969

Clips of the Prime Minister of Ceylon Dudley Senanayake at the Commonwealth Premiers Conference held at Marlborough House in London in 1969.

Prime Minister of Ceylon Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike at 10 Downing Street with British PM Sir Alec Douglas-Home in 1962

The world’s first woman Prime Minister, Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike with the British Prime Minister Sir Alec Douglas-Home in the garden of 10 Downing Street in London at the Commonwealth Premiers Conference in 1963.The Ministers include Dr Kwame Nkrumah Prime Minister of Ghana, Lester Pearson Prime Minister of Canada, Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike Prime Minister of Ceylon (Sri Lanka), Dr Hastings Banda Prime Minister of Malawi, Jomo Kenyatta Prime Minister of Kenya, Dr Milton Obote Prime Minister of Uganda, Dr Eric Williams, Julius Nyerere President of Tanganyika, Sir Abubakar Balewar Prime Minister of Nigeria, Sir Robert Menzies Prime Minister of Australia, Mr D. Sangster of Jamaica, Mr K. J. Holyoake, Prime Minister of New Zealand and Mr Spyros Kyprianou Foreign Minister of Cyprus.

Prime Minister of Ceylon S.W.R.D.Bandaranaike at the Commonwealth Prime Ministers Conference at 10 Downing Street in 1956

Here is rare footage of the Prime Minister of Ceylon, S.W.R.D.Bandaranaike at the Commonwealth Prime Ministers Conference in London in 1956 in the garden of 10 Downing Street with the Prime Minister of Great Britain, Sir Anthony Eden. Pathe News describes it as a vital meeting in London.

Rare footage of Ceylon’s first Prime Minister with King George VI at Buckingham Palace in 1949

This is rare footage of Ceylon’s first Prime Minister after Independence, Prime Minister D.S.Senanayake at Buckingham Palace in London with His Royal Highness King George XI and his family including Princess Elizabeth, Princess Margaret, British Prime Minister Clement Attlee. The King received the Commonwealth Prime Ministers in 1949:

Daily Mirror Sri Lanka publishes feature on Rukshan Karunanayake’s historic autism song from The Commonwealth

The Daily Mirror newspaper in Sri Lanka published a major feature on Rukshan Karunanayake's Sinhala autism song, 'Mamath Eka Malak.'

The Daily Mirror newspaper in Sri Lanka published a major feature on Rukshan Karunanayake’s Sinhala autism song, ‘Mamath Eka Malak.’

'Mamath Eka Malak' is the FIRST Sinhala autism song for 2014 marking Autism Sunday 2014 from the Commonwealth of Nations.

‘Mamath Eka Malak’ is the FIRST Sinhala autism song for 2014 marking Autism Sunday 2014 from the Commonwealth of Nations.

The Daily Mirror newspaper in Sri Lanka published a major feature on Sri Lankan music star Rukshan Karunanayake releasing his moving song ‘Mamath Eka Malak’ for Autism Sunday 2014 – this global event was held on Sunday 9th February 2014. There were also tweets on the Autism Sunday Twitter Storm held on the same day using the hashtag #autismsunday. Rukshan Karunanayake was awarded the GLOBAL AUTISM AWARD for releasing the song ‘Mamath Eka Malk’ in order to raise awareness of the condition in Sri Lanka.

The major news feature in the Daily Mirror in Sri Lanka on Rukshan Karunanayake's 'Mamath Eka Malak' the Sinhala autism song released for Autism Sunday 2014.

The major news feature in the Daily Mirror in Sri Lanka on Rukshan Karunanayake’s ‘Mamath Eka Malak’ the Sinhala autism song released for Autism Sunday 2014.

Sri Lankan star Rukshan Karunanayake has won high praise for releasing an autism song to raise awareness of the condition.

Sri Lankan star Rukshan Karunanayake has won high praise for releasing an autism song to raise awareness of the condition.

Rukshan has dedicated ‘Mamath Eka Malk’ to Vernon Corea’s grandson, Charin Corea and all parents, carers, children and adults with autism in Sri Lanka.

Autism Sunday 2014: Rukshan Karunanayake dedicates first autism song in the Commonwealth to Vernon Corea’s Grandson Charin Corea

Sri Lankan star Rukshan Karunanayake and the Chimes of the 70s with the Global Autism Award marking Autism Sunday 2014 for the historic Sinhala autism song 'Mamath Eka Malak.'

Sri Lankan star Rukshan Karunanayake and the Chimes of the 70s with the Global Autism Award marking Autism Sunday 2014 for the historic Sinhala autism song ‘Mamath Eka Malak.’

'Mamath Eka Malak' was released for Autism Sunday 2014 in Sri Lanka. It is the first Sinhala autism song in The Commonwealth for 2014.

‘Mamath Eka Malak’ was released for Autism Sunday 2014 in Sri Lanka. It is the first Sinhala autism song in The Commonwealth for 2014.

The Sri Lankan music star Rukshan Karunanayake and his group Chimes of the 70s have released a moving song, ‘Mamath Eka Malak’ on Autism Sunday 2014. Rukshan was awarded the GLOBAL AUTISM AWARD for this song which focuses on the beauty and the brokenness of autism. But like a flower all people with autism need to be appreciated. They all have value and worth and are a blessing.

Rukshan Karunanayake, the Global Autism Award 2014 winner wearing his autism awareness ribbon in his recording studio in Sri Lanka.

Rukshan Karunanayake, the Global Autism Award 2014 winner wearing his autism awareness ribbon in his recording studio in Sri Lanka.

There are 67 million people with autism around the world who need more help and support. Rukshan Karunanayake and the Chimes of the 70s unveiled ‘Mamath Eka Malak’ on national television in Sri Lanka on the ‘Rise and Shine’ Saturday television programme on Channel Eye Television on 8th February 2014.

Rukshan Karunanayake dedicated the first ever Sinhala autism song in 2014 in Sri Lanka and The Commonwealth to the legendary Radio Ceylon/Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation broadcaster Vernon Corea’s grandson Charin Corea.