Nirupama Rajapaksa

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Nirupama Rajapaksa
Nirupama Rajapaksa.jpg
Deputy Minister of Water Supply & Drainage
In office
2010 – 12 January 2015
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Hambantota District
Assumed office
Preceded by Mahinda Rajapaksa
In office
Personal details
Born (1962-04-13) 13 April 1962 (age 56)
Nationality Sri Lankan
Political party Sri Lanka Freedom Party
Other political
United People's Freedom Alliance
Relations Chamal, Mahinda, Basil and Gotabhaya Rajapaksa
(uncles; first cousins once removed and father's paternal first cousins)
Parents George Rajapaksa (deceased)
Lalitha Rajapaksa
Residence 95 Horton Place,
Colombo 07, Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka.

Nirupama Deepika Rajapaksa (born 13 April 1962) is a Sri Lankan politician, a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka[1] and a government minister.

She herself, a Sinhalese Buddhist is married to an ethnic Tamil Hindu, Thirukkumaran Nadesan.

Rajapaksa is the niece of former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his siblings, the elder ones, Chamal and Jayanthi Rajapaksa as well as the younger ones, Chandra, Basil, Gotabhaya, Dudley, Preethi and Gandani Rajapaksa since her late father, George and them were first cousins
(her late paternal grandfather, D. M. Rajapaksa and their late father, D. A. Rajapaksa are brothers).[2]

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