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Mahinda Rajapaksa

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Rajapaksa in 2014
13th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
Assumed office
21 November 2019
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa
Preceded by Ranil Wickremesinghe
In office
De facto 26 October 2018 – 15 December 2018
Disputed with Ranil Wickremesinghe
President Maithripala Sirisena
Preceded by Ranil Wickremesinghe
Succeeded by Ranil Wickremesinghe
In office
6 April 2004 – 19 November 2005
President Chandrika Kumaratunga
Preceded by Ranil Wickremesinghe
Succeeded by Ratnasiri Wickremanayake
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
12th Leader of the Opposition
In office
18 December 2018 – 21 November 2019
President Maithripala Sirisena
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
Preceded by R. Sampanthan
In office
6 February 2002 – 2 April 2004
President Chandrika Kumaratunga
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
Preceded by Ratnasiri Wickremanayake
Succeeded by Ranil Wickremesinghe
Personal details
Born
Percy Mahendra Rajapaksa

18 November 1945 (1945-11-18) (age 75)
Weerakatiya, Southern Province, British Ceylon
(now Sri Lanka)
Nationality Sri Lankan
Political party Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (after 2018)
Other political
affiliations
Sri Lanka Freedom Party (before 2018)
Spouse(s) Shiranthi Rajapaksa
(née Wickremesinghe)
Children Namal
Yoshitha
Rohitha
Residence Medamulana Walawwa
Alma mater Sri Lanka Law College
Profession Attorney at law

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


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