Colombo, March 6 (AVAS): The Maldivian Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Mohamed Hussain Shareef, has taunted the opposition’s demonstration outside the Maldivian mission here on Tuesday saying that such protests are futile as they will have no impact on the situation back home in the Maldives.
A loud demonstration was held in front of the Maldives Embassy with several Maldivians chanting slogans demanding that the Yameen government should implement the Supreme Court order of February 1 to release nine top political prisoners and re-instate 12 sacked MPs..
Maldives locals had also called out for the immediate cessation of State of Emergency in the Indian Ocean archipelago.
Speaking to Avas Online, Shareef noted the demonstrations at Lankan soil was a “desperate” move which would not have any fruitful end. He also asserted that the Sri Lankan government will not take note of any such gathering as it was not related to the country’s internal or external affairs.
He also noted that while the embassy staff and himself were not concerned about the ongoing protest but it had inconvenienced people in the area.
Shareef asserted that the individuals who had become fugitives from the law (like former President Mohamed Nasheed and Jamhoory Party chief Gasim Ibrahim) would not find any ‘silver lining’ in such attempts. The only option they have is to return to their homeland and serve their sentences.
The Maldives ambassador also highlighted the poor attendance at the demonstration.
(The featured image at the top shows the Maldivian Ambassador in Sri Lanka Mohamed Hussain Shareef)