Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rakapaksa has landed in the Maldives just few minutes ago.
According to officials at Velana International Airport, he arrived in a military aircraft. Speaker of the Maldivian Parliament, President Nasheed was waiting at the airport for him.
Gotabaya was accompanied by his wife and two others. They are to be transported to a tourist resort with high security.
Reliable sources claim that President Gotabaya will be hosted by Indian business tycoon Sonu Shivdasani. Sonu is a close associate of Parliament speaker Nasheed.
More details to follow soon..