Monthly Archives: January 1962

27 January 1962 – Failedcoup d’état

An attempted coup d’état planned for the night of 27 January 1962 was quelled owing to the timely information received and the immediate action taken to arrest those involved in planning it. Mrs Bandaranaike, aided by the Parliamentary Secretary for Defence and External affairs, Felix Dias Bandaranaike, acted swiftly to safeguard democracy, arresting the perpetrators