Cholomondeley Goonewardene

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Cholomondeley de Foneska Goonewardene (16 September 1917 - 16 September 2006) was a Sri Lankan politician.[1]

He was the last surviving member to have served on the first Parliament of Ceylon.[2] Goonewardene was a lawyer by profession and before being elected to parliament served as the Chairman of the Kalutara Urban Council.[2] Representing the Lanka Sama Samaja Party he was the member for the Kalutara electorate. In June 1964 he was appointed Minister of Works in the First Sirimavo Bandaranaike cabinet.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Hon. Goonewardene, Cholmondeley de Fonseka, M.P." Directory of Past Members. Parliament of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Cholmondeley passes away at 89". The Nation. 26 November 2006. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  3. ^ Rajasingham, K. T. "Chapter 19: Anguish and pain". Sri Lanka: The Untold Story.
  4. ^ University of California, Berkeley. Institute of International Studies (January 1965). "Asian Survey". 5 (1). University of California Press: 122.