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Sri Lanka: Heads of State: 1972-2016

Śrī Laṃkā Janarajayē Jayādhipati si = Ilaṅkai Kuṭiyaracu Caṉātipati ta = President of the Republic of Sri Lanka en
22 May 1972 - 4 Feb 1978 Viliyam Gopallava si = Villiyam Kopallāva ta = William Gopallawa en [1]
4 Feb 1978 - 7 Sep 1978 J. R. Jayavarḍana si = Juniyus Riccaṭ Jayavartanā ta = Junius Richard Jayewardene en
Śrī Laṃkā Prajatantrika Samajavadi Janarajayē Jayādhipati si = Ilaṅkai Jaṉanāyaka Cōṣalicak Kuṭiyaracu Caṉātipati ta = President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka en [2]
7 Sep 1978 - 2 Jan 1989 J. R. Jayavarḍana si = Juniyus Riccaṭ Jayavartanā ta = Junius Richard Jayewardene en (x)
2 Jan 1989 - 1 May 1993 Raṇasiṃga Premadāsa si = Raṇaciṅka Pirēmatacā ta = Ranasinghe Premadasa en
Śrī Laṃkā Janarajayē Kriyākāra Jayādhipati si = Ilaṅkai Kuṭiyaracu ??? Caṉātipati ta = Acting President of the Republic of Sri Lanka en
1 May 1993 - 7 May 1993 D. B. Vijetuṃga si = Tiṅkiri Paṇtā Vijayatuṅkā ta = Dingiri Banda Wijetunga en
Śrī Laṃkā Prajatantrika Samajavadi Janarajayē Jayādhipati = Ilaṅkai Jaṉanāyaka Cōṣalicak Kuṭiyaracu Caṉātipati = President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka [2]
7 May 1993 - 12 Nov 1994 D. B. Vijetuṃga si = Tiṅkiri Paṇtā Vijayatuṅkā ta = Dingiri Banda Wijetunga en (x)
12 Nov 1994 - 19 Nov 2005 Candrikā Baṇḍāranāyaka Kumāratuṃga si = Cantirikā Paṇṭāranāyaka Kumāratuṅka ta = Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga en [3][4]
18 Nov 2005 - 9 Jan 2015 Mahinda Rājapakṣa si = Mahinta Rājapakṣa ta = Mahinda Rajapaksa en [5][6]
9 Jan 2015 - Pallēvattē Gamarālalāgē Maitrīpāla Yāpā Sirisēna si = Paḷḷēvattē Kamarālalākē Maittiripāla Yāppā Ciṟicēṉa ta = Pallewatte Gamaralalage Maithripala Yapa Sirisena en

[1] Formerly Governor-General of Ceylon.
[2] The Constitution of 1978 provides for election of "a President of the Republic of Sri Lanka".
[3] Née Candrikā Baṇḍāranāyaka si = Cantirikā Paṇṭāranāyaka ta = Chandrika Bandaranaike en.
[4] From 18 Nov 2005 to 19 Nov 2005 acting for her successor in accordance with Art. 31(4) of the Constitution of 1978 (as amended).
[5] The term of office commenced on the date of official proclamation of his election (18 Nov 2005) in accordance with Art. 31(4) of the Constitution of 1978 (as amended). Took an oath of office 19 Nov 2005.
[6] Byname of Percy Mahendra Rajapaksa en.
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