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Sri Lankan politician, current Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

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Mahinda Rajapaksa: Sri Lankan politician, current Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
Percy Mahendra Rajapaksa commonly known as Mahinda Rajapaksa is a Sri Lankan politician currently serving as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka since 21 November 2019 after being appointed by his brother, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Gotabaya Rajapaksa gained victory in the 2019 Sri Lankan presidential election and became President on 18 November 2019, two days before he announced that he will name his brother Mahinda Rajapaksa to return as the new Prime Minister after two occasions in the same position. Mahinda will be swearing-in as the new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka and officially taking over the office again on 21 November 2019, Thursday and serving under his brother, the President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the Prime Minister. He also previously served as Leader of the Opposition from 2018 to 2019, when he turned to take over as Prime Minister from his predecessor Ranil Wickremesinghe. Additionally, he has also served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Kurunegala since 2015. He served as the President of Sri Lanka and Leader of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party from 2005 to 2015. He became the leader of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna in 2019, splitting the Sri Lanka Freedom Party.

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Sri Lanka's new leader appoints his PM brother as Finance Minister

Sri Lanka's newly-elected leader Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed his brother Mahinda Rajapaksa, the current Prime Minister, as the interim government's new finance minister, state television showed in a..
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka's ruling siblings: New president swears in his brother as PM

Sri Lanka's newly elected president Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday swore in his elder brother, former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, as prime minister, cementing the powerful family's political comeback.
Reuters - Published

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Sri Lanka politics: Rajapaksa brothers take top jobs [Video]Sri Lanka politics: Rajapaksa brothers take top jobs

Sri Lanka's newly elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has sworn in his brother, Mahinda Rajapaksa, as the new prime minister.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:54Published

Sri Lanka's new president picks brother Mahinda Rajapaksa as PM [Video]Sri Lanka's new president picks brother Mahinda Rajapaksa as PM

Mahinda, a two-term president himself, likely to be sworn in on Thursday following Ranil Wickremesinghe's resignation.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:35Published

Sri Lanka vote: Rajapaksa wins presidency as Premadasa concedes [Video]Sri Lanka vote: Rajapaksa wins presidency as Premadasa concedes

Ruling party candidate Sajith Premadasa congratulates his main rival for win in hard-fought election.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:58Published

 

Sri Lanka's Mahinda Rajapaksa to be sworn in as PM by his brother

Sri Lanka's newly elected president is set to name his brother and current opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa as interim prime minister, a party spokesman said on Wednesday, just hours after the..
Reuters - Published

New Sri Lankan leader's brother to be sworn in as PM: spokesman

New Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's brother, former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, will be sworn in as the country's new prime minister on Thursday, their party spokesman said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa accepts PM Modi's invite to visit India


IndiaTimes - Published

Sri Lanka strongman Rajapaksa wins presidency by big margin

Sri Lanka's former civil wartime defense chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa was declared the winner in the presidential election on Sunday, after promising to secure the country against militant threats..
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa in close fight for president, early vote count shows

Sri Lanka's former wartime defense chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa was locked in a close fight with his main rival in a presidential election months after deadly militant attacks in the island, early results..
Reuters - Published

A Presidential election you need to follow

Sri Lanka's presidential polls begin Saturday with incumbent Maithripala Sirisena, not in the fray, which means no matter who wins, India will have to deal with a new President while wrestling China in..
IndiaTimes - Published

After hiatus, Rajapaksa brothers set to dominate Sri Lanka again

One brother is considered a shoo-in for the job of Sri Lanka's president in elections this weekend and another is eyeing the prime minister's post when that election becomes due early next year.
Reuters - Published

PM Modi to visit Sri Lanka, hold talks with counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe

He will hold talks with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and will also meet Sri Lankan Leader of Opposition and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and members of the Tamil National Alliance.
DNA - Published

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