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Ex-pres Nasheed to meet main opposition officials in Sri Lanka

Fathmath Shaahunaz
29 January 2017, MVT 17:13
Former President Mohamed Nasheed speaks at the SAARC Summit. FILE PHOTO/MDP
Fathmath Shaahunaz
29 January 2017, MVT 17:13

Self-exiled Former President Mohamed Nasheed visited Sri Lanka on Sunday to meet with top officials of main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) to discuss the political situation of the Maldives as well as to increase the party’s activities.

An official of MDP told Mihaaru that the meetings with Nasheed will take place from Monday to Thursday in Lankan capital Colombo.

“All leadership members of the party and the national committee will take part in the meeting,” said the official.

Mihaaru understands that topics of discussion include campaigns for future elections and choosing a presidential candidate for the presidential elections next year.

MDP added that the former president will meet MDP supporters Thursday afternoon from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Former President Nasheed, who is sentenced to thirteen years in jail for the arbitrary detention of a judge during his administration, is currently living in the United Kingdom under political asylum. He had also visited Sri Lanka last year August and remained for the duration of a week.