Namal to carry Rajapaksa Trade Mark- Kurahan Saatakaya
Onlanka News – By Janaka Alahapperuma
(Pix By: Chandana Perera & Nalin Hewapathirana)
Namal Rajapaksa, elder son of President Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in as a MP at the inaugural session on the 7th Parliament, on 22nd April at 8.45 am. Namal contested the last general election which was held on 8th April under the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) from the Rajapaksa Family strong hold in Hambantota District. He obtained a record number of preferential votes from the district and came out on top of the list putting behind his uncle, newly elected Speaker of the parliament Chamal Rajapaksa who has decades of experience as a MP and a minister in the Sri Lanka political arena.
Just before Namal Rajapaksa leaves Temple Trees to take oaths as a MP in the parliament, President Mahinda Rajapaksa felicitated him by offering the ‘Rajapaksa Trade Mark’, the traditional ‘Kurahan Saatakaya- (Maroon Shawl)’ and taught him how to wear it. President Rajapaksa and Mrs Rajapaksa also bestowed their blessings on their son.
President Rajapaksa who has decided not to address the inaugural session of the parliament was however seen while following the parliamentary proceedings of the opening ceremony inside a media box near the translators. Meanwhile First lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa and few family members were seen in the VIP gallery watching her son being sworn in as a MP.
Pictures are seen here of the affectionate parents, President Mahinda Rajapaksa and First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa bestowing blessings on their elder son at Temple Trees and Namal Rajapaksa, Sanath Jayasuriya and Prof. Rajiva Wijesinghe taking oaths as MPs with other members in the parliament.
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All the best,keep it up.you should show the entire world how the RP family work for future of srilanka.
This the re-starting of the journey of Sinhale which was halted after King Gamunu of Magama era. We hail for our President Mahinda Rajapaksha to giving us the gift of freedom once again.
What we are seing here is the beginning of a transition. The father, President Mahinda Rajapaksa liberated the country from the clutches of terrorist TAMILS after three decades. Mahatma Gandhi liberated India from the clutches of colonialists; Nelson Mandela liberated South Africa from the clutches of Boers. Now, the World’s newest statesman, President Mahinda Rajapaksa is guiding his son towards the spirit of true statesmanship.
The President now has a mandate to create a new society in Sri Lanka; a monolithic society where there are no minorities. Language and religious division will be abolished. Sri Lanka belongs to the Sinhala Buddhists and President Mahinda will return the ownership of every inch of land and every piece of infrastructure to its true owners, the Sri Lankan Buddhists. I believe this can be achieved in the coming 6 years now that the Sun God and his people have been defeated militarily and socially.
After 6 yeras it will be Namal’s turn to modernise the monolithic Sihala Buddhist population by providing world class econmic opportunity.
May the Rajapaksa clan lead Sri Lanka for the next 35 years.