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Old 07-12-2012, 02:15 AM   #34
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He was sworn in for a six-year term as president on 19 November 2005. He was re-elected for a second term in office on 27 January 2010..Rajapaksa was sworn in as Sri Lanka’s 13th Prime Minister..He also had a few cameo roles as a movie actor in Sinhalese movies and worked as a library assistant at Vidyodaya University...A devastating report into the final months of Sri Lanka's brutal civil war claims government forces carried out a politically-motivated massacre of surrendering Tamil Tiger fighters.[/B]The investigation by a leading Sri Lankan human rights group accuses elements of the Sri Lankan army of touching "the most depraved depths of humanity".Following the attack, the European Union decided to proscribe the LTTE as a terrorist organisation. A new crisis leading to the first large-scale fighting since signing of the ceasefire occurred when the LTTE closed the sluice gates of the Mavil Oya (Mavil Aru) reservoir on July 21 and cut the water supply to 15,000 villages in government controlled areas. This dispute was developed into a full scale war by August 2006...which concluded that as many as 40,000 people were killed in the final weeks of the war...For their part, Rajapaska and his government have denied all allegations of war crimes...Rajapaksa was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate by the Beijing University of Foreign Languages in China...Other family members involved in politics include his nephew, Shashindra Rajapaksa, who is the Chief Minister of the Uva Province. Shameendra Rajapaksa (second son of Chamal Rajapaksa), Director SriLankan Airlines, his cousins Jaliya Wickramasuriya, Sri Lanka's ambassador to the United States, Udayanga Weeratunga, Sri Lanka's ambassador to Russia, Prasanna Wickramasuriya, Chairman Airport & Aviation Services Limited Sri Lanka and Rajapaksa's brother-in-law Nishantha Wickramasinghe is the Chairman of SriLankan Airlines...

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