SL will offer support to the Maldives: Neomal

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Acting Minster of External Affairs Neomal Perera said today that if the Maldives requested assistance from Sri Lanka, the government would offer any support necessary, however the government was of the view that interference in the internal matters of that country were not called for. “These are democratically elected leaders, therefore we don’t want any country to interfere or pressurise the Maldivians by taking advantage of the present situation,” he said.
 
When questioned on whether the family of ousted President Mohammed Nasheed and other members of his party would be granted asylum in Sri Lanka, Perera stated that no such request had been made. “There is no need to wait and see if they ask us for asylum, because there is no situation in the Maldives. They have not requested asylum,” he said.
 
“We want what is best for the Maldivian people, as determined by them. Therefore interference from any outside party or pressure on the judicial system there is no called for. A democratic process must take its course,” he added.
 
Perera is also of the view that there was no crisis in the Maldives. “There is no crisis in the Maldives, there is a transition,” he said. (Dianne Dilva)

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  • Xaan Saturday, 11 February 2012 12:38 AM

    Gayoo Ex_ Dictator, was the culprit who did toppled the Democratic Government of Maldives. There is many business people who was in Gayoom support. Also Gayooms Brother Yameen.

    Xaan Saturday, 11 February 2012 12:39 AM

    Willo
    Looks blind. Must get Medical care

    semasinghe Friday, 10 February 2012 08:13 AM

    Male is a Perfect fit county to maintain closer relationships because they do not have hidden agendas..they are truly innocent.. all we must offer our helping hands to restore normalcy there

    pasha Friday, 10 February 2012 08:57 AM

    transition at gun point

    AMG Friday, 10 February 2012 09:28 AM

    We are so generous!

    willows Friday, 10 February 2012 09:45 AM

    NO crisis in Maldives????


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