Rajapaksa arrived in the national capital on Thursday, his first overseas trip since he took over as the island nation's President. He was received by Union Minister VK Singh.
Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray has also invited Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh for the ceremony.
The 87-year-old was the 10th CEC and had served form December 12, 1990, till December 11, 1996. He was a retired 1955 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Tamil Nadu cadre.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for peace and unity and said the court judgment will not be a victory or defeat for anyone. Several other prominent political leaders have also appealed to citizens to maintain peace and not believe in rumours being spread on social media.
The Ministry of External Affairs had earlier said that Modi and Merkel will exchange views on regional and global matters of mutual interest. Both leaders will have a separate engagement with CEOs and business leaders of both countries.
Last year India was ranked 77th. In six years of the Narendra Modi government, India's ranking improved 79 places from 142nd in 2014 to 63th in 2019, a record for a major economy.
"I will interact with the party workers of my parliamentary constituency on October 24. I invite you to participate in the session," The PM tweeted.
The accused has been identified as Nonu. Damayanti Ben's belongings have also been recovered, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), North Delhi
Several cases of snatching from various parts of Delhi have surfaced in recent times. This time, the victim is Prime Minister Narendra Modi's niece Damayanti Ben Modi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat on the occasion of his 150th birth anniversary.