Chandrika Bandaranaike

Name : Chandrika Bandaranaike
Known as: Chandrika Kumaratunga
Gender: Female
Father: Solomon West Ridgeway Dias Bandaranaike
Mother: Sirimavo Ratwatte
Born: June 29, 1945 ( 71 years )
Country: Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Head of state
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p: Kovilage Anton "Vijaya" Kumaranatunga
    c: Vimukthi Kumaranatunga
    c: Yasodhara Kumaranatunga
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Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga

Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga was born to one of Sri Lanka’s most distinguished families on 29th June 1945. Her father, SWRD Bandaranaike, was a senior Minister of the Government at the time of her birth. He was later to become the Prime Minister of the country, while her mother, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, was to become the world’s first woman Prime Minister in 1961.

President Kumaratunga had her early education at St. Bridget’s Convent, Colombo and at the Aquinas University College Colombo, where she studied for LLB. From there, she went on to the University of Paris, from which she graduated in Political Science. She also obtained a Diploma in Group Leadership from the same University. Her studies for the Ph.D in Development Economics at the University of Paris were interrupted by the call to serve her country, where her mother’s government had launched a wide ranging programme of reform and development. While in Paris, she also underwent training in political journalism at the prestigious Le Monde. She is fluent in Sinhala, English and French.

With her academic background in Soci

    November 12, 1994 :    Elected President of Sri Lanka from 1994 to 2005
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