Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed has revealed that he will request President Rajapakse to intervene again-‘if necessary.
He also stressed that President Rajapakse helped both himself and the Opposition Leader Ahmed Thasmeen ‘to get on the track’ during last July’s political crisis. President Nasheed said his Sri L:ankan counterpart is very close to him. He understands that they are going through the early challenges of democracy. On July 6th President Rajapaksa visited the Maldives at the invitation of President Nasheed to help resolve the archipelago’s political impasse. Mr. Rajapakse met with the Leader of the Opposition Thasmeen Ali and the former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, at Gayoom’s residence.