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Dingiri Banda Wijetunga (February 15, 1916 – 21 September 2008) was President of Sri Lanka from May 1, 1993 to November 12, 1994, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka from March 3, 1989 to May 7, 1993 and Governor of North Western province, Sri Lanka from 1988 to 1989.

Wijetunga was born to a middle class Sinhala Buddhist family living on the outskirts of the then Udunuwara Parliamentary seat in the Kandy District of the Central Province in Sri Lanka. On completion of his secondary education at St. Andrew's College, Gampola, he joined the Co-operative Department as an Inspector.