PARLIAMENT

OF SRI LANKA

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Heads of State

Monarch
King George VI 04 February 1948 - 06 February 1952
Governor-General:  
Sir Henry Monck-Mason Moore 1944 - 1949
The Rt. Hon. The Viscount Soulbury 1949 - 1952
   
Queen Elizabeth II 1952 - 1972
Governor-General:  
The Rt. Hon. The Viscount Soulbury 1952 - 1954
Sir Oliver Ernest Goonetilleke 1954 - 1962
Hon. William Gopallawa 1962 - 1972

 

President
His Excellency William Gopallawa 1972 - 1978

 

Executive President
His Excellency J. R. Jayewardene 04 February 1978 - 02 January 1989
(The Executive Presidency was created by the Second Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) 1972 which came into operation on 04.02.'78 - Gaz. 302/14 of 03.02.'78)
   

His Excellency Ranasinghe Premadasa

02 January 1989* - 01 May 1993
*Gaz. 537/3 of 21.12.88
   

His Excellency D. B. Wijetunga

07 May 1993 - 12 November 1994
(Hon.D. B. Wijetungain his capacity as Prime Minister was sworn in as Acting President on the untimely death of President Premadasa on 01.05.'93 and he functioned in this capacity till 07.05.1993 when he was elected by Parliament to the office of President under Article 40 of the Constitution. (Gaz.765/17 of 08.05.'93)
   

Her Excellency Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga

12 November 1994 - 19 November 2005
   

His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa

19 November 2005* - 09 January 2015
*Gaz 1419/12 of 19.11.2005
   
His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena 09 January 2015* - to date
*Gaz. 1896/29 of 10.01.2015

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