Youth and Sports Minister of Sri Lanka, Namal Rajapaksa, is in the Maldives to celebrate the birthday of the local business magnate and Chairman of the Champa Group Mohamed 'Ucchu' Moosa.
AVAS has learned that Namal arrived in the Maldives on Friday. It is unclear when he would depart from the Maldives.
Mohamed Moosa's date of birth falls on December 25. The birthday celebrations took place at Kureddhoo Island Resort and Spa, where Mohamed Moosa holds shares. In addition to Namal, the Youth Minister of Maldives, Ahmed Mahloof, and several parliament members and government officials participated in the festivities.
Mohamed Moosa is known to celebrate his birthdays with top government officials. However, this is the first time a foreign minister has taken part in the celebrations.
Namal and his father, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa, share a close relationship with Mohamed Moosa. He has traveled to Sri Lanka and met with the father-son duo.