Nirupama Rajapaksa

Nirupama Deepika Rajapaksa (born 13 April 1962) is a Sri Lankan politician, a former member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka[1] and a former deputy minister.


Nirupama Rajapaksa
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Deputy Minister of Water Supply & Drainage
In office
2010–2015
Member of Parliament
for Hambantota District
In office
2005–2015
Preceded byMahinda Rajapaksa
In office
1994–2000
Personal details
Born (1962-04-13) 13 April 1962 (age 59)
NationalitySri Lankan
Political partySri Lanka Freedom Party
Other political
affiliations
United People's Freedom Alliance
RelationsChamal, Mahinda, Basil and Gotabhaya Rajapaksa
(uncles; first cousins once removed and father's paternal first cousins)
ParentsGeorge Rajapaksa (deceased)
(father)
Lalitha Rajapaksa
(mother)
Residence95 Horton Place,
Colombo 07, Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka.

She herself, a Sinhalese Buddhist is married to an ethnic Tamil Hindu, Thirukkumaran Nadesan.

Rajapaksa is the niece of former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his siblings, the elder ones, Chamal and Jayanthi Rajapaksa as well as the younger ones, Chandra, Basil, Gotabhaya, Dudley, Preethi and Gandani Rajapaksa since her late father, George and them were first cousins
(her late paternal grandfather, D. M. Rajapaksa and their late father, D. A. Rajapaksa are brothers).[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hon. (Mrs.) Nirupama Rajapaksa, M.P." Directory of Members. Parliament of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  2. ^ Thirukumaran Nadesan attacked by an angry mob in Tamil Nadu

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