Wimal speaks of MR’s garland in India

Opposition parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa says that he will not agree if India tries to place a red wada mal (Chinese hibiscus) around the nation.

The MP has made this observation referring to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s recent visit to India.

“President Mahinda Rajapaksa received an invitation to visit India and he visited accordingly. It is reported that he was well received in India. We have no problem in flower garlands being placed around his neck, but we will not agree if a garland of wada mal is going to be placed around the neck of the nation,” Weerawansa has said.

Interestingly, during Rajapaksa’s India tour, he was honored with a garland of red flowers similar to wada mal.