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Bandaranaike, Sirimavo Ratwatte Dias (Sirimavo Ratwatte)

Born: 1916 AD
Died: 2000 AD, at 84 years of age.

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.





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