Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn in as Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister

Aug 09, 2020 (LBO) – The leader of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in as the 13th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

The swearing-in ceremony took place at the historic Kelani Raja Maha Viharaya this morning (9).

Elected to the post for the fourth time, Rajapaksa served two terms as the Executive President of the country from 2005 to 2015.

Contesting from Kurunegala district in the recently concluded Parliamentary Election Rajapaksa received a record-breaking 527,364 Preferential Votes, the highest number of votes a candidate ever received.

Rajapaksa will go down in history as the first-ever Sri Lankan to become Prime Minister for four times after serving two terms as the Executive President.