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SL must help toward peaceful settlement in the Maldives: Ranil

10 February 2012 07:30 pm - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Sri Lanka must do its best for the Maldives to ensure a peaceful settlement to its crisis, Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament yesterday.

“We must do our best to ensure normalcy in the Maldives,” he said making a statement in the House yesterday. He reminded that the SAARC and Commonwealth countries and others that are all there to help defuse the crisis.

Mr. Wickrmesinghe stressed that all in Maldives should cooperate with those who are trying to resolve the turmoil.

He said the safety of Former President Mohammed Nasheed and the supporters of the Maldivian Democratic Party is a matter of concern.

The Opposition Leader also informed the House that both President Mahinda Rajapaksa and himself had spoken to President Waheed to with regard to the situation. He said the Maldivian President had informed him that they are committed to the democratic reform and they will go ahead with it. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 10

  • JMinnal SriJegan Friday, 10 February 2012 09:26 PM

    Ranil. first you try to have a peaceful settlement with your party. Other cuntries will take care of Maldives

    Yakka Friday, 10 February 2012 11:58 PM

    You mean like how Sri Lanka solved it's problem peacefully?

    Xaan Saturday, 11 February 2012 12:30 AM

    It is pre- planed, paid coup by Maldive Police and MNDF personal who was with Gayoom the dictator. It is an illegitimate

    Sri Lanka, and other Nation must not except the Maldive Government.

    hksunil Saturday, 11 February 2012 12:54 AM

    Sir, why do not you attend to the problems within the UNP first!!

    Nodrog Saturday, 11 February 2012 01:09 AM

    Settle your inter-party issues first.

    Samy Selvarajah Saturday, 11 February 2012 02:48 AM

    Ranil, please do not worry about Maldive problems because you have many problems to solve yourself. After loosing elections after elections you still wants to be the leader of the party. Your leadership is the biggest problem and this is damaging the country. Please worry about your own problems and MR will do his job.

    Seetha Saturday, 11 February 2012 05:11 AM


    junior citizen Saturday, 11 February 2012 05:32 AM

    Let him first peacefully settle the crisis in the party, created by him

    Fazlan Saturday, 11 February 2012 07:18 AM

    Please you go home. Then people will do the rest ....

    Lanka Saturday, 11 February 2012 07:43 AM

    This guy get so attracted when it comes to any international issues!

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