Monthly Archives: January 1974

24 January 1976 – Visit to Thailand

The second leg of the East Asian tour took Mrs Bandaranaike and her delegation to Bangkok. Having held extensive discussions with Prime Minister Kukrit Pramojand Foreign Minister Chatichai Choonhavan, Mrs Bandaranaike met with King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit and other members of the Royal Family, during her visit, which also took her to Chiangmai.

22-29 January 1974 – Chief Guest at India’s Republic Day

Mrs Bandaranaike was invited along with Yugoslav President Josep Tito to be Chief Guests at India’s Republic Day ceremony in 1974. A historic occasion on which world leaders are invited to grace the Republic Day events with the President and Prime Minister of India, Mrs Bandaranaike was bestowed this rare honour during the premiership of