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Chandrika and Anura absent at the remembrance day ceremony..

[b]Chandrika and Anura absent at the remembrance day ceremony of Bandaranaikes[/b]

[b]Colombo, 27 September, (Asiantribune.com):[/b]Sri Lanka’s President Chandrika Kumaratunga and Anura Bandaranaike, two of the three children of Late S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike and Srimavo Bandaranaike, whose legacy they were supposed to inherit today to be in the forefront of the country’s political arena were conspicuously absent at the remembrance ceremony held on Monday at Horagolla.

On Monday morning the 46th death anniversary of Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike was held to commemorate the founder of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the fifth death anniversary of Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike at the Bandaranaike Mausoleum in Horagolla, 39 kilometers from Colombo.

Sunethra the eldest daughter late Mr.&Mrs. Bandaranaike, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse, Ministers, Parliamentarians, Provincial Councilors, Members of Local Bodies, diplomats and senior Government officials were present at the simple ceremony.

Later A commemorative meeting was held in the evening at the Maharagama Youth Centre presided over by the Prime Minister.

Addressing a large crowd Mahinda Rajapakse said that the 'Pancha Maha Balavegaya' was established by the late S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike in 1956, and after his death, Madam Sirimavo Bandaranaike carried forward the SLFP amidst opposition from the reactionary forces.

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