Namal Rajapaksa enters parliament as the youngest lawmaker in Sri Lanka’s history
The president’s son Namal, 24, enters parliament as the youngest lawmaker in Sri Lanka’s history, a record currently held by Rajapakse senior, who was also 24 when he went to parliament in 1970.
Lakshman Namal Rajapaksa (born 10 April 1986) (known as Namal Rajapaksa) is a Sri Lankan politician. His is a current Member of Parliament for Hambantota District and he hails from a well known political family. His father Mahinda Rajapaksa is the current President of Sri Lanka and his grandfather D. A. Rajapaksa, was a prominent politician,Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister of Agriculture and Land in Wijeyananda Dahanayake’s government.
My vision is one of general progress of humanity. It is vital that we aspire for a common national identity and embrace the best global integration can offer while galvanizing our cultural heritage. I strongly believe youth as an age category and youth as a spirit regardless of physical wear and tear is the catalyst for progress. -Namal Rajapaksa