Former Sri Lankan President and Leader of Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa will leave for India on Friday evening. This information was given by the office of Rajapaksa. Rajapaksa will participate in a program on Indo-Sri Lanka relations in Bangalore. This will be his first visit to India after becoming leader of opposition in Sri Lanka last month. This is the second India visit of Mahinda Rajapakse during six months.
Prior to this, Mahinda Rajapaksa had visited India in September 2018. During this time, he met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. Bilateral relations were discussed in the meeting from both the leaders.
President Maitripala Sirisena removed Ranil Vikramasinghe in October and appointed Mahindra Rajapakse as the new Prime Minister of the country. The appointment of Rajapaksa had created a constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka. This crisis ended nearly 50 days later. Sri Lankan Supreme Court gave its verdict in favor of Ranil Vikramasinghe after hearing the case. Ranil Vikramsinghe proved a majority in parliament.