Sri Lanka welcomes outcome of Maldives polls

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Sri Lanka today welcomed the outcome of the elections in the Maldives in which was won by opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

The Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry noted that joint opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih secured victory following the election in the Maldives where the people exercised their franchise in a decisive manner to uphold their commitment to democracy and the rule of law.

“We commend the government and the people of the Maldives for the conduct of a successful election process that was free, fair, and peaceful,” the Foreign Ministry said.

Meanwhile, the joint opposition also welcomed the outcome of the elections in the Maldives.

Joint opposition Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa tweeted saying the outcome of the election was historic.

“Congratulations to President- Elect of Maldives on your resounding victory. This is a historic event in the political narrative of our neighbor. We truly wish for success & prosperity for everyone in the ,” Rajapaksa tweeted.

The Foreign Ministry, meanwhile said that Sri Lanka looks forward to working with Solih and the people of the Maldives in pursuing the elevation of relations between the Maldives and Sri Lanka to greater heights. (Colombo Gazette)

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