Waheed sends letter to MR

Maldivian President Mohamed Waheed Hassan sent a letter to President Mahinda Rajapaksa today through Maldivian Vice President Mohamed Waheeduddin, a Maldivian official said today.

Speaking to The Sunday Leader following a press briefing in Colombo today Dr. Ananda Kumarasiri, an advisor to the Maldivian government, said that the Maldivian President had conveyed to President Rajapaksa his appreciation over President Rajapaksa taking a neutral stand on the issue in the Maldives.

He said that both Sri Lanka and the Maldives enjoy strong ties and President Rajapaksa was very supportive of the new Maldivian government.

Meanwhile speaking to reporters at the press briefing, the Maldives High Commissioner in Colombo, Hussain Shihab, said that the visit of the Maldivian Vice President to Sri Lanka was part of a courtesy call being made by the new Maldives government.

The High Commissioner also said that the situation in the Maldives has now improved and the country was calm.