British Asia News Network
Sri Lanka: Mahinda Rajapaksa, the opposition leader, will be visiting Banglore, India tomorrow to deliver a lecture on the future of India and Sri Lanka relations.
He is scheduled to attend a forum, organised by “The Hindu Daily” in the next few days and has been invited to make the inaugural speech which will focus mainly on the pathways of future ties between India and Sri Lanka. The key-note speech will be made by Indian Vice President Venkaiah Naidu. And those attending will include political leaders such as the former Vice-President of India, former Afghanistan President Hamid Ansari, former President of Maldives Mohamed Nasheed.
Also attending will be sportsperson Sachin Tendulkar and veteran artists such as Karan Johar and Ms Padma Lakshmi who have attended previous meetings held over the past two years for this forum.
Mr Rajapaksa will also be meeting dignitaries on the sidelines of the conference and will be accompanied by Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Chairman G.L. Peiris, MPs Lohan Ratwatte, Dilan Perera, Namal Rajapaksa and Dulles Alahapperuma.