Who was the First Woman Prime Minister?

Politician from Sri Lanka named Sirimavo Bandaranaike. When she became Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (then the Dominion of Ceylon) in 1960, she was the first female prime minister in history. She presided over the Sri Lanka Freedom Party from 1960 to 1994. She also served three terms as prime minister, twice as the head of state from 1960 to 1965, and once more under a presidential system from 1994 to 2000, while Chandrika Kumaratunga was president.

Answer - Sirimavo Bandaranaike was the First Woman Prime Minister.

Bandaranaike, who was born into a Kandyan aristocratic family of Sinhalese, continued to practise Buddhism and spoke both Sinhala and English despite attending Catholic English-medium schools. After completing her secondary education, she worked for several social programmes before getting married and starting a family. 

She earned her husband S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike's trust as an informal counsellor by serving as hostess to the socialist party he founded in 1951 and who went on to become prime minister in 1956. Her social work was centred on making rural Sri Lankan women and girls' lives better.

Bandaranaike was appointed to her third term as prime minister when her daughter, who took over as party leader after her, won the presidential election in 1994. She held the position until her resignation in 2000, two months before her passing.


Who was the First Woman Prime Minister?

Sirimavo Bandaranaike served as the world's first female prime minister. She won three times as prime minister of Sri Lanka and Ceylon.


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