Rajapaksa takes oath as Lanka PM for fourth time

Colombo, August 9

Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in on Sunday as Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister at a centuries-old Buddhist temple after his occasion received a landslide victory in parliamentary elections that allowed the influential household to consolidate energy for the following 5 years.

‘I am humbled’

I’m humbled by the chance given to me to serve my individuals once more. Their belief will encourage me. — Mahinda Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka PM

The 74-year-old former President and Sri Lanka People’s Party (SLPP) chief was administered the oath of workplace by his youthful brother and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at a gathering of Buddhist monks, representatives of the diplomatic group and different senior officers.

This is Rajapaksa’s fourth time period as Prime Minister.

“I am humbled by the opportunity given to me to serve my people again. The trust bestowed on me by the people will inspire me to continue to serve the countr.,” he tweeted quickly after beginning one other innings as Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister vowed that he would make sure that Sri Lanka would embark on a progressive journey throughout his tenure.

Supporters of the SLPP lit firecrackers to rejoice his swearing-in because the 13th Prime Minister on the Rajamaha Viharaya in Kelaniya, a north Colombo suburb, on the auspicious hour of 9.28 am native time. — PTI

50 yrs in Parliament

  • Mahinda Rajapaksa accomplished 50 years of parliamentary politics in July this 12 months
  • He was elected MP on the age of 24 in 1970. Since then, he has been elected President twice
  • His brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa received the presidential election in 2019
  • The Rajapaksa household has dominated Sri Lankan politics for 20 years

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