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Bandaranaike and International
* The IATA airport code for Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo – Sri Lanka's only international airport
In July 2001, the LTTE carried out a devastating suicide attack on Bandaranaike International Airport, destroying eight of the air force's planes ( 2 IAI Kfirs, 1 Mil-17, 1 Mil-24, 3 K-8 trainers, 1 MiG-27 ) and four Sri Lankan Airlines planes ( 2 Airbus A330s, 1 A340 and 1 A320 ), dampening the economy and causing tourism, a vital foreign exchange earner for the government, to plummet.
On June 9, 2009, Rae was denied entry by Sri Lankan Immigration officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo, Sri Lanka on grounds that he was " a threat to national security and sympathetic to the Tamil Tigers rebel group ".
* May 3 – A bomb believed to have been planted by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam detonates aboard Air Lanka Flight 512, the Lockheed L-1011-385 TriStar City of Colombo, while it is on the ground at Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake, Sri Lanka, with 148 people on board.
** Bandaranaike International Airport (" CMB ")
It is on the Katunayake-Colombo road and a few miles from the Bandaranaike International Airport.
It is the site of Bandaranaike International Airport, the primary international air gateway to Sri Lanka.
Bandaranaike International Airport at Katunayake
Katunayake is the site of the primary airport in the country, Bandaranaike International Airport.
First Sir Arthur C Clarke Memorial Oration, talk delivered at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, Arthur C Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies ( ACCIMT ), Colombo, 19 March 2009, Published by Publications and Public Relations Unit, ISRO HQ, 2009
* SriLankan Airlines ( UL ) uses Bandaranaike International Airport ( CMB ).
Indian frigates patrolled the coast and Indian troops guarded Bandaranaike International Airport at Katunayaka, while Indian Air Force helicopters assisted the counteroffensive.
In July 2001, 14 Black Tigers attacked Bandaranaike International Airport, causing an estimated of $ 350 million USD worth of damage, mainly to military and civilian aircraft.
After completion, it would be one of two international airports in Sri Lanka, after the Bandaranaike International Airport situated at Colombo.
** ColomboBandaranaike International Airport
** ColomboBandaranaike International Airport
Bandaranaike International Airport is the most common direct stop out of the Maldives as it is served by SriLankan Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and Emirates who operate a combined total of up to 8 flights daily between Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

Bandaranaike and Airport
* 2001 – Bandaranaike Airport attack is carried out by 14 Tamil Tiger commandos, all died in this attack.

Bandaranaike and country
Hailing from one of the most prestigious aristocratic families that has a long history in the socio-political arena of the country, her father, S. W. R. D Bandaranaike was a government minister at the time of her birth and later became Prime Minister.
As a result, Bandaranaike moved her country closer to China and the Soviet Union and championed a policy of nonalignment.

Bandaranaike and
** In Ceylon, a group calling themselves the People s Liberation Front begins a rebellion against the Bandaranaike government.
Philip Gunawardena lead the Viplavakari Lanka Sama Samaja Party ( VLSSP ) since 1951 and as constituent party formed the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna ( MEP, Peoples United Front ) in 1956 under the leadership of Mr. SWRD Bandaranaike to form the first people s government in 1956 General Election.

Bandaranaike and only
In order to win over an alienated population and to prevent a prolonged conflict, Bandaranaike offered amnesties in May and June 1971, and only the top leaders were actually imprisoned.
In order to win over an alienated population and to prevent a prolonged conflict, Bandaranaike offered amnesties in May and June 1971, and only the top leaders were actually imprisoned.

Bandaranaike and is
Bandaranaike is sworn in as the Prime Minister.
* 1959 – Solomon Bandaranaike, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka is mortally wounded by a Buddhist monk, Talduwe Somarama, and dies the next day.
Bandaranaike is assassinated.
** Ceylon becomes the republic of Sri Lanka under prime minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike, when its new constitution is ratified.
Anura Bandaranaike, a minister of the ruling party said Norway's role is highly questionable.

Bandaranaike and Colombo
Bandaranaike was educated at St Bridget's Convent, Colombo, but was a practising Buddhist.
Bandaranaike was born in Colombo, Ceylon to an elite Sinhalese Anglican Christian family and was the son of the powerful Sir Solomon Dias Bandaranike the Maha Mudaliyar ( the chief native interpreter and advisor to the Governor ) of Horagolla Walauwa in Atthanagalla, during British colonial rule.
His saffron robes gave him free access to ' Tintagel ', the private residence of Bandaranaike, in Rosmead Place, Colombo.
In his message to the nation from his bed in the Merchant's Ward of the General Hospital in Colombo, Bandaranaike referred to his unknown assassin " as a foolish man dressed in the robes of a monk ", but requested that the authorities " show compassion to this man and not try to wreak vengeance on him.

Bandaranaike and .
* 1915 – Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Sri Lankan politician and the world's first female head of government ( d. 2000 )
* 1971 – In Sri Lanka, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna launches insurrection against the United Front government of Sirimavo Bandaranaike.
Gandhi was the second female head of government in the world after Sirimavo Bandaranaike of Sri Lanka, and she remains as the world's second longest serving female Prime Minister as of 2012.
* 1899 – Solomon Bandaranaike, Ceylonese Prime Minister ( d. 1959 )
S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike was elected prime minister in 1956.
The Federal Party ( FP ) launched a movement of non-violent resistance ( satyagraha ) against the bill, which prompted Bandaranaike to reach an agreement ( Bandaranaike-Chelvanayakam Pact ) with S. J. V. Chelvanayakam, leader of the FP, to resolve the looming ethnic conflict.
Bandaranaike was assassinated by an extremist Buddhist monk in 1959.
Sirimavo Bandaranaike, the widow of late S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike, took office as prime minister in 1960, and withstood an attempted coup d ' état in 1962.

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