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Bandaranaike, Sirimavo Ratwatte Dias

Born: 1916 AD
Died: 2000 AD
Nationality: Sri Lankan
Categories: Politician, Prime Ministers

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.