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Ranil Wickremesinghe - A Political Biography

Ranil Wickremesinghe - A Political Biography
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Author Dinesh Weerakkody
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Published Date 2017-04-05
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Read about the four time and current Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, in "Ranil Wickremesinghe - A Political Biography" written by famed author Dinesh Weerakkody. Relive his entire journey all the way from his ancestry to his rise and the future he has envisioned to herald a new era for Sri Lanka.

 

 

About the Author

Coming down from a lineage of writers, the author of "Ranil Wickremesignhe - A Political Biography" Dinesh Weerakkody has already written five books prior to this, his last book "The November Revolution" was published in 2015. "The book speaks of Ranil’s ancestry and his rise, his vision for a new Sri Lanka, the policy options available. 

 

About Hon.Ranil Wickremesinghe

Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka for the fourth time on 21st August 2015. He is the Leader of the United National Party (UNP), Sri Lanka's largest political party, which is a constituent member of the National Unity Government led by His Excellency the President Maithripala Sirisena. Hon. Wickremesinghe was first appointed as the Prime Minister from 1993 - 1994 after the assassination of President Ranasinghe Premadasa. He was also elected as the Prime Minister from 2001 - 2004 when the United National Front Government won the general elections in 2001. Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe led his party back to power and was sworn in as Prime Minister once again. In spite of the fact that the President was from an opposing party exercising full executive powers and a strong Opposition in Parliament, Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe's most significant achievements were to restore full-time electricity, rejuvenate the ailing economy, break down the many ethnic barriers in the country, bring the warring LTTE to the negotiating table for peace talks, and galvanize the goodwill and financial support of the international community for Sri Lanka.

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