Who is Gotabaya Rajapaksa?

Gotabhaya Rajakapse is the candidate of the Podujana Peramuna for the presidential election in 2019. His bio data and profile are given below.

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Name: Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Date of birth: June 20, 1949 (70 years in 2019)

Birth place: Palatuwa, Matara

Father: D. A. Rajapakse (Former Parliamentarian of Hambanthota and Minister)

Mother: Dandina Rajapakse

Brothers & Sisters (Descending order): Chamal Rajapakse, Jayanthi Rajapakse, Mahinda Rajapakse, Chandra Rajapakse (Deceased), Gotabhaya Rajapakse, Basil Rajapakse, Dudley Rajapakse, Preethi Rajapakse, Gandhini Rajapakse (Deceased)

Spouse: Ayoma Rajapakse

Children: Daminda Manoj Rajapakse (Born in 1982) (Married to Sewwandi Liyannaaarachchi)

School Attended: Ananda Collage, Colombo

Education: Cadet Officer Training, Army Training School, Diyathalawa

Employment: Joined Sri Lanka Army as a cadet officer in 1971. Commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1972

Unit: Signal Corps, Sinha Regiment, Rajarata Rifles, Gajaba Regiment

Rank: Retired Lieutenant Colonel – Sri Lanka Army (Retired in 1993)

Awards: Ranawickrama and Ranasoora Medals, Doctor of Letters – 2009 (Colombo University)

Further Education: Degree in Computer Technology, Colombo University

Obtained American citizenship in 2003

Employments in United States:

DTR Business Solutions – Resident (California)

Head of Computer Systems – Layola law Collage (California)

After his brother became the president in 2005, he returned to Sri Lanka held portfolios as the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence & Urban Development and represents director boards of various government corporations

Renounced American citizenship in April 2019

Achievements: Provided administrative leadership for defeating the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam (LTTE) 

Accusation: Violation of human rights, Threats and torture to media personal and murder, Contacts with Sinhala extremism

Court cases:

Misappropriation of government funds to build D. A. Rajapakse memorial museum at a cost of Rs. 33.9 Million

Incurred a loss of Rs. 1,140 Million to the Government with the Avant-garde Company

Cases filed in United States by Ahinsa Wickramatunga, the daughter of slain journalist Lasantha Wickramatunga and other Sri Lankan-origin Americans    

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