United National Party Sri Lanka Freedom Party Independent
|#||Name||Portrait||Entered office||Left Office||Political party||Notable events and achievements|
||22 May 1972||4 February 1978||Non-party||Gopallawa was the last Governor General of Ceylon and the first (non-executive) President when Ceylon declared itself a republic in 1972, and changed its name to Sri Lanka.|
|2||Junius Richard Jayewardene
||4 February 1978||2 January 1989||United National Party||Jayewardene introduced the Executive Presidency in 1978, and assumed the position of President of Sri Lanka.|
||2 January 1989||1 May 1993||United National Party||Ranasinghe Premadasa was killed during a May Day rally, by an LTTE suicide bomber.|
|4||Dingiri Banda Wijetunga
||2 May 1993||12 November 1994||United National Party||Wijetunga was appointed as president after Ranasinghe Premadasa's assassination by LTTE.|
||12 November 1994||19 November 2005||Sri Lanka Freedom Party
||Chandrika Kumarathunga became the first non-UNP president of the country. she's also a victim of assassination attempts by LTTE, which were all unsuccessful.|
||19 November 2005||Incumbent||Sri Lanka Freedom Party
||Mahinda Rajapaksha ended 25 year long civil war and LTTE terrorism in the country.|
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