Mahinda Rajapaksa

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Mahinda Rajapaksa

Mahinda Rajapaksa.jpg
Rajapaksa in 2014
13th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
Assumed office
21 November 2019
PresidentGotabaya Rajapaksa
Preceded byRanil Wickremesinghe
In office
De facto 26 October 2018 – 15 December 2018[a][b]
Disputed with Ranil Wickremesinghe
PresidentMaithripala Sirisena
Preceded byRanil Wickremesinghe
Succeeded byRanil Wickremesinghe
In office
6 April 2004 – 19 November 2005
PresidentChandrika Kumaratunga
Preceded byRanil Wickremesinghe
Succeeded byRatnasiri Wickremanayake
6th President of Sri Lanka
In office
19 November 2005 – 9 January 2015
Prime MinisterRatnasiri Wickremanayake
D. M. Jayaratne
Preceded byChandrika Kumaratunga
Succeeded byMaithripala Sirisena
12th Leader of the Opposition
In office
18 December 2018 – 21 November 2019
PresidentMaithripala Sirisena
Prime MinisterRanil Wickremesinghe
Preceded byR. Sampanthan
In office
6 February 2002 – 2 April 2004
PresidentChandrika Kumaratunga
Prime MinisterRanil Wickremesinghe
Preceded byRatnasiri Wickremanayake
Succeeded byRanil Wickremesinghe
Cabinet posts
Minister of Finance of Sri Lanka
In office
26 October 2018 – 15 December 2018
PresidentMaithripala Sirisena
Preceded byMangala Samaraweera
Succeeded byMangala Samaraweera
In office
23 November 2005 – 9 January 2015
PresidentHimself
Preceded bySarath Amunugama
Succeeded byRavi Karunanayake
Minister of Defence and Urban Development
In office
19 November 2005 – 8 January 2015
PresidentHimself
Preceded byTilak Marapana
Succeeded byMaithripala Sirisena
Minister of Highways, Ports & Shipping
In office
23 April 2010 – 8 January 2015
PresidentHimself
Preceded byMangala Samaraweera
Succeeded byKabir Hashim
In office
22 April 2004 – 19 November 2005
PresidentChandrika Kumaratunga
Preceded byJeyaraj Fernandopulle
Succeeded byMangala Samaraweera
Minister of Law and Order
In office
26 August 2013 – 8 January 2015
PresidentHimself
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byJohn Amaratunga
Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development
In office
19 October 2000 – 14 September 2001
PresidentChandrika Kumaratunga
Preceded byIndika Gunawardena
Succeeded byMahinda Wijesekara
Minister of Labour and Vocational Training
In office
19 August 1994 – 1997
PresidentD. B. Wijetunga
Chandrika Kumaratunga
Preceded byD. B. Wijetunga
Succeeded byAlavi Moulana
Constituencies
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Kurunegala
Assumed office
17 August 2015
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Hambantota
In office
15 February 1989 – 19 November 2005
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byNirupama Rajapaksa
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Beliatta
In office
27 May 1970 – 21 July 1977
Preceded byD.P. Atapattu
Succeeded byRanjit Atapattu
Personal details
Born
Percy Mahendra Rajapaksa

(1945-11-18) 18 November 1945 (age 74)
Weerakatiya, Southern Province, British Ceylon
(now Sri Lanka)
NationalitySri Lankan
Political partySri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (after 2018)
Other political
affiliations
Sri Lanka Freedom Party (before 2018)
Spouse(s)Shiranthi Rajapaksa
(née Wickremesinghe)
ChildrenNamal
Yoshitha
Rohitha
ResidenceMedamulana Walawwa
Alma materSri Lanka Law College
ProfessionAttorney at law
WebsiteOfficial website

Mahinda Rajapaksa (born 18 November 1945)[1] is a Sri Lankan politician. He is the current Prime Minister of Sri Lanka since 21 November 2019. Before, he was the disputed Prime Minister from 26 October to 15 December 2018.[2] He also was the 6th President of Sri Lanka. He was president from 19 November 2005 to 9 January 2015.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. No-confidence motion passed on 14 November 2018.
  2. Functions and duties as PM suspended by a court on 3 December 2018.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mahinda Rajapakse". Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  2. "Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn in as Prime Minister". adaderana.lk. 26 October 2018. Retrieved 26 October 2018.