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Government official , Organization executive

Imavo Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaike, Sri Lankan government official, political organization executive.

Background

BANDARANAIKE, imavo Ratwatte Dias was born on April 17, 1916 in Ratnapura, Sabaragamuwa Province. Daughter of Barnes Ratwatte and Rosemund Mahawalatenne Ratwatte.

Education

St. Bridget’s Convent, Colombo.

Career

President, Sri Lanka Freedom Party, since 1960; prime minister, minister defense and external affairs, Government of Sri Lanka, 1960-1965; member, Senate of Sri Lanka, until 1965; leader of opposition, 1965-1970, 88-; prime minister, minister defense and foreign affairs, planning, economics affairs and plan implementation, Government of Sri Lanka, 1970-1977; Member of Parliament, Government of Sri Lanka, since 1977; now president, minister finance, minister defense, minister planning, Government of Sri Lanka.

Membership

Senate until 1965; pari. since 1977.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, reading, cooking.

Connections

Married S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike (Prime Minister of Ceylon in 1956-in 1959) in 1940.

father:
Barnes Ratwatte

mother:
Rosemund Mahawalatenne Ratwatte

spouse:
S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike