MINISTER OF PORTS RIDING ON NASHEED OF MALDIVES –DISPOSED EX PRESIDENT
Posted on April 17th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera

I was passing by  the Sri Lanka Ports Authority and noted that  a banner was hung  with a very unusual and  controversial content ,It carried a large photograph  of Nasheed –the ousted ex president of Maldives and a heading which say The way  Port Minister acts ( bearing in mind about the country ) when  Hambantota Port is handed over to Chinese  is  excellent   .-Nasheed !!

I was wondering whether a powerful minister in the current government which is maintaining a cordial relationship with current Maldivian government headed by  Gayoom ,who is on  a Collison course with Nasheed ,is allowed to have such a banner in the port  under his control ?

Nasheed may have been an elected president who was convicted of an offence as stated below

The former President was sentenced to serve 13 years in jail after having being proven guilty of illegally detaining Criminal Court Judge Abdullah Mohamed in Girifushi island by using MNDF officials. 

In this backdrop name of such a convicted ex-president’s should not be used by any Sri Lankan minister which may undermine the cordial relationship between the two governments.

This why my snippet published recently talked about Yahaplana Cart pull in many directions”

Dr Sarath Obeysekera

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