Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed to be on visit to Sri Lanka

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Former Maldives President and currently parliament speaker Mohamed Nasheed will be on a visit to Sri Lanka along with a delegation from today.

The delegation includes Vice President Faisal Naseem, cabinet members and MPs of Maldives Democratic Party (MDP) of which Mr Nasheed is the leader. MDP won the parliamentary elections in April with the three-fourth majority and Mr Nasheed was chosen the speaker last month.

The visit is primarily aimed at showing solidarity with Easter Sunday attacks and is being arranged upon the invitation of Sri Lankan government.

Sri Lanka has always kept close relations with MDP and its leader, with the Lankan government has provided immense support and shelter for the former President during his time of exile during former President Abdulla Yameen’s rule (AIR NEWS)