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Ranil Wickremesinghe

Prime Minister of Sri Lanka


Ranil Wickremesinghe, MP (Sinhala: 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.


Ranil Wickremesinghe

රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ
ரணில் விக்ரமசிங்க
Ranil Wickremesinghe.jpg
10th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
Assumed office
9 January 2015[N 1]
Disputed with Mahinda Rajapaksa from
26 October to 16 December 2018.
PresidentMaithripala Sirisena
Preceded byD. M. Jayaratne
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
11th & 14th Leader of the Opposition
In office
22 April 2004 – 9 January 2015
PresidentChandrika Kumaratunga
Prime MinisterRatnasiri 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
Cabinet posts
Minister of National Policies, Economic Affairs, Resettlement, Rehabilitation, Northern Province Development, Vocational Training, Skills Development and Youth Affairs
Assumed office
20 December 2018
Prime MinisterHimself
Preceded byMaithripala Sirisena
In office
4 September 2015 – 26 October 2018[N 2]
PresidentMaithripala Sirisena
Prime MinisterHimself
Succeeded byHimself
Minister of Law and Order
In office
25 February 2018 – 8 March 2018
PresidentMaithripala Sirisena
Prime MinisterHimself
Preceded bySagala Ratnayaka
Succeeded byRanjith Madduma Bandara
Minister of Policy Planning, Economics Affairs, Child, Youth and Cultural Affairs
In office
12 January 2015 – 17 August 2015
PresidentMaithripala Sirisena
Prime MinisterHimself
Preceded byBasil Rajapaksa
In office
12 December 2001 – 6 April 2004[N 3]
PresidentChandrika Kumaratunga
Prime MinisterHimself
Minister of Industries, Science & Technology
In office
18 February 1989 – 1 May 1993
PresidentRanasinghe Premadasa
Prime MinisterDingiri Banda Wijetunga
Preceded byCyril Mathew
Succeeded byC. V. Gunaratne
Leadership positions
7th Leader of the United National Party
Assumed office
12 November 1994
DeputySajith Premadasa
Karu Jayasuriya
Preceded byDingiri Banda Wijetunga
12th Leader of the House
In office
6 March 1989 – 7 May 1993
Preceded byRanasinghe Premadasa
Succeeded byWijayapala Mendis
Constituencies
Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for Colombo District
Assumed office
25 August 1994
Majority500,566
Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for Gampaha District
In office
9 March 1989 – 19 August 1994
Majority86,477
Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for Biyagama
In office
21 July 1977 – 15 February 1989
Preceded byConstituency created
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Majority22,045
Personal details
Born
Ranil Wickremesinghe

(1949-03-24) 24 March 1949 (age 70)
Colombo, Dominion of Ceylon
Political partyUnited National Party
Spouse(s)
Relations
Parents
Residence115 Fifth Lane
Alma materUniversity of Ceylon, Colombo campus (now University of Colombo)
Sri Lanka Law College
ProfessionAttorney at law
WebsiteOfficial website

NotesEdit

  1. 26 October, dismissed by President Sirisena
    14 November, Office of Prime Minister vacated after 1st Motion of no confidence
    16 December, Reinstated by President Sirisena
  2. As Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs
  3. As Minister of Policy Planning
  4. Previously known as the United National Front