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First term as prime ministerHe served his first stint as the prime minister whenPresident Premadasa was assassinated on May 1, 1993, andDB Wijetunga took over the presidency. Following the defeatof the UNP at the hand of late-Prime MinisterBandaranaike’s daughter Chandrika Bandaranaike. After thedefeat, Wickremesinghe became the leader of the oppositionuntil he made a comeback as Prime Minister under thepresidency of Bandaranaike in 2000.His relationship with the president, who was a childhoodfriend but a bitter political enemy, became strained in 2004,and Chandrika took over some of the vital ministriesWickremesinghe’s UNP government held, including defence.When Wickremesinghe contested the presidency in 2005 he
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Term
Spring
Professor
Fred Cocozzelli
Tags
Mahinda Rajapaksa, Wickremesinghe

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