The 61st death anniversary of the founder of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and Prime Minister (1956-1959)  S.W.R.D.Bandaranaiek fell on 26 September.

A commemorative event was held at the Bandaranaike Samadhi at his ancestral home at Horagolla  with his daughters former President Chandrika Kumaratunga and Sunethra  Bandaranaike in attendance.

Former President Maithripala Sirisena who is the current leader of the SLFP did not attend the event.

Former President Kumaratunga greeting the crowds 
With former Speaker Karu Jayasuriya 
Sunethra Bandaranaike & Chandrika Kumaratunga 
With SLFP General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekera