Politics Mahinda Rajapaksa takes oath as Sri Lankan Prime Minister Updated : August 09, 2020 10:34 AM IST Mahinda Rajapaksa-led Sri Lanka People's Party (SLPP) won in 145 constituencies, bagging a total of 150 seats with its allies, a two-thirds majority in the 225-member Parliament. Mahinda Rajapaksa previously served as the president for nearly a decade from 2005 to 2015. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.