The photograph is a group photo taken during Gotabhaya Rajapaksa’s earlier trip to India to follow a course at the Defence Services Staff College in India.
The photograph had been given to the Indian Premier by an Indian friend of Rajapaksa Dr. Gen. V.K. Singh.
Dr. Singh had later become the Chief of Staff of the Indian Army and is currently serving in the Modi government as the Transport and Highways State Minister.
Both Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and V.K. Singh are both in the group photo.