President Mohamed Nasheed has sent a message of congratulations to President Mahinda Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka. The President’s message reads as follows:


“The Government of Maldives wishes to congratulate the Government and people of Sri Lanka for their tremendous success in effecting an end to the decades-old conflict in their country.

As Sri Lanka celebrates a unified nation, I would like to reaffirm our continued support and solidarity with the Government and people of Sri Lanka.

This momentous occasion in Sri Lanka’s history will pave the way towards realising greater equality and justice for all Sri Lankans.

Sri Lanka is a country with a rich history and vibrant culture. I am confident that a unified Sri Lanka, free from scourge of terrorism and violence, will be prosperous, peaceful and progressive.

The Maldives and Sri Lanka enjoy excellent diplomatic, economic and cultural relations. I believe that the Maldives and Sri Lanka will both benefit from peace in Sri Lanka and we look forward to working together towards a brighter future for our peoples.

I take this opportunity to express on behalf of the Government and the people of Maldives our sincerest best wishes to Your Excellency and the people of Sri Lanka.”