Bandaranaike, S.W.R.D.

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Bandaranaike, S.W.R.D. Gender: M
Solomon West Ridgeway Dias B.
born on 8 January 1899 at 09:00 (= 09:00 AM )
Place Colombo, Sri Lanka, 6n56, 79e51
Timezone LST m79e53 (is standard time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 17°42' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 25°14 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 28°50'

S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike


Ceylon politician, the fourth Prime Minister of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) from 12 April 1956 to 26 September 1959.

He married Sirima Ratwatte in 1940 and had three children. Sirima Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaike, as she was known after her marriage, became the first female prime minister in the world following Bandaranaike's assassination. His daughter Chandrika Kumaratunga subsequently became Prime Minister (1994) and the first female Executive president in the country, his younger son Anura Bandaranaike went on to become Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka (2000–2001) and a Minister (2004–08) and his eldest Sunethra Bandaranaike is a prominent philanthropist.

On 25 September 1959, he was assassinated by a fanatic impersonating a Buddhist monk for advocating Western style medicine instead of traditional herbal remedies.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Work : Gain social status 1956 (Prime Minister of Ceylon)
  • Death by Homicide 25 September 1959 (Assassinated by fanatic, age 60)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Church of Light quotes 9AM from AFA, 2/1965. Steinbrecher has a birthplace of Ratnapura, Ceylon

Ashish Seth writes "Time of birth: Speculative between 8:30 am till 10:30 am, Aquarius sidereal ascendant" citing astrologer Sumanadasa Abeygunawardena in an interview in Ceylon Today [1]: "D.S. Senanayaka and Sir John Kothalawala were born in the house of Gemini of which Mercury is the chief. President D. B. Wijethunga who became President due to his luck was also born in the house of Gemini. The holders Virgo and Gemini house which are under the leadership of Mercury have led this country continuously. President Premadasa was Aries and S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike was Aquarius. All the others were Virgo and Gemini dominated by Mercury."


  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Homicide victim (Assassinated)
  • Vocation : Politics : Heads of state (4th Prime Minister of Ceylon, 1956-1959)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book