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Bandaranaike, Sirimavo Syllabification: Ban·da·ra·nai·ke, Sirimavo
Pronunciation: /ˌbəndərəˈnīkə/

Definition of Bandaranaike, Sirimavo in English:

( 1916–2000), Sinhalese stateswoman; prime minister of Sri Lanka 1960–65, 1970–77, and 1994–2000; full name Sirimavo Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaike. The world’s first woman prime minister, she succeeded her husband, S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike ( 1899–1959), after his assassination. Their daughter Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga ( 1949-) was Sri Lanka’s president 1994–2005.

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