List of Presidents of Sri Lanka From 1972-2022 – First President

List of Presidents of Sri Lanka From 1972-2022 – First President – The President of Sri Lanka is the elected head and chief executive of the state. The President is a prominent political figure in Sri Lanka. The office was created in 1972 as a formal status. It was empowered with executive powers by the 1978 Constitution introduced by J R Jayawardene. The current president is Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who was elected on November 16, 2019.

List of Presidents of Sri Lanka
List of Presidents of Sri Lanka

List of Presidents of Sri Lanka From 1972-2022 – First President

President Name  Term  Party 
William Gopallawa 22 May 1972 – 4 February 1978 Independent
Junius Richard Jayewardene  4 February 1978 – 2 January 1989 United National Party
Sri Lankabhimanya Ranasinghe Premadasa  2 January 1989 – 1 May 1993 United National Party
Sri Lankabhimanya Dingiri Banda Wijetunga  1 May 1993 – 12 November 1994 United National Party
Chandrika Kumaratunga  12 November 1994 19 November 2005 Sri Lanka Freedom Party
Mahinda Rajapaksa  19 November 2005 – 9 January 2015 Sri Lanka Freedom Party
Maithripala Sirisena  9 January 2015 – 18 November 2019 Sri Lanka Freedom Party
Gotabaya Rajapaksa 18 November 2019 – 13 July 2022 Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna

About Sri Lanka :

Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon and officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia. It lies in the Indian Ocean, southwest of the Bay of Bengal, and southeast of the Arabian Sea; it is separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait.

  • Full name: Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
  • Population: 21.2 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Colombo (commercial), Sri Jayawardenepura (administrative)
  • Largest city: Colombo
  • Area: 65,610 sq km (25,332 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Sinhala, Tamil, English
  • Major religions: Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 72 years (men), 78 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: Sri Lankan rupee
  • Main exports: Clothing and textiles, tea, gems, rubber, coconuts
  • Internet domain: .lk
  • International dialling code: +94

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