Glimpse into the Past
The general election held on July 21, 1977 is a watershed in the annals of parliamentary democracy in the country with the United National Party (UNP) securing 140 seats out of the 168 seats up for grabs in the Second National State Assembly (NSA).
On 21 July,1960, less than a year after the assassination of her husband S.W.R.D.Bandaranaike, Sirimavo had led the SLFP to victory and became the world's first woman Prime Minister.
The moon landing on July 20, 1969 made headlines across the world including in Sri Lanka (Ceylon). The Daily Post brings to our readers a glimpse into how the historic story was reported in the country's leading newspapers at the time.