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Ranil Wickremasinghe

Ranil Wickremasinghe, former Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, lawyer. Leader of Opposition; leader of United. National Party, since 1994.

Background

Wickremasinghe, Ranil was born on March 24, 1949.

Education

Student, Royal College Colombo, Sri Lanka. Student, University Colombo. Student, Sri Lanka Law College.

Career

Attorney Supreme Court. Member of Parliament Parliament, since 1977. Deputy minister foreign affairs Government of Sri Lanka, 1977-1979, minister youth affairs and employment, 1978-1989, minister education, 1980-1989, minister industries, 1989-1990, minister industries, science and technical, 1990-1994, prime minister, 1993-1994.

Membership

Leader of Opposition. Leader of United. National Party, since 1994.