Ranil Wickremesinghe

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Hon.
Ranil Wickremesinghe
MP
රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ
ரணில் விக்ரமசிங்க
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10th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
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
PresidentD.B. Wijetunga
Preceded byD.B. Wijetunga
Succeeded byChandrika Kumaratunga
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
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 byConstituency created
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Minister of Policy Planning and Economic Development
Assumed office
12 January 2015
PresidentMaithripala Sirisena
Prime MinisterHimself
Preceded byBasil Rajapaksa
Minister of Law and Order
In office
25 February 2018 – 08 March 2018
PresidentMaithripala Sirisena
Prime MinisterHimself
Preceded bySagala Ratnayaka
Succeeded byRanjith Madduma Bandara
Minister of Industries, Science & Technology
In office
1989 – May 1993
PresidentRanasinghe Premadasa
Prime MinisterD.B. Wijetunga
Minister of Education
In office
14 February 1980 – 1989
PresidentJ. R. Jayewardene
Prime MinisterRanasinghe Premadasa
Preceded byNissanka Wijeyeratne
Succeeded byW. J. M. Lokubandara
Minister of Youth Affairs & Employment
In office
5 October 1977 – 1980
PresidentJ. R. Jayewardene
Prime MinisterRanasinghe Premadasa
Leader of the United National Party
Assumed office
1994
DeputySajith Premadasa
Karu Jayasuriya
Preceded byD.B. Wijetunga
Personal details
BornRanil Wickramasinghe
(1949-03-24) 24 March 1949 (age 69)
Colombo, Dominion of Ceylon
(now in Sri Lanka)
Political partyUnited National Party
Spouse(s)Maitree Wickremasinghe
ParentsEsmond Wickremesinghe (father)
Residence115 Fifth Lane
Alma materRoyal College, Colombo
University of Colombo
ProfessionAttorney at law
WebsiteOfficial 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 from 9 January 2015 to 26 October 2018. 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.