Nirupama Rajapakse was sworn in as a Member of
Parliament yesterday (25) before Speaker W.J.M.Lokubandara to
fill the vacancy created by the death of Foreign Minister
Nirupama who was first elected to Parliament
from the Hambantota District in 1994 was appointed a Deputy
Minister in the PA Government. She is the daughter of late
George Rajapakse who was also a Member of Parliament and a
Minister in 1960 SLFP government of Mrs.Sirimavo Bandaranaike.