|7th President of Sri Lanka|
9 January 2015 –18 November 2019
|Prime Minister||Ranil Wickremesinghe|
|Preceded by||Mahinda Rajapaksa|
|Succeeded by||Gotabaya Rajapaksa|
|Minister of Defence|
12 January 2015 –18 November 2019
|12th Chairperson-in-office of the Commonwealth of Nations|
9 January 2015 –27 November 2015
|Preceded by||Mahinda Rajapaksa|
|Born||3 September 1951|
Yagoda,Gampaha District,Western Province,Ceylon
|Political party|| Sri Lanka Freedom Party |
| New Democratic Front |
|Spouse||Jayanthi Pushpa Kumari|
|Alma mater||Maxim Gorky Literature Institute|
The following is a timeline of the Presidency of Maithripala Sirisena from his first announcement as presidential candidate in November 2014 to the present.
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Mahinda Rajapaksa is a Sri Lankan politician. He served as the President of Sri Lanka from 2005 to 2015;the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka from 2004 to 2005,2018,and 2019 to 2022;the Leader of the Opposition from 2002 to 2004 and 2018 to 2019,and the Minister of Finance from 2005 to 2015 and 2019 to 2021. He has been a Member of Parliament (MP) for Kurunegala since 2015.
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