Monthly Archives: May 1977

18 May 1977 – Dissolution of First National State Assembly

With the dissolution of the First National State Assembly in May 1977, Mrs Bandaranaike began preparations for the upcoming General Election that would elect the eighth Parliament of Sri Lanka.

12 May 1977 – Awarded the FAO Ceres Medal

The Food and Agriculture Organisation, recognizing the contribution made by Mrs Bandaranaike in the field of food self-sufficiency in Sri Lanka, awarded her the Ceres Medal. The Director General Edouard Saouma presented her with the medal, so named after the Roman goddess of agriculture, at a ceremony in Colombo. Highlighting the differing aspects of her