Public Figure Profiles

D.S. Senanayake

Don Stephen Senanayake was a Ceylonese statesman. He was the first Prime Minister of Ceylon having emerged as the leader of the Sri Lankan independence movement that led to the establishment of self-rule in Ceylon. He is considered as the "Father of the Nation".Born to an entrepreneur from the village of Botale, Senanayake was educated at S. Thomas' College, Mutwal before briefly working as a clerk in the Surveyor General's Department. Joining the family business, he managed the family own estates and the Kahatagaha Graphite Mine. Long with his brothers, Senanayake became active in the temperance movement which grew into the independence movement following 1915 Sinhalese-Muslim riots, in which the Senanayake brothers were imprisoned without charges for 46 days. He was elected unopposed in 1924 to the Legislative Council of Ceylon from Negombo, becoming the Secretary of the unofficial members group of the Legislative Council. In 1931, he was elected to the State Council of Ceylon, where he served as Minister of Agriculture and Lands. He was elected to the first Parliament of Ceylon forming a government and serving as Ceylon's first Prime Minister from 1947 until his death in 1952.

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Some of their strengths

D.S. Senanayake has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Energetic, Intelligent, Creative, Imaginative, Practical, Kind, and Diplomatic.

Intelligent and Inquisitive

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, D.S. Senanayake is someone who is an intelligent, inquisitive, and imaginative person, who is practical, considerate, kind, and diplomatic in dealings with others. A person who seems to identify with family, heritage and ancestry.

Charming and Sophisticated

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know D.S. Senanayake well know them as someone who can be classy, glamorous, and worldly, like jewelry.

Inventive and Clever

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe D.S. Senanayake as someone who is flexible, intelligent, and quick-witted.

A person who likes to be creative, and to be recognized for their artistic talents. Who possesses intelligence, mental discipline, and ambition, and who does well in relationships and partnerships.

Assertive and Protective

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, D.S. Senanayake is someone who is a somewhat private person who has a strong personality and ability to read other people.

They are also someone who is mysterious, intuitive, and diplomatic, and who has a keen intuition, charisma, and a focus on balance and partnership.

Justice-seeking and Peaceful

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, D.S. Senanayake tends to be someone who loves peace and is ready to go to any costs to achieve it. Who has a taste for the good things in life, tends to be a good organizer, has a thirst for knowledge, and who tends to have the respect of friends and acquaintances.

Some of D.S. Senanayake's challenges

While D.S. Senanayake has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, D.S. Senanayake can be Self-centered, Stubborn, Hesitant, Narcissistic, Hypocritical, Emotional, and Standoffish.

Hesitant and Narcissistic

One of D.S. Senanayake's key challenges is that they are someone who can be hesitant and narcissistic.

D.S. Senanayake must also exercise caution as they can be short-tempered and aggressive, and can be excessive and unrealistic.

Unfocused and Indecisive

D.S. Senanayake is someone who can be scattered, restless, and insensitive, be distracted by fluctuating professional interests, be a workaholic, and who can be arrogant and have difficulty accepting advice.

Pleasure-seeking and Indecisive

Finally, D.S. Senanayake also can put others first too much, and hem-and-haw too much when making a decision.

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