Nasheed’s family in Sri Lanka
The family of former Maldivian President Mohammad Nasheed arrived in Sri Lanka last night and sought refuge following the unrest in the Maldives.
Sources at the President’s office said that Nasheed’s wife Laila Ali had spoken to President Mahinda Rajapaksa over the telephone after arriving in the country.
President Rajapaksa had then telephoned the newly appointed Maldivian President Mohammed Waheed Hassan and urged him to ensure the safety of Nasheed who was arrested after he staged a protest in the Maldivian capital Male yesterday.
President Waheed has then assured President Rajapaksa that no harm will come to Nasheed, the President’s office said.