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Bandaranaike, Sirimavo

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

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