Wijeyananda Dahanayake

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Wijeyananda Dahanayake
Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
In office
1959–1960
Monarch Elizabeth II
Preceded by Solomon Ridgeway Dias Bandaranaike
Succeeded by Dudley Senanayake
Personal details
Born 22 October 1902(1902-10-22)
Galle, Sri Lanka
Died 4 May 1997(1997-05-04) (aged 94)
Galle, Sri Lanka
Nationality Sri Lanka Sri Lankan
Political party Sri Lanka Freedom Party
Alma mater Richmond College, Galle
Profession Politician, Teacher
Religion Theravada Buddhism

Wijeyananda Dahanayake (Sinhala: විජෙයානන්ද දහනායක; 22 October 1902 – 4 May 1997) was a Sri Lankan politician. He was the Prime Minister of Ceylon from 1959 to 1960.