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* Sri Lanka urges Maldives to uphold the rule of law
Sat, Feb 3, 2018, 11:14 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 03, Colombo: The Sri Lankan Government today said it is observing the evolving situation in the Maldives and urged all parties to uphold the law following that country's Supreme Court ruling to release opposition leaders.

"Sri Lanka is observing the evolving situation in the Maldives. We urge all parties to uphold the rule of law and the constitution, and find a peaceful solution to the current situation," Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

The Maldivian Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the immediate release and retrial of the exiled former president Mohamed Nasheed and eight other opposition leaders saying their trials had violated the constitution.

Mr. Nasheed, who is currently in exile in Sri Lanka, told BBC that he will return from exile to contest elections. Mr. Nasheed, was Maldives' first democratically elected leader.

 

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