Vice President of the Maldives Mohammed Waheed Hassan has said that the development achieved by Sri Lanka within a very short period is significant.
The Maldivian Vice President made this reference when he called on President Rajapaksa during his three day official visit. The meeting took place at Temple Trees. He further told the President that he was visiting Sri Lanka only after two years. He said he was astonished to see the vast progress achieved by Sri Lanka during this period. Mr. Mohammad Waheed said that the development that had taken place particular within the Colombo City was outstanding. He remarked that he was satisfied see the beauty and cleanliness of the City.
The two leaders discussed matters important to the two islands. President Rajapaksa stressed the importance of the countries in the region working together towards regional development. The High Commissioner of the Maldives to Sri Lanka Hussein Shihab was present at this meeting.