Sri Lankan politician, current Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
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Percy Mahendra Rajapaksa commonly known as Mahinda Rajapaksa is a Sri Lankan politician currently serving as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka since 21 November 2019 after being appointed by his brother, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Gotabaya Rajapaksa gained victory in the 2019 Sri Lankan presidential election and became President on 18 November 2019, two days before he announced that he will name his brother Mahinda Rajapaksa to return as the new Prime Minister after two occasions in the same position. Mahinda will be swearing-in as the new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka and officially taking over the office again on 21 November 2019, Thursday and serving under his brother, the President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the Prime Minister. He also previously served as Leader of the Opposition from 2018 to 2019, when he turned to take over as Prime Minister from his predecessor Ranil Wickremesinghe. Additionally, he has also served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Kurunegala since 2015. He served as the President of Sri Lanka and Leader of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party from 2005 to 2015. He became the leader of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna in 2019, splitting the Sri Lanka Freedom Party.
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