Monthly Archives: May 1970

29 May 1970 – Sworn-in as Prime Minister for the second time

Returning as Prime Minister for a second time, Mrs Bandaranaike was sworn in before Governor-General William Gopallawa at Queen’s House. In addition to serving as Prime Minister, Mrs Bandaranaike also held the portfolios of Defence and External Affairs as well as Planning and Employment.

27 May 1970 – General Election victory

The General Election of 1970 saw Mrs Bandaranaike sweep to power at the helm of the United Front consisting of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, the Lanka Sama Samaja Party and the Communist Party, which collectively secured a two third majority in Parliament. The SLFP won 91 seats, while the LSSP secured 19 and the