President Gotabaya Rajapakse’s wife is a shining example of how a politician’s wife should behave in public. Mrs. Ayoma Rajapakse holds a Diploma in Business Management from NIBM, Sri Lanka and has worked as a Medical Coder in USA. She has been seen in so many public places with only a driver and pushing the trolley herself. We have had a history of political abuse, leave alone President’s and Minister’s wife, we have had where even service commanders who report to a secretary of a ministry getting military officers to carry their trash for their wives and treat the security staff like domestic servants. When the secretary of the ministry drives his own car, this first lady is a shining example to Sri Lankan women as to how they should behave in public. When their husbands hold top jobs in the government. Living off the tax payer. To many she reminds people of Mrs. Elina Jayawardana the simple, humble, but dignified First Lady of the 70s. President Gotabaya is moving in the right direction by depoliticizing the government, focusing on running the government instead of going after political opponents. If he can only sustain this for the remaining period of his term. Like the example President Obama set by appointing Hilary Clinton as Secretary of State demonstrating the need to be statesmanlike once elected. He would have fundamentally changed the way we do politics in Sri Lanka. That would be his legacy. This is not difficult for the President, because he is the first President who has seen how other democratic countries function, unlike the rest of the politicians in Sri Lanka who act like frogs in a well.
The President's Family