Ranil Wickremasinghe

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Birthday
24, 1949
Birthplace
Sri Lanka
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
24, 1949 (age 70)
Birthplace
Sri Lanka

About

Affiliated with the United National Party, he was a two-term Sri Lankan Prime Minister (from 1993-1994 and 2001-2004). Before leading his country's government, he served as a Colombo constituency representative in the Sri Lankan Parliament.

Before Fame

After graduating from Royal College, Colombo, he studied law at the University of Ceylon.

Trivia

During his second term as Prime Minister, he clashed with Sri Lankan President (and former Prime Minister) Chandrika Kumaratunga, who belonged to the opposing political party.

Family Life

His wife, Maitree Wickramasinghe, taught English at the University of Kelaniya.

Associated With

He and fellow politician T.B. Ilangaratne both served as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka.