Rajapaksa was first elected to the Parliament of Sri Lanka in 1970, May 27 as the youngest MP.
He served as Prime Minister from 6 April 2004 until his victory in the 2005 presidential election. He was sworn in for his first term as president on 19 November 2005. He was re-elected for a second term on 27 January 2010. After being defeated in his bid for a third presidential term, he left office on 9 January 2015.
Several months after leaving office, he was elected as an MP for Kurunegala District.
We, at 'Sri Lanka Mirror', wish him all the best.