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Mahinda Rajapaksa Biography and Net worth
Who is Mahinda Rajapaksa?
Percy Mahinda Rajapaksa, commonly known as Mahinda Rajapaksa was born on18 November 1945 in Sri Lanka. According to Astrologers, Mahinda zodiac sign is Scorpio.
He is the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka and Minister of Finance since 2019, and previously from 2004 to 2005. He served as President of Sri Lanka from 2005 to 2015 and as Leader of the Opposition from 2002 to 2004 and 2018 to 2019. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kurunegala since 2015.
Rajapaksa is a lawyer by profession.
Early Life of Mahinda Rajapaksa
Rajapaksa spent his formative years at the family home in Medamulana. At the age of six, he was sent to his father’s school Richmond College in Galle. Initially he and his elder brother were boarded with a family in Galle, later their mother rented a house in Galle called the ‘Singapore House’ and moved there to facilitate the education of the growing family.
In the mid-fifties the Rajapaksa family moved to Colombo and Mahinda Rajapaksa was admitted to Nalanda College, Colombo. Later in 1957 he transferred to Thurstan College, where he took part in sports such as cricket, rugger and athletics, taking part in the 400m relay team and becoming the putt shot champion.
Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Family
Born Mahendra Percy Rajapaksa, in Weeraketiya, in the rural southern district of Hambantota to an established political family. His father, D. A. Rajapaksa, had succeeded his brother D. M. Rajapaksa seat in the State Council of Ceylon following the latter’s death in May 1945. D. M. Rajapaksa had started wearing the earthy brown shawl to represent kurakkan (finger millet), which was cultivated by the people of his area; he championed their cause throughout his life.
In later years Mahinda Rajapaksa would follow his uncle’s example and wear a similar characteristic shawl. D. A. Rajapaksa, went on serve as the member of parliament from Beliatta from 1947 to 1965, and served as Cabinet Minister of Agriculture and Land in Wijeyananda Dahanayake’s government.
His mother Dona Dandina Samarasinghe Dissanayake was from Palatuwa, Matara. He was the second eldest of nine chidden in the family which included six boys and three girls. His elder siblings are Chamal, Jayanthi and younger siblings were Tudor, Gotabaya, Basil, Preethi, Dudley and Gandini.
In 1983, Rajapaksa married Shiranthi Wickremesinghe, a child psychologist and educator. Shiranthi Rajapaksa is the daughter of E. P. Wickremesinghe, a retired commodore of the Sri Lanka Navy.
The Rajapaksas have three sons: Namal, Yoshitha, and Rohitha.
Mahinda Rajapaksa is superstitious; he wears talismans and consults astrologers in his decision-making. He is known for acquiring a large number of valuable rings as lucky charms, some with colored stones and elephant hair. This has earned him the nickname “lord of the rings”. During a wedding, which Rajapaksa attended as a VIP guest, he lost a gem-studded ring. After covertly searching under carpets and in washrooms, hotel staff found the ring on the floor near the VIP table.
Mahinda Rajapaksa Net Worth