Sri Lanka asks for Maldivian investments to rebuild economy

Maldivian Vice President Faisal Naseem called on President Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Presidential Secretariat. | Photo: Daily News

Colombo, Sri Lanka – Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe has asked Maldives to provide financial assistance to the country in its efforts to revive the economy.

Vice President Faisal Naseem, who is currently on a visit to the country at the official invitation of President Wickremesinghe, met him this week.

Highlighting the long-standing friendship between Sri Lanka and Maldives, Wickremesinghe urged Maldives to invest in the country.

President Wickremesinghe urged investment in Sri Lanka’s high-tech agriculture sector, cruise tourism and high-end tourism sectors.

President Wickremesinghe also requested the Maldives to join hands with Sri Lanka in establishing the climate change university.

The meeting also discussed the adverse impact of the expanding drug trade in the region. They also discussed Maldives’s assistance in curbing the drug trade.

In addition, Wickremesinghe will extend an official invitation to President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih to visit the country as soon as the Sri Lankan presidential palace is renovated, Sri Lankan newspapers reported.