Rohitha Rajapaksa is a famous Sri Lankan rugby player. Rohitha Rajapaksa is also famous as the youngest son of the present Sri Lankan prime minister, politician, and former president, Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Table of Biography
Rohitha Rajapaksa was born on June 15, 1989, and he is currently 31 years old. Rohitha hails from Colombo, Sri Lanka, and his zodiac sign is Gemini. Talking about his educational journey, Rohitha completed his education at St. Thomas College, Mt. Lavinia in the year 2008.
Later on, Rohitha studied his bachelors’ in aeronautical engineering at the University of Southampton, graduating in 2011. Rohitha also gained his Masters’s in Engineering degree in Space Systems Engineering, an M.Phil. degree from the University of Colombo, and undergoing his Ph.D. degree in Mathematical Optimization of Space Debris Mitigation and Strategy Analysis.
Talking about his family, Rohitha has two siblings namely Yoshitha Rajapaksa and Namal Rajapaksa. The former is a rugby player while the latter is a politician. Their father is Mahinda Rajapaksa, a lawyer as well as the 6th President of Sri Lanka. Mahindra was also the Commander in Chief of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces in 2005. Similarly, Rohitha’s mother is Shiranthi Rajapaksa (née Wickremesinghe).
Career and Professional Life
Professionally, Rohitha Rajapaksa is a rugby footballer. Rohitha served as the captain of the Sri Lankan Army team in the past. Besides his own career, Rohitha is also famous as the youngest son of the former Sri Lankan President, Mahinda Rajapaksa. Mahindra has been serving as Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister and Minister of Finance since 2019. He was the country’s President from 2005 to 2015. Moreover, Rohitha’s father served as the Leader of the Opposition from 2002 to 2004 and 2018 to 2019.
Likewise, his mother is a child psychologist and educator. Along with being a sportsperson, Rohitha is also a musician who filmed a music video for the song Sihineka. As a rugby player, Rohitha was the captain of the Navy SC unbeaten league champions in the years 2013 to 2014. Then in 2-14 and 2-15, he also captained the Army SC.
Subsequently, in 2015 and 2016, Rohitha played with Havelocks SC and also was a part of the team Softlogic Warriors. Rohitha’s team emerged in 3rd place in Super Sevens in the year 2016. Moreover, the sportsperson was also a leader of teams including Stallions and Access Kings.
Rohitha Rajapaksa tied the knot with Tatyana Lee Jayaratne in Weeraketiya. The lovers share two children together but their names are not publicized yet. Nevertheless, both Tatyana and Rohitha frequently share photos featuring their children.
Moreover, Tatyana is a model and they had been longtime lovers. Among many renowned personalities to attend the couple’s wedding, politicians Mangala Samaraweera, Ranil Wickremesinghe, Kabir Hashim, and Sagala Ratnayaka are a few.
Rohitha Rajapaksa stands tall at an approximate height of 1.80 meters or 5 feet 11 inches and his weight is around 92 kgs or 14 st 7 lbs. Likewise, the sportsperson has dark brown hair and eyes of the same color.
Social Media and Net Worth
Talking about his social media presence, Rohitha Rajapaksa joined Twitter in June 2014 and so far has over 13.5K followers on his @Rohitha_Chichi account. Likewise, Rohitha is available on Instagram under the username @rohitharajapaksa. The sportsperson has over 243k followers on his official Instagram handle.
Rohitha then created his Youtube channel on May 24, 2011. This channel currently has over 12 million views and 88.9K subscribers. Moving on, Rohitha has a net worth estimation of approximately $19 million US dollars.