Monthly Archives: March 1961

17 March 1961 – First Official Visit –11thCommonwealth Prime Ministers’ Conference

Marking her presence on the world stage, Mrs Bandaranaike undertook her first official visit to London, to attend the 11thCommonwealth Prime Ministers’ Conference. Whilst being the first Commonwealth Conference at which a woman Head of Government had attended, Mrs Bandaranaike joined the ranks of Harold Macmillan of the United Kingdom, Jawaharlal Nehru of India, Ayub