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Sri Lanka: Heads of State: 1972-2021

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 Prajatantrika Samajavadi Janarajayē Kriyākāra Jayādhipati si = Ilaṅkai Jaṉanāyaka Cōṣalicak Kuṭiyaracu ??? Caṉātipati ta = Acting President of the Democratic Socialist 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 - 17 Nov 2019 Pallēvattē Gamarālalāgē Maitrīpāla Yāpā Sirisēna si = Paḷḷēvattē Kamarālalākē Maittiripāla Yāppā Ciṟicēṉa ta = Pallewatte Gamaralalage Maithripala Yapa Sirisena en
17 Nov 2019 - Nandasēna Gōṭhābhaya Rājapakṣa si = Nantacēṉa Kōṭṭāpaya Rājapakṣa ta = Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa en [7]

[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] A notice signed by the Secretary to the President and published in Sri Lanka Gazette, No. 1419/12, Part I, Extra, 19 Nov 2005, defined that the term of Rajapaksa commenced on 18 Nov 2005. He took oath of office 19 Nov 2005.
[6] Byname of Percy Mahendra Rajapaksa en.
[7] A notice signed by the Secretary to the President and published in Sri Lanka Gazette, No. 2150/41, Part I, Extra, 21 Nov 2019, defined that the term of Rajapaksa commenced on 17 Nov 2019. He took oath of office 18 Nov 2019.
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