Dingiri Bandara Welagedara
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Dingiri Banda Welagedera (31 October 1915 - 2 April 1989) also known as D. B. Welagedera (31 October 1915 – 22 April 1989) was the Deputy Minister of Plan Implementation and Minister a former Member of Parliament representing Kurunegala District. Welagedera served as the 1st Governor of North Central Province. He was appointed in May 1988 and was Governor until May 1989. He was succeeded by E. L. Senanayake.
Dingiri Banda Welagedara
|1st Governor of North Central Province|
May 1988 – May 1989
|Preceded by||Office created|
|Succeeded by||E. L. Senanayake|
|Member of the Ceylonese Parliament|
|Preceded by||Herbert Sri Nissanka|
|Succeeded by||D. B. Monnekulama|
|Preceded by||Jayah Pathirana|
|Succeeded by||P. Wijesinghe|
|Preceded by||P. Wijesinghe|
|Succeeded by||seat abolished|
|Born||October 31, 1915|
Polgahawela, Sri Lanka
|Died||22 April 1989 (aged 73)|
2 April 1989
|Political party||United National Party|
|Alma mater||Ananda College, Colombo |
Nalanda College, Colombo
St. John's College, Jaffna
Born on 31 October 1915 at Panaliya, Polgahawela, as Welagedara Mudiyanselage Dingiri Banda Welagedera was the only child of the family. He was educated at Ananda College, Colombo, Nalanda College, Colombo and at St. John's College, Jaffna before entering Colombo Law College. He joined government service in the first batch of Divisional Revenue Officers that replaced the native headmen system. He was elected the president of the Divisional Revenue Officers' Association.
He resigned from government service to contest the 1952 general election from the United National Party from the Kurunegala District. He was elected to the House of Representatives defeating Herbert Sri Nissanka. He contested the July 1960 general election but lost to D. B. Monnekulama, but was successful in the 1965 general election and again defeated Monnekulama in the 1977 general election. He served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Nationalised Services from 1965 to 1970 and was appointed Deputy Minister of Plan Implementation in 1977. He served as Governor of the North Central Province from May 1988 to May 1989.
- By B.D. Sumedha Aruna Shantha "Far-sighted democrat in Kurunegala". Daily News - Lakehouse Newspapers. 22 April 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-04-25. Retrieved 2009-07-02.
| Governor of North Central Province
E. L. Senanayake