Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is scheduled to visit India in early September, 2018.
The official invitation to attend and deliver a speech at a function, to be held on 12 September in New Delhi, was personally handed over to Rajapaksa by Bharatiya Janatha Party (BJP) Leader Dr. Subramanian Swamy yesterday.
Rajapaksa is invited as a special guest to speak at this event organized by Virat Hindustan Sangam. Dr. Swamy called on Rajapaksa’s Medamulana house where he was warmly received by Rajapaksa and his elder brother former Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa. Former President Rajapaksa always considered Dr. Swamy as a close friend of Sri Lanka.
“I welcomed my good friend Dr. Subramanian Swamy to Medamulana today and am honoured to accept his invitation to speak in New Delhi. A long-time friend of Sri Lanka, who has always so vehemently spoken out against LTTE terrorism, he has always had Sri Lanka’s best interest at heart,” Rajapaksa tweeted after meeting Dr. Swamy.
“It was a hugely enjoyable trip to South Sri Lanka to meet Fmr SL President Sri Mahinda Rajapaksa and his family. He is a man to be admired for his decisiveness to wipe out LTTE terror and incidentally also soothe India’s hurt feelings due to Rajiv’s assassination by LTTE.”