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On Hillary Clinton’s Historic Night Let’s Remember Mrs. B, The World’s FIRST Female Prime Minister.

by Anura Guruge


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Sirima Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaike

(1916 to 2000)

Prime Minister of Ceylon
July 1960 — March 1965

My Aunty Bandaranaike


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From Wikipedia. Click to ENLARGE and view here. “Female Heads of Government” (elected/modern times). She was the 1st by nearly 6 years.


On this historic night it is only right to remember my Aunty Bandaranaike, the Modern World’s First Female Head of Government.

She pre-dated Indira Gandhi and Golda Meir by quite a few years.

No she was not related to me. But I knew her well and did call her Aunty Bandaranaike. There was a couple of years, c. 1963, when I was about 8 years old, when I spoke with her every morning, first thing I did every day! My adoptive father who had been her husband’s private secretary, when he was Prime Minister, was one of her closest (and if the truth be told, ablest) of confidantes. They, together, came up with the ‘schools takeover‘, ‘Poya-based week‘, ‘newspaper nationalization‘ etc. Hence the daily, first thing in the morning phone calls.

She would have approved of Hillary. Very similar personalities. Strong and capable.

Congratulations Mrs. Clinton, my Aunty Bandaranaike would have been proud of you (though she was a real socialist that would make Bernie look like a Republican).


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by Anura Guruge

Google Doodle For Baseball Legend Jackie Robinson: First Black Player In U.S. Major League Baseball.

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Anura Guruge


DoodleJan312013small.Just a FEW of the related posts:
>> All Of Google’s Doodles & Games … — Jan. 16, 2013.
>> Link To Google’s ‘Zamboni’ Game … — Jan. 16, 2013.
>> Google’s Fun ‘Zamboni’ Game … — Jan. 16, 2013.

>> Google Doodle: Sri Lanka Independence Day — Jan. 26, 2013.
>> Google Doodles For India Republic Day … — Jan. 27, 2013.


Click to access the official 'Jackie Robinson' site ... with movies.

Click to access the official ‘Jackie Robinson’ site … with movies.


This is pretty neat and it is a impressively bold doodle. Bravo.

For today, January 31, 2013, you will be able to see it by going to the Google default search page
or by clicking on a Google icon. It doesn’t appear on all of the small,
Google header icons [e.g., top of Google News].

I Have Requested A ‘Google Doodle’ For Sri Lanka Independence Day, February 4.

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Anura Guruge


Just a FEW of the related posts:
>> All Of Google’s Doodles & Games … — Jan. 16, 2013.
>> Link To Google’s ‘Zamboni’ Game … — Jan. 16, 2013.
>> Google’s Fun ‘Zamboni’ Game … — Jan. 16, 2013.


My latest ‘academic interest’ is Google Doodles. I remember my father lamenting in 1967 that his University (at that time), State University of NY at Buffalo (SUNYAB), was letting a student do a Ph. D. on ‘The Art of Reversing Trucks‘. Well, Google Doodles warrants as much study.

As with so many things that have ruled and defined my life, whether it be SNA, Portals, Popes or Asteroids/Comets, I serendipitously stumbled upon Doodles — just 10 days ago, around 12:40 a.m. in the morning, with the Zamboni doodle. It has transformed this blog. Check the ‘Blog Stats’ on the sidebar >>>>. We started the year at 32,600.

Anyway, I am now studying Doodles. Quickly worked out that there has never been a Doodle about Sri Lanka. So, I e-mailed them hoping to have that rectified.

Also nothing for Mrs. Bandaranaike. Told them about that too.

So, we will wait and see.