Public Figure Profiles

Ranil Wickremesinghe

Ranil Wickremesinghe, is a Sri Lankan politician, who is the current Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Sri Lanka. He is a member of parliament from the United National Party. He has been the leader of the United National Party since 1994. Earlier he served as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka from 1993 to 1994, 2001 to 2004, 2015 to 2018 and 2018 to 2019. He also served as Leader of the Opposition from 1994 to 2001 and from 2004 to 2015.Born to a wealthy, political family, he graduated from University of Ceylon and qualified as an Advocate from the Ceylon Law College in 1972. Entering active politics in the mid-1970s with the United National Party, he was first elected to Parliament from the Biyagama electorate in the 1977 parliamentary elections and was appointed Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, by his uncle President J. R. Jayewardene. He was thereafter appointed Minister of Youth Affairs and Employment, becoming the youngest Cabinet Minister in Sri Lanka. In 1989, President Ranasinghe Premadasa, appointed Wickremesinghe as the Minister of Industry, Science and Technology and Leader of the House. He succeeded D. B. Wijetunga as Prime Minister in 1993 following the assassination of Premadasa and Wijetunga succession the presidency. He was appointed Leader of the Opposition in November 1994 following the assassination of Gamini Dissanayake during the campaign for the 1994 presidential election. On 8 January 2015, Wickremesinghe was appointed as prime minister by President Maithripala Sirisena, who had defeated President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the 2015 presidential election.Wickremesinghe's coalition alliance, the United National Front for Good Governance, won the 2015 parliamentary election with 106 seats. Although it fell short of an outright majority, Wickremesinghe was re-elected as Prime Minister, with over 35 Sri Lanka Freedom Party members joining his cabinet. Wickremesinghe was removed as Prime Minister on 26 October 2018 by President Maithripala Sirisena with the appointment of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister, which Wickremesinghe refused to accept, resulting in a constitutional crisis. The constitutional crisis ended with Sirisena re-appointing Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister on 16 December 2018. He resigned as Prime Minister on 20 November 2019, and was again succeeded by Mahinda Rajapaksa following the 2019 presidential election. He contested the 2020 parliamentary election but failed to secure a seat in Parliament. He re-entered Parliament as a National List MP of the United National Party, and was sworn in as a member of parliament on 23 June 2021.

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Some of their strengths

Ranil Wickremesinghe has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Energetic, Intelligent, Adventurous, Altruistic, Intellectual, Analytical, and Innovative.

Independent and Brave

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Ranil Wickremesinghe is someone who is an independent, brave, and honest person who approaches life with energy, intuition, passion, and generosity. A person who looks for jobs that tend to reflect their identity.

Soulful and Intuitive

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Ranil Wickremesinghe well know them as someone who can be graceful, romantic, and reserved, like gentle rain.

Altruistic and Innovative

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Ranil Wickremesinghe as someone who is altruistic, inventive, energetic, and socially-conscious.

Who is inventive, open-minded and inquisitive, optimistic and cooperative, and who loves working together with others.

Inquisitive and Progressive

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Ranil Wickremesinghe is someone who is an eternal student who is always interested in learning new things, and who has a desire to shake things up and change things.

They are also someone who is calm, comforting, and stable, and who loves stability and being a good friend and loyal partner.

Independent and Dynamic

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Ranil Wickremesinghe tends to be someone who is independent, dynamic, and courageous. Who can be positive, energetic, self-reliant, and adventurous, and who can make friends easily.

Some of Ranil Wickremesinghe's challenges

While Ranil Wickremesinghe has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Ranil Wickremesinghe can be Short-tempered, Impulsive, Rebellious, Emotionally Distant, Indecisive, Unrealistic, and Anxious.

Short-tempered and Impulsive

One of Ranil Wickremesinghe's key challenges is that they are someone who can come across as short-tempered and impulsive.

Ranil Wickremesinghe must also exercise caution as they can be short-tempered and aggressive.

Anxious and Inflexible

Ranil Wickremesinghe is someone who can be high-strung, impatient, and inflexible, who can be "penny wise and pound foolish", have poor listening skills, and who can be intolerant of people who share a different world view.

Aggressive and Domineering

Finally, Ranil Wickremesinghe also can be aggressive, impatient, impulsive, and short-tempered.

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