J. R. Jayewardene

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J. R. Jayewardene
Junius Richard Jayawardana (1906-1996).jpg
Born(1906-09-17)17 September 1906
Died1 November 1996(1996-11-01) (aged 90)
Colombo, Sri Lanka
NationalitySri Lankan
Alma materColombo Law College ,University of Colombo, Royal College, Colombo ,Bishop's College (Sri Lanka)
Occupation2nd President of Sri Lanka
OfficePresident of Sri Lanka
PredecessorWilliam Gopallawa
SuccessorRanasinghe Premadasa
Spouse(s)Elina Jayewardene
ChildrenRavi 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.