Maldives, Lanka to boost ties

Sri Lanka and the Maldives have discussed the possibility of boosting ties between both countries.

The discussion took place between visiting Maldivian President Dr. Mohamed Waheed and President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the President’s house today.

Dr. Waheed is in Sri Lanka with a Maldivian delegation on a two day official visit, the Maldivian President’s office said.

Following the meeting with President Rajapaksa, President Waheed visited Maldivian patients at the Lanka Hospital.

Speaking to the media at the hospital, the President applauded the service quality at the hospital.

During the President’s visit, the CEO of Lanka Hospital gave a presentation on the services available there.

Discussions with officials from the hospital were held on providing internship opportunities to Maldivian medical students. At the meeting, the officials agreed to look in to ways to solve the most urgent issues being faced by Maldivian patients.

The officials also spoke on the possibility of specialist visits to Maldives to work at Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital. (Colombo Gazette)

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