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Second edition of ‘SIRIMAVO - Steering the Destiny of a Nation’ published

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The Bandaranaike Museum Committee has taken steps to publish the second limited edition of the Pictorial Biography; ‘SIRIMAVO - Steering the Destiny of a Nation’ in collaboration with the Sarasavi Bookshop and it is now available for sale, the Bandaranaike Museum Committee said.  
It said the book was published due to various requests from the public here and abroad.  
The first edition of the book showcasing rare archival photographs depicting the remarkable public life of Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike, who made history in July 1960 as the world’s first woman Prime Minister, was released in March 2022 as a limited publication, and was sold out within few months, the Committee said in a statement.  
This coffee table book, ‘SIRIMAVO- Steering the Destiny of a Nation’ presents the remarkable story of Sirimavo Bandaranaike, an extraordinary Prime Minister who pioneered new paths in both national and international arenas.   

Emphasizing photographs, it offers a fresh perspective on her impactful legacy.  
This 444-page book comprises approximately 300 exceedingly rare and historically significant photographs, with the noteworthy aspect that the majority of these images have never been published before.  
The book ‘SIRIMAVO - Steering the Destiny of a Nation’ is published under the auspices of the Bandaranaike Museum Committee and edited by three esteemed professionals in their own fields; Sarath Perera, Nalaka Gunawardena, and WMK Wijayabandara. Distribution is handled by the ‘Sarasavi Bookshop.  
The foreword of the book ‘SIRIMAVO- Steering the Destiny of a Nation’ was penned by Deshmanya M.D.D. Peiris, a distinguished administrative officer who served as the Prime Minister’s Secretary during the second term of Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike.