Dr. Subramanian Swamy, a senior delegate of the Indian Ruling Party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has met former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday (28) at his official residence.
The event was also attended by former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and several members of the Rajapaksa family.
Several members of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and a group of political leaders of the plantation community have also joined this occasion and the former Prime Minister has also hosted a dinner for them.
Swamy arrived in Sri Lanka to participate in the conference of the International Research Centre of Kotalawala Defense University today (29). The annual conference was held this year for the 15th time and the keynote speech was delivered by Dr. Swamy.
Swamy’s name swarmed across Sri Lanka following his controversial tweet on the country being entitled to military assistance by India to suppress the anti-government protests, which he referred to as ‘a mob,’ in support to the Rajapaksas, and unconfirmed sources claimed that Swamy’s visit to the Rajapaksa family is also part of the ousted dynasty’s plan to regain power by re-electing Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Prime Minister.
“Both Gotabaya and Mahinda Rajapaksha were elected in a free election with thumping majority. How can India allow a mob to overturn such a legitimate election? Then no democratic country in our neighbourhood will be safe. If Rajapaksa wants India’s military help we must give,” Swamy wrote on his Twitter handle on July 10.