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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Sirima Bandaranaike
RLIN number: NXCP87-A18
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Childhood, schooling; marriage in 1944 to Solomon Dias Bandaranaike; husband's political career: party factions, language problems, labor unrest, Cabinet Minister, Prime Minister 1956-1959, assassination 1959; her subsequent emergence as leader of the party, elections, Prime Minister 1960-1965; leader of Opposition, 1965-1970; Prime Minister with coalition government, 1970-1977; major issues: insurgency, land re-distribution, foreign exchange, press opposition; make up of non-aligned bloc; break in coalition 1975; in opposition from 1977; effect of Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries price rises.
Extent: Transcript: 142 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Written permission required from Mrs. Bandaranaike, 65 Rosmead Place, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1980 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Bandaranaike, Sirima, 1920-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1920
Speaker occupation: Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
Age at speaking: 60
Document date: 1980
Interviewer: Deraniyagala, Ralph
Locations discussed: Asia; Sri Lanka
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Asia; Sri Lanka; Women in politics
Topics discussed - Other terms: Bandaranaike, S.W.R.D. (Solomon West Ridgeway Dias), 1899-1959; Bandaranaike, Sirima, 1920-; Prime Ministers' wives--Sri Lanka; Prime Ministers--Sri Lanka; Sri Lanka--History--1948-
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017740-13183