Mahinda Rajapaksa

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Mahinda Rajapaksa

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Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
Assumed office
26 October 2018
PresidentMaithripala Sirisena
Preceded 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
14th Leader of the Opposition (Sri Lanka)
In office
6 February 2002 – 2 April 2004
PresidentChandrika Kumaratunga
Prime MinisterRanil Wickremesinghe
Preceded byRatnasiri Wickremanayake
Succeeded byRanil Wickremesinghe
Cabinet posts
Minister of Finance
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 [N 1]
PresidentChandrika Kumaratunga
Preceded byJeyaraj Fernandopulle
Succeeded byMangala Samaraweera
1st Minister of Law and Order
In office
26 August 2013 – 8 January 2015
PresidentHimself
Preceded byOffice Created
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
Leadership positions
5th Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party
In office
19 November 2005 – 15 January 2015
Preceded byChandrika Kumaratunga
Succeeded byMaithripala Sirisena
11th Commonwealth Chair-in-Office
In office
15 November 2013 – 9 January 2015
Preceded byTony Abbott
Succeeded byMaithripala Sirisena
15th Chairperson of SAARC
In office
1 August 2008 – 3 August 2008
Preceded byManmohan Singh
Succeeded byJigme Thinley
Constituencies
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Kurunegala District
Assumed office
17 August 2015
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Hambantota District
In office
15 February 1989 – 19 November 2005
Preceded byNew district
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 73)
Weerakatiya, Southern Province, British Ceylon
(now Sri Lanka)
NationalitySri Lankan
Political partySri Lanka Freedom Party
Other political
affiliations
United People's Freedom Alliance
(2004 – Present)
People's Alliance
(1994 – 2004)
Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna
(2016 – Present)
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 26 October 2018.[2] He also was the 6th President of Sri Lanka. He was president from 19 November 2005 to 9 January 2015.

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.
  1. as Minister of Highways