Sri Lankan Female Leaders

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Sirimavo Bandaranaike
(Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (1960 - 1965, 1970 - 1977, 1994 - 2000))
Sirimavo Bandaranaike
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Birthdate: April 17, 1916
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mahawalathenna, Sri Lanka
Died: October 10, 2000
Sirimavo Bandaranaike served as the prime minister of Sri Lanka and was the world's first female prime minister. She was initially married to prime minister S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike and participated in charitable work for rural women. She joined the Sri Lanka Freedom Party after her husband’s assassination.
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Chandrika Kumaratunga
(5th President of Sri Lanka (1994-2005))
Chandrika Kumaratunga
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Birthdate: June 29, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Chandrika Kumaratunga is a Sri Lankan politician who became the first female president when she was elected as the president of Sri Lanka in 1994. Having served as the president from 1994 to 2005, Kumaratunga is the only female Sri Lankan president to date. She also served as the head of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party from 1994 to 2006. 

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Rosy Senanayake
(Sri Lankan Politician, Former Beauty Queen and Current Mayor of Colombo)
Rosy Senanayake
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Birthdate: January 5, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Rosy Senanayake is a Sri Lankan politician, activist, and former beauty queen. She is currently serving as the Mayor of Colombo. A prominent political figure, Rosy Senanayake served as the State Minister for Child Affairs in 2015. She also served as Prime Minister's Spokesperson from 2015 to 2018.

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Malini Fonseka
(Sri Lankan Actress)
Malini Fonseka
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Birthdate: April 30, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Peliyagoda, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

Malini Fonseka is a Sri Lankan actress who achieved national prominence in 1969, when she received the Best Actress Award at the National State Drama Festival. Referred to as the Queen of Sinhalese cinema, Malini Fonseka also contributed immensely to Sri Lankan theatre and television. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including 11 Sarasaviya Awards.

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Anarkali Akarsha
(Sri Lankan Actress, Model, TV Host, Singer, and Politician)
Anarkali Akarsha
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Birthdate: July 12, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Anarkali Akarsha is a Sri Lankan actress, model, TV host, singer, and politician. She achieved popularity in 2004, when she was crowned Miss Sri Lanka. In addition to appearing in films and teledramas, Anarkali Akarsha has also worked as a fundraiser and brand ambassador.

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Vanushi Walters
(Sri Lankan-born New Zealand Politician and Lawyer)
Vanushi Walters
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Birthdate: 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sri Lanka

Vanushi Walters is a Sri Lankan-born New Zealand politician and lawyer. She is currently serving as a Member of the New Zealand Parliament for Upper Harbour as a representative of the Labour Party. A human rights lawyer, Vanushi Walters has also worked for non-profit and community organizations.

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Upeksha Swarnamali
(Sri Lankan Actress and Politician)
Upeksha Swarnamali
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Birthdate: June 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kuwait

Upeksha Swarnamali is a Sri Lankan actress and politician. She is best known for her performance in a TV series titled Paba. A former member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka, Upeksha Swarnamali also served as the Monitoring Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion after being appointed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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Pavithra Wanniarachchi
(Sri Lankan Politician and Lawyer)
Pavithra Wanniarachchi
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Birthdate: November 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sri Lanka

Pavithra Wanniarachchi is a Sri Lankan politician and lawyer. She is currently serving as the Minister of Transport as well as the Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine. Over the course of her illustrious political career, Pavithra Wanniarachchi has presided over several offices, including the office of the Minister of Plan Implementation and Minister of Technology and Research.

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Adeline Molamure
(The First Elected Female Legislator & the First Woman to Serve as a Member of State Council of Ceylon)
Adeline Molamure
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Birthdate: 1890 AD
Birthplace: Sri Lanka
Died: 1977 AD

Adeline Molamure was a Sri Lankan politician best remembered as the first elected female legislator and the first woman to serve as a member of State Council of Ceylon. Adeline Molamure is also remembered for her association with the Senate of Ceylon, where she served as the Deputy President.