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Friday, 12 May 2017 - 16:47
Indian Premier meets former president Mahinda and Gotabhaya Rajapaksa
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met former president Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo in a seemingly unscheduled late night meeting, The Hindu said today.

Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu has told that the meeting was held at Mr. Rajapaksa’s request.

The meeting comes ten days after MP Wimal Weerawansa called for a black flag protest around Mr. Modi's visit.

Former President Rajapaksa has earlier blamed India for his defeat in the January 2015 presidential polls, but in a recent media interview said that he admired Mr. Modi, the article said.

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