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Percy Mahendra Rajapaksa, MP (Sinhalese: පර්සි මහේන්ද්‍ර රාජපක්ෂ; born 18 November 1945[1]), more commonly known as Mahinda Rajapaksa
Mahinda Rajapaksa
(Sinhalese: මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ, Tamil: மஹிந்த ராஜபக்ஷ) pronounced [maˈhində ˈraːɟəˌpakʂə] is a Sri Lankan politician who served as the sixth President of Sri Lanka
President of Sri Lanka
from 19 November 2005 to 9 January 2015. A lawyer by profession, Rajapaksa was first elected to the Parliament of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
in 1970, and he served as prime minister from 6 April 2004 until his victory in the 2005 presidential election. He was sworn in for his first six-year term as president on 19 November 2005. He was re-elected for a second term on 27 January 2010. He was defeated in his bid for a third term in the 2015 presidential election by Maithripala Sirisena
Maithripala Sirisena
and left office on 9 January 2015.[2] Several months after leaving office, Rajapaksa unsuccessfully sought to become prime minister in the 2015 parliamentary election, where the United People's Freedom Alliance
United People's Freedom Alliance
was defeated. He was, however, elected as Member of Parliament for Kurunegala District.[3]

Contents

1 Early life and career 2 Legislative career

2.1 Sri Lankan Parliament 2.2 Appointment as cabinet minister 2.3 Leader of the Opposition 2.4 Prime minister

3 Presidency

3.1 Sri Lankan Civil War 3.2 Infrastructure development projects 3.3 Relations with Sarath Fonseka 3.4 Controversies and criticisms

4 Post-presidency

4.1 Election defeat 4.2 Alleged coup d'état attempt 4.3 Corruption investigations 4.4 Prime Ministerial candidate

5 Return to legislature

5.1 2018 Local Election

6 Domestic policy

6.1 Ethnic relations

7 Public image 8 Family and personal life 9 See also 10 References 11 External links

Early life and career Mahinda Rajapaksa
Mahinda Rajapaksa
was born in Weeraketiya
Weeraketiya
in the southern rural district of Hambantota.[4] He hails from a well-known political family in Sri Lanka. His father, D. A. Rajapaksa, was a prominent politician, independence agitator, Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister of Agriculture and Land in Wijeyananda Dahanayake's government. D. M. Rajapaksa, his uncle, was a State Councillor for Hambantota
Hambantota
in the 1930s who started wearing the earthy brown shawl to represent kurakkan (finger millet) cultivated by the people of his area, whose cause he championed throughout his life. It is from his example that Rajapaksa wears his characteristic shawl.[4] Rajapaksa was educated at Richmond College in Galle, before moving to Nalanda College, Colombo
Nalanda College, Colombo
and later Thurstan College.[4] Mahinda Rajapaksa was presented with the Nalanda Keerthi Sri award in 2004 by his alma mater, Nalanda College.[5] He has also had a few cameo roles in Sinhalese film and worked as a library assistant at Vidyodaya University.[6] Following the death of his father in 1967, Rajapaksa took over as the SLFP candidate for the Beliatta constituency and was elected to Parliament in 1970 as the youngest Member of Parliament at just 24.[6] Later he studied law at the Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Law College and took oaths as an attorney-at-law in November 1977.[7] Throughout his parliamentary career, except for the period from 1994–2001 when he was a minister, he continued his law practice in Tangalle.[4] Legislative career Sri Lankan Parliament Losing his parliamentary seat in the landslide defeat of the SLFP in 1977,[4] Rajapaksa was re-elected in 1989 to Parliament to represent Hambantota
Hambantota
District under Proportional Representation. He came into prominence as a leader, together with Manorani Saravanamuttu, of the Mothers Front, which organised the mothers of the "disappeared" in the white terror of 1988–90 instigated by a rebel group that called themselves Deshapremi Jathika Vyaparaya or 'Patriotic National Movement'.[4] During this time he frequently attempted bring third party intervention and frequently complained about Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
in Geneva and has claimed it is neither treacherous nor unpatriotic to seek third party intervention to restore democratic ideals. He also demanded in the parliament that United Nations
United Nations
alongside NGOs such as amnesty international be allowed to come to Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
and investigate. He also requested foreign nations to put conditions on Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
when giving aid. On 25 October 1990 he said “If the government is going to deny human rights, we should go not only to Geneva, but to any place in the world, or to hell if necessary, and act against the government. The lamentation of this country’s innocents should be raised anywhere.” [8][9] Appointment as cabinet minister In 1994, following the election victory of the People's Alliance a political front led by Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Freedom Party and headed by Chandrika Kumaratunga, Rajapaksa was appointed Minister of Labour. He held this post until 1997 when, following a cabinet reshuffle, his portfolio was changed to Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources.[4] Leader of the Opposition When the United National Party
United National Party
(UNP) defeated the People's Alliance in the 2001 elections, Rajapaksa lost his position in the Government. He was however appointed as Leader of the Opposition in March 2002.[4] Prime minister After the Parliamentary Elections of 2004, in which the United People's Freedom Alliance gained a slim majority in Parliament. Rajapaksa was sworn in as Sri Lanka’s 13th Prime Minister on 6 April 2004.[4] While Rajapaksa was the Prime Minister, he also held the Ministry of Highways. Presidency Mahinda Rajapaksa
Mahinda Rajapaksa
was chosen by Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Freedom Party to contest with former Prime Minister and Opposition Leader, Ranil Wickremesinghe, the leader of the United National Party
United National Party
in this Presidential Election held on 17 November 2005. Despite the huge election campaign led by UNP, Mahinda Rajapaksa
Mahinda Rajapaksa
was able to gain a narrow victory by 190,000 votes. The Opposition claimed that LTTE calling for a boycott of the polls in the North and East from Tamil voters in areas within their control lead to their defeat. Most voters in these areas were forcibly restrained from voting, and it is said that they would have favored Ranil Wickremasinghe
Ranil Wickremasinghe
and his UNP party in the said election.[10] Rajapaksa received 50.3% of the vote. After becoming President of Sri Lanka, Rajapaksa reshuffled the cabinet and took the portfolios of Defence and Finance in the new cabinet, which was sworn on 23 November 2005. Sri Lankan Civil War Although styling himself as a man of peace and a willing negotiator, Rajapaksa signaled his intention to end the peace process once in power by forging an alliance with the Sinhalese nationalist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna and the Jathika Hela Urumaya. The JVP had opposed the original 2002 peace process as treasonous.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa
Mahinda Rajapaksa
at the World Economic Forum
World Economic Forum
session in Jordan
Jordan
on May 15, 2009 just 3 days before the death of LTTE
LTTE
head Vellupillai Prabhakaran

The agreement made with Rajapaksa included provisions which called for a revision of the ceasefire agreement to give the military broader powers against the LTTE, as well as ruling out of any devolution of power to the Tamil people. Furthermore, the cessation of aid to the tsunami struck LTTE
LTTE
occupied areas, and the sidelining of the Norwegian facilitators due to their alleged bias were included.[11] Immediately following his election victory, a series of mine blasts blamed on the LTTE
LTTE
in the country claimed the lives of many off-duty servicemen and civilians, pushing the country back to the brink of war.[12] Following the closure by the LTTE
LTTE
of a reservoir supplying water to 15,000 people named "Mavil Aru" in government controlled areas on 21 July 2006,[13] the Sri Lankan military launched an offensive against the LTTE, bringing the entire reservoir under government control. Further military engagements have led to the LTTE been driven out of the entire Eastern Province of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
and loss of 95% of the territory they controlled.[14][15][16][17] The Sri Lanka government declared total victory on 18 May 2009. on 19 May 2009 President Mahinda Rajapaksa
Mahinda Rajapaksa
delivered a victory address to the Parliament and declared that Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
is liberated from terrorism.[18][19] Infrastructure development projects His presidency after ending the Civil war in 2009 is known for the initiating the large scale infrastructure projects such as the, Colombo
Colombo
Lotus Tower,[20]Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa
Mahinda Rajapaksa
Port,[21]Colombo Harbour South Container Terminal, Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport, Colombo
Colombo
- Katunayake Expressway, Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium. Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
also made it into the "high" category of the Human Development Index during this time.[22] Initiating, completing and development of many Highways, Roads, Colombo
Colombo
beautification project, Rural infrastructure development projects are some several major projects.[23] However the roadways are known for extremely high costs and is suspected of corruption and the large amount of Chinese loans tripled the countries foreign debt and created an economic crisis.[24][25] Rajapaksa claimed that under him Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
started to experienced a rapid economic growth and the GDP growth rate reached over 7%[26] However this has been disputed and after his fall the successor government revealed that GDP growth was inflated by using the year 2002 as the base year; which is usually revised once in five years. GDP growth for 2013 and 2014 which was 7.2% and 7.4% using 2002 as base year was reduced to 3.4 and 4.5 percent respectively.[27][28] An forsenic audit was launched with IMF help on various projects initiated by Rajapaksa.[29] The audit confirmed that Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
has an additional liabilities of 1.3 Trillion rupees [30] Relations with Sarath Fonseka

Sri Lankan Presidential Election 2010 – Winners of Districts

Immediately following his election in 2005, Rajapaksa extended the term of the Commander of the Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Army Sarath Fonseka, less than 30 days before he was scheduled to retire. Over the next three and a half years Fonseka and Rajapaksa's brother and Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa
Gotabhaya Rajapaksa
led the country's armed forces in their battle against the LTTE, ultimately defeating the Tigers and killing their leader Velupillai Prabhakaran. Following the end of the conflict, a rift emerged between Rajapaksa and Fonseka, over reasons which are still disputed. On 15 November 2009, Rajapaksa ordered Fonseka to leave his post as Chief of the Defence Staff with immediate effect through a letter from his secretary.[31] Fonseka then joined opposition as the candidate against Rajapaksa in the 2010 Presidential election, at which Rajapaksa emerged victory. Fonseka was subsequently sentenced to two years in jail for various offenses by a military court martial. President Rajapaksa signed the order documents for the release of Fonseka in May 2012. Controversies and criticisms

Nepotism & cronyism

Mahinda Rajapaksa
Mahinda Rajapaksa
has been accused of nepotism, appointing three brothers to run important ministries and other political positions for relatives, regardless of their merit. Rajapaksa holding the offices of he ministries of Defence finance, defence, ports and aviation, highways and road development public works. This includes his brother Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, who was given the post of Defence Secretary, without holding any elections for the post. He also controls the armed forces, the police and the Coast Guard, he is in charge of immigration and emigration. Rajapaksa appointed his brothers Basil Rajapaksa
Basil Rajapaksa
as minister of Economic Development. His oldest brother Chamal Rajapaksa is also the current Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka, and has held many other posts before. Together, the brothers Rajapakse control over 70% of Sri Lanka's budget.[32][33] Others includes his nephew, Shashindra Rajapaksa, who is the Chief minister of Uva. His cousins the Sri Lanka's ambassador to the United States, Jaliya Wickramasuriya as well as Udayanga Weeratunga, who is the ambassador to Russia. Dozens of nephews, nieces, cousins and in-laws have also been appointed as heads of banks, boards and corporations.[33]

Media freedom

Media groups have alleged that media freedom has been curtailed in Sri Lanka during Rajapaksa's term as president.[34] In 2008 Reporters Without Borders ranked Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
165th among 173 countries in its annual Worldwide Press Freedom Index.[35] The next year, the country was ranked 162. By 2010, following the end of the war, the RSF ranking was 158th. However, these ranking have been questioned by independent Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
newspapers.

RSF’s 2010 Press Freedom Index
Press Freedom Index
has Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
at number 158, nearly tied with Saudi Arabia. This makes the rankings somewhat suspect. In Saudi Arabia, all newspapers are owned by the royal family or their associates. All TV and radio stations are government owned. Saudi journalists are forbidden by law to criticise the royal family or religious authorities and writers and bloggers are routinely arrested. Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
is obviously not this bad. – Indi Samarajiva, The Sunday Leader[36]

Alleged Election Fraud

Main articles: Sri Lankan presidential election, 2005
Sri Lankan presidential election, 2005
and Sri Lankan presidential election, 2010 During the 2005 presidential election opposition parties have accused Rajapaksa of bribing LTTE
LTTE
for avoiding People in North and East from voting. Most voters in these areas were forcibly restrained by LTTE from voting, and it is said that they would have favored opposition candidate Ranil Wickremasinghe.[37] In the 2010 election he was accused of manipulating election results using computers.[38]

Allegations of war crimes

WikiLeaks
WikiLeaks
made public secret US cables (Contents of the United States diplomatic cables leak (Sri Lanka)) from 2009–10, stating that American diplomats including Patricia A. Butenis believed that Mahinda Rajapaksa was responsible for the massacres of Tamil civilians and captured LTTE
LTTE
fighters at the end of the war with the LTTE. The cable also states the responsibility for many of the alleged crimes rests with the country's senior civilian and military leadership, including President Rajapaksa, his brothers and General Fonseka.[39] In April 2011, Ban Ki-moon
Ban Ki-moon
published a report by a UN-appointed panel of experts, which concluded that as many as 40,000 people were killed in the final weeks of the war between the Tamil Tigers and government forces. A number of foreign journalists and news teams, such as the UK's Channel Four News, have reported and filmed evidence of targeted shelling of civilians, executions and atrocities.[40] Dead female Tamil fighters appeared to have been raped or sexually assaulted, abused and murdered.[41] For their part, Rajapaksa and his government have denied all allegations of war crimes.[42] Former Sri Lankan Army chief Sarath Fonseka was later prosecuted for an interview which he gave to Frederica Jansz, editor of the Sunday Leader, in which he is stated to have said that he is aware of a rumor that surrendering LTTE
LTTE
fighters were executed on the orders of Defence Secretary at the time, Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Helping Hambantota
Hambantota
case

Mahinda Rajapaksa
Mahinda Rajapaksa
has been accused of corruption by the opposition before his election as president, citing the "Helping Hambantota" case, where he was accused of appropriating close to USD 830,000 into a Treasury approved private fund, known as Helping Hambantota, to help the victims of the Boxing Day tsunami
Boxing Day tsunami
in Hambantota
Hambantota
- his hometown and electoral district. Before the election, the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka put a hold on the case. Later dismissing the case, Chief Justice Sarath Silva said the court case had been brought as soon as Rajapaksa was nominated as a presidential candidate. "The court sees this as an attempt to get political mileage for [UNP leader] Ranil Wickramasinghe and to discredit Mahinda Rajapaksa." It was said in parliament that the cabinet was aware of the existence of the Helping Hambantota fund.[citation needed][verification needed] His office said he had held donations in Helping Hambantota
Hambantota
fund to speed up the rate at which aid money was being handed out to victims of the 26 December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. The money in question had been put in a state account and Rajapaksa had not taken "even a cent" for his use, then Prime Minister's secretary Lalith Weeratunga told the AFP news agency at the time.[43] Post-presidency Election defeat Main article: Sri Lankan presidential election, 2015

Sri Lankan Presidential Election 2015 – Winners of polling divisions

In the Presidential Election of 8 January 2015, Rajapaksa was defeated by his ex-aide Maithripala Sirisena, winning only 47.6% of the vote.[44] Many had accused him of authoritarianism, nepotism, poor governance, and corruption.[45] Alleged coup d'état attempt According to Athuraliye Rathana Thero, Rajapaksa attempted a Coup d'état hours after the announcement of the election result, in order to remain in power, but the Army Chief, Jagath Jayasuriya, disobeyed the orders.[46][47] According to MPs Rajitha Senaratne
Rajitha Senaratne
and Mangala Samaraweera, before going to the Army Chief, Rajapaksa had earlier instructed the Attorney General to prepare the necessary documentation for the issuance of a State of Emergency
State of Emergency
but the Attorney General refused.[48] Rajapaksa subsequently accepted defeat and left the Temple Trees, the official residence of president, with the control of the government peacefully transferring to Maithripala Sirisena.[49] The Sirisena government launched a probe into the alleged coup by Rajapaksa.[50] The government argued that Rajapaksa attempted to seize the poll counting centers when Rajapaksa realised that he was losing the election.[51] One of the witnesses, the Attorney General, admitted to Criminal Investigation Department the coup attempt made by Rajapaksa. Fortunately, the Attorney General refused to act on behalf of Rajapaksa and many believe the story of an attempt is accurate after Attorney General orders an investigation into this coup.[52] Former army chief General Sarath Fonseka
Sarath Fonseka
claims that the Rajapaksa has moved nearly around 2,000 troops into Colombo
Colombo
from Northern Province three days before the election results were announced. The general claimed that the troops were ready take action on coup.[53] However the cabinet spokesperson of the new government stated, during a press conference held on March 24, 2015, that there was no evidence to prove that such a coup was attempted during the night of the election.[54] A spokesman for Rajapaksa has denied the allegations as baseless.[55][56] The army and police have also denied the allegations.[57] Corruption investigations Mahinda Rajapaksa
Mahinda Rajapaksa
government have been criticized for its corruption. During his leadership Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
scored extremely low in the Transparency International
Transparency International
Corruption Index. A Transparency International-led coalition revealed Rs. 3,000,000,000 had gone missing from a roading project for a 2012 exhibition.[58] On 16 January 2015, The Sirisena government announced that it would investigate Rajapaksa's deals with China and other countries that alleging included kickbacks and the mega projects deals. Furthermore, the government stated that the deals would be suspended until the investigation is completed.[59] Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna
(JVP) announced that they had filed corruption charges against the Rajapaksa brothers at the Bribery and Corruption Commission and demanding that 11 individuals and an institution be investigated for massive corruption.[60] Meanwhile, Mervyn Silva also filed corruption charges his brothers Gotabaya Rajapaksa
Gotabaya Rajapaksa
and Basil Rajapaksa. Silva criticised that former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa
Gotabaya Rajapaksa
for the white van culture and the death of Lasantha Wickrematunge.[61] The Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Air Force announced that Mahinda Rajapaksa
Mahinda Rajapaksa
and family used the mililtary aircraft for the Presidential election campaign that cost $17,273.28 (Rs. 2,278,000.00) of public fund to travel across island.[62] Rajapaksa and family received numerous of state resource abuse complaint from organisations and election monitors including on their involvement in fraud, misuse of powers and murder – prior to their fraudulent cases are money laundering that said to have taken $5.31 billion (Rs. 700 billion) out of country illegally through Central Bank using Rajapaksa's close association Ajith Nivard Cabraal the former governor of Central Bank of Sri Lanka.[63][64] On 23 January 2015, The Seychelles
Seychelles
government announced that would assist Sri Lankan government in search of funds that were allegedly transferred by Rajapaksa regime into Port Victoria offshore bank accounts.[65] Earlier month of February, India
India
announced that it would assist the Sri Lankan government in tracing the billion of dollars funds that were allegedly deposited to oversea bank accounts of Rajapaksa and the association.[66] Instantly the government sought help from the World Bank
World Bank
and the International Monetary Fund
International Monetary Fund
in locating this hidden wealth to expose the alleged corruption of the previous regime.[67] Anti-Corruption Unit led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, the new Cabinet has appointed a high-powered "rapid response team" to look into corrupt land transactions, stock market price-fixing and the abuse of state funds for political purposes by Rajapaksa family
Rajapaksa family
and the close association of Mahinda Rajapaksa.[67] On 7 May 2015, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera
Mangala Samaraweera
received intelligence reports from four foreign nations that involved in tracing the billions of Dollars stashed aboard, stating that the Rajapaksa family
Rajapaksa family
holds $18 Billion (approximate Rs. 237,933,000,000) worth of assets in foreign countries. Minister Samaraweera didn't mention the names of countries that is involved in this investigation.[68] The government asserted that they have only traced the $2 Billion and the government is seeking an access to the bank account that is held by the Rajapaksa family, However Minister Samaraweera stated this will not be easy task to retrieve entire assets held by the Rajapaksa family
Rajapaksa family
aboard and are willing to go after these assets that were stashed illegally aboard belonging to the State.[69] It is believed that Rajapaksa has a long history of denying 'allegations' that were levelled against his family members and political associations. He is also widely accused on using his family members for government duties, which later he 'rejected' these claims.[70] Prime Ministerial candidate Main article: Sri Lankan parliamentary election, 2015 Rajapaksa unsuccessfully sought to become Prime Minister again in the 2015 parliamentary election; he was defeated by Ranil Wickramasinghe. He was, however, elected as Member of Parliament for Kurunegala District with 423,529 preferential votes.[3][71] Return to legislature Rajapaksa returned to parliament after his tenure as president, the only former president to do so. He was elected as Member of Parliament for Kurunegala District.[3] Rajapaksa is being investigated by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC) over alleged financial losses caused to the state-run Independent Television Network (ITN) due to the failure to pay for advertisements broadcast during Rajapaksa’s 2015 presidential election campaign and also over the appointment of the ITN Chairman in September 2014. However, Rajapaksa has accused the PRECIFAC of being unconstitutional and Rajapaksa’s lawyers objected on its composition.[72][73] In 2016, Rajapaksa loyalists created the Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Podujana Peramuna in attempt to split with the SLFP. While Rajapaksa is not officially the leader of the party the inaugural meeting was held in Rajapaksa's political office which had a 15 ft cut out of Rajapaksa smiling and surrounded by school children. In the courtyard was a banner of similar size with golden rice fields and Rajapaksa’s smiling visage at its centre.[74] Rajapaksa adopted a more anti-China policy opposing major development projects such as the Southern Economic Development Zone in which China planned to invest over 5 billion USD. During the opening ceremony protesters led by Joint opposition MPs ignored a court order banning protests in the area and pelted stones at the event in which the Chinese envoy claimed that China will ignore "Negative forces".[75][76] He also changed his stance on private medical universities such as the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM), during his rule SAITM was accepted with several concessions from the Board of Investment and SAITM gave scholarships for students that gained 3As in Advanced level exams but failed to go to public universities at the request of Rajapaksa and ten students were given each given Rs.7 million scholarships by Rajapaksa himself. However, in 2017 he claimed "There needs to be a standard. The law cannot interfere. If it happens, everyone in this country will try to become doctors", opposing the institution. In reply Dr. Neville Fernando, the chairman of SAITM, called him an opportunist as the same students Rajapaksa granted scholarships are now in their final year.[77][78] 2018 Local Election Main article: Sri Lankan local elections, 2018 Mahinda Rajapaksa’s proxy Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Podujana Peramuna won a landslide victory in the 2018 local authority elections. They were able to secure staggering 239 Local Government bodies out of 340.[79][80] The SLPP have called for the resignation of the government and for fresh general elections to be held.[81][82] Domestic policy Ethnic relations The content of the President's historic speech in Tamil at the UN was an effort to establish that he is a people's leader representing all the peoples of Sri Lanka, including the Tamil minority.

While my mother tongue is Sinhala, let me elaborate a few thoughts in Tamil. Sinhala and Tamil are the two languages of the people of Sri Lanka. Both these have been used through the centuries, are rich in literature, and are widely used in my country, with recognition as Official Languages.[83]

He said in Tamil adding,

With the widening of democracy in our country, the bonds between the Sinhala and Tamil people of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
will grow stronger and remain a major force for its future development. We will march towards a richer freedom and lasting unity that await us as a nation.[83]

However he lost the support of minorities due to his inaction to Sinhala Buddhist extremist attacks minorities[84] and his brother Gotabhaya Rajapaksa
Gotabhaya Rajapaksa
was seen supporting the extremist Bodu Bala Sena[85] However he changed the stance and claimed that BBS was a "western conspiracy" even though his brother even opened a BBS office in Galle.[86] He also imposed an unofficial ban of the Tamil version of the Sri Lankan anthem[87] which existed since 1948 and has been sung in various events including 1949 independence day.[88] State administrators in the Tamil speaking regions blocked the Tamil version of the anthem in fear, School children in Tamil speaking north were forced to sing the anthem only in Sinhala version and in some cases the army barged into civil events when the Tamil version of the anthem was sung.[89] He continued to stand against the Tamil version of the anthem and slammed his successors for removing the ban and singing it again in the Independence day, claiming "National anthem should be sung in one language and not two or three languages", and the Pro-Rajapaksa Joint Opposition also boycotted the event.[90] Public image Rajapaksa is accused of creating a cult of personality around him using the war victory and Sinhala Chauvinism. He was referred as a "King" by some of his supporters and used the media to portray himself as a strong man[91][92][93] During his time in power his pictures were shown in buses, billboards and all forms of media. Television ads where songs were sung by school children in his rallies would hail him as "our father" and "father of the country". Rajapaksa also printed his picture on currency notes and named the budget airline Mihin Lanka after himself.[94][95][96] Rajapaksa thought having his name in the sky would bring him good fortune.[94] Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport, Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa
Mahinda Rajapaksa
Port, Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre and Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium were all high-profile lavish infrastructure projects initiated by Rajapaksa during his administration and named after him.[97] Due to these critics including psychiatrists have further accused him of having Narcissistic personality disorder
Narcissistic personality disorder
citing these alongside the 18th amendment and claims by his loyalists that Rajapaksa is related to King Dutugamunu
Dutugamunu
and through him to Buddha show his grandiose sense of self-importance, need of excessive admiration and fantasies of excessive power and his treatment of Shirani Bandaranayke and Sarath Fonseka was cited as evidence of his lack of empathy. Critics also pointed that organizing post presidential election rallies with his supporters instead of retiring was also considered a source of Narcissistic supply.[98][99][100]

Honours

2014: Star of Palestine[101]

He was conferred with two Honorary Doctorates. The first one is a Doctor of Law
Doctor of Law
from the University of Colombo
Colombo
on 6 September 2009.[102] The second degree was awarded by the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia
Russia
on 6 February 2010 for his contribution for world peace and outstanding success in defeating terrorism.[103] He was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Peoples’ Friendship University of the Russian Federation
Russian Federation
in February 2010 at its 50th anniversary celebrations.[104][105] The Visva Bharati University
Visva Bharati University
of Calcutta
Calcutta
in India
India
conferred on him the title Professor Emeritus for his record on human rights.[105] President Mahinda Rajapaksa
Mahinda Rajapaksa
was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate by the Beijing University of Foreign Languages in China in August 2011.[106] Family and personal life See also: Rajapaksa family In 1983 Rajapaksa married Shiranthi Wickremasinghe, a child-psychologist and educator. Shiranthi Rajapaksa is the daughter of E. P. Wickramasinghe, a retired Commodore of the Sri Lanka Navy.[107] The Rajapaksas have three sons, Namal, Yoshitha and Rohitha. In April 2010 Namal Rajapaksa
Namal Rajapaksa
was elected as a Member of Parliament for the Hambantota
Hambantota
District, obtaining the highest number of preferential votes in his father's former district. Namal was again selected for the parliament by obtaining highest votes from Hambantota district in 2015 General Elections as well. Yoshitha was commissioned as an Acting Sub Lieutenant in the Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Navy in March 2009.[108] A number of members of Rajapaksa's family are currently active in politics.[109] One brother, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa
Gotabhaya Rajapaksa
a former military officer who served in the Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Army for 20 years is the former secretary of the Ministry of Defense until Mahinda Rajapakse's presidency was over on 9 January 2015. Another brother, Basil Rajapaksa, was elected to the Parliament of Sri Lanka from the Gampaha District
Gampaha District
obtaining the largest number of votes by any candidate in the April 2010 general election, and was appointed Minister of Economic Development. Basil was arrested in April 2015 for many corruptions. His eldest brother Chamal Rajapaksa has been a Member of Parliament since 1989, and was elected Speaker of the 14th Parliament of Sri Lanka. Currently Chamal is a member of the parliament. Other family members involved in politics include his nephew, Shashindra Rajapaksa, who was the Chief Minister of the Uva Province. Shameendra Rajapaksa (second son of Chamal Rajapaksa), Director SriLankan Airlines, his cousins Jaliya Wickramasuriya, Sri Lanka's ambassador to the United States, Udayanga Weeratunga, Sri Lanka's ambassador to Russia, Prasanna Wickramasuriya, Chairman Airport & Aviation Services Limited Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
and Rajapaksa's brother-in-law Nishantha Wickramasinghe is the Chairman of SriLankan Airlines.[110] Rajapaksa is known to be superstitious and wears talismans and consults astrologers in his decision-making.[111] He is known for acquiring a large number valuable rings as lucky charms, some with coloured stones and elephant hair and earned the reputation as a "Lord of rings". During a wedding he attended as a VIP guest he lost a gem-studded ring which was recovered after his security and hotel staff found the ring fallen near a VIP table after covertly searching under carpets and the washrooms.[112][113] See also

List of political families in Sri Lanka

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Mahinda Rajapaksa

Born (1945-11-18)18 November 1945

6th President of Sri Lanka
President of Sri Lanka
(2005–2015) 13th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
(2004– 2005) Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for Hambantota
Hambantota
(1989–2005) Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for Beliatta (1970–1977)

Life and politics

Early life and career Parliamentary career Political posts

Labour Relations and Productivity Improvement Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development 12th Leader of the Opposition Chair of SAARC Highways, Ports & Shipping Defence and Urban Development Finance and Planning Law and Order Chair of G-15 Commonwealth Chairperson-in-Office

Premiership

Presidency

13th Sri Lankan Parliament 14th Sri Lankan Parliament Timeline Foreign policy Presidential trips Judicial appointments Cabinet Political scandals and controversies Namesakes

Allegations of war crimes Freedom of the press Feud with Sarath Fonseka 18th Amendment Impeachment of Shirani Bandaranayake Coup d'état
Coup d'état
attempt

Elections

Sri Lankan parliamentary election, 1970 1989 1994 2000 2001 2004 Sri Lankan presidential election, 2005 2010 2015

Speeches

Independence Day Celebrations

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

"Renew commitment to fight terrorism" (September 2006) "Address to the 14th SAARC summit" (April 2007) "Defeat of terrorism is victory for all" (February 2008) "Victory Day Parade Address" (June 2009) "Vision of Mahinda Chinthana" (January 2010) "United in peace, lets build a great nation" (November 2010) " Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
awaits to welcome you" (October 2011)

Family

Shiranthi Rajapaksa (spouse) Namal Rajapaksa
Namal Rajapaksa
(son) Yoshitha Rajapaksa (son) Don Alwin Rajapaksa (father) Dandina Samarasinghe Dissanayake (mother) Chamal Rajapaksa (brother) Shashindra Rajapaksa
Shashindra Rajapaksa
(nephew) Gotabhaya Rajapaksa
Gotabhaya Rajapaksa
(brother) Basil Rajapaksa
Basil Rajapaksa
(brother) Don Mathew Rajapaksa (uncle) Lakshman Rajapaksa (cousin) George Rajapaksa
George Rajapaksa
(cousin) Don David Rajapaksa (grandfather)

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Maithripala Sirisena

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Presidents of Sri Lanka

William Gopallawa Junius Richard Jayewardene Ranasinghe Premadasa Dingiri Banda Wijetunga Chandrika Kumaratunga Mahinda Rajapaksa Maithripala Sirisena

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Prime Ministers of Sri Lanka

Don Stephen Senanayake Dudley Senanayake John Kotelawala S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike Wijeyananda Dahanayake Dudley Senanayake Sirimavo Bandaranaike Dudley Senanayake Sirimavo Bandaranaike Junius Richard Jayewardene Ranasinghe Premadasa Dingiri Banda Wijetunga Ranil Wickremesinghe Chandrika Kumaratunga Sirimavo Bandaranaike Ratnasiri Wickremanayake Ranil Wickremesinghe Mahinda Rajapaksa Ratnasiri Wickremanayake Disanayaka Jayaratne Ranil Wickremesinghe

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Finance Ministers of Sri Lanka

Jayewardene Goonetilleke Jayawardena de Zoysa Musthapa Goonetilleke Jayewardene Bandaranaike Silva Kalugalle Ilangaratne Perera Wanninayake Perera Bandaranaike de Mel Marikkar Wijetunga Kumaratunga Choksy Amunugama Rajapaksa Karunanayake

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Defence Ministers of Sri Lanka

External Affairs and Defence (1947–1978)

Senanayake Senanayake Kotelawala Bandaranaike Dahanayake Senanayake Bandaranaike Senanayake Bandaranaike

Defence (1978–present)

Jayewardene Premadasa Wijeratne Wijetunga Marapana Rajapaksa Sirisena

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Law & Order ministers of Sri Lanka

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Highways, Ports & Shipping ministers of Sri Lanka

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Speaker: Stanley Tillekeratne Prime Minister: Sirimavo Bandaranaike Leader of the Opposition: J. R. Jayewardene

Central Province (23)

M. S. Aluthgamage P. G. Ariyatillake Gamini Dissanayake A. G. Fernando Monty Gopallawa Abdul Cader Shahul Hameed T. B. M. Herath Tamara Kumari Ilangaratne D. M. Jayaratne T. B. Jayasundera U. P. Y. Jinadasa Hector Kobbekaduwa R. Kulatillake H. M. Navaratne E. L. Senanayake Hemachandra Sirisena P. Tennakoon T. B. Tennekoon Richard Udugama P. B. Unantenne J. D. Weerasekera Noel Wimalasena S. B. Yalegama

Eastern Province (11)

M. C. Ahamed K. W. Devanayagam A. L. Abdul Majeed M. A. Abdul Majeed M. M. Mustapha B. Neminathan C. Rajadurai P. R. Selvanayagam Senerath Somaratne S. Thambirajah A. Thangathurai

Northern Province (13)

V. A. Alegacone

S. A. Raheem

V. Anandasangaree C. Arulampalam S. J. V. Chelvanayakam V. Dharmalingam K. Jeyakody S. Kathiravelupillai C. X. Martyn V. N. Navaratnam K. P. Ratnam X. M. Sellathambu A. Thiagarajah K. Thurairatnam

North Central Province (8)

T. B. Herath A. M. Jinadasa R. B. Ratnamalala

A. M. S. Adhikari

K. B. Ratnayake Maithripala Senanayake Ratna Deshapriya Senanayake P. M. K. Tennakoon Leelaratne Wijesinghe

North Western Province (16)

S. M. Asenkudhoos

M. H. Naina Marikkar

Tissa Balalla Augustheenu Fonseka M. Herat S. B. Herat S. D. R. Jayaratne L. B. Jayasena G. W. Samarasinghe Tikiri Banda Subasinghe Mudiyanse Tennakoon Protus Tissera P. B. Wettewa D. P. Wickramasinghe M. A. J. Wijesinghe P. Wijesinghe S. Wijewardena

Sabaragamuwa Province
Sabaragamuwa Province
(16)

B. A. P. B. Balasuriya Nanda Ellawala Piyadasa Harischandra P. B. G. Kalugalla V. T. G. Karunaratne Sarath Muttetuwegama Vasudeva Nanayakkara N. M. Perera P. R. Ratnayake Mallikka Ellawala Ratwatte Dudley Senanayake

Rukman Senanayake

Athauda Seneviratne W. A. A. Sirisena Dharmadasa Wanniarachchi Dhanapala Weerasekera P. O. Wimalanaga

Southern Province (19)

Sumanapala Dahanayake Wijeyananda Dahanayake Neal de Alwis Ronnie de Mel L. C. de Silva Weerasinghe de Silva Henry William Dissanayake Prins Gunasekera Panini Ilangakoon Albert Kariyawasam M. G. Mendis Aelian Mahanaga Nanayakkara George Rajapaksa

Lakshman Rajapaksa

Mahinda Rajapaksa Roy Don Rajapaksa Senapala Samarasekera Edirisuriya Tennyson B. Y. Tudawe S. A. Wickramasinghe

Uva Province
Uva Province
(10)

R. M. Appuhamy W. P. G. Ariyadasa K. Y. M. Wijeratne Banda B. H. Bandara R. M. Bandara W. M. R. S. B. Delungahawatta A. M. Jayawardena S. A. S. Somapala Raja Welegama D. D. E. Wickremaratne

Western Province (35)

Kusala Abhayawardana Felix Dias Bandaranaike Sirimavo Bandaranaike A. T. Basnayake I. A. Cader Falil Caffoor Somaweera Chandrasiri

Dharmasena Attygalle

Wimalasiri de Mel Colvin R. de Silva K. C. de Silva

Wijayapala Mendis

Denzil Fernando Cholmondeley Goonewardena Leslie Goonewardena Vivienne Goonewardena Chandra Gunasekera T. B. Ilangaratne Lakshman Jayakody Bonnie Jayasuriya J. R. Jayewardene Pieter Keuneman A. D. J. L. Leo Mangala Moonesinghe S. Obeyesekera Dayasena Turnolius Pasqual Paris Perera

Joseph Michael Perera

R. S. Perera Ranasinghe Premadasa Wilfred Senanayake M. P. de Z. Siriwardena Bernard Soysa V. A. Sugathadasa

Vincent Perera

S. K. K. Suriarachchi Stanley Tillekeratne Herbert Wickramasinghe Ratnasiri Wickremanayake

Appointed (6)

Abdul Aziz M. D. S. Jayawardene S. S. Kulatileke Badi-ud-din Mahmud J. E. J. Rodrigo M. C. Subramaniam

Chelliah Kumarasuriyar

*Appointed MPs were abolished in 1972 by the First Republican Constitution

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Speaker: M. H. Mohamed Prime Minister: Dingiri Banda Wijetunga/ Ranil Wickremesinghe Leader of the Opposition: Sirimavo Bandaranaike

Central Province

Kandy

Mahinda Abeykoon Tissa Attanayake A. R. M. Abdul Cader Chandraman de Silva Harindra Dunuwille Abdul Cader Shahul Hameed D. M. Jayaratne Lakshman Kiriella Anura Daniel Mahavithanaarachchige Yasaratne Tennakoon Dingiri Banda Wijetunga Premachandra Wijesiri

Matale

Alick Aluwihare Nandimithra Ekanayake Wijeratne Banda Jambugahapitiyagedera V. G. Jinadasa Punchi Banda Kaviratne

Nuwara Eliya

Tissa Abeyagoonasekera Ananda Dassanayake S. B. Dissanayake Gamini Dissanayake Renuka Herath Wijesundara Bandara Ranatunga

Eastern Province

Ampara

M. H. M. Ashraff Nihal Bakmeewewa Ahangama Polwatte Galappatthige Chandradasa P. Dayaratna Karunasinghe Thewarapperuma J. Thiviyanathan

Batticaloa

Prince Casinader Alathipody Gunaseelan M. L. A. M. Hizbullah G. Karunakaran Sam Tambimuttu

Trincomalee

M. K. A. D. S. Gunawardana M. E. H. Maharoof Konamalai Mathavarajah Sivapragasam Ratnarajah

Northern Province

Jaffna

Sebastiyampillai Edward Thambu Loganathapillai K. Navaratnam Eliyathamby Pararasasingam Suresh Premachandran Arunasalam Ponniah Selliah Kanapathy Selvanayagam S. Sivamaharajah Joseph George Rajenthiram Eliyathamby Ratnasabapathy G. Yogasangari

Vanni

Innasimuthu Alfred S. S. M. Abu Bakar R. Kuhaneswaran Rasamanohari Pulendran A. E. Silva

North Central Province

Anuradhapura

Janak Mahendra Adhikari Sompala Adhikari D. M. Ariyadasa Chandrasoma Bandara Berty Premalal Dissanayake Lal Dharmapriya Gamage Themiya Hurulle K. B. Ratnayake

Polonnaruwa

Seid Ahamed Abdul Majeed Nelson Paththinige Samarasinghe Arachchilage Muthubanda Maithripala Sirisena C. A. Suriyaarachchi

North Western Province

Kurunegala

Dissanayaka Mudiyanselage Bandaranayaka Upali Mervin Senarath Dasanayaka Herath Mudiyanselage Ariyawardanage Lokubanda S. B. Nawinne Upali Piyasoma A.M. Munidasa Premachandra G. M. Premachandra Lionel Rajapaksa Jayasena Rajakaruna Amara Piyaseeli Ratnayake Ariya Bandara Rekawa Herath Banda Wanninayaka Sarathchandra Bandara Welagedara Diunugallage Peter Wickramasinghe Ukkubanda Wijekoon

Puttalam

Harindra Jayanthi Corea Sujatha Dharmawardana Milroy Fernando Harold Herath Robert Jayaratne Michael Festus Wenceslaus Perera Ashoka Wadigamangawa

Sabaragamuwa Province

Kegalle

Jagath Balasuriya Mohamed Farook Dharmadewa Jayasinghe Samantha Devi Karunaratne Vincent Perera Chandradasa Ranatunga Dharmasiri Senanayake Athauda Seneviratne Mano Wijeyeratne

Ratnapura

M. L. M. Aboosally Athula Kularatne Attygale Gamini Atukorale Nanda Ellawala Chandrasekara Gankande Helen Mahattaya Liyanage Nanda Mathew Vasudeva Nanayakkara John Seneviratne Wimal Wickramasinghe

Southern Province

Galle

Upali Sarath Danston Amarasiri Nandimithra de Soyza Amarasiri Dodangoda Piyasena Gamage Vincent Jayawardene Noel Kariyawasam Rupa Karunathilake Nanda Kumarage Buddhika Kurukularatne Hemakumara Nanayakkara Richard Pathirana

Hambantota

Hary Abeydheera Ranjit Atapattu Ananda Kularatne Cyril Madduma Baduge Chamal Rajapaksa Mahinda Rajapaksa Gunapala Tissakuttiarachchi

Matara

Gamini Fonseka Madurapala Ediriweera H. R. Piyasiri Mangala Samaraweera Peter Silva Hewagampolage Sirisena Dayananda Wickremasinghe Ranjan Wijayawardhana Mahinda Wijesekara

Uva Province

Badulla

Chandra Karunaratne W. J. M. Lokubandara Hema Ratnayake Ravindra Samaraweera Lakshman Senewiratne Madduma Bandara Sethapenage Edwin Wickramarathne Samaraweera Weerawanni

Monaragala

Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Ariyaratna Dharmadasa Banda Ranjith Madduma Bandara Gunavathi Dissanayake Gamini Vijith Vijithamuni Soysa

Western Province

Colombo

Lalith Athulathmudali Mohamed Jabir Abdul Cader Sirisena Cooray Nimal Siripala de Silva Tyronne Fernando C. V. Gunaratne Premaratne Gunasekera Bandula Gunawardane Dinesh Gunawardena Gamini Lokuge Weerasinghe Mallimarachchi M. H. Mohamed Jinadasa Niyathapala Nimal Ransiri Peiris Dickson Sarathchandra Dela Vincent Perera Sunethra Ranasinghe M. S. Sellasamy Stanley Tillekeratne Kingsley Wickramaratne

Gampaha

John Amaratunga Anura Bandaranaike Sirimavo Bandaranaike Donald Dissanayake Jeyaraj Fernandopulle Mahen Gunasekera Lakshman Jayakody Ariyarathna Jayathilaka Wijayapala Mendis Joseph Michael Perera Peter Perera Sarathchandra Rajakaruna Reggie Ranatunga Sardhatissa Sakalasooriya Ranil Wickremesinghe Mahindra Wijerathna

Kalutara

Pathirage Don Abeyratne Sumitha Priyanganie Abeyweera Mervin Joseph Cooray Neville Fernando Indradasa Hettiarachchi Thilak Karunaratne Imthiaz Bakeer Markar Anil Moonesinghe Mangala Moonesinghe Jayasiri Sarath Kumara Ranawaka Punsiri Samaranayake

National List (29)

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Speaker: K. B. Ratnayake Prime Minister: Chandrika Kumaratunga/ Sirimavo Bandaranaike
Sirimavo Bandaranaike
/ Ratnasiri Wickremanayake Leader of the Opposition: Ranil Wickremesinghe

Central Province

Kandy

Sarath Amunugama Tissa Attanayake A. R. M. Abdul Cader Gamini Dissanayake Abdul Cader Shahul Hameed D. M. Jayaratne Lucky Jayawardena Lakshman Kiriella Wilson Kuruppuarachchi Anuruddha Ratwatte Irajarathnan Sivasamy Ediriweera Weerawardena

Matale

Alick Aluwihare Nandimithra Ekanayake Monty Gopallawa Janaka Bandara Tennakoon Jinadasa Vidanagamage

Nuwara Eliya

Tissa Abhayagunasekara P. Chandrasekaran S. B. Dissanayake Renuka Herath C. B. Ratnayake Suppaiah Sathasivam Muthu Sivalingam Arumugam Thondaman

Eastern Province

Ampara

M. H. M. Ashraff Nihal Bakmeewewa P. Dayaratna Chandradasa Galappaththi U. L. M. Mohideen H.M. Weerasinghe

Batticaloa

M. L. A. M. Hizbullah Seyed Ali Zahir Moulana Joseph Pararajasingham P. Selvarasa K. Thurairajasingam

Trincomalee

M. E. H. Maharoof M. N. Abdul Majeed Sunil Ranaweera A. Thangathurai

Northern Province

Jaffna

Unfinished

Vanni

S. S. M. Abu Bakar V. Balachandran Rasamanohari Pulendran S. Shanmuganathan D. Siddarthan Premaratnage Sumathipala

North Central Province

Anuradhapura

Somapala Adikari Chandrasoma Bandara Berty Premalal Dissanayake Punchi Banda Dissanayake P. Harrison Tissa Karalliyadde Shantha Premarathna A. H. B. Semasinghe

Polonnaruwa

Nandasena Herath T. B. Mahalekam H. G. P. Nelson Rukman Senanayake Maithripala Sirisena

North Western Province

Kurunegala

A.H.M Alavi D. M. Bandaranayake Bandula Basnayake Jayadeva Chandrawansha Salinda Dissanayake T. B. Ekanayake H.M.A. Loku Bandara S. B. Nawinne Gamini Jayawickrama Perera Munidasa Premachandra Amara Piyaseeli Ratnayake Jayasena Rajakaruna Piyasoma Upali D.P. Wickramasinghe Anura Priyadharshana Yapa

Puttalam

D. M. Dassanayake Joseph Fernando Milroy Fernando Harold Herath Festus Perera D.R. J. Silva Asoka Wadigamangawa

Sabaragamuwa Province

Kegalle

Jagath Balasooriya Y. L. M. Farook Maheepala Herath P. B. G. Kalugalla K. Vincent Perera H. R. J. Podinilame Athauda Seneviratne R.A.D. Sirisena Mano Wijeyeratne

Ratnapura

Gamini Atukorale Nalanda Ellawala U. L. Heenmahaththaya K. D. Nanda Mathew Vasudeva Nanayakkara Susantha Punchinilame Jayatissa Ranaweera John Seneviratne H. M. U. Silva Pavithra Wanniarachchi

Southern Province

Galle

Vajira Abeywardena M. U. S. D. Amarasiri Asoka Weerasinghe de Silva Amarasiri Dodangoda Piyasena Gamage Sarath Gunawardena Nandadasa Gunasinghe H. G. N. P. Kariyawasam Rupa Karunathilake Richard Pathirana

Hambantota

Mahinda Amaraweera Ananda Kularatne Chamal Rajapaksa Mahinda Rajapaksa Nirupama Rajapaksa Mervyn Silva J. P. V. Vipulaguna

Nihal Galappaththi

Matara

Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena Dullas Alahapperuma Ronnie de Mel Chandrasiri Gajadeera E. A. Samarasinghe Mangala Samaraweera Mahinda Wijesekara H. R. Wimalasiri

Uva Province

Badulla

W. J. M. Lokubandara Dilan Perera Hema Ratnayake R.M. Ratnayake Ravindra Samaraweera Lakshman Senewiratne Sennan Veera Samaraweera Weerawanni

Monaragala

Dharmadasa Banda Ranjith Madduma Bandara Sumedha Jayasena A. M. Jayawardana Jagath Pushpakumara

Western Province

Colombo

Ossie Abeygunasekera

P. P. Devaraj

Srimani Athulathmudali Nawalaage Benet Cooray Nimal Siripala de Silva Tyronne Fernando A. H. M. Fowzie C. V. Gunaratne Indika Gunawardena Karunasena Kodituwakku Jeewan Kumaranatunga Gamini Lokuge Weerasinghe Mallimarachchi

R. Yogarajan

M. H. Mohamed Susil Moonesinghe Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra Gunasekara Premaratne Amal Senalankadikara Bernard Soysa Kingsley Wickramaratne Ranil Wickremesinghe

Gampaha

John Amaratunga Chandrika Kumaratunga Jeyaraj Fernandopulle Upali Gunaratne Lionel Gunawardena Anura Hapangama Lakshman Jayakody Wijayapala Mendis Jinadasa Nandasena Athula Nimalasiri Felix Perera Joseph Michael Perera Reginold Perera Sarathchandra Rajakaruna Suranimala Rajapaksha Reggie Ranatunga Neil Rupasinghe A. V. Suraweera

Kalutara

Sumithra Priyanganie Abeyweera Imthiaz Bakeer Markar Reginald Cooray Thilak Karunarathna Anil Moonesinghe Ediriweera Premarathna Jayasiri Sarath Kumara Ranawaka Mahinda Samarasinghe Kumara Welgama Ratnasiri Wickremanayake

National List (29)

Unfinished

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Central Province

Kandy

Mahindananda Aluthgamage Sarath Amunugama Tissa Attanayake A. R. M. Abdul Cader Rauff Hakeem M. H. A. Haleem Keheliya Rambukwella Anuruddha Ratwatte D. M. Jayaratne Lucky Jayawardena Lakshman Kiriella Ediriweera Weerawardhana

Matale

Alick Aluvihare Ranjith Aluvihare Nandimithra Ekanayake Monty Gopallawa Janaka Bandara Tennakoon

Nuwara Eliya

Periyasamy Chandrasekaran Navin Dissanayake S. B. Dissanayake Muthu Sivalingam Suppiah Sathasiwam Krishnan Jegatheeswaran Shanmugam Arumugam Thondaman

Eastern Province

Ampara

Ferial Ismail Ashraff A. L. M. Athaullah P. Dayaratna Wimal Dissanayaka Chandradasa Galappaththige Markandu Gunasekeram U. L. M. Mohideen

Batticaloa

Abdul Cader S. Ganeshamoorthy Seyed Ali Zahir Moulana Joseph Pararajasingham Nimalan Soundaranayagam

Trincomalee

M. K. A. D. S. Gunawardana M. A. M. Maharoof M. N. Abdul Majeed M. S. Thowfeek

Northern Province

Jaffna

V. Anandasangaree Douglas Devananda Karthigesu Velummylum Kugendran T. Maheswaran Nadarasah Mathanarajah Kandiah Sangaran Mavai Senathirajah S. Sivamaharajah A. Vinayagamoorthy

Vanni

Selvam Adaikalanathan R. Kuhaneswaran Noordeen Mashoor Vino Noharathalingam Santhakumara Punchihewa Premaratnage Sumathipala

North Central Province

Anuradhapura

Duminda Dissanayake Punchi Banda Dissanayake W. B. Ekanayake P. Harrison Chandrani Bandara Jayasinghe Tissa Karalliyadde Don Simanralalage Shantha Premaratne Appuhamilage Herath Banda Semasinghe

Polonnaruwa

Earl Gunasekara Nandasena Herath Nelson Paththinige Rukman Senanayake Maithripala Sirisena

North Western Province

Kurunegala

Rohitha Bogollagama Salinda Dissanayake Johnston Fernando Jayarathna Herath Nimal Herath Sarath Munasinghe Ranjith Navaratne S.B. Nawinne Gamini Jayawickrama Perera Munidasa Premachandra Amara Piyaseeli Ratnayake Nimal Bandara Rathnayake Somakumari Tennakoon Piyasoma Upali Anura Priyadharshana Yapa

Puttalam

Palitha Range Bandara D. M. Dassanayake Ivon Sriyani Fernando Milroy Fernando Piyankara Jayaratne Festus Perera Neomal Perera Dayasritha Thissera

Sabaragamuwa Province

Kegalle

Jagath Balasuriya Lalith Dissanayake Mahipala Herath Jayathilaka Podinilame Champika Premadasa Sirisena Rupasinghe Athauda Seneviratne Ranjith Siyambalapitiya Mano Wijeyeratne

Ratnapura

Gamini Atukorale Surangani Ellawala Heenmahaththaya Liyanage Abeynayaka Piyadasa Susantha Punchinilame Jayatissa Ranaweera Mahinda Ratnatilaka W. D. J. Senewiratne Dharmadasa Wanniarachchi Pavithra Wanniarachchi

Southern Province

Galle

Vajira Abeywardena Amarasiri Dodangoda Piyasena Gamage Sarath Gunawardena Padmasiri Kariyawasam Gayantha Karunathilaka Keerthi Mawellage Hemakumara Nanayakkara Richard Pathirana Athula Indika Weerakoon

Hambantota

Siri Alexander Andrahennady Nihal Galappaththi Ananda Kularatne Sajith Premadasa Chamal Rajapaksa Mahinda Rajapaksa Dilip Wedaarachchi

Matara

Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena Dullas Alahapperuma Chandrasiri Gajadeera Jinadasa Kitulagoda Sagala Ratnayaka Mangala Samaraweera Mahinda Wijesekara

Uva Province

Badulla

Nimal Siripala De Silva W. J. M. Lokubandara Lakshman Senewiratne Sethapenage Appuhamy Ralalage Madduma Bandara Upali Samaraweera Ravindra Samaraweera Rathnayake Mudiyanselage Ratnayake Dilan Perera

Monaragala

Ranjith Madduma Bandara Sumedha Jayasena Ananda Kumarasiri Gamini Vijith Vijithamuni Soysa Jayasundara Wijekoon

Western Province

Colombo

Nimal Fernando Tyronne Fernando A. H. M. Fowzie Bandula Gunawardena Dinesh Gunawardena Indika Gunawardena Ravi Karunanayake Chandana Kathriarachchci Jayantha Ketagoda Karunasena Kodituwakku Jeewan Kumaranatunga Gamini Lokuge Mohamed Maharoof M. H. Mohamed G. L. Peiris Lilantha Perera Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra Samson Silva Wimal Weerawansa Ranil Wickramasinghe

Gampaha

John Amaratunga Anura Bandaranaike Pandu Bandaranaike Jeyaraj Fernandopulle Edward Gunasekara Lionel Gunawardena Vijitha Herath Karu Jayasuriya Jayalath Jayawardena Sarath Keerthirathna Ananda Munasinghe Sarathchandra Peramunagamage Felix Perera Joseph Michael Perera Susil Premajayantha Suranimala Rajapaksha Reggie Ranatunga Neil Rupasinghe

Kalutara

Reginold Cooray Tuder Dayarathne Nandana Gunathilake Imthiaz Bakeer Markar Ediriweera Premarathne Mahinda Samarasinghe Abeyrathne Pathirage Rajitha Senaratne Kumara Welgama Ratnasiri Wickremanayake

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JVP

A. R. Anjan Umma

PA

Somaweera Chandrasiri Raja Collure Basheer Segu Dawood Ronnie de Mel Monty Gopallawa Leslie Gunawardana Mohamed Haneefa Lakshman Kadirgamar Wijayapala Mendis Alavi Moulana Rizzwi Sinnalebbe Batty Weerakoon R. Yogarajan

UNP

A. H. M. Azwer Nihal Bakmeewewa K. N. Choksy Sirinal de Mel P. P. Devaraj K. Kanakaraj M. N. Abdul Majeed Tilak Marapana Milinda Moragoda Ravindra Randeniya M. S. Sellasamy Daham Wimalasena

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Speaker: W. J. M. Lokubandara Prime Minister: Ranil Wickremesinghe Leader of the Opposition: Ratnasiri Wickremanayake/Mahinda Rajapakse

Central Province

Kandy

Mahindananda Aluthgamage Sarath Amunugama Tissa Attanayake Dimuthu Bandara Rauff Hakeem Mohamed Hazim Lucky Jayawardena Lakshman Kiriella Srimathi Manthilake Keheliya Rambukwella Anuruddha Ratwatte Thilina Bandara Tennakoon

Matale

Alick Aluvihare Ranjith Aluvihare Sanjeewa Kavirathna Janaka Bandara Tennakoon Bandula Yalegama

Nuwara Eliya

Periyasamy Chandrasekaran D. M. S. K. Dassanayake Navin Dissanayake C. B. Rathnayake Piyadasa Kaladugoda Muthu Sivalingam Arumugam Thondaman

Eastern Province

Ampara

Ferial Ashraff P. Dayaratna H. M. M. Harees Anver Ismail Mohamed Ismail Athaullah Ahamed Lebbe Marikkar A. Chandranehru Karunasingha Thewarapperuma

Batticaloa

Abdul Cader M. L. A. M. Hizbullah Gnanamuththu Krishnappillai Joseph Pararajasingham T. Thangavadivel

Trincomalee

M. K. A. D. S. Gunawardana M. A. M. Maharoof R. Sampanthan K. M. Thowfeek

Northern Province

Jaffna

V. Anandasangaree Douglas Devananda T. Maheswaran Nadarasa Matanarasa Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam Nadarajah Raviraj Mavai Senathirajah M. K. Shivajilingam A. Vinayagamoorthy

Vanni

Selvam Adaikalanathan Sivasakthy Ananthan Rishad Bathiudeen R. Kuhaneswaran Noordeen Mashoor D. Siddarthan

North Central Province

Anuradhapura

S. M. Chandrasena Duminda Dissanayake W. B. Ekanayake Lal Dharmapriya Gamage P. Harrison Chandrani Bandara Jayasinghe Tissa Karalliyadda K. D. Lalkantha

Polonnaruwa

Earl Gunasekara Nelson Paththinige Sydney Jayarathne Maithreepala Sirisena Ananda Sarath Kumara Rathnayake

North Western Province

Kurunegala

Dissanayaka Mudiyanselage Bandranayake Indika Bandaranayake Rohitha Bogollagama Salinda Dissanayake T. B. Ekanayake Johnston Fernando Anura Gopallawa Jayarathna Herath S. B. Nawinne Gamini Jayawickrama Perera Upali Piyasena Bimal Rathnayake Amara Piyaseeli Ratnayake Soma Kumari Tennakoon Anura Priyadarshana Yapa

Puttalam

Palitha Range Bandara D. M. Dassanayake Milroy Fernando Neomal Perera Larine Perera Sugath Tissera Dayasritha Tissera

Sabaragamuwa Province

Kegalle

Kabir Hashim Maheepala Herath Jayathilaka Podinilame Champika Premadasa Gamini Rathnayake Sirisena Rupasinghe Rukman Senanayake Athauda Seneviratne Ranjith Siyambalapitiya

Ratnapura

Gamini Atukorale Piyadasa Abeynayake Achala Jagodage Asoka Jayawardena Premalal Jayasekara Susantha Punchinilame Mahinda Rathnatilaka John Seneviratne Pavithra Wanniarachchi A. A. Wijethunga

Southern Province

Galle

Vajira Abeywardena Ananda Abeywickrama Baddegama Samitha Thero Amarasiri Dodangoda Piyasena Gamage Jayantha Jayaweera Gayantha Karunathilaka Hemakumara Nanayakkara Richard Pathirana Athula Weerakoon

Hambantota

Siri Alexander Andrahennady Nihal Galappaththi Ananda Kularatne Sajith Premadasa Mahinda Rajapaksa Chamal Rajapaksa Dilip Wedaarachchi

Matara

Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena Mallika de Mel Justin Galappathi Jinadasa Kitulagoda Sagala Ratnayaka Mangala Samaraweera Mahinda Wijesekara

Uva Province

Badulla

Nimal Siripala de Silva W. J. M. Lokubandara Ravindra Samaraweera Upali Samaraweera Lakshman Senewiratne Madduma Bandara Sethapenage K. Velayudam D. D. W. Wickramarathne

Monaragala

R. M. Ranjith Madduma Bandara Sumedha G. Jayasena Ananda Kumarasiri A. P. Jagath Pushpakumara Gamini Vijith Vijithamuni Soysa

Western Province

Colombo

Tyronne Fernando A. H. M. Fowzie Mano Ganeshan Bandula Gunawardane Dinesh Gunawardena Sunil Handunnetti Ravi Karunanayake Chandana Kathriarachchi Karunasena Kodituwakku Jeewan Kumaranatunga Gamini Lokuge Mohomed Maharoof M. H. Mohamed Milinda Moragoda Jayantha Perera Lilantha Perera Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra Susil Premajayantha Arjuna Ranatunga Wimal Weerawansa Ranil Wickramasinghe

Gampaha

John Amaratunga Anura Bandaranaike Pandu Bandaranaike Jeyaraj Fernandopulle Sarana Gunawardena Edward Gunasekara Vijitha Herath Karu Jayasuriya Jayalath Jayawardena Felix Perera Joseph Michael Perera Olitha Premathiratna Sarathchandra Rajakaruna Suranimala Rajapaksha Ravindra Randeniya Reggie Ranatunga Neil Rupasinghe A. R. Anjan Umma

Kalutara

Rohitha Abeygunawardena Pathirage Don Abeyratne Tudor Dayaratne Nandana Gunathilake Imthiaz Bakeer Markar Mahinda Samarasinghe Rajitha Senaratne Kumara Welgama Ananda Lakshman Wijemanna Ratnasiri Wickremanayake

National List (29)

JVP

Ramalingam Chandrasekar Anura Kumara Dissanayaka S. K. Subasinghe

PA

Mahinda Amaraweera Raja Collure Ronnie de Mel Ajantha de Soyza M. H. Cegu Isadean D. M. Jayaratne Athula Nimalasiri Jayasinghe Lakshman Kadirgamar Dilan Perera V. Puththirasigamoney S. Sathasivam

TNA

M. Sivasithamparam
M. Sivasithamparam
(K. Thurairetnasingam)

UNF/UNP

A. H. M. Azwer A. A. M. Bawa A. R. M. Abdul Cader K. N. Choksy Basheer Segu Dawood S. B. Dissanayake A. L. M. Hajrath Tilak Marapana Mohamed Musthaffa G. L. Peiris P. Radhakrishnan M. S. Thowfeek Jayasundera Wijekoon R. Yogarajan

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Speaker: W. J. M. Lokubandara Prime Minister: Mahinda Rajapaksa/Ratnasiri Wickremanayake Leader of the Opposition: Ranil Wickremasinghe

Central Province (24)

Kandy

Dimuthu Bandara Abayakoon A. R. M. Abdul Cader Mahindananda Aluthgamage Sarath Amunugama Tissa Attanayake Y. M. Nawaratna Banda M. H. A. Haleem D. M. Jayaratne Lakshman Kiriella Faiszer Musthapha Udawatte Nanda Thero Keheliya Rambukwella

Matale

Sujatha Alahakoon Alick Aluwihare

Nandimithra Ekanayake

Ranjith Aluwihare Rohana Dissanayake Janaka Bandara Tennakoon

Nuwara Eliya

P. Chandrasekaran

Santhanam Arulsamy

S. B. Dissanayake

Renuka Herath

N. D. N. P. Jayasinghe S. Jegadhiswaran C. B. Rathnayake Muthu Sivalingam Arumugam Thondaman

North Central Province (13)

Anuradhapura

S. M. Chandrasena Duminda Dissanayake W. B. Ekanayake P. Harrison Chandrani Bandara Jayasinghe Tissa Karalliyadde K. D. Lalkantha R. P. A. Ranaweera Pathirana

Polonnaruwa

Siripala Gamalath Earl Gunasekara Maithripala Sirisena S. K. Subasinghe C. A. Suriyaarachchi

North Eastern Province (31)

Ampara

Ferial Ashraff A. L. M. Athaullah P. Dayaratna Cassim Faizal Rauff Hakeem

A. M. M. Naushad

K. Pathmanathan

Thomas Thangathurai William

L. G. Wasantha Piyatissa

Batticaloa

S. Jeyanandamoorthy Thanmanpillai Kanagasabai Thangeswary Kathiraman Kingsley Rasanayagam

P. Ariyanethiran

Ameer Ali Shihabdeen

Jaffna

Douglas Devananda S. Kajendran Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam Suresh Premachandran Nadarajah Raviraj

N. Srikantha

Mavai Senathirajah M. K. Shivajilingam Pathmini Sithamparanathan K. Sivanesan

Solomon Cyril

Trincomalee

M. N. Abdul Majeed R. Sampanthan K. Thurairetnasingam Jayantha Wijesekara

Vanni

Selvam Adaikalanathan Sivasakthy Ananthan Rishad Bathiudeen S. Kanagaratnam S. Kishore Vino Noharathalingam

North Western Province (24)

Kurunegala

Indika Bandaranayake Bandula Basnayake Rohitha Bogollagama Anura Kumara Dissanayaka Salinda Dissanayake T. B. Ekanayake Johnston Fernando Jayarathna Herath Dayasiri Jayasekara Akila Viraj Kariyawasam M. D. Namal Karunaratne S. B. Nawinne Gamini Jayawickrama Perera Bimal Rathnayaka Amara Piyaseeli Ratnayake Anura Priyadharshana Yapa

Puttalam

Palitha Range Bandara D. M. Dassanayake

Piyankara Jayaratne

Weerakumara Dissanayake Milroy Fernando Samansiri Herath Larine Perera Neomal Perera Dayasritha Thissera

Sabaragamuwa Province
Sabaragamuwa Province
(19)

Kegalle

Kabir Hashim Maheepala Herath

H. R. Mithrapala

Anuruddha Polgampala

Lalith Dissanayake

Champika Premadasa R. M. Gamini Rathnayake Rukman Senanayake Athauda Seneviratne Ranjith Siyambalapitiya Mano Wijeyeratne

Ratnapura

Thalatha Atukorale Dunesh Gankanda Deepal Gunasekara Achala Jagodage Premalal Jayasekara Susantha Punchinilame Jayatissa Ranaweera Mahinda Ratnatilaka John Seneviratne Pavithra Devi Wanniarachchi

Southern Province (25)

Galle

Vajira Abeywardena Amarasiri Dodangoda

Chandima Weerakkody

Piyasena Gamage Gayantha Karunathilaka Ajith Kumara Hemakumara Nanayakkara Lionel Premasiri Gunaratna Weerakoon Chandrasena Wijesinghe Thilakaratne Withanachchi

Hambantota

Mahinda Amaraweera Nihal Galappaththi Sajith Premadasa Chamal Rajapaksa Mahinda Rajapaksa

Nirupama Rajapaksa

Vijitha Ranaweera Dilip Wedaarachchi

Matara

Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena Chandrasiri Gajadeera Jinadasa Kitulagoda Pemasiri Manage Sagala Ratnayaka Mangala Samaraweera Mahinda Wijesekara

Uva Province
Uva Province
(13)

Badulla

Nimal Siripala de Silva W. J. M. Lokubandara Dilan Perera Ravindra Samaraweera M. Satchithanandan Lakshman Senewiratne Vadivel Suresh K. V. Samantha Vidyaratna

Monaragala

R. M. Dharmadasa Banda R. M. Ranjith Madduma Bandara R. M. Padma Udhaya Shantha Gunasekera Sumedha G. Jayasena A. P. Jagath Pushpakumara

Western Province (47)

Colombo

Kotapola Amarakitti Thero Lakshman Nipuna Arachchi Uduwe Dhammaloka A. H. M. Fowzie Mano Ganesan Bandula Gunawardane Dinesh Gunawardena Sunil Handunnetti Ravi Karunanayake Jeewan Kumaranatunga Gamini Lokuge T. Maheswaran

Mohamed Rajabdeen

M. Mahroof M. H. Mohamed Milinda Moragoda Susil Premajayantha Arjuna Ranatunga Kahaluwe Ratnaseeha

Akmeemana Dayarathana Thero

Wimal Weerawansa Ranil Wickremesinghe

Gampaha

Lasantha Alagiyawanna Siripala Amarasinghe

Sarath Kumara Gunaratna

John Amaratunga Anura Bandaranaike

Sarana Gunawardena

Pandu Bandaranaike Jeyaraj Fernandopulle

Duleep Wijesekera

Edward Gunasekara Vijitha Herath Karu Jayasuriya Jayalath Jayawardena Felix Perera Joseph Michael Perera Aparekke Punnananda Thero Sarathchandra Rajakaruna Sripathi Sooriyarachchi

Reggie Ranatunga Neil Rupasinghe

Kolonnawe Sri Sumangala Thero

Alawwe Nandaloka Thero

A. R. Anjan Umma

Kalutara

Rohitha Abeygunawardena Reginald Cooray

Nirmala Kotalawala

Nandana Gunathilake Sarath Ranawaka

Ananda Lakshman Wijemanna

Athuraliye Rathana Thero Mahinda Samarasinghe S. A. Jayantha Samaraweera Rajitha Senaratne Kumara Welgama Piyasiri Wijenayake

National List (29)

JHU

Ellawala Medhananda Thero Omalpe Sobhitha

Champika Ranawaka

SLMC

Hasen Ali

TNA

M. K. Eelaventhan

Raseen Mohammed Imam

Joseph Pararajasingham

C. Chandrakanthan

UNF

Hussein Ahamed Bhaila K. N. Choksy Basheer Segu Dawood

Rauff Hakeem

Navin Dissanayake Abdul Baiz Kamardeen Seyed Ali Zahir Moulana

M. Mohamed Musthaffa

G. L. Peiris W. P. S. Pushpakumara V. Puththirasigamoney Ismail Mohammed Quddus

S. Nijamudeen

P. Radhakrishnan M. S. Sellasamy

UPFA

Ramalingam Chandrasekar D. E. W. Gunasekera Gitanjana Gunawardena M. H. Cegu Isadean Mohamed Ismail Anwar Ismail

Basil Rajapaksa

Lakshman Kadirgamar

Dullas Alahapperuma

J. A. Mary Lucida

Mervyn Silva

Janadasa Peiris

Ratnasiri Wickremanayake

H. M. Wasantha Samarasinghe

V. Muralitharan

Philipps Sri Liyanage

Mohamed Mussammil

Tissa Vitharana Wiswa Warnapala E. A. D. C. Weerasekera

Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe

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Speaker: Karu Jayasuriya Prime Minister: Ranil Wickremesinghe Leader of the Opposition: R. Sampanthan

Central Province (25)

Kandy

Ananda Aluthgamage Mahindananda Aluthgamage Dilum Amunugama Mayantha Dissanayake Rauff Hakeem M. H. A. Haleem Anuradha Jayaratne Lucky Jayawardena Lakshman Kiriella Keheliya Rambukwella Lohan Ratwatte M. Velu Kumar

Matale

Ranjith Aluwihare Wasantha Aluwihare Lakshman Wasantha Perera Janaka Bandara Tennakoon R. Wijerathne

Nuwara Eliya

Palani Digambaran Navin Dissanayake K. K. Piyadhasa Velusami Radhakrishnan C. B. Rathnayake Muthu Sivalingam M. Thilakarajah Arumugam Thondaman

Eastern Province (16)

Ampara

Wimalaweera Dissanayake Cassim Faizal Daya Gamage H. M. M. Harees K. Kodeeswaran Mansoor Ibrahim Sriyani Wijewickrama

Batticaloa

Seyed Ali Zahir Moulana Ameer Ali Shihabdeen G. Sirinesan S. Viyalendiran S. Yogeswaran

Trincomalee

Imran Maharoof M. A. M. Maharoof Susantha Punchinilame R. Sampanthan

Northern Province (13)

Jaffna

Douglas Devananda Vijayakala Maheswaran E. Saravanapavan Mavai Senathirajah D. Siddarthan S. Sritharan M. A. Sumanthiran

Vanni

Selvam Adaikalanathan Sivasakthy Ananthan Rishad Bathiudeen Cader Cader Masthan Charles Nirmalanathan S. Sivamohan

North Central Province (14)

Anuradhapura

S. M. Chandrasena Duminda Dissanayake Weerakumara Dissanayake Chandima Gamage P. Harrison Abdul Rahuman Izak Chandrani Bandara Jayasinghe Sarath Chandrasiri Muthukumarana Asanka Shehan Semasinghe

Polonnaruwa

Siripala Gamalath Sidney Jayarathna Nalaka Kolonne Roshan Ranasinghe Wasantha Senanayake

North Western Province (23)

Kurunegala

Ashoka Abeysinghe J. C. Alawathuwala Indika Bandaranayake Tharanath Basnayaka Salinda Dissanayake T. B. Ekanayake Johnston Fernando Thushara Indunil Nalin Bandara Dayasiri Jayasekara Akila Viraj Kariyawasam S. B. Nawinne Gamini Jayawickrama Perera Mahinda Rajapaksa Anura Priyadharshana Yapa

Puttalam

Shantha Abeysekara Hector Appuhamy Palitha Range Bandara Arundika Fernando Piyankara Jayaratne Sanath Nishantha Niroshan Perera Ashoka Priyantha

Sabaragamuwa Province
Sabaragamuwa Province
(20)

Kegalle

Tharaka Balasuriya Kabir Hashim Kanaka Herath Dushmantha Mithrapala Sujith Sanjaya Perera Champika Premadasa Sandith Samarasinghe Ranjith Siyambalapitiya Thusitha Wijemanne

Ratnapura

Thalatha Atukorale Thirimadura Ranjith de Soysa Dunesh Gankanda Premalal Jayasekara Vasudeva Nanayakkara Karu Paranawithana John Seneviratne Janaka Wakkumbura Pavithra Devi Wanniarachchi A. A. Wijethunga Ankumbura Withanage

Southern Province (25)

Galle

Vajira Abeywardena Bandula Lal Bandarigoda Mohan de Silva Wijepala Hettiarachchi Gayantha Karunathilaka Geetha Kumarasinghe

Piyasena Gamage

Nishantha Muthuhettigamage Manusha Nanayakkara Ramesh Pathirana Chandima Weerakkody

Hambantota

Mahinda Amaraweera D. V. Chanaka Nihal Galappaththi Sajith Premadasa Chamal Rajapaksa Namal Rajapaksa Dilip Wedaarachchi

Matara

Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena Dullas Alahapperuma Chandrasiri Gajadeera Buddhika Pathirana Niroshan Premaratne Sagala Ratnayaka Mangala Samaraweera Kanchana Wijesekera

Uva Province
Uva Province
(13)

Badulla

A. Aravind Kumar Chamara Sampath Dassanayake

Lakshman Senewiratne

Nimal Siripala de Silva Harin Fernando Ravindra Samaraweera Vadivel Suresh Amith Thenuka Vidanagamage Chaminda Wijesiri

Monaragala

R. M. Ranjith Madduma Bandara Vijitha Berugoda Padma Udayashnatha Gunasekara Sumedha G. Jayasena Ananda Kumarasiri

Western Province (47)

Colombo

Harsha de Silva Anura Kumara Dissanayaka Udaya Gammanpila Mano Ganesan Mohan Lal Grero Bandula Gunawardane Dinesh Gunawardena Ravi Karunanayake Gamini Lokuge Saidulla Marikkar Hirunika Premachandra Susil Premajayantha Mujibur Rahman Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe Champika Ranawaka Sujeewa Senasinghe Wimal Weerawansa Eran Wickramaratne Ranil Wickremesinghe

Gampaha

Lasantha Alagiyawanna John Amaratunga Indika Anuruddha Sudarshani Fernandopulle Edward Gunasekara Vijitha Herath Sisira Jayakody Kavinda Jayawardena Nimal Lanza Ajith Mannapperuma Harshana Rajakaruna Ranjan Ramanayake Arjuna Ranatunga Prasanna Ranatunga Prasanna Ranaweera Chathura Senarathne Duleep Wijesekera Ruwan Wijewardene

Kalutara

Rohitha Abeygunawardena H. M. Piyal Nishantha de Silva Ajith Perera S. A. Jayantha Samaraweera Nalinda Jayatissa Rajitha Senaratne Palitha Thewarapperuma Kumara Welgama Vidura Wickremenayake L. A. Wijemanne

National List (29)

JVP

Sunil Handunnetti Sarath Chandrasiri Mayadunne

Bimal Rathnayaka

TNA

Shanthi Sriskantharajah K. Thurairetnasingam

UNFGG

Sirinal de Mel Anoma Gamage M. K. A. D. S. Gunawardana

Sarath Fonseka

A. R. A. Hafeez

M. S. Thowfeek

Karu Jayasuriya Tilak Marapana C. A. Marasinghe M. H. M. Navavi Athuraliye Rathana Thero M. H. M. Salman

A. L. M. Nazeer

Malik Samarawickrama D. M. Swaminathan Jayampathy Wickramaratne

UPFA

Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena Sarath Amunugama S. B. Dissanayake A. H. M. Fowzie M. L. A. M. Hizbullah Malith Jayathilake Faiszer Musthapha Dilan Perera Angajan Ramanathan Mahinda Samarasinghe Gamini Vijith Vijithamuni Soysa Thilanga Sumathipala

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Chairs-in-Office of the Commonwealth of Nations

Thabo Mbeki John Howard Olusegun Obasanjo Lawrence Gonzi Yoweri Museveni Patrick Manning Kamla Persad-Bissessar Julia Gillard Kevin Rudd Tony Abbott Mahinda Rajapaksa
Mahinda Rajapaksa
(2013-2015) Maithripala Sirisena
Maithripala Sirisena
(2015) Joseph Muscat
Joseph Muscat
(2015-)

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Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Freedom Party

History

Sinhala Maha Sabha 1956-1959 1960-1977 1977-1994 1994-2005 2005-2015 2015-present

Leaders

S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike C. P. de Silva Sirimavo Bandaranaike Chandrika Kumaratunga Mahinda Rajapaksa Maithripala Sirisena

General-Secretaries

Bernard Aluwihare Badi-ud-din Mahmud Patrick de Silva Kularatne Dharmasiri Senanayake S. B. Dissanayake Maithripala Sirisena Anura Priyadharshana Yapa Duminda Dissanayake

Governments

3rd Parliament 5th Parliament 7th Parliament 1st National State Assembly 10th Parliament 11th Parliament 13th Parliament 14th Parliament 15th Parliament

Cabinets

S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike Dahanayake Sirimavo Bandaranaike
Sirimavo Bandaranaike
I Sirimavo Bandaranaike
Sirimavo Bandaranaike
II Kumaratunga Rajapaksa Sirisena

Party institutions

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Nidahas Bhikku Sanvidanaya Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Nidahas Indigenous physicians Organization Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Nidahas Teachers Union Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Nidahas Farmers’ Organization Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Nidahas Sewaka Sangamaya Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Nidahas Medical Group Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Nidahas Students’ Organization Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Nidahas Fishermen and Domestic Industrialists organization Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Nidahas Cultural Organization Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Nidahas Lawyers Organization Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Nidahas Provincial Council members’ Association Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Nidahas Association of members of local authority Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Nidahas Management Assistant Union Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Freedom Graduates Association Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Freedom development Officer Association Nil Balakaya

Alliances

Mahajana Eksath Peramuna People's Alliance (PA) United People's Freedom Alliance
United People's Freedom Alliance
(UPFA)

Factions & spin offs

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Freedom Socialist Party

Related organisations

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Sri Lanka
Sama Samaja Party Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Mahajana Pakshaya

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