Bandaranaike, Sirimavo Ratwatte Dias

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Born: Apr 17, 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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