Ranasinghe Premadasa

1924 - 1993

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Sri Lankabhimanya Ranasinghe Premadasa (Sinhala: රණසිංහ ප්‍රේමදාස,Tamil: ரணசிங்க பிரேமதாசா; 23 June 1924 – 1 May 1993) was the third (Second Executive) President of Sri Lanka from 2 January 1989 to 1 May 1993. Before that, he served as the Prime Minister in the government headed by J. R. Jayewardene from 6 February 1978 to 1 January 1989. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ranasinghe Premadasa has received more than 483,190 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Ranasinghe Premadasa is the 13,144th most popular politician (down from 11,938th in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from Sri Lanka and the 10th most popular Sri Lankan Politician.

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Among politicians, Ranasinghe Premadasa ranks 13,144 out of 15,710Before him are Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer, Nabu-apla-iddina, Dumuzid the Fisherman, Fuat Oktay, Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev, and Aksel Berg. After him are Spark Matsunaga, Daniel Oduber Quirós, Valeriy Pustovoitenko, Juan Natalicio González, Marcelino Oreja, 1st Marquis of Oreja, and Ted Cruz.

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Among people born in 1924, Ranasinghe Premadasa ranks 328Before him are Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi, Giovanni Saldarini, Budge Patty, Roy Bentley, Donald Richie, and Jimmy Gardner. After him are Anatoli Bashashkin, Renia Spiegel, Attilio Giovannini, Stanley Jaki, Jo Benkow, and Michael Manley. Among people deceased in 1993, Ranasinghe Premadasa ranks 193Before him are David Koresh, Arthur Alexander, Jim Pollard, H. R. Haldeman, Natália Correia, and Danny Blanchflower. After him are Ann Todd, Tahar Djaout, Alexis Smith, Edwin Vásquez, Bob Kiesel, and Alfred Mosher Butts.

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In Sri Lanka

Among people born in Sri Lanka, Ranasinghe Premadasa ranks 23 out of 39Before him are John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher (1841), Gotabaya Rajapaksa (1949), M. G. Ramachandran (1917), Maithripala Sirisena (1951), Malcolm Ranjith (1947), and William Gopallawa (1896). After him are Ratnasiri Wickremanayake (1933), Dingiri Banda Wijetunga (1916), Ranil Wickremesinghe (1949), Dudley Senanayake (1911), Frederick G. Donnan (1870), and D. M. Jayaratne (1931).

Among POLITICIANS In Sri Lanka

Among politicians born in Sri Lanka, Ranasinghe Premadasa ranks 10Before him are S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike (1899), J. R. Jayewardene (1906), D. S. Senanayake (1883), Gotabaya Rajapaksa (1949), Maithripala Sirisena (1951), and William Gopallawa (1896). After him are Ratnasiri Wickremanayake (1933), Dingiri Banda Wijetunga (1916), Ranil Wickremesinghe (1949), Dudley Senanayake (1911), D. M. Jayaratne (1931), and Alexander Khloponin (1965).