Sirimavo Bandaranaike

1916 - 2000

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Sirima Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaike (Sinhala: සිරිමා රත්වත්තේ ඩයස් බණ්ඩාරනායක, Tamil: சிறிமா ரத்வத்தே டயஸ் பண்டாரநாயக்கே; 17 April 1916 – 10 October 2000), commonly known as Sirimavo Bandaranaike, was a Sri Lankan Sinhalese stateswoman. She was the world's first female prime minister, when she became Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (then the Dominion of Ceylon) in 1960. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sirimavo Bandaranaike has received more than 977,448 page views. Her biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Sirimavo Bandaranaike is the 1,797th most popular politician (down from 1,566th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Sri Lanka and the most popular Sri Lankan Politician.

Sirimavo Bandaranaike is most famous for being the first female prime minister of Sri Lanka.

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Among politicians, Sirimavo Bandaranaike ranks 1,797 out of 15,710Before her are Roh Tae-woo, Robert II of Scotland, Cleopatra III of Egypt, Amalric of Jerusalem, Rastislav of Moravia, and Michael VI Bringas. After her are Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Michael V Kalaphates, Yu the Great, Fanny Kaplan, Sanakht, and Carloman.

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Among people born in 1916, Sirimavo Bandaranaike ranks 19Before her are Claude Shannon, Ahmed Ben Bella, Herbert A. Simon, Ferruccio Lamborghini, João Havelange, and Yehudi Menuhin. After her are Maurice Wilkins, Robert McNamara, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Camilo José Cela, C. Wright Mills, and Alexander Prokhorov. Among people deceased in 2000, Sirimavo Bandaranaike ranks 12Before her are Habib Bourguiba, Roger Vadim, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Alec Guinness, Lída Baarová, and Carl Barks. After her are Victor Borge, Stanley Matthews, Walter Matthau, Jason Robards, Gherman Titov, and Vittorio Gassman.

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In Sri Lanka

Among people born in Sri Lanka, Sirimavo Bandaranaike ranks 2 out of 39Before her are Patanjali (-200). After her are Velupillai Prabhakaran (1954), Aryadeva (200), Ananda Coomaraswamy (1877), Jack Churchill (1906), St John Philby (1885), William Chester Minor (1834), Tony Hoare (1934), Anagarika Dharmapala (1864), Mahinda Rajapaksa (1945), and Michael Ondaatje (1943).

Among POLITICIANS In Sri Lanka

Among politicians born in Sri Lanka, Sirimavo Bandaranaike ranks 1After her are Mahinda Rajapaksa (1945), Chandrika Kumaratunga (1945), S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike (1899), J. R. Jayewardene (1906), D. S. Senanayake (1883), Gotabaya Rajapaksa (1949), Maithripala Sirisena (1951), William Gopallawa (1896), Ranasinghe Premadasa (1924), Ratnasiri Wickremanayake (1933), and Dingiri Banda Wijetunga (1916).