Maldives Speaker Mohamed Nasheed refuted reports that foreign nations have rejected his requests to help Sri Lanka and added that MP Dr. Harsha de Silva’s comments to the Media are inaccurate.
MP de Silva told the Media that Nasheed, who approached Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the UAE Ruler, seeking assistance for Sri Lanka to overcome the present crisis, was turned down by them, as Sri Lanka does not have a proper plan.
“Dr. de Silva is a long-time friend and we often meet. I always enjoy his company. This press story isn’t accurate though. I believe a number of countries are willing to help Sri Lanka, and that assistance will come through,” Nasheed tweeted yesterday (14), in response to Dr. de Silva’s claim.
The SJB MP said the UAE Ruler has said he will consider the matter, “if Sri Lanka can send a list of things that remain to be sold.”
By Nabiya Vaffoor