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Bandaranaike, Sirimavo Ratwatte Dias

Born: 1916 AD
Died: 2000 AD
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1916 – Sirimavo Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaike was born 17th of April.

 

1960-1965 – Became prime minister of Sri Lanka (world’s 1st woman elected prime minister).

 

1962 – Bandaranaike crushed an attempted military coup against her government.

 

1964 – Entered into a historic coalition with the Lanka Sama Samaja Party.

 

1970 – Her second term begins as President, Ceylon was renamed Sri Lanka and declared a republic.

 

1977 – She was defeated in a general election.

 

1973 – Oil crisis had a traumatic effect on the Sri Lankan economy that hardly faced by Bandaranaike.

 

1976 – Earned respect from abroad. She become chairman of the Non-Aligned Movement.

 

1980 – Bandaranaike was expelled from parliament for abuse of power.

 

1994-2000 – Elected as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka.

 

2000 – She died on Election Day on the 10th of October.