Question

She was world's first woman Prime Minister and sixth Prime Minister of Ceylon since independence. Who was she?

A

Sirimavo Bandaranaike

B

Chandrika Kumaratunga

C

Naysum Saravanamuttu

D

Renuka Herath

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Solution

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Sirimavo Bandaranaike

Sirimavo Bandaranaike was the first woman in the world to become Prime Minister of a country. After her husband assassination in 1959, she won the election in 1960 and became the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. She adopted the policies of non-alignment and democratic socialism.

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