Frases de Mahinda Rajapaksa

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Mahinda Rajapaksa

Fecha de nacimiento: 18. Diciembre 1945

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Percy Mahendra “Mahinda” Rajapaksa fue el presidente de la República Socialista Democrática de Sri Lanka desde 2005 hasta 2015.

Su padre, D.A. Rajapaksa fue miembro del parlamento de Sri Lanka. Rajapaksa estudió en la Universidad de Richmond. En 1970 ingresó como miembro del Partido de la Libertad de Sri Lanka . En 1994, Rajapaksa fue nombrado Ministro de Trabajo y ejerció ese cargo hasta 1997. Rajapaksa fue también primer ministro del país entre el 6 de abril de 2004 hasta el 21 de noviembre de 2005. Está casado con Shiranthi Rajapaksa y tiene tres hijos.

El 19 de noviembre de 2005 Mahinda Rajapaksa asume la presidencia de Sri Lanka. Luego que asumiera la presidencia, Rajapaksa modificó el gabinete, nombrando a Ratnasiri Wickremanayake Primer Ministro del país.

Fue derrotado en las elecciones presidenciales de 2015 ante Maithripala Sirisena y terminó su mandato el 9 de enero de 2015.

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Frases Mahinda Rajapaksa

„I have succeeded in uniting the territory. Now, I am entrusted with the task of uniting the hearts of all sections of our people. I willingly take over the noble task of creating peace among our communities.“

—  Mahinda Rajapaksa
Quoted in The Hindu, "Rajapaksa promises peace and prosperity at Independence Day speech" http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/article100524.ece, February 4, 2010.

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„Discipline is not revenge. The nation can only be built through commitment, discipline and elimination of corruption.“

—  Mahinda Rajapaksa
Quoted in The Hindu, "Rajapaksa promises peace and prosperity at Independence Day speech" http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/article100524.ece, February 4, 2010.

„If anyone who wants to complain about human rights violations in Sri Lanka, whether it's torture, whether it is rape, we have a system.“

—  Mahinda Rajapaksa
Quoted in Independent.ie, "Sri Lanka defends rights record" http://www.independent.ie/world-news/sri-lanka-defends-rights-record-29754169.html, 14 November, 2013.

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„If there is any violations, we will take actions against anybody, anybody. I am ready to do that.“

—  Mahinda Rajapaksa
Quoted in BBC News, "Sri Lanka's Mahinda Rajapaksa hits out at critics" http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24936948, November 14, 2013; and quoted from Indepentdent.ie, "Sri Lanka defends rights record" http://www.independent.ie/world-news/sri-lanka-defends-rights-record-29754169.html, 14 November, 2013.

„All international laws are made by big, powerful countries but applied only on weaker ones like ours.“

—  Mahinda Rajapaksa
Interview with Hindustan Times http://www.hindustantimes.com/comment/interviewsnews/full-text-of-ht-s-exclusive-interview-with-lankan-president-rajapaksa/article1-1123091.aspx, September 17, 2013.

„I say: be fair. Be objective. Don't just come to conclusions based on one-sided "evidence."“

—  Mahinda Rajapaksa
Interview with Hindustan Times http://www.hindustantimes.com/comment/interviewsnews/full-text-of-ht-s-exclusive-interview-with-lankan-president-rajapaksa/article1-1123091.aspx, September 17, 2013.

„We need an alternative. In the end, they [the US and the West] are not punishing Iran. They are punishing us, small countries.“

—  Mahinda Rajapaksa
On the United States' and European Union's combined sanctions against Iran, as quoted in The Hindu, "U.S. move hits small nations: Rajapaksa" http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/us-move-hits-small-nations-rajapaksa/article2847388.ece, January 31, 2012.

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„It is a revolution against a dictator [referring to Rajapaksa]. This should be a lesson for all South Asian countries. This verdict has opened up a free space through which the democratic values and reforms can be pushed in. People really wanted a change and wished to end the authoritarian rule of Rajapaksa.“

—  Mahinda Rajapaksa
Kushal Perera, a political analyst and writer on Mahinda Rajapaksa loosing to Maithripala Sirisena in 2015, quoted on The Indian Express (January 9, 2015), "Maithripala Sirisena sworn-in as Sri Lanka’s new President" http://indianexpress.com/article/world/neighbours/maithripala-sirisena-sworn-in-as-sri-lankas-new-president/

„Reflecting on the work of the UN, matters of a political nature have overridden the most basic issues, which affect the underprivileged and marginalized, who dominate world society.“

—  Mahinda Rajapaksa
United Nations, Sri "Lanka urges UN to study global inequality, failure to lift millions out of poverty" http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp/html/story.asp?NewsID=45978&Cr=general+assembly&Cr1=, 24 September 2013.

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