See Article History Alternative Title: Rajapaksa was born into a large upper-caste family and was brought up as a Buddhist. Throughout much of his childhood, his father, D. Rajapaksa, served as a member of the Sri Lankan parliament, holding the Beliatta seat from to
Oct 26, Visuals of the former president Rajapaksa taking oath as the premier were released to media and was shown on TV channels. The unity government was formed in when Sirisena was elected President with Wickremesinghe's support, ending a nearly decade-long rule by Rajapaksa. Sirisena, who was Rajapaksa's minister of health, broke away from him to contest the presidential elections.
Political analysts said Sirisena's move to install Rajapaksa as the prime minister could lead to a constitutional crisis as the 19th amendment to the Constitution would not allow the sacking of Wickremesinghe as the premier without a majority.
Rajapaksa and Sirisena combine has only 95 seats and is short of a simple majority. Wickremesinghe's UNP has seats on its own with just seven short of the majority.
There was no immediate comment from Wickremesinghe or the UNP. President Sirisena's party withdrew from the ruling coalition after simmering tensions between him and Wickremesinghe. The unity government was thrown into a crisis after Rajapaksa's new party pulled off a stunning victory in local elections in February seen as a referendum on the ruling alliance.
Last week, it was reported that Sirisena accused his senior coalition partner the UNP of not taking seriously an alleged conspiracy to assassinate him and Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, the former top defence ministry bureaucrat and brother of ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa.Mahinda Rajapaksa, Rajapaksa also spelled Rajapakse, (born November 18, , Weeraketiya, Sri Lanka), Sri Lankan politician who served as president of Sri Lanka (–15).
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He has asserted most forcefully, that the current government had no mandate to sell national assets. He has vehemently condemned th. COLOMBO: In a dramatic political development in Sri Lanka, former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa was on Friday sworn in as the new prime minister by President Maithripala Sirisena after his party.
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