Yoshitha Rajapaksa

Yoshitha Rajapaksa

Full name
Yoshitha Kanishka Rajapaksa

Date of birth
(1988-06-12) 12 June 1988 (age 28)

Place of birth
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Height
1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)

Weight
92 kg (14 st 7 lb)

School
S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia

University
Britannia Royal Naval College

Notable relative(s)
Namal, Rohitha (brothers)

Occupation(s)
former naval officer

Rugby union career

Playing career

Position
Number Eight/Flanker

Amateur clubs

Years
Club / team
 
 

2006-2015
Navy SC

National team(s)

Years
Club / team
Caps
(points)

Coaching career

Years
Club / team
 
 

2014-present
Ananda College, Colombo

Yoshitha Rajapaksa

Allegiance
Sri Lanka

Service/branch
Sri Lanka Navy

Years of service
2006-2015

Rank
Lieutenant

Yoshitha Rajapaksa is a Sri Lankan sportsmen and former naval officer. He is the son of the sixth President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa. He was Lieutenant in the Sri Lanka Navy and an aide-de-camp to the President.He is one of the owners of Carlton Sports Network [1][2] one of the several organizations such as Carlton Pre school and Carlton rugby named after the Carlton House of the Rajapaksa.[3][3] and was a former captain of the Sri Lanka national rugby union team and the Navy SC rugby team.[4] On January 30, 2016, Yoshitha Rajapaksa and several senior executives of the Carlton Sports Network Channel were remanded by the Kaduwela Magistrate on charges of financial crimes including alleged charges on money laundering.[5][6]

Contents

1 Early life and family
2 Naval career
3 Sports career

3.1 Rugby
3.2 Shooting

4 Controversies

4.1 Murder Allegations
4.2 Financial Irregularities at the CSN

5 See also
6 References

Early life and family[edit]
See also: Rajapaksa family
He is the second son of Mahinda Rajapaksa and Shiranthi Rajapaksa.[7] He has two brothers – Namal and Rohitha.[8] His paternal grandfather D. A. Rajapaksa was a Member of Parliament and Minister of Agriculture and Land in Wijeyananda Dahanayake’s government.[9] His maternal grandfather, E. P. Wickramasinghe was a retired Commodore in the Sri Lanka Navy.[10]
Rajapaksa was educated at S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia.[11]
Naval career[edit]

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