MALDIVES INVITED TO INVEST IN TOURISM

President invites the Maldives to invest in tourism sector

President Ranil Wickremesinghe today requested the Maldives to invest in Sri Lanka’s high-tech agriculture sector, cruise tourism, and high-end tourism sectors.

The request was made when Maldivian Vice President Faisal Naseem called on President Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Presidential Secretariat today (02).

The President’s Media Division(PMD) said the President had made the request considering the long-standing friendship between the Maldives and Sri Lanka.

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

The duo also discussed the growing drug menace affecting this region, and President Ranil Wickremesinghe sought the assistance of the Maldives in combatting the drug scourge.

The PMD said that the President also told the Maldivian Vice President that he intends to invite the Maldivian President to Sri Lanka once his residence, which was destroyed during the July protests, is rebuilt.