Monthly Archives: September 1973

05 – 09 September 1973 – Fourth Non Aligned Movement Summit in Algiers

75 member states convened in the Algerian capital of Algiers for the 4th NAM Summit at which Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda handing over the reins of the Movement to President Houari Boumediène. Mrs Bandaranaike, leading the Sri Lankan delegation was instrumental in supporting efforts of the Movement to tread a new path in bringing economic

04 September 1973 – Visit to the Vatican

Mrs Bandaranaike undertook a visit to the Vatican in September 1973, during which she had a private audience with Pope Paul VI at Castel Gandolfo. Mrs Bandaranaike had met Pope Paul VI during his short visit to Colombo at the beginning of her second term.