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August 11, 2000 | From Associated Press
Sirimavo Bandaranaike, the world's first woman prime minister, retired Thursday at 84, letting her daughter, the president, appoint a hard-line prime minister in the fight against Tamil separatists. "I believe it is time for me to quietly withdraw from the humdrum of busy political life to a more tranquil and quiet environment," Bandaranaike said in a letter, ending four decades of political life.
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August 11, 2000 | From Associated Press
Sirimavo Bandaranaike, the world's first woman prime minister, retired Thursday at 84, letting her daughter, the president, appoint a hard-line prime minister in the fight against Tamil separatists. "I believe it is time for me to quietly withdraw from the humdrum of busy political life to a more tranquil and quiet environment," Bandaranaike said in a letter, ending four decades of political life.
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