Sri Lanka is an island country in South Asia, which is located in the Indian Ocean which is to the south-west of the Bay of Bengal and to the south-east of the Arabian Sea. The capital city of Sri Lanka is Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte and the largest city is Colombo.
Couple of political parties are actively operating in the game of politics in Sri Lanka and there are many more Prominent political leaders as well.
Below listed are the names of Political leaders of Sri Lanka
Maithripala Sirisena: – Pallewatte Gamaralalage Maithripala Yapa Sirisena is the most famous political leaders in Sri Lanka. He is currently the President of Sri Lanka.He is the 7th President of Sri Lanka. He is associated with Sri Lanka Freedom Party.
Mahinda Rajapaksa: – The original name is Percy Mahendra Rajapaksa, is a Sri Lankan politician who was the sixth and the former President of Sri Lanka. He is undoubtedly one of the most popular politicians in Sri Lanka.
Ranil Wickremesinghe: – Ranil is the most popular political leaders in Sri Lanka and is serving as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka since January 9 2015. He is associated with United National Party since 1994.
Chandrika Kumaratunga: – Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga is a Sri Lankan politician who has served as the fifth President of Sri Lanka for a longer term, from 12 November 1994 to 19 November 2005. She is distinguished as the popular woman political leaders in Sri Lanka.
Sirimavo Bandaranaike: – She was a Sri Lankan Stateswoman, and also became the world’s first female head of the government, at the time she was serving as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. One of the most powerful woman politicians in Sri Lanka, Sirimavo has served for the longest period of time as PM.
Ratnasiri Wickremanayake: – Ratnasiri a Sri Lankan politician was Prime Minister of Sri Lanka from 2000 to 2001 and again from 2005 to 2010. He represented Sri Lanka Freedom Party. He is listed in top 10 political leaders of Sri Lanka.
Ranasinghe Premadasa: – One of the most famous political leaders in Sri Lanka, Ranasinghe was the third President of Sri Lanka and has also served as the Prime Minister in the government headed by J.R. Jayewardene.
Rosy Senanayake: – Rosy is one of the most famous woman political leaders in Sri Lanka, as she is currently holding the post of Mayoress of Colombo and is also the Prime Minister’s Spokesperson and the Deputy Head of the Prime Minister’s office.
Mangala Samaraweera: – Mangala Pinsiri Samaraweera is an MP of UNP party of Sri Lanka. He is Minister of Finance and Media and has previously held the post of Foreign Minister twice. He is a famous political leader in Sri Lanka.
Sarath Fonseka: – Sarath is a Sri Lankan politician and a senior Military officer, who being the first Sri Lankan to be promoted to the rank of Field Marshal.
Gotabhaya Rajapaksa: – Lieutenant Colonel Nandasena Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is a retired officer of the Sri Lankan Army and also former Secretary to Ministry of Defense and Urban Development of Sri Lanka.