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Chandrika Kumaratunga

Personal data
Date of birth29 June 1945(age 71)
NationalitySri Lanka Sri Lankan
Political partyFreedom Party
SpouseVijaya Kumaranatunga
ChildrenYasodhara
Vimukthi
Alma materParis Institute of Political Science
ReligionTheravada Buddhism
5th President of Sri Lanka
In office12 November 1994 - 19 November 2005
Prime ministerSirimavo Bandaranaike
Ratnasiri Wickremanayake
Ranil Wickremasinghe
Mahinda Rajapaksa
Succeeded byMahinda Rajapaksa
Preceded byDingiri Banda Wijetunga
Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
In office19 August 1994 - 12 November 1994
PresidentDingiri Banda Wijetunga
Succeeded bySirimavo Bandaranaike
Preceded byRanil Wickremasinghe

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Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga ( ) born June 29, 1945) was the 4th Executive president of Sri Lanka, serving from November 12, 1994 to November 19, 2005. The daughter of two former Prime Ministers, she was also the leader of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party until end of 2005. She is Sri Lanka's only female president to date.


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