J. R. Jayewardene

1906 - 1996

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Junius Richard Jayewardene (Sinhala: ජුනියස් රිචඩ් ජයවර්ධන, Tamil: ஜூனியஸ் ரிச்சட் ஜயவர்தனா; 17 September 1906 – 1 November 1996), commonly abbreviated in Sri Lanka as J.R., was the leader of Sri Lanka from 1977 to 1989, serving as Prime Minister from 1977 to 1978 and as the second (First Executive) President of Sri Lanka from 1978 to 1989. He was a leader of the nationalist movement in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) who served in a variety of cabinet positions in the decades following independence. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of J. R. Jayewardene has received more than 295,204 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). J. R. Jayewardene is the 9,488th most popular politician (down from 8,085th in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Sri Lanka (down from 11th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Sri Lankan Politician.

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Among politicians, J. R. Jayewardene ranks 9,488 out of 15,710Before him are Joseph Bringas, Cai Yuanpei, Pietro Ziani, Hastings Ismay, 1st Baron Ismay, Henrique Rosa, and Lunalilo. After him are Lucius Aemilius Lepidus Paullus, Vladimír Remek, Ashur-rabi II, Yangwon of Goguryeo, Mustafa Shokay, and Bisinus.

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Among people born in 1906, J. R. Jayewardene ranks 152Before him are Missak Manouchian, Raymond Sommer, Artur Lundkvist, Joan Hickson, Renate Müller, and Zinka Milanov. After him are Flávio Costa, Alec Issigonis, Pietro Serantoni, Edward Ochab, Olena Teliha, and Hamazasp Babadzhanian. Among people deceased in 1996, J. R. Jayewardene ranks 120Before him are Christopher Robin Milne, Károly Grósz, Jack Nance, Petro Shelest, Don Simpson, and Seymour Cray. After him are Pilar Lorengar, Alejandro Agustín Lanusse, Yulii Khariton, Gottfried von Einem, Juan Hohberg, and José Donoso.

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In Sri Lanka

Among people born in Sri Lanka, J. R. Jayewardene ranks 15 out of 39Before him are Tony Hoare (1934), Anagarika Dharmapala (1864), Mahinda Rajapaksa (1945), Michael Ondaatje (1943), Chandrika Kumaratunga (1945), and S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike (1899). After him are D. S. Senanayake (1883), John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher (1841), Gotabaya Rajapaksa (1949), M. G. Ramachandran (1917), Maithripala Sirisena (1951), and Malcolm Ranjith (1947).

Among POLITICIANS In Sri Lanka

Among politicians born in Sri Lanka, J. R. Jayewardene ranks 5Before him are Sirimavo Bandaranaike (1916), Mahinda Rajapaksa (1945), Chandrika Kumaratunga (1945), and S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike (1899). After him are D. S. Senanayake (1883), Gotabaya Rajapaksa (1949), Maithripala Sirisena (1951), William Gopallawa (1896), Ranasinghe Premadasa (1924), Ratnasiri Wickremanayake (1933), and Dingiri Banda Wijetunga (1916).