The world is aware of the economic crisis in Sri Lanka and the movement of people against those in power. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has escaped Sri Lanka aboard a military plane amid widespread public outrage over the country’s economic crises.
Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa began his presidential tenure in 2019 following the departure of Maithripala Sirisena and has now resigned from the head post of the country.
From 2005 to 2015, the Sri Lankan politician was a former military commander who served as Secretary of Defence and Urban Development under his elder brother, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa Children: Daughter And Son Details
Born on June 20, 1949, the 73-year-old political leader has a son from his marriage with the first lady of Sri Lanka, Ioma Rajapaksa. His name is Manoj Rajapaksa.
However, it is not sure whether or not Gotabaya has fathered a daughter. His Wikipedia bio page has not mentioned any details about his children either. After hearing the riot heading toward the presidential residence, Gotabaya Rajapaksa flees to the Maldives.
After storming the presidential palace’s gates, hundreds of people strolled into its chambers, and part of the boisterous crowd was jumping into the compound’s pool. The video went viral on the internet immediately.
Furthermore, there is no touch with his wife or children, and no sign of them has been located anywhere in the nation. As a result, it is possible that they too fled the country or went underground.
Manoj Rajapaksa earned a degree in engineering from a prominent university, but information about her spouse and first lady, Ioma Rajapaksa, is unavailable on the internet.
Where Is Mahinda Rajapaksa Now?
There has also been no word from Gotabaya’s brother, Mahinda Rajapaksa, a former President who was deposed as Prime Minister precisely two months earlier, on May 9.
The reign of the Rajapaksa family in Sri Lanka will end following the economic crisis that left many citizens without food and other necessities.
The Indian Express writes, “Mahinda, Gotabaya, and the others are part of a tenacious political dynasty that is perhaps South Asia’s biggest and perhaps its most brazenly nepotistic.”
Mahinda Rajapaksa’s ascent to prominence began in 2004, when he was appointed Prime Minister under the presidency of Chandrika Kumaratunga Bandaranaike, a choice she subsequently said was her worst mistake.
In 2005, he won the presidential election and decided to go all-out against The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the north and east. Mahinda appointed his brother Gotabaya as Defence Secretary.
However, Mahinda’s ascendancy was interrupted in 2015 when he lost his third presidential election. While in power, he was one ruthless ruler.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa Siblings
The leader was born on June 20, 1949, as the fifth child of late Sri Lankan politician D. A. Rajapaksa.
Although his birth occurred in Palatuwa, Gotabaya was raised in Weeraketiya by his parents and eight siblings. His father, from 1947 until 1965, was a member of Parliament for the Beliatta electorate in the Hambantota district.
Jayanthi, Chamal, Mahinda, Chandra, Basil Dudley, Preethi, and Gandani are Gotabaya’s siblings in order by birth. Among them, Mahinda, Basil, and Chamal Rajapaksa play a more important part in Sri Lankan politics. They are the face of the Rajapaksa family and successors of their father.