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Sirimavo Bandaranaike

Sirimavo Bandaranaike, three times Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, was the first woman in the world to hold the office of prime minister. Her daughter later became President then Prime Minister of Sri Lanka.
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1960: Ceylon elects world's first woman PM
From the BBC, a feature about the world's first woman prime minister, Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike.

Sirima Bandaranaike
Obituary of Sirima Bandaranaike, first woman prime minister in the world, from The Guardian, October 2000.

Sri Lanka: the life and legacy of Sirima Bandaranaike
An analysis by a socialist (4th International) web site on the political history of Sirima Bandaranaike.

Reminiscences of Sirima Bandaranaike
From Columbia University's Center for Oral History, a series of oral history interviews about Sirima Bandaranaike, 1980.

How Mrs. Bandaranaike became Prime Minister in 1960
Article details how Sirima Bandaranaike won the position of prime minister.

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