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What did Chandrika Kumaratunga do?
Chandrika won the presidential election in 1994 gaining 62.28\% of the vote. Becoming the first female President of Sri Lanka in November 1994, she appointed her mother to succeed her as prime minister.
When was Chandrika Bandaranaike president?
November 12, 1994 – November 19, 2005
Chandrika Kumaratunga/Presidential terms
Why is the election of Sirimavo Bandaranaike of historical importance?
She was the world’s first female prime minister, when she became Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (then the Dominion of Ceylon) in 1960. Following her husband’s assassination in 1959, Bandaranaike entered politics, becoming Chairwoman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party; she led the party to victory in the July 1960 election.
Who is the world’s first female Prime Minister?
Sirimavo Bandaranaike was elected as the world’s first female Prime Minister on 21 July 1960. She addressed the 26th session of the United Nations General Assembly in 1971.
Which Sri Lankan prime minister was killed?
Assassination. Ranasinghe Premadasa was killed along with 17 others on 1 May, Saturday, 1993, around 12.45 p.m. during UNP’s May day rally in Colombo, by an LTTE suicide bomber.
Who is the head of Cambodia?
List of heads of state of Cambodia
|Head of State of Cambodia|
|Incumbent Norodom Sihamoni (as King of Cambodia) since 14 October 2004|
|Residence||Royal Palace of Cambodia|
Who is the first woman prime minister in India?
Indira Gandhi. listen); née Nehru; 19 November 1917 – 31 October 1984) was an Indian politician and a central figure of the Indian National Congress. She was the 3rd prime minister of India and was also the first and, to date, only female prime minister of India.
Who is Prime Minister of China?
Premier of the People’s Republic of China
|Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China|
|National Emblem of the People’s Republic of China|
|Incumbent Li Keqiang since 15 March 2013|
|Style||Mr Premier (总理) (informal) His Excellency (阁下) (diplomatic)|
|Type||Head of government|
Who is the father of Sri Lanka’s princess Kumaratunga?
Kumaratunga was born in Colombo on June 29, 1945, when the Indian Oceanisland nation was still known as Ceylon. Her father was Solomon W.R.D. Bandaranaike, an Oxford–educated scion of an elite Sri Lankan family, and he was serving as a government minister at the time of her birth.
What happened to Vijaya Kumaratunga?
In February of 1988, Vijaya Kumaratunga was slain by Sinhalese extremists—those drastically opposed to any accord with the Tamils—in front of their home. Kumaratunga witnessed the murder from the doorstep, and ran to her husband, but by the time she reached him, “he had no more head,” she told Dugger in the New York Times Magazinearticle.
Who is Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister Sri Lanka Kumaratunga?
Kumaratunga, whose mother and father both had served as prime ministers of Sri Lanka, has faced seemingly insurmountable difficulties in bringing both sides to the table. Her critics claim that her increasingly autocratic rule has served to only worsen the political quagmire.