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Pages: 33. Chapters: A. L. Abdul Majeed, Abdul Cader Shahul Hameed,
Arunasalam Thangathurai, Buddhika Pathirana, Colvin R. de Silva, D.
M. Jayaratne, Dudley Senanayake, Felix Dias Bandaranaike, Gamini
Dissanayake, Junius Richard Jayewardene, K. P. Ratnam, K.
Thurairatnam, M. Joseph Michael Perera, Mahinda Rajapaksa,
Maithripala Senanayake, Monty Gopallawa, P.B.G. Kalugalla, Pieter
Keuneman, Ranasinghe Premadasa, Ratnasiri Wickremanayake, Richard
Udugama, Rukman Senanayake, S. J. V. Chelvanayakam, S.
Kathiravelupillai, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, T. B. Ilangaratne, V. A.
Alegacone, V. Anandasangaree, V. Dharmalingam, V. N. Navaratnam,
Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Wilfred Senanayake. Excerpt: Percy Mahendra
"Mahinda" Rajapaksa (Sinhala: , pronounced, Tamil: born 18 November
1945) is the 6th President of Sri Lanka and Commander in Chief of
the Sri Lankan Armed Forces. A lawyer by profession, Rajapaksa was
first elected to the Parliament of Sri Lanka in 1970, and served as
Prime Minister from 6 April 2004 until his victory in the 2005
Presidential election. He was sworn in for a six-year term as
president on 19 November 2005. He was re-elected for a second term
in office on 27 January 2010. Rajapaksa was born in Weerakatiya in
the southern rural district of Hambantota. 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 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. Rajapaksa was educated at Richmond
College, Galle before moving to Nalanda College Colombo and later
Thurstan College, Colombo. He also had a few cameo roles as a movie
actor in Sinhalese movies and worked as a library assistant at
Vidyodaya University. Following the death of his father in 1967,
Rajapaksa took over as the SLFP candidate for Beliatta constituency
and was elected to Parliament in 1970 as the youngest Member of
Parliament at just 24. Later he studied law at the Sri Lanka Law
College and took oaths as an attorney-at-law in November 1977.
Throughout his parliamentary career, except for the period from
1994 2001 when he was a minister, he continued his law practice in
Tangalle. Losing his parliamentary seat in the landslide defeat of
the SLFP in 1977, he was re-elected in 1989 to Parliament to
represent Hambantota District under P
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