Ex Maldivian Prez Nasheed disputes Dr. Harsha’s claim


Former President of the Maldives and current Speaker, Mohamed Nasheed has rejected a claim made by Samagi Jana Balavegaya lawmaker Dr Harsha de Silva.

Issuing a clarification on the matter, Nasheed said, “I believe a number of countries are willing to help Sri Lanka and the assistance will come through.”

Nasheed was responding to MP Harsha de Silva’s claim that the Saudi Arabian Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud has rejected a request made by the former Maldives President to provide assistance to Sri Lanka.

The former UNPer said he met Nasheed, who told him that the Sri Lankan government has requested him to approach foreign leaders to help find US dollars to ride out the economic crisis.

As per the request, the former Maldives President had approached the Saudi Arabian crown prince who told him that Sri Lanka does not have a proper plan in place, MP Harsha de Silva had said further.

He also stated that M. Nasheed had approached the ruler of the United Arab Emirates, who asked for a list of properties that Sri Lanka is prepared to sell.