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Ranil Wickremesinghe

රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ
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10th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
Assumed office
9 January 2015
Disputed with Mahinda Rajapaksa from
26 October to 16 December 2018.
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 Dingiri Banda Wijetunga
Preceded by Dingiri Banda Wijetunga
Succeeded by Chandrika Kumaratunga
11th and 14th Leader of the Opposition
In office
22 April 2004 – 9 January 2015
President Chandrika Kumaratunga
Prime Minister 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

Personal details
Born
Ranil Wickremesinghe

24 March 1949 (1949-03-24) (age 71)
Colombo, Dominion of Ceylon
Political party United National Party
Spouse(s)
Maitree Wickremasinghe (m. 1994)
Relations
  • Wijewardene family
  • Wickremesinghe family
Parents
  • Esmond Wickremesinghe
  • Nalini Wickremesinghe
Residence 115 Fifth Lane
Alma mater University of Ceylon, Colombo campus (now University of Colombo)
Sri Lanka Law College
Profession Attorney at law

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.


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