In a recently published article by ‘The Maldives Journal,’ it made very bold allegations with no source to support its claims.
An attempt to what it looks like the website taking advantage of the political disturbance in Sri Lanka and the people’s resentment towards the corrupt politician is blown out of proportion by the website to tarnish the image of Former President of Maldives and Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed.
The article made claims that Speaker Mohamed Nasheed is being coaxed by the former President and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to give asylum to his family members in Maldives until things quiet down in Sri Lanka.
Namal Rajapaksa has also given his statement regarding the matter saying that media in Maldives is trying to sensationalize things.
Once again the media is sensationalizing things just to attract more readers,this time the #MDV audience as well as the #LKA ones. My father has no intention of leaving #LKA & there is no truth of any plans of him moving to #MDV or buying any villa there.
— Namal Rajapaksa (@RajapaksaNamal) May 24, 2022
This is nothing but fiction penned down by the writer. Sad to see the lengths some websites will go to, to distort facts & report myths. This is another #FakeNews.
— G. Cassilingham (@CassilingamG) May 24, 2022
People’s Majili in regards to the matter has stated that the Speaker’s role in Sri Lanka is limited to seeking assistance and that he will continue to try his best to attract financial assistance for Sri Lanka.
The Speaker’s role in Sri Lanka is limited to seeking assistance – nothing more. He will continue to try his best to attract financial assistance for Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s internal matters are for the Sri Lankan people to settle. https://t.co/H2ASHIgWdL
— People’s Majlis (@mvpeoplesmajlis) May 24, 2022
The Maldives Journal has claimed that Nasheed had proposed the Rajapaksas to purchase a private residence in Soneva Fushi, instead of purchasing one from Maldives’ tourism tycoon Champa Mohamed Moosa’s properties. The Maldives Journal claimed this was because Nasheed does not find him trustworthy.
CEO and Co-founder of Soneva took it to twitter to clarify that no deal as such exists and no discussions to buy a villa at any Soneva Property is being carried out with Former Prime Minister Mahinda or any of the Rajapaksas in this case.
Soneva would like to clarify that Mahinda Rajapaksa, the former president and prime minister of Sri Lanka, is not in discussions to buy a villa at any Soneva property. Nor is any member of the former president’s family in discussions to buy a villa.
— Sonu Shivdasani (@SonuShivdasani) May 24, 2022
Soneva has denied all such claims.