What is the correct way to ask a question to get the following answer. Question should ask what is the number (7) of Maithripala Sirisena

Maithripala Sirisena is 7th Executive President of Sri Lanka

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I would say:

"Which Executive President of Sri Lanka was/is Maithripala Sirisena?" (was/is depending on whether he is the incumbent or a past official)

This usually implies the answer should be a number.

You might also ask:

"Who was/is the seventh Executive President of Sri Lanka?"

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