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  1. Bandaranaike accompanied her husband to hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds the following day. [13] In the political chaos that followed under the caretaker government of Wijeyananda Dahanayake , many cabinet ministers were removed, and some were arrested and tried for the assassination.

  2. The Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall was gifted from the People's Republic of China in his memory in 1970 and houses the S W R D Bandaranaike Museum. The Bandaranaike International Airport, the first international airport in Ceylon was named in his honor when it was opened in 1970. Honours

  3. Junius Richard Jayewardene (Sinhala: ජුනියස් රිචඩ් ජයවර්ධන, Tamil: ஜூனியஸ் ரிச்சட் ஜயவர்தனா; 17 September 1906 – 1 November 1996), commonly abbreviated in Sri Lanka as J.R., was the leader of Sri Lanka from 1977 to 1989, serving as Prime Minister from 1977 to 1978 and as the second President of Sri Lanka from ...

  4. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › May_1972May 1972 - Wikipedia

    William Gopallawa, who had been Governor-General of Ceylon since 1962, became the first President of Sri Lanka, while Sirimavo Bandaranaike continued as Prime Minister; Died: Cecil Day-Lewis, 68, Poet Laureate of Britain since 1968; Margaret Rutherford, 80, English actress; May 23, 1972 (Tuesday)

  5. Sirimavo Bandaranaike: Minister of Health: Badi-ud-din Mahmud: 28 May 1963: Minister of Health and Housing: M. D. H. Jayawardena: United National Party: Dudley Senanayake: Minister of Health: George Rajapaksa: Sri Lanka Freedom Party: Sirimavo Bandaranaike: Siva Obeyesekere: Sri Lanka Freedom Party: 1976: 1977: Ranjit Atapattu: United National ...

  6. Dudley Shelton Senanayake (Sinhala: ඩඩ්ලි ශෙල්ටන් සේනානායක: Tamil: டட்லி சேனநாயக்கா; 19 June 1911 – 13 April 1973), was a Sri Lankan statesman who served as Prime Minister of Ceylon from 1952 to 1953 (first term as the second prime minister of Ceylon), in 1960 (second term) and from 1965 to 1970 (third term) and Leader of ...

  7. Oct 11, 2022 · In 1960, Sirimavo Bandaranaike and her party won the general election, making her the prime minister of Sri Lanka (then known as Ceylon) and the first elected female head of government in modern ...

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