Mahinda Rajapaksa assumes duties as new Prime Minister

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Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa assumed duties in his post today at the Temple Trees. The Prime Ministerial candidate of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna which won landslide victory at the last general election was Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa. He took his oaths as the Prime Minister before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya last Sunday. Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa who contested from Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna represents the Kurunegala district registered a historic victory by getting more than five hundred thousand votes which is the highest number of preferential votes obtained by a candidate. He assumed duties today as the Prime Minister with over 50 years of political experience.

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