President Rajapaksa pays tribute to the statue of Mahathma Gandhi.
President Rajapaksa paid floral tributes to this great Statesman of India. It was Mahathma Gandhi who gave leadership to India’s freedom struggle. He was killed by a gunman on 30th January 1948.
In the meantime, a special ceremony was organized at the Sastrapathi Bawan, the Indian President’s House to welcome the President who is in India on a three-day official visit. On arrival at the Sastrapathi Bawan, his Indian counterpart Pratiba Patel and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh accorded a warm welcome. A notable feature was the organisation of this function reminiscing the longstanding friendly ties between India and Sri Lanka.