196. Editorial Note

On July 20, general elections were held in Ceylon, resulting in a victory for the Sri Lanka Freedom Party. On July 21, Senanayake resigned as Prime Minister and Governor General Goonetilleke called on Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike, the head of the SLFP and widow of the former Prime Minister, to form a new government. She successfully formed a new government and announced the composition of her cabinet on July 23.