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Sri Lanka

505 BC - 1408 AD Kingdom of Ceylon

104 BC - 88 BC Tamil Rule

1347 - 1410 Gampla Kingdom

1411 - 1459 Chinese vassal

1412 - 1818 Kingdom of Udarata (Kandy)

27 May 1597 Last Kotte Monarch bequeaths his kingdom to

the Portuguese

27 May 1597 - 01 Dec 1640 Ceylon a possession the Spanish Monarchy

01 Dec 1640 - 22 Jun 1658 Ceylon a Portuguese colony

02 May 1639 - 22 Jun 1658 Gradual Dutch conquest

12 May 1656 Ceylon a colony of the United Netherlands

02 Aug 1795 Start of conquest by the British East India Company

02 Aug 1795 - 12 Oct 1798 Subordinated to the Madras Presidency

16 Jan 1796 British take Colombo

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 Tamil secessionist movement in North-East Sri Lanka

and Jaffna

 

Kingdom of Ceylon

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

1412-1467 Siri Sanga Bo, Parakramabahu VI

1467-1470 Siri Sanga Bo, Jayabahu II

1470-1478 Siri Sanga Bo, Bhuvanaikabahu VI

1480 Siri Sanga Bo, Parakramabahu VII

1484-1508 Siri Sanga Bo, Parakramabahu VIII

1508- 29 Dec 1550 Siri Sanga Bo, Bhuvanaikabahu VII

29 Dec 1550- 27 May 1597 Siri Sanga Bo, Dharmapala ........................ 1541-1597

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Dominion of Ceylon

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

 

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 - 22 May 1972 Sirimavo Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaika (2nd Time)

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Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

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

22 May 1972 - 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) ............. 1933-2016

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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