Maldives boosts border security after Sri Lanka attacks

The Maldives has increased its border security following the bomb attacks in Sri Lanka.

Maldives Immigration’s top priority right now is the country’s security, says Controller Mohamed Ahmed Hussain.

He told RaajjeMV that they are monitoring the situation in Sri Lanka following a series of bomb blasts last week, including closely examining the visas of those entering the Maldives.

Following the terror attack that killed over 250 people in Sri Lanka on April 21, Immigration announced the decision to strengthen Maldives’ border security measures.

It is working with both local and international agencies.

Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) said that the attacks in the neighboring country posed no threat to Maldives, and that enhancing border control “is a preventive measure.”

Last week, the Immigration denied reports that the individual that orchestrated Lanka’s terror attack had traveled to Maldives recently. Noting that this is “unsubstantiated and incorrect,” Immigration urged all to verify before circulating information that could lead to public confusion and disruption.


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