SAFF Championship: Namal Rajapaksa in the Maldives for Maldives - Sri Lanka face-off

Sri Lanka's Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa has arrived in the Maldives for the SAFF Championship football match between Maldives and Sri Lanka.The minister was received at Velana International Airport by Minister of Youth and Sports, Ahmed Mahloof.

The two countries are facing off at 1600hrs on Monday at the National Stadium. Minister Namal will be departing from the Maldives sometime tonight after the match.

Sri Lanka played its first match against Bangladesh, and lost the match, 0 to 1. They played against India next, which ended in a draw. Sri Lanka has already lost its chance to move on the finals.