Ratnasiri Wickremanayake

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Ratnasiri Wickremanayake

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Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
In office
19 November 2005 – 21 April 2010
PresidentMahinda Rajapaksa
Preceded byMahinda Rajapaksa
Succeeded byD. M. Jayaratne
In office
10 August 2000 – 9 December 2001
PresidentChandrika Kumaratunga
Preceded bySirimavo Bandaranaike
Succeeded byRanil Wickremasinghe
Personal details
Born(1933-05-05)5 May 1933
British Ceylon
Died27 December 2016(2016-12-27) (aged 83)
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Political partyFreedom Party
Spouse(s)Kusum Wickremanayake

Ratnasiri Wickremanayake (Sinhala: රත්නසිරි වික්‍රමනායක, Tamil: ரத்னசிறி விக்க்றேமனயகே; 5 May 1933 – 27 December 2016) was a Sri Lankan politician. He was Prime Minister of Sri Lanka two times from 2000 to 2001 and again from 2005 to 2010. He is currently a National List member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka.

Wickremanayake first served as Prime Minister from August 2000 to December 2001. He became minister after Sirimavo Bandaranaike resigned from the position at the age of 84. He is a senior vice-president of the ruling Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).