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Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka, coat of arms
    Adopted 1972
File:Coat of Arms Ceylon dominion.svg
       1952-1972
 
 
505 BC - 1408 AD Kingdom of Ceylon
104 BC - 88 BC Tamil Rule
1412 - 1818 Kingdom of Kandy
27 May 1597 - 22 Jun 1658 Portuguese colony
02 May 1639 - 22 Jun 1658 Gradual Dutch conquest
02 Aug 1795               Start of British conquest (complete 16 Feb 1796)
12 Oct 1798               British Colony
01 Jan 1802               British Crown Colony
04 Feb 1948               Independence, Dominion of Ceylon
22 May 1972               Republic of Sri Lanka
07 Sep 1978               Democratic Socalist Republic of Sri Lanka
23 Jul 1983 - 19 May 2009 Sri Lanka-Tamil civil war
 
Monarchs
505-504 Vijaya
504-474 Vijaya, Pandu Vasudeva
474-454 Vijaya, Abhaya
437-400 Vijaya, Pandu Abhaya
367-307 Vijaya, Mutasiva
307-267 Vijaya, Devanampiya Tissa
267-257 Vijaya, Uttiya
257-247 Vijaya, Mahasiva
247-237 Vijaya, Suratissa
237-215 Chola, Sena
237-215 Chola, Guttika
215-205 Vijaya, Asela
205-161 Chola, Elara
161-137 Vijaya, Dutugemunu
137-119 Vijaya, Saddah Tissa
119     Vijaya, Thulatthana
119-109 Vijaya, Lanja Tissa
109-105 Vijaya, Khallata Naga
105-104 Vijaya, Vattagamani Abhaya
88-76 Vijaya, Vattagamani Abhaya
      (2nd Time)
76-62 Vijaya, Mahachuli Mahatissa
62-50 Vijaya, Chore Naga
50-47 Vijaya, Kuda Tissa
47    Vijaya, Siva I
47    Vijaya, Vatuka
47    Vijaya, Darubhatika Tissa
47    Vijaya, Niliya
47-42 Vijaya, Queen Anula
42-20 Vijaya, Kutakanna Tissa
20-9 Vijaya, Bhatikabhaya Abhaya
9-21 AD Vijaya, Mahadathika Mahanaga
21-30 Vijaya, Amandagamani Abhaya
30-33 Vijaya, Kaniajanu Tissa
33-35 Vijaya, Chulabhaya
35    Vijaya, Sivali
38-44 Vijaya, Llanaga
44-52 Vijaya, Chandamukha
52-60 Vijaya, Yassalalaka Tissa
60-66 Vijaya, Subha
66-110 Lambakanna, Vasabha
110-113 Lambakanna, Vankanasika Tissa
113-135 Lambakanna, Gajabahu
135-141 Lambakanna, Bihitika Tissa
165-193 Lambakanna, Kanittha Tissa
193-195 Lambakanna, Khujjanaga
195-196 Lambakanna, Kunchanaga
196-215 Lambakanna, Sirinaga I
215-237 Lambakanna, Voharika Tissa
237-245 Lambakanna, Adhayanaga
245-247 Lambakanna, Sirinaga II
247-248 Lambakanna, Vijaya Kumara
248-252 Lambakanna, Sangha Tissa
252-254 Lambakanna, Sirisamghabodi
254-267 Lambakanna, Gathabhaya
267-277 Lambakanna, Jettha Tissa I
277-304 Lambakanna, Mahasena
304-340 Lambakanna, Sirimeghavanna
340-341 Lambakanna, Jettha Tissa II
341-370 Lambakanna, Buddhadasa
370-410 Lambakanna, Upatissa
410-428 Lambakanna, Mahanama
428-429 Lambakanna, Mittasena
459-477 Moriya, Dhatusena
477-491 Moriya, Kassapa
491-508 Moriya, Moggallana I
508-516 Moriya, Kumara Dhatusena
516-517 Moriya, Kittisena
517     Moriya, Siva II
517-518 Moriya, Upatissa II
518-531 Moriya, Silakala Ambosamanera
531     Moriya, Dathappabhuti
531-551 Moriya, Moggallana II
551-569 Moriya, Kittisirimegha I
569-571 Moriya, Mahanaga
571-604 Moriya, Aggabodhi I
604-614 Moriya, Aggabodhi II
614     Moriya, Sangha Tissa
614-619 Moriya, Moggallana III
619-628 Moriya, Silameghavanna
628-629 Moriya, Aggabodhi III
        (1st Time)
629     Moriya, Jettha Tissa III
629-639 Moriya, Aggabodhi III
        (2nd Time)
639-650 Moriya, Dathopa Tissa Hatthadpatha
650-659 Moriya, Kassapa II
659     Moriya, Dappula
659-667 Moriya, Dathopa Tissa II
667-683 Moriya, Aggabodi IV
683-684 Moriya, Datta
684     Moriya, Hatthadpatha
684-718 Lambakanna, Manavanna I
718-724 Lambakanna, Aggabodhi V
724-730 Lambakanna, Kassapa III
730-733 Lambakanna, Mahinda I
733-772 Lambakanna, Aggabodhi VI
772-777 Lambakanna, Aggabodhi VII
777-797 Lambakanna, Mahinda II
797-801 Lambakanna, Dappula II
801-804 Lambakanna, Mahinda III
804-815 Lambakanna, Aggabodhi VIII
815-831 Lambakanna. Dappula III
831-833 Lambakanna, Aggabodhi IX
833-853 Lambakanna, Sena II
853-887 Lambakanna, Sena III
887-898 Lambakanna, Udaya I
989-914 Lambakanna, Kassapa IV
914-923 Lambakanna, Kassapa V
923-924 Lambakanna, Dappula IV
924-935 Lambakanna, Dappula V
935-938 Lambakanna, Udaya II
938-946 Lambakanna, Sena IV
946-954 Lambakanna, Udaya III
954-956 Lambakanna, Sena V
956-972 Lambakanna, Mahinda IV
972-982 Lambakanna, Sena VI
982-1019 Lambakanna, Mahinda V
1019-1040 Lambakanna, Kassapa VI
1040-1042 Lambakanna, Mahalana Kitti I
1042-1043 Lambakanna, Vikkama I
1043-1046 Lambakanna, Jagatipala I
1046-1048 Lambakanna, Parakkama Pandya I
1048-1054 Lambakanna, Loka I
1054-1054 Lambakanna, Kassapa VII
1055      Polonnaruva, Vijayabahu
1110-1111 Polonnaruva, Jayabahu
1111-1132 Polonnaruva, Vikkamabahu
1132-1153 Polonnaruva, Gajabahu
1153-1186 Polonnaruva, Parakkamabahuler
1186-1187 Polonnaruva, Vijayabahu II
1187      Polonnaruva, Mahinda VI
1187-1196 Kalinga, Nishshankamalla
1196      Kalinga, Vikkamabahu II
1196-1197 Kalinga, Chodaganga
1197-1200 Kalinga, Lilavati
          (1st Time)
1200-1202 Kalinga, Sahassamalla
1202-1208 Kalinga, Kalyanavati
1208-1209 Kalinga, Anikanga Mahadipada
1209-1210 Kalinga, Lilavati
          (2nd Time)
1210-1211 Kalinga, Lokissara
1211-1212 Kalinga, Lilavati
          (3rd Time)
1212-1214 Kalinga, Parakrama
1215      Kalinga, Magha
1236      Dambadeniya, Vijayabahu III
1236      Dambadeniya, Parakramabahu II
1270-1272 Dambadeniya, Vijayabahu IV
1272      Dambadeniya, Bhuvanaikabahu I
1287-1293 Dambadeniya, Parakramabahu III
1293-1302 Dambadeniya, Bhuvanaikabahu II
1302-1326 Dambadeniya, Parakramabahu IV
1326-1335 Dambadeniya, Bhuvanikabahu III
1335-1341 Dambadeniya, Vijayabahu V
1341-1344 Dambadeniya, Bhuvanikabahu IV
1344-1357 Gampola, Parakramabahu IV
1357-1372 Gampola, Vikramabahu III
1372-1408 Gampola, Bhuvanaikabahu V
Kings of Kandy
1412-1467 Kotte, Parakramabahu VI
1467-1470 Kotte, Jayabahu II
1470-1478 Kotte, Bhuvanaikabahu VI
1480      Kotte, Parakramabahu VII
1484-1508 Kotte, Parakramabahu VIII
1508-1551 Kotte, Bhuvanaikabahu VII
1551-1590 Kotte, Dharmapala
1592-1603 Kandy, Vimala Dharmasurya
1603-1634 Kandy, Senarat
1634-1686 Kandy, Rajasingha II
1686-1707 Nayaka, Vimala Dharmasurya II
04 Jun 1707 - 13 May 1739 Nayaka, Viraparakkama Narendrasimha
13 May 1739 - 11 May 1747 Nayaka, Sri Vijaya Rajasimha
11 May 1747 - 02 Jan 1782 Nayaka, Kirtisri Rajasimha
02 Jan 1782 - 12 Aug 1798 Nayaka, Sri Rajadhirajasimha
       1798 - 17 Feb 1803 Nayaka, Sri Vikrama Rajasimha (1st Time)
17 Feb      - 24 Jun 1803 Nayaka, Muttasami
24 Jun 1803 - 02 Mar 1815 Nayaka, Sri Vikrama Rajasimha (1nd Time)
   Jul 1817 -    Oct 1818 Nayaka, Kirtisri Doraisami
Governors-General (Representing the British Monarch as Head of State)
04 Feb 1948 - 05 Jul 1949 Sir Henry Monck-Mason Moore ..................... 1887-1964
05 Jul 1949 - 17 Jul 1954 Viscount Herwald Ramsbotham of Soulbury ......... 1887-1971
17 Jul 1954 - 02 Mar 1962 Sir Oliver Ernest Goonetilleke .................. 1892-1978
02 Mar 1962 - 22 May 1972 William Gopallawa ............................... 1897-1981
Presidents
22 May 1972 - 04 Feb 1978 William Gopallawa ............................... s.a
04 Feb 1978 - 02 Jan 1989 Julius Richard Jayawadene ....................... 1906-1996
02 Jan 1989 - 01 May 1993 Ranasing Premadasa .............................. 1924-1993
01 May 1993 - 12 Nov 1994 Dingiri Banda Wijetunge ......................... 1922-2008
12 Nov 1994 - 19 Nov 2005 Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga .............. 1945-
19 Nov 2005 - 09 Jan 2015 Percy Mahinda Rajapaksa ......................... 1945-
09 Jan 2015 -             Pallewatte Gamaralalage Maithripala Yapa Sirisena 1951-
 
 
Prime Ministers
24 Sep 1947 - 22 Mar 1952 Don Stephen Senanayaka .......................... 1884-1952
22 Mar 1952 - 12 Oct 1953 Dudley Shelton Senanayaka ....................... 1911-1973
                          (1st Time)
12 Oct 1953 - 12 Apr 1956 Sir John Lionel Kotelawala ...................... 1897-1980
12 Apr 1956 - 26 Sep 1959 Solomon Ridgeway Dias Bandaranaika .............. 1899-1959
26 Sep 1959 - 21 Mar 1960 Wijayanda Dahanayake ............................ 1902-1997
21 Mar      - 21 Jul 1960 Dudley Shelton Senanayaka (2nd Time)
21 Jul 1960 - 27 Mar 1965 Sirimavo Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaika ............. 1916-2000
                          (1st Time)
27 Mar 1965 - 29 May 1970 Dudley Shelton Senanayaka (3rd Time)
29 May 1970 - 23 Jul 1977 Sirimavo Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaika (2nd Time)
23 Jul 1977 - 06 Feb 1978 Junius Richard Jayawardene ...................... s.a
06 Feb 1978 - 03 Mar 1989 Ranasinghe Premadasa ............................ s.a
03 Mar 1989 - 07 May 1993 Dingiri Banda Wijetunge ......................... s.a
07 May 1993 - 19 Aug 1994 Ranil Shriyan Wickremasinghe (1st Time) ......... 1949-
19 Aug      - 19 Nov 1994 Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga .............. 1945-
14 Nov 1994 - 10 Aug 2000 Sirimavo Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaika (3rd Time)
10 Aug 2000 - 09 Dec 2001 Ratnasiri Wickremasinghe (1st Time) ............. 1933-
09 Dec 2001 - 06 Apr 2004 Ranil Shriyan Wickremasinghe (2nd Time)
06 Apr 2004 - 21 Nov 2005 Mahinda Rajapakse ............................... 1933-
21 Nov 2005 - 21 Apr 2010 Ratnasiri Wickremasinghe (2nd Time)
21 Apr 2010 - 09 Jan 2015 Disanayaka Mudiyanselage Jayaratne .............. 1931-
09 Jan 2015 -             Ranil Shriyan Wickremesinghe (3rd Time)
 


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