5 April 2018, MALE’: The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) congratulates Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe for overwhelmingly defeating a parliamentary no-confidence motion against him, held yesterday evening. The Prime Minister defeated the motion by 122 to 76 votes.
Prime Minister Wickremesinghe has been a longstanding friend of the Maldives, and Sri Lanka remains one of our closest allies.
The manner in which the Prime Minister defeated the no-confidence motion is a great example of how democratic leaders respond to challenges from their political opposition.
President Yameen — who ordered the military to illegally storm the People’s Majlis in order to quash a no-confidence motion against the Speaker — has much to learn from true leaders like Prime Minister Wickremesinghe.