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Subramanian Swamy meets Rajapaksa

Press Trust of India  |  Colombo 

BJP's veteran today met former Sri Lankan

Swamy visited Rajapaksa's ancestral home at Madamulana to call on the former Sri Lankan leader, Rajapaksa's office said. He invited for an event in

"It was a hugely enjoyable trip to South to meet Sri and his family. He is a man to be admired for his decisiveness to wipe out the terror and incidentally also soothen India's hurt feelings due to Rajiv's (Gandhi) assassination by the LTTE," Swamy tweeted.

He also paid last respects to Rajapaksa's younger brother who passed away yesterday.

In Colombo today, he had a 'chance meeting' with former Maldivian Mohamed Nasheed, who is currently on exile in the country.

"He (Nasheed) is apprehensive of gross rigging in their forthcoming election. cannot allow that as a neighbour and also since current usurper President (Abdulla) Yamin has humiliated Indians recently. We need an action plan," Swamy tweeted.

Nasheed is a popular in The Maldives, having been at the forefront of a pro-democracy campaign for over two decades, but is disqualified from participation in the because of a 13-year prison sentence.

He has been convicted in 2015 on widely criticised terrorism charges.

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First Published: Wed, August 22 2018. 16:55 IST