President Mahinda Rajapakse has confirmed that he will indeed be attending the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi's on May 26.
“#India receives confirmation of participation from #SriLanka @PresRajapaksa to attend @narendramodi swearing-in ceremony on 26 May,” read a tweet from Syed Akbaruddin, the official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs.
Confirmation of Rajapakse's participation came in the midst of a number of political outfits in Tamil Nadu demanding that the incoming leadership rescind its invitation in the light of accusations against Rajapakse's government for war crimes, human rights abuse and genocide in the end stages of Sri Lanka's decades-long bloody civil conflict.
The BJP, which leads the new government, has maintained that it extended an invitation to Sri Lanka along with all other SAARC countries, and that this had been done keeping in mind India's standing in the international arena.(Source; New Indian Eexpress)
Meanwhile President Rajapaksa also tweeted confirming his participation. "@narendramodi Thank you for the invitation to attend your swearing-in ceremony. I look forward to being there."