Rajapaksa said his government had been penalised by the international community for ending terrorism.
The photograph remained the cover picture of Rajapaksa’s Facebook profile for a week.
During the meeting both sides tried to understand the common challenges and discussed ways to enhance cooperation in key areas.
Vaiko, along with his supporters, was taken into custody for defying prohibitory orders.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and DMK President M Karunanidhi have also opposed the invite to Rajapaksa.
This is the first time that the heads of state and government of SAARC nations have been invited to attend the PM swearing-in.
Pakistan released 59 Indian fishermen from Malir jail in Karachi and 92 from Nara jail in Hyderabad in Sindh province.
This is the second instance when Sri Lanka is releasing Indian fishermen arrested by SL Navy for poaching.
BJP ally MDMK on Saturday announced a black flag demonstration against the head of the island republic in Delhi on May 26.
Alliance partner MDMK’s chief Vaiko Friday met BJP president Rajnath Singh to register his protest against Rajapaksa’s participation in the ceremony.
To this day, Vaiko refuses to accept that rebel leader Velupillai Prabakaran, killed by the Sri Lankan Army in 2009, is dead.
Vaiko said he had requested Singh to take up the issue with the Prime Minister-designate.
“Invitation to Sri Lankan President for Modi swearing-in was “not acceptable and unwelcome by Tamils all over the world,” said Karunanidhi.
“Thank you for the invitation to attend your swearing-in ceremony. I look forward to being there,” tweeted Rajapaksa.
Prakash Javadekar said Modi is only following in the footsteps of Atal Bihari Vajpayee in extending invites to India’s neighbours.