M. D. Banda


1914 –

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Who is M. D. Banda?

Mohottalage Dingiri Banda was a former Cabinet Minister and ex Member of Parliament.

He was the minister of Food, Commerce and Trade in 1960 & was also the minister of Agriculture and Food 1965 to 1970.

He was educated at St.Anthony's College, Kandy.

Politician par excellence - M.D. Banda' Uniqueness is one thing. Extraordinariness is another thing. Exemplariness is yet another thing. It is very rarely that all these qualities are found in one and the same individual.

Yet, there was one such rare individual who possessed it all - the late Mr. M. D. Banda, a keen student and an excellent sportsman who shone in school and university, a tireless and efficient DRO who was both revered and adored by his people, a popular and highly respected politician for his capacity for result oriented work, a statesman with a clear and a pragmatic vision for the development of his country, and above all an uncompromisingly honest as well as sincere and humble gentleman in every aspect of his life. Uniqueness

Born on 9 March 1914, at a village in Panaliya, Polgahawela, he lost both his parents at a very tender age. As though to compensate for this severe blow, he was endowed with sufficient property and wealth. But, in the absence of parental protection and care, these in turn had to be safeguarded from scheming and unscrupulous people who were bent on depriving this child of his inheritance.

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Mar 9, 1914
Sri Lanka
Also known as
  • M.D Banda
  • Sri Lanka
  • Nalanda College Colombo
  • St.Anthony’s College, Kandy

on July 23, 2013


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