President of Sri Lanka

President of Sri Lanka
ශ්‍රී ලංකා ජනාධිපති
இலங்கை சனாதிபதி
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Incumbent
Maithripala Sirisena

since 9 January 2015
Style The Honourable
(Informal)
His Excellency
(Formal and diplomatic)
Member of Cabinet
National Security Council
Residence President's House (de jure)
61 Paget Road, Colombo 7 (de facto)[1][2]
Seat Colombo
Appointer Direct election
Term length Five years, renewable once
Constituting instrument Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Precursor Governor-General of Ceylon
Inaugural holder William Gopallawa
as the first President under
the 1972 Constitution

J. R. Jayewardene
as the first executive President under
the 1978 Constitution
Formation 22 May 1972; 45 years ago (1972-05-22)
4 February 1978; 40 years ago (1978-02-04)
Salary LKR 1,170,000 annually (2016) (≈ $ 7,640) [3]
Website President
Presidential Secretariat

The President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (Sinhalese: ශ්‍රී ලංකා ජනාධිපති Śrī Laṃkā Janādhipathi; Tamil: இலங்கை சனாதிபதி Ilankai janātipati) is the executive head of state and head of government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and commander-in-chief of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces.

The office was created in 1972 as the head of state and becoming the head of government in 1978, thus the president remains the single most dominant political office in the country. The current President is Maithripala Sirisena.

  1. ^ "President Justifies Rs 180 M Budget For Repairs His Residence". Colombotelegraph.com. Colombo Telegraph. 7 October 2015. Retrieved 30 August 2017. 
  2. ^ Hemmathagama, Ashwin (26 June 2015). "PM makes mockery of MR privileges claims". Ft.lk. Daily Financial Times Sri Lanka. Retrieved 30 August 2017. 
  3. ^ Thomas, Kris (21 November 2016). "Of Ministers' Salaries And Parliamentary Perks". Roar.lk. Retrieved 30 August 2017. 

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