Mahinda Rajapaksa

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His Excellency
Mahinda Rajapaksa
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6th President of Sri Lanka
In office
19 November 2005 – 9 January 2015
Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake
D. M. Jayaratne
Preceded by Chandrika Kumaratunga
Succeeded by Maithripala Sirisena
Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
In office
6 April 2004 – 19 November 2005
President Chandrika Kumaratunga
Preceded by Ranil Wickremasinghe
Succeeded by Ratnasiri Wickremanayake
Leader of the Opposition
In office
6 February 2002 – 2 April 2004
President Chandrika Kumaratunga
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe
Preceded by Ratnasiri Wickremanayake
Succeeded by Ranil Wickremasinghe
Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources
In office
Minister of Labour
In office
Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for Hambantota
In office
15 February 1989 – 19 November 2005
Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for Beliatta
In office
27 May 1970 – 21 July 1977
Preceded by D.P. Atapattu
Succeeded by Ranjit Atapattu
11th Chairperson-in-office of the Commonwealth of Nations
Assumed office
15 November 2013
Head Elizabeth II
Preceded by Tony Abbott
Personal details
Born Percy Mahendra Rajapaksa
(1945-11-18) 18 November 1945 (age 72)
Weerakatiya, Southern Province, British Ceylon
(now Sri Lanka)
Nationality Sri LankaSri Lankan
Political party Sri Lanka Freedom Party
Other political
United People's Freedom Alliance
Spouse(s) Shiranthi Rajapaksa
(nee Wickremesinghe)
Children Namal
Alma mater Richmond College
Nalanda College Colombo
Thurstan College
Sri Lanka Law College
Profession Politician, Lawyer
Religion Theravada Buddhism[1]
Website Official website

Mahinda Rajapaksa (born 18 November 1945) was the 6th President of Sri Lanka. He was president from 19 November 2005 to 9 January 2015.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mahinda – The early years". Retrieved 2012-09-28.