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Bandaranaike

1. Chandrika. See Chandrika Kumaratunga
2. Sirimavo . 1916--2000, prime minister of Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon (1960--65; 1970--77; 1994--2000); the world's first woman prime minister
3. her husband, Solomon. 1899--1959, prime minister of Ceylon (1956--59); assassinated
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Bandaranaike's daughter in Sri Lanka, Chandrika Kumaratunga still holds the post of president.
Bandaranaike, the world's first elected female premier, died of a heart attack Tuesday shortly after casting her vote in a general election that is considered a major test of her daughter's government.
The prime minister was greeted by Sri Lanka Freedom Party leader and cabinet minister Nimal Siripala de Silva at the Bandaranaike International Airport.
Born on April 17, 1916, Sirimavo Bandaranaike became famous as the modern world's first female head of government.
Queen Elizabeth II was the chief guest in 1961, while Sri Lankan Prime Minister Srimavo Bandaranaike graced the occasion in 1974.
The airline has launched OLCI in Dubai and other stations including New Delhi, Madras, Singapore, Hyderabad, Hong Kong, Bangalore and Beijing after it introduced its hub in Colombo's Bandaranaike International Airport, last year, according to the Gulf News report.
Summary: SriLankan Cargo has added to its wide range of facilities at Colombo's Bandaranaike International Airport, with the recent introduction of an Air-Conditioned Storage area.
Anura Bandaranaike, 56, named by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party dominating the ruling coalition to become prime minister if Rajapakse was elected president on the SLFP ticket, was denied that position.
A second warehouse under construction at Bandaranaike International Airport will double the centre's present annual handling capacity of 150,000 tonnes.
The man was arrested at Bandaranaike International Airport on 15 October while preparing to board an Indian Airlines flight to Madras, India.
Also On This Day: 1798: After invading Egypt,Napoleon defeated the Mamelukes at the Battle of the Pyramids; 1861: The Confederates won the Battle of Bull Run; 1897: The Tate Gallery opened on the site of Millbank Prison, London; 1899: American novelist Ernest Hemmingway was born; 1904: A 13.5 litre Gobron-Brillie driven by Louis Rignolly became the first car to go faster than 100 mph; 1904: The Trans-Siberian railway was finally completed after 13 years; 1960: Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike, widow of the assassinated prime minister of Sri Lanka, took office and became the first woman prime minister in the world.