CEYLON: Tearful Ruler

At an hour chosen by astrologers as auspicious, Ceylon's Governor General Sir Oliver Goonetilleke last week swore in history's first female Prime Minister of an independent country. Coolly dignified in a plain white cotton sari, Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike. 44, stepped to the balcony to give a pressed-palm salute to the crowd below, and then, predictably, burst into tears. That was just how she had won last week's election.

Beloved Husband. Prime Minister Sirimavo is the weeping widow of a much-loved man. Solomon West Ridgeway Bias Bandaranaike, known to all Ceylon as "Banda,"...

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