President Rajapaksa completes 40 years of political life. He entered his political career by winning the Beliatta electorate on 27th May 1970.
He was the youngest Member to enter the Parliament. He took oaths on 7th June the same year. He started his journey on the peoples’ path following his father’s and uncle’s footsteps. As a ruling party and an opposition member and also a Cabinet Minister, he gained wide experience. He was imprisoned during a certain dark era. Surmounting every challenge and carrying the hopes and aspirations of the people, he became the Prime Minister and then the President with the support of the people.
This distinguished personality of the era, realized the dreams and ended the ruthless terrorism that prevailed for 30 years and turned a new leaf in the history of Sri Lanka. He is currently engaged in paving the path towards massive development.
Prime TV wishes the President strength to make the country Asia’s Wonder.