Maithripala Sirisena

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Maithripala Sirisena
මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන
மைத்திரிபால சிறிசேன
Maithripala- Russia (cropped).jpg
7th President of Sri Lanka
Assumed office
9 January 2015
Prime MinisterRanil Wickremesinghe
Preceded byMahinda Rajapaksa
Leader of the House
In office
3 May 2004 – 9 August 2005
PresidentChandrika Kumaratunga
Prime MinisterMahinda Rajapaksa
Preceded byW. J. M. Lokubandara
Succeeded byNimal Siripala de Silva
Minister of Defence
Assumed office
12 January 2015
PresidentHimself
Prime MinisterRanil Wickremesinghe
Preceded byMahinda Rajapaksa
Minister of Mahaweli Development and Environment [N 1]
Assumed office
12 January 2015
PresidentHimself
Prime MinisterRanil Wickremesinghe
Preceded bySusil Premajayantha
In office
23 November 2005 – 23 April 2010
PresidentMahinda Rajapaksa
Prime MinisterRatnasiri Wickremanayake
Succeeded byMahinda Yapa Abeywardena
Minister of Health
In office
23 April 2010 – 21 November 2014
PresidentMahinda Rajapaksa
Prime MinisterD. M. Jayaratne
Preceded byNimal Siripala de Silva
Succeeded byTissa Attanayake
Minister of Irrigation, Mahaweli and Rajarata Development[N 2]
In office
10 April 2004 – 23 November 2005
PresidentChandrika Kumaratunga
Prime MinisterMahinda Rajapaksa
Minister of Mahaweli Development and Parliamentary Affairs
In office
1997–2001
PresidentChandrika Kumaratunga
Prime MinisterRatnasiri Wickremanayake
Sirimavo Bandaranaike
Preceded byS. B. Dissanayake
Succeeded byA. H. M. Azwer
Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party
Assumed office
15 January 2015
Preceded byMahinda Rajapaksa
12th Chairperson-in-office of the Commonwealth of Nations
In office
9 January 2015 – 27 November 2015
HeadElizabeth II
Preceded byMahinda Rajapaksa
Succeeded byJoseph Muscat
Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for Polonnaruwa District
In office
9 March 1989[1] – 9 January 2015
Succeeded byJayasinghe Bandara
Personal details
Born
Pallewatte Gamaralalage Maithripala Yapa Sirisena

(1951-09-03) 3 September 1951 (age 67)
Yagoda, Dominion of Ceylon
NationalitySri Lanka
Political partySri Lanka Freedom Party
(1968–Present)
Communist Party of Ceylon
(1966-1968)
Other political
affiliations
United People's Freedom Alliance
(2004–Present)[N 3]
New Democratic Front
(2014–2015)[N 4]
People's Alliance
(1994–2004)
Spouse(s)Jayanthi Pushpa Kumari
ChildrenChathurika
Daham
Dharani
Alma materRoyal Central College, Polonnaruwa
Agriculture School, Kundasale
Maxim Gorky Literature Institute
OccupationPolitician
Signature
WebsiteOfficial website

Pallewatte Gamaralalage Maithripala Yapa Sirisena (pronounced [pallewat̪t̪ə ɡaməraːləlaːɡeː majt̪ɾiːpaːlə jaːpaː siɾiseːnə]; Sinhala: මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන; Tamil: மைத்திரிபால சிறிசேன; born 3 September 1951) is a Sri Lankan politician and the 7th and current President of Sri Lanka, in office since January 2015.[2][3]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Minister of Agriculture, Environment, Irrigation and Mahaweli Development (November 2005 - January 2007)
    Agricultural Development and Agrarian Services (January 2007 - April 2010)
  2. Minister of River Basin Development and Rajarata Development (April 2004 - July 2005)
  3. Except for the 2015 Presidential Election
  4. Only for the 2015 Presidential Election

References[change | change source]

  1. "Sessions of Parliament". parliament.lk. Parliament of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  2. "Sirisena to be sworn in as Sri Lanka's new president". Gulf Times. Agence France-Presse. 9 January 2015.
  3. Balachandran, P. K. (9 January 2015). "Sirisena Finally Romps Home With 51.28 Per Cent". The New Indian Express.