President of Sri Lanka

Mahinda RajapaksaMahinda Rajapaksa

Date of Birth: 18 November 1945
Birth Place: Madamulana, Sri Lanka
Political Party: United People's Freedom Alliance
Arrival in Power: 19 November 2005
Religion: Buddhist
Profession: Attorney, Politician


Mahinda Rajapaksa was born in Madamulana, Sri Lanka, in 1945. Mahinda Rajapaksa is the current President of Sri Lanka. Mahinda Rajapaksa first became a member of parliament in Sri Lanka in 1970. Before becoming president he served as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka from 2004 to 2005. Mahinda Rajapaksa ran in the 2005 Sri Lankan presidential elections and won, he was re-elected in 2010.

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Updated on: January 16th, 2014