Monthly Archives: October 1964

30 October 1964 – Sirima-Shastri Pacton Citizenship

Mrs Bandaranaike reached agreement with Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on the settlement of the citizenship status of almost a million person of Indian origin who had been brought to work on the tea and rubber plantations in British colonial times. During her visit to India in October 1964, the Sirima-Shastri Pact was signed,

27 October 1964 – Survey of the Mahaweli River and dry zones commences

A project aimed at surveying the Mahaweli River and the dry zones of the Northern and Central provinces had been commissioned by Mrs Bandaranaike’s Government in 1961. The plan of operation signed on 12 October 1964 between Ceylon, the United Nations Special Fund and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) saw the commencement of work

05–10 October 1964 – Second Non Aligned Movement Summit in Cairo

Yugoslav leader Marshall Josep Broz Tito relinquished leadership of the Non Aligned Movement to Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser in Cairo at the second summit. Addressing the plenary session, Mrs Bandaranaike stressed the need for the evolution of a new definition and function of non-alignment in keeping with the rapidly changing global situation. She noted