Glimpse into the Past

MY OXFORD DAYS by S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike

Today (26 September) marks the 61st death anniversary of S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike, the founder of the SLFP & Sri Lanka Prime Minister from 1956-59 . In remembrance , the Daily Post reproduces MY OXFORD DAYS written by Bandaranaike in 1934.

SL’s watershed parliamentary election of July 1977

The general election held on July 21, 1977 is a watershed in the annals of parliamentary democracy in the country with the United National Party (UNP) securing 140 seats out of the 168 seats up for grabs in the Second National State Assembly (NSA).

21 July, 1960: Sirimavo Bandaranaike walked into the history books as the world’s first woman PM

On 21 July,1960, less than a year after the assassination of her husband S.W.R.D.Bandaranaike, Sirimavo had led the SLFP to victory and became the world's first woman Prime Minister.

A great leap for mankind....How Lankan newspapers reported the moon landing

The moon landing on July 20, 1969 made headlines across the world including in Sri Lanka (Ceylon). The Daily Post brings to our readers a glimpse into how the historic story was reported in the country's leading newspapers at the time.