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E.L. Senanayake Veediya

Prior to the 2000s, Senanayake Veediya was known as Kotugodalla Veediya. The road was named after E.L. Senanayake posthumously. Senanayake was a politician and was the Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka from 1983 to 1989. Before entering the Parliament, he was the Mayor of Kandy.

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Deshamanya Edward Lionel Senanayake (known commonly as E.L Senanayake) (8 August 1920 – 29 January 2000) was a Sri Lankan politician belonging to the United National Party. He was the 12th Speaker of the Sri Lankan Parliament. Senanayake was the Governor of North Central Province and Central Province of Sri Lanka. He was elected to the Sri Lankan Parliament from Mahanuwara in Kandy.
He was the son of Gate Mudaliyar James Senanayake and was educated at Trinity College, Kandy and at the University College, Colombo where he graduated with an honours degree in Economics. Having entered politics at the age of 23 on being elected to the Kandy Municipal Council, he went on to serve as Mayor before being elected to Parliament.

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