Mahinda Rajapaksa

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Sri Lankan Parliament to decide on probe by UN rights panel

Rajapaksa said his government had been penalised by the international community for ending terrorism.

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Social media diplomacy: Rajapaksa makes Modi’s swearing-in pic his cover image

The photograph remained the cover picture of Rajapaksa’s Facebook profile for a week.

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Rajapaksa briefs Modi on Lanka’s reconciliation process

During the meeting both sides tried to understand the common challenges and discussed ways to enhance cooperation in key areas.

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Vaiko detained for protesting against Rajapaksa’s visit

Vaiko, along with his supporters, was taken into custody for defying prohibitory orders.

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Vaiko holds demonstration againt Rajapaksa

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and DMK President M Karunanidhi have also opposed the invite to Rajapaksa.

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Rajapaksa, Ramgoolam arrive for Narendra Modi’s swearing-in

This is the first time that the heads of state and government of SAARC nations have been invited to attend the PM swearing-in.

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Pakistan frees Indian fishermen, Sri Lanka set to follow suit

Pakistan released 59 Indian fishermen from Malir jail in Karachi and 92 from Nara jail in Hyderabad in Sindh province.

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Ahead of Modi’s swearing-in, Rajapaksa orders release of all Indian fishermen

This is the second instance when Sri Lanka is releasing Indian fishermen arrested by SL Navy for poaching.

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BJP ally MDMK to hold protest against Rajapkasa in Delhi

BJP ally MDMK on Saturday announced a black flag demonstration against the head of the island republic in Delhi on May 26.

Ignore protests against invite: BJP’s TN in-charge

Alliance partner MDMK’s chief Vaiko Friday met BJP president Rajnath Singh to register his protest against Rajapaksa’s participation in the ceremony.

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For Vaiko, little room to negotiate

To this day, Vaiko refuses to accept that rebel leader Velupillai Prabakaran, killed by the Sri Lankan Army in 2009, is dead.

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NDA ally MDMK meets Modi, says Rajapaksa should not be invited

Vaiko said he had requested Singh to take up the issue with the Prime Minister-designate.

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Narendra Modi invite to Rajapaksa not acceptable: DMK

“Invitation to Sri Lankan President for Modi swearing-in was “not acceptable and unwelcome by Tamils all over the world,” said Karunanidhi.

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Mahinda Rajapaksa thanks Modi for inviting on swearing-in ceremony

“Thank you for the invitation to attend your swearing-in ceremony. I look forward to being there,” tweeted Rajapaksa.

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Invite to neighbours celebration of democracy: BJP

Prakash Javadekar said Modi is only following in the footsteps of Atal Bihari Vajpayee in extending invites to India’s neighbours.