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SUBASINGHE, Tikiri Banda (1913-1995), research papers on

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0101 ICS 147
Held at: Institute of Commonwealth Studies
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Full title: SUBASINGHE, Tikiri Banda (1913-1995), research papers on
Date(s): 1995-1996
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 boxes or 0.01 cubic metre
Name of creator(s): Subasinghe | Tikiri Banda | 1913-1995 | Sri Lankan statesman
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Born in Ceylon, 1913; higher education, England, 1932; joined Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP); attended Pan-African Conference held in Manchester, 1947; elected to parliament of Ceylon, 1947; left LSSP, 1955 and joined Independent Socialist Party; Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Defence and External Affairs, 1956-1959; resigned and joined the opposition party, 1959; ran as an independant candidate, 1960; Speaker 1960; Ambassador to the USSR, 1960-1965; Ambassador to the UN; MP for Sri-Lanka Freedom Party, 1965; Minister of Industies and Scientific Affairs; 1970-1977; retired 1977; died 1995.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Marika Sherwood, Research Fellow of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies on her research on Tikiri Banda Subasinghe, 1995-1996, including photocopies of twelve notebooks containing manuscript memoirs by Subasinghe; letters to Sherwood from Subasinghe, including a letter, 27 Feb 1995, giving an account of his experience of the Pan-African Conference, Manchester, 1947 and copies of obituaries and other press cuttings relating to Subasinghe.

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Original order

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Open although advance notice should be given. Access to individual items may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act.

Conditions governing reproduction:

A photocopying and digitisation service is available, at the discretion of the Library staff. Copies are supplied solely for research or private study. Requests to publish, or to quote from original material should be submitted to the Information Resources Manager.

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Catalogued to file level (see link to repository catalogue).

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Feb 2008

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