Ceylon: Miss Willis Regrets

Ceylon, which is famed for such exotic birds as the grey-headed babbler, red-faced malkoha and Legge's flowerpecker, also boasts two even rarer aves: the world's only female Prime Minister and the only female U.S. ambassador currently on duty.

Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike, 46, has headed Ceylon's government for two years, since the assassination of her Prime Minister husband, Solomon West Ridgeway Dias Bandaranaike. Tough-minded, multilingual Frances Elizabeth Willis, 63, first career woman diplomat in the U.S. to achieve ambassadorial rank, was serving in the Oslo embassy when President Kennedy decided last...

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