History of Sri Lanka/Chandrika Kumaratunga

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Chandrika Kumaratunga with retired four-star general in the United States Army, Colin Powell

Chandrika Kumaratunga (Sinhala: චන්ද්‍රිකා බන්ඩාරනායක කුමාරතුංග, Tamil: சந்திரிகா பண்டாரநாயக்க குமாரதுங்க; born on June 29, 1945) was the fifth President of Sri Lanka, who served from 12 November 1994 to 19 November 2005. The country's only female president to date, she is the daughter of two former prime ministers and also the leader of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) until the end of 2005.

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