J. R. Jayewardene

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J. R. Jayewardene
Born 17 September 1906(1906-09-17)
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Died 1 November 1996(1996-11-01) (aged 90)
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Nationality Sri Lankan
Alma mater Colombo Law College ,University of Colombo, Royal College, Colombo ,Bishop's College (Sri Lanka)
Occupation 2nd President of Sri Lanka
Predecessor William Gopallawa
Successor Ranasinghe Premadasa
Religion Christianity to Buddhism
Spouse Elina Jayewardene
Children Ravi Jayewardene

Junius Richard "JR" Jayewardene (17 Septembr 1906 – 1 November 1996) was the second president of Sri Lanka. Jayewardene introduced the Executive Presidency in 1978, and assumed the position of President of Sri Lanka.