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Ranasinghe Premadasa
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3rd President of Sri Lanka
In office
2 January 1989 – 1 May 1993
Prime Minister Dingiri Banda Wijetunga
Preceded by Junius Richard Jayewardene
Succeeded by Dingiri Banda Wijetunga
8th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
In office
6 February 1978 – 2 January 1989
President Junius Richard Jayewardene
Preceded by Junius Richard Jayewardene
Succeeded by Dingiri Banda Wijetunga
Member of Parliament
for Colombo Central
In office
22 March 1965 – 2 January 1989
Preceded by Razik Fareed
Succeeded by constituency abolished
In office
19 March 1960 – 20 July 1960
Preceded by M.S. Themis
Succeeded by Razik Fareed
Personal details
Born (1924-06-23)23 June 1924
Colombo, British Ceylon
(now in Sri Lanka)
Died 1 May 1993(1993-05-01) (aged 68)
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Nationality Sri Lankan
Political party United National Party
Spouse(s) Hema Premadasa
(née Wickrematunge)
Children Sajith, Dulanjali
Alma mater St Joseph's College, Colombo

Ranasinghe Premadasa (23 June 1924 – 1 May 1993) was the third President of Sri Lanka. He was president from 2 January 1989 to 1 May 1993. Before that, he served as the Prime Minister in the government headed by J. R. Jayewardene from 6 February 1978 to 1 January 1989. Premadasa was assassinated by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam with a suicide bomb.


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