Dr. Rajapakshe hails from a family in Walasmulla. He commenced his career as a Banker and resigned after a period of 5 years to enter the legal profession. He has been practicing in the field of law since 1984 and has reached great heights within a short span of time. He was bestowed with the award of the Outstanding Young Person (TOYP) in the field of legal affairs in 1998. He was appointed as the youngest Presidents Counsel in 2001 and his name has been etched in the annals of legal history as one who obtained prestigious recognition at a comparatively young age.
He entered the parliament in 2004, became the Minister of Banking Affairs and resigned after 3 months. Became the Chairman of COPE which revealed heaps of corruption in the government. He was awarded the SRI LANKAN OF THE YEAR by the prestigious LMD in 2007. He became the only parliamentarian to hold two doctorates after late Dr. N.M. Perera in 2014.
He is the true voice against corruption! The professional symbol of modern Sri Lankan Politics!
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