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If one goes by that,Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made a powerful statement in Sri Lanka already He came here with folded hands and then stretched out his arms with an openmind In bitter contrast the last time an Indian Prime Minister visited Colombo – Rajiv Gandhi on 30 July 1987 – he was famously hit by a soldier’s rifle butt when he was inspecting aguard of honour If Rajiv Gandhi had not been alert and ducked he mayhave died on the spot Wijemuni Vijitha Rohana de Silva’s rifle butt hit Rajiv on the shoulder not on the head where it was meant to land Wijemuni instantaneously became a popular figure so much so that after his release from prison he even contested a general election under a ticket for theSihala Urumaya party in 2000 but lost Less than two years ago he admitted in an on-record interview that he intended to kill the Indian premier Read the full interview here Modi with President Maithripala Sirisena: PTI Wijemuni’s action was meant to be an act of revenge against Rajiv Gandhi’s fateful decision of sending the Indian Peacekeeping Force (IPKF) to Sri Lanka This was the time when India-Sri Lanka relations were at their nadir and anti-India rabid Tamil parties were born and got strengthened in Tamil Nadu and Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by the LTTE in Tamil Nadu on 21 May 1991 This contrasting tale of two Indian Prime MinistersinSri Lanka conveys a lot To drive the point further home PM Modi visited the IPKF memorial here and paid homage to IPKF soldiers This ritual will definitely become a must-do for all future Indian Prime Ministers who visit Sri Lanka The significance of his visit is not lost on Modi himself Sample his words in his media statement after his talks with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena: "I am conscious of the significance of this visit It is the first standalone bilateral visit to Sri Lanka by an Indian Prime Minister since 1987 Last month President Sirisena honoured us by making India his first foreign visit as a President I am glad to be here so soon This is how it should be between neighbours We should meet regularly It helps us understand each other better; find solutions to mutual concerns; and move our relationship forward That is what we achieved in my meetings with President Sirisena today" The fact that Modi became the first Indian Prime Minister in almost 28 years to visit the island-nation itdoes not mean that the two sides did not enjoy good political relations earlier It also does not mean that the Congress-ruled India did not have good relations with Sri Lanka Non-Congress governments have been in power for about a decade since 1987? Ever since the IPKF blunder,no sitting Indian Prime Minister could even entertain the thought of visiting Sri Lanka for security reasons as the entire island country reeled under terror attacks from the LTTE Modi has visited Sri Lanka at an opportune time almost six years after the LTTE was vanquished militarily by Sri Lankan troops With the threat of terror out of way India and Sri Lanka can now boost their all-round bilateral relationship and forge closer ties This is what PM Modi is doing

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