‘Sri Lanka will never pose a threat to India’- Mahinda Rajapakse

KATHMANDU, NEPAL - NOVEMBER 26:  Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister of Pakistan, and Mahinda Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka, listen to speeches during the inaugural session of the 18th SAARC Summit on November 26, 2014 in Kathmandu, Nepal. Nepal is hosting the 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit in Kathmandu, which will be attended by leaders of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Nepal.  Nepal is hosting the SAARC Summit for the third time, which was first held in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1985. Some of the key issues to be discussed during the Summit will include three key framework agreements between SAARC countries to enhance rail and road connectivity and to set up a regional power grid. (Photo by Narendra Shrestha - Pool/Getty Images)

Mahinda Rajapaksa, who lost the Sri Lankan presidency earlier this year, plans to contest the parliamentary election and likely become prime minister. He spoke exclusively to Rediff.com contributor Nitin A Gokhale.

Read the full interview here


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