MNP leader and former foreign minister Dunya Maumoon said the government did not think about the sentiments of the Sri Lankan people while deciding to allow Rajapaksa enter the country. There have been reports that the embattled Sri Lankan President, who was supposed to quit today, would leave for Singapore or some other country by tonight.
Maumoon told news agency PTI that Rajapaksa owns “quite a bit of responsibility” for the current economic mess which Sri Lanka is in and added that the Solih government’s action has hurt a good number of Sri Lankans who live in the Maldives. She added that Sri Lankans living in the country could even stage protests.
“My party will move a motion in Parliament (People’s Majlis), seeking the government’s explanation in the matter,” said Maumoon, the daughter of former Maldives president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.
It was reported that the Maldivian Parliament Speaker and former president Mohamed Nasheed had negotiated Rajapaksa’s escape from Sri Lanka.