Mahinda Rajapaksa takes oath as Sri Lankan Prime Minister

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka‘s former president Mahinda Rajapaka was sworn in on Sunday because the nation’s new prime minister at a historic Buddhist temple.
The 74-year-old Sri Lanka People’s Party (SLPP) chief was administered the oath of workplace for the ninth Parliament by his youthful brother and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on the sacred Rajamaha Viharaya in Kelaniya, a north Colombo suburb.
The SLPP, led by Mahinda, registered a landslide victory within the August 5 common election, securing two-thirds majority in Parliament wanted to amend the Constitution to additional consolidate the powerful Rajapaksa family‘s grip on energy.
Mahinda polled over 500,000 particular person choice votes — the best ever recorded by a candidate within the historical past of elections.
The SLPP received in 145 constituencies, bagging a complete of 150 seats with its allies, a two-thirds majority within the 225-member Parliament.

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