The Minister of External Affairs Professor G.L. Peiris who left the island on a 03 day official tour to the Maldives is scheduled to meet the President of Maldives Mohammed Waheed Hassan.
Apart from it, Minister Professor G.L. Peiris is also scheduled to meet many officials including the Maldivian Minister of External Affairs and the Secretary of Defence.
It is noted that the Minister of External Affairs Professor G.L. Peiris is the first Sri Lankan diplomat who will engage in a tour in the Maldives after Former President Mohamed Nasheed was removed from his position.
Maldives cast its vote against the resolution which was presented by the U.S at the United Nations Human Rights Council session on Sri Lanka.
One of the objectives of this tour of the Minister of External Affairs is to thank the Government of Maldives with regard to the support extended towards Sri Lanka at the recent United Nations Human Rights Council session.