I offered to meet Prabhakaran in Kilinochchi - Rajapaksa

I offered to meet Prabhakaran in Kilinochchi – Rajapaksa

Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that when he first came to power he did send peace emissaries to Velupillai Prabhakaran and that he even volunteered himself to travel to the North and meet the leader of the LTTE terrorist organization.

“I sent messengers. I said if he (Prabhakaran) can’t come to Colombo I will come there. I offered myself to go to Kilinochchi to meet him. But he never agreed to that,” he said, in an interview with Strategic News International (SNI).

Rajapaksa is in India at the invitation of BJP leader Subramaniam Swamy to deliver a talk in Delhi. His visit has fuelled speculation about possible thaw between him and the current Indian government.