The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Bandaranaike, Sir Solomon Dias
Bandaranaike, Sir Solomon Dias, Kt., 1907; C.M.G., 1902: Maha Mudaliyar and J.P. for the Island of Ceylon, and Native A.D.C. to H.E. the Governor; b. 1862; s. of the late D.C.H. Dias Bandaranaike, J.P. for the Island. Mudaliyar of the Governor’s Gate, etc. etc., and g.s. of late Don Solomon Dias Bandaranaike, referred to in Sir Emerson Tenant’s History of Ceylon: m. Daily Ezline, e.d. of Hon. Mr. S. C. Obeyesekree, Member of the Legislative Council of Ceylon, one s. two d. Educ.; St. Thomas’ Coll. Colombo. Is referred to in Cruise of H.M.S. Bacchante, 1886, in connection with the visit to Ceylon of T.R.H. Princes Albert Victor and George of Wales in 1882; created Mohandirum of the Governor’s Gate, and invested with the sword and belt of the office by H.R.H. the late Duke of Clarence, 1882; visited England 1895, 1897, and 1902; received Diamond Jubilee Gold Medal, 1897, having been sent as a delegate from Ceylon; presented with a gold medal by the inhabitants of Siyane Korle East, 1896, in recognition of services rendered to that district while administering its affairs as Mudaliyar: presented with a Gold Sword of Honour, 1901, by public subscription; acted as extra A.D.C. to Duke of York during the visit of Duke and Duchess to Ceylon. 1901; one of Ceylon's representatives at the Coronation; Coronation gold medal: Royal Order of Merit, Cambodia, 1907. Recreations: Riding, driving, shooting, horse-breeding, country life. Address: Horagolla, Yeyangoda, Ceylon.