Ranil Wickremesinghe

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Ranil Wickremesinghe
රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ
ரணில் விக்கிரமசிங்க
Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe, at Hyderabad House, in New Delhi on November 23, 2017.jpg
Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
Assumed office
12 May 2022
PresidentGotabaya Rajapaksa
Preceded byMahinda Rajapaksa
In office
15 December 2018 – 21 November 2019
PresidentMaithripala Sirisena
Gotabaya Rajapaksa
Preceded byMahinda Rajapaksa
Succeeded byMahinda Rajapaksa
In office
9 January 2015 – 26 October 2018
PresidentMaithripala Sirisena
Preceded byD. M. Jayaratne
Succeeded byMahinda Rajapaksa
In office
9 December 2001 – 6 April 2004
PresidentChandrika Kumaratunga
Preceded byRatnasiri Wickremanayake
Succeeded byMahinda Rajapaksa
In office
7 May 1993 – 18 August 1994
PresidentDingiri Banda Wijetunga
Preceded byDingiri Banda Wijetunga
Succeeded byChandrika Kumaratunga
10th Leader of the Opposition
In office
22 April 2004 – 9 January 2015
PresidentChandrika Kumaratunga
Mahinda Rajapaksa
Prime MinisterMahinda Rajapaksa
Ratnasiri Wickremanayake
D. M. Jayaratne
Preceded byMahinda Rajapaksa
Succeeded byNimal Siripala de Silva
In office
28 October 1994 – 10 October 2001
PresidentChandrika Kumaratunga
Prime MinisterSirimavo Bandaranaike
Ratnasiri Wickremanayake
Preceded byGamini Dissanayake
Succeeded byRatnasiri Wickremanayake
Personal details
Born
Ranil Wickremesinghe

(1949-03-24) 24 March 1949 (age 73)
Colombo, Dominion of Ceylon
NationalitySri Lankan
Political partyUnited National Party
Spouse(s)
Relations
Parents
Residence115 Fifth Lane
Alma materUniversity of Ceylon
ProfessionAttorney at law
WebsiteOfficial website
Other offices held

Ranil Wickremesinghe, MP (Sinhala: රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ, Tamil: ரணில் விக்ரமசிங்க; born 24 March 1949) is a Sri Lankan politician who is the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka since 12 May 2022.[1] He was Prime Minister before from 1993 to 1994, 2001 to 2004 and 2015 to 2019.

Before, he was Prime Minister of Sri Lanka two times, from 7 May 1993 to 19 August 1994 and from 9 December 2001 to 6 April 2004. A member of the United National Party he was nominated as party leader in November 1994. He is also the leader of the United National Front having been nominated head of the organization in October 2009.

References[change | change source]

  1. "RANIL SWORN IN AS PM - Top Story | Daily Mirror". www.dailymirror.lk. Retrieved 2022-05-12.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Previously known as the United National Front