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president of Sri Lanka

Mahinda Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka. Named Professor Emeritus, Visva Bharati University Calcutta. Member of Sri Lankan Committee for Solidarity with Palestine (president since 1980).

Background

Rajapaksa, Mahinda was born on November 18, 1945 in Weeraketiya, Sri Lanka.

Education

Attended, Richmond College, Galle. Attended, Nalanda College. Attended, Thurstan College Colombo.

Law degree, Colombo Law College, 1974.

Career

Member, Sri Lanka Freedom Party Parliament, 1970—1977, representative, Hambantota District, 1989. Member Parliamentarians for Human Rights. Leader Mothers Front, 1988—1990.

Minister Labour Sri Lankan Government, 1994—2001, minister Fisheries, 1994—2001, leader of Opposition, 2002, prime minister Sri Lanka, 2004—2005. President Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, since 2005. Founder University Oceanography, Coastal Guard Unit, Worker's Charter.

Membership

Member of Sri Lankan Committee for Solidarity with Palestine (president since 1980).

Connections

Married Shiranthi Rajapksa. 3 children.

spouse:
Shiranthi Rajapksa