Ceylon: Madame's Exit

Ceylon's 10,600,000 people expect a good show during their national elections, and the proceedings often resemble a carnival as much as a contest. The biggest crowds last week gathered to hear the top rivals: Madame Sirima Bandaranaike, 48, the world's only woman Prime Minister, and bachelor Dudley Senanayake, 53, whose conservative United National Party was supported by breakaway members of Madame's Freedom Party.

Speaking to a jampacked rally at Kalutara, south of the capital city of Colombo, greying, bespectacled Senanayake wore a green shirt (his party color) and gripped an elephant tusk...

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