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Mahinda Rajapaksa

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Mahinda Rajapaksa's Biography

Percy Mahendra "Mahinda" Rajapaksa (Sinhala: මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ, pronounced [maˈhində ˈraːɟəˌpakʂə], Tamil: மகிந்த ராசபக்ச; born November 18, 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 April 6, 2004 until his victory in the 2005 Presidential election. He was sworn in for a six-year term as president on November 19, 2005. He was re-elected for a second term in office on January 27, 2010.

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Demonstrators from "Frontline Socialist Party" hold up boards with a cutout of the human body during a protest against the president Mahinda Rajapaksa's government as they commemorate the International "Human Rights Day", in Colombo
Demonstrators from "Frontline Socialist Party" hold up boards with a cutout of the human body during a protest against the president Mahinda Rajapaksa's government as they commemorate the International "Human Rights Day", in Colombo
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