Ranasinghe Premadasa

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Ranasinghe Premadasa
Born June 23, 1924
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Died May 1, 1993
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Nationality Sri Lankan
Occupation President of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka)
Political party United National Party
Religion Buddhism
Spouse Hema Premadasa
Children Sajith Premadasa, Dulanjali

Ranasinghe Premadasa (Sinhala: රණසිංහ ප්‍රේමදාස; Tamil: ரணசிங்க பிரேமதாசா; 23 June 1924 – 1 May 1993) was the third President of Sri Lanka. He was president from 2 January 1989 to 1 May 1993. Before that, he served as the Prime Minister in the government headed by J. R. Jayewardene from 6 February 1978 to 1 January 1989. Premadasa was assassinated by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam with a suicide bomb.