President Rajapaksa has succeeded in solving the political dispute in the Maldives. Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris said this is a great honour for the Sri Lankan state leader.
Addressing a media conference in Colombo the Foreign Minister said that the most significant aspect of the achievement was the commencement of a fruitful dialogue between the parties. Last afternoon it was possible for all the parties to meet under the auspices of President Rajapaksa. They were invited by him and the invitation was accepted. They all had a cordial discussion yesterday. That signifies the commencement of a dialogue. The Minister sid that the President was satisfied that he was able to be of help to the Maldives at their time of need.