Ranil Wickremesinghe

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Hon.
Ranil Wickremesinghe
MP
රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ
ரணில் விக்ரமசிங்க
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10th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
Assumed office
9 January 2015
President Maithripala Sirisena
Preceded by D. M. Jayaratne
In office
9 December 2001 – 6 April 2004
President Chandrika Kumaratunga
Preceded by Ratnasiri Wickremanayake
Succeeded by Mahinda Rajapaksa
In office
7 May 1993 – 18 August 1994
President D.B. Wijetunga
Preceded by D.B. Wijetunga
Succeeded by Chandrika Kumaratunga
Leader of the Opposition
In office
22 April 2004 – 9 January 2015
President Chandrika Kumaratunga
Mahinda Rajapaksa
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa
Ratnasiri Wickremanayake
D. M. Jayaratne
Preceded by Mahinda Rajapaksa
Succeeded by Nimal Siripala de Silva
In office
28 October 1994 – 10 October 2001
President Chandrika Kumaratunga
Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike
Ratnasiri Wickremanayake
Preceded by Gamini Dissanayake
Succeeded by Ratnasiri Wickremanayake
Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for Colombo District
Assumed office
1994
Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for Gampaha District
In office
1989–1994
Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for Biyagama
In office
21 July 1977 – 15 February 1989
Preceded by Constituency created
Succeeded by Constituency abolished
Minister of Policy Planning and Economic Development
Assumed office
12 January 2015
President Maithripala Sirisena
Prime Minister Himself
Preceded by Basil Rajapaksa
Minister of Law and Order
In office
25 February 2018 – 08 March 2018
President Maithripala Sirisena
Prime Minister Himself
Preceded by Sagala Ratnayaka
Succeeded by Ranjith Madduma Bandara
Minister of Industries, Science & Technology
In office
1989 – May 1993
President Ranasinghe Premadasa
Prime Minister D.B. Wijetunga
Minister of Education
In office
14 February 1980 – 1989
President J. R. Jayewardene
Prime Minister Ranasinghe Premadasa
Preceded by Nissanka Wijeyeratne
Succeeded by W. J. M. Lokubandara
Minister of Youth Affairs & Employment
In office
5 October 1977 – 1980
President J. R. Jayewardene
Prime Minister Ranasinghe Premadasa
Leader of the United National Party
Assumed office
1994
Deputy Sajith Premadasa
Karu Jayasuriya
Preceded by D.B. Wijetunga
Personal details
Born Ranil Wickramasinghe
(1949-03-24) 24 March 1949 (age 69)
Colombo, Dominion of Ceylon
(now in Sri Lanka)
Political party United National Party
Spouse(s) Maitree Wickremasinghe
Parents Esmond Wickremesinghe (father)
Residence 115 Fifth Lane
Alma mater Royal College, Colombo
University of Colombo
Profession Attorney at law
Website Official website

Ranil Wickremesinghe, MP (Sinhalese: රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ, Tamil: ரணில் விக்ரமசிங்க; born 24 March 1949) is a Sri Lankan politician who has served as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka since 9 January 2015. 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.