MR congratulates new Maldivian President

20 November 2013 02:26 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in a message has congratulated the new Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom.

“This victory bears testimony to the confidence that the people of the Maldives place in your policies and your leadership,” President Rajapaksa wrote.

“The relations between Sri Lanka and the Maldives are characterized by a long tradition of friendship, close cooperation and mutual respect,” President Rajapaksa said.

“Maldives’ steadfast solidarity and support extended to Sri Lanka in international fora has further strengthened the close relations that exist between our two countries.”

Sri Lanka and the Maldives also share strong trade relations. A significant part of Maldives’ exports and imports are with Sri Lanka, in particular the export of Maldives fish and the import of rice.

President Yameen, who became the victor in the run-off presidential election this month, is the half brother of former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.

  Comments - 6

  • banda Wednesday, 20 November 2013 05:18 PM

    Nasheed mallee would have been much better..

    tomsamusa Wednesday, 20 November 2013 06:35 PM

    A liability to lankans and rest of civilised world.
    Any message good or bad would be a n embaressment to the recipient's /country

    mura Thursday, 21 November 2013 12:00 AM

    where did he all these days. almost one week gone! via DM Android App

    zahirahmed Friday, 22 November 2013 04:47 AM

    You are right " Little Obama" President Nasheed would have been a better choice and would done wonders for Maldives!!! High time the Maldivians realize the Great Potential of this Great Man - HE. Mr Nasheed!!!..........his time will come as the wheels of change keep moving on.................!!!! Abdul Majeed Zahirahmed

    Pasel Wednesday, 20 November 2013 03:12 PM

    Politics is "Going with the wind "

    Jacoob Thursday, 21 November 2013 03:44 AM

    99% true

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