Senior BJPer invites MR for ‘public gathering’

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A senior member of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, Dr. Subramanian Swamy has invited former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to speak at a “public gathering” in India this month.

His invitation comes as the Fort Magistrate’s Court on 12 May imposed a travel ban on Rajapaksa, his son MP Namal Rajapaksa, MP Johnston Fernando, and 14 other Rajapaksa family members, following the 9 May attack on peaceful protestors at Galle Face by Mahinda Rajapaksa loyalists.

“I have decided to invite my friend and Sri Lankan politician Mahinda Rajapaksa to visit India to address a public assembly in Delhi and visit Hindu and Buddhist temples,” Dr. Swamy tweeted yesterday (1).

“I’m hoping he can come before the Monsoon in June,” he added.

By Sulochana Ramiah Mohan