Doctorate for President Mahinda Rajapaksa

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Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa was awarded a Honoris Causa Doctorate by the Peoples’ Friendship University (PFU), formally known as Patrice Lumumba University of Moscow in Russia on Saturday 6th February 2010.

The PFU is celebrating its Golden Jubilee and to mark the anniversary it has been decided to award the Honorary Doctorate to President Rajapaksa for his contribution for world peace and outstanding success against defeating terrorism. The award ceremony was held at the conference hall of the Great Kremlin Concert Hotel in Moscow.

Head of the University Rector Professor Vladimir M. Filippov presented the President with a diploma at the ceremony. President Rajapaksa addressed the audience following the conferment. The conference hall was fully packed with more than 6000 invitees from over 100 countries. Several world leaders, including Guyana President Bharrat Jagdeo also attended the ceremony.

The official letter informing of the awarding of this degree was handed over to President Rajapaksa by Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Sergey Lavrov, during their meeting when he visited Sri Lanka recently.



  1. This is really insane!!!!A DOCTORATE for the president!!!!what the hell he has done in this war??This should hand over to all the military crew!!They are the ones who suffered most and they are the ones were doing this war…They sacrificed their lives,,,,But MR???he didn’t sacrifice anything..but he did garb the glory from the real war-heroes,warriors…Doctorate for MR but what price for d soldiers????just only the death???

  2. According to wikipedia [’_Friendship_University_of_Russia] , its notable alumni include
    * Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran
    * Porfirio Lobo Sosa, President of Honduras
    * Carlos the Jackal, he began to study but never graduated, and was expelled for indecent behaviour
    * Mahmoud Abbas (aka Abu Mazen), President of the Palestinian Authority
    * Imadadin Halawa
    * Aziz al-Abub
    * David Kermite
    * Mustafa Barghouti
    * Sergey Dorenko
    * Abed Elrahim Abu Zakrra
    * Irina Hakamada
    * Bharrat Jagdeo, President of Guyana
    * Lucy Seki
    * Yuri Shvets
    * Rohana Wijeweera
    * Shahdeen Malik
    * Ganesh Shah
    * Fatima Abdel Mahmoud
    * Temur Gikoshvili —- A famous translator of Kama-Sutra from Hindi to Abkhazian
    * Sergio Viaggio —- Former Chief Interpreter at UN, Vienna, Honorary Professor, Universtiy of Vic (Spain), Doctor Honoris Causa in Letters, Bath University; founding member and first Vice President of the European Society of Translation Studies.

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