Ceremony held on the occasion of Maldives re-admission to the Commonwealth

Colombo
06 February 2020

On the occasion of Maldives readmission to the Commonwealth, a ceremony was held on Thursday, 6 February 2020 at the High Commission of the Maldives in Colombo. The Chief Guest of the Ceremony was the Secretary, Foreign Relations His Excellency Ravinatha Aryasinha. The ceremony commenced by recitation of Holy Quran. The national flag was hoisted by High Commissioner Omar Abdul Razzak which was followed by National Anthem.

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A minute of silence was observed to our colleague late Ibrahim Asif, Second Secretary at the High Commission who passed away ... Read More

The Republic of Maldives formally re-joins the Commonwealth of Nations

Male', Maldives
1 February 2020

As of 1 February 2020, the Republic of Maldives has officially re-joined the Commonwealth of Nations. This afternoon, President Solih received a phone call from Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, informing of the Maldives’ bid to re-join the organisation after successfully fulfilling all requirements set out by the Commonwealth.

The campaign pledge by His Excellency Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President of the Republic of Maldives, to re-join the Commonwealth was among his first policy decision upon taking the Oath of Office on 17 November 2018. Within a few weeks of obtaining Cabinet approval to implement this policy, the People’s Majlis unanimously endorsed this decision, in line ... Read More

Ambassador Omar paid a courtesy call on Hon. Wimal Weerawansha

Colombo,
14 January 2020

His Excellency Omar Abdul Razzak, Ambassador of Maldives to Sri Lanka paid a courtesy call on Hon. Wimal Weerawansha, Minister of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises, Industry and Supply Management of Sri Lanka today.

During the meeting, the Ambassador and Minister Weerawansha discussed about investment opportunities available in the Maldives for Sri Lankan business and business opportunities available especially in small and medium enterprises..

The Ambassador was accompanied by Khadeeja Najeeha, Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy.

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Ambassador Omar paid a courtesy call on Hon. Arumugam Thondaman

Colombo,
07 January 2020

His Excellency Omar Abdul Razzak, Ambassador of Maldives to Sri Lanka paid a courtesy call on Hon. Arumugam Thondaman, Minister of Community Empowerment and Estate Infrastructure Development of Sri Lanka today.

During the meeting, the two discussed issues of mutual interests including community development, youth empowerment and housing.

The Ambassador was accompanied by Khadeeja Najeeha, Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy.

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Ambassador Omar paid a courtesy call on Hon. Chamal Rajapaksa

Colombo,
07 January 2020

His Excellency Omar Abdul Razzak, Ambassador of Maldives to Sri Lanka paid a courtesy call on Hon. Chamal Rajapaksa, Minister of Mahaweli, Agriculture, Irrigation and Rural Development, Internal Trade and State Minister of Defence of Sri Lanka today.

During the meeting, the two discussed in further strengthening the existing bilateral cooperation between both the countries.

The Ambassador was accompanied by Khadeeja Najeeha, Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy.

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Foreign Minister Shahid pays a courtesy call on the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

Colombo
5 December 2019

Minister of Foreign Affairs His Excellency Abdulla Shahid paid a courtesy call on His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka this afternoon. 

During the call, Foreign Minister Shahid conveyed greetings and well wishes from President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and congratulated the Prime Minister on his appointment. The Minister reiterated the commitment of the Maldivian Government to work closely with the Government of Sri Lanka to further consolidate the strong bonds of friendship that has long existed between the two countries.

Foreign Minister Shahid was accompanied to the meeting by His Excellency Omar Abdul Razzak, Ambassador of Maldives ... Read More

Foreign Minister Shahid pays a courtesy call on the President of Sri Lanka

Colombo
05 December 2019

Minister of Foreign Affairs His Excellency Abdulla Shahid paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka this afternoon. 

During the call Foreign Minister conveyed greetings and well wishes from President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih to President Rajapaksa and the people of Sri Lanka.

Foreign Minister also reiterated the commitment of the Maldivian Government to work closely with the Government of Sri Lanka to further consolidate the strong bonds of friendship that has long existed between the two countries.  Minister Shahid expressed confidence that the existing ties of friendship and cooperation that both countries enjoy will continue to flourish under President ... Read More

Foreign Minister Shahid meets with the Minister of Foreign Relations of Sri Lanka

Colombo
05 December 2019

Minister of Foreign Affairs His Excellency Mr. Abdulla Shahid met with his counterpart Minister of Foreign Relations of Sri Lanka this afternoon.

Foreign Minister Shahid, congratulated Minister Gunawardena and exchanged views on exploring further avenues for cooperation, particularly on trade, investments, & people to people contact. Both ministers agreed to work closely to take the Maldives -Sri Lanka relationship to new heights. 

Foreign Minister Shahid was accompanied to the meeting by His Excellency Omar Abdul Razzak, Ambassador of Maldives in Sri Lanka and Deputy Head of Mission Khadeeja Najeeha.

Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid arrives in Sri Lanka on an official visit

Colombo
04 December 2019

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid arrived in Colombo, Sri Lanka on an official visit to Sri Lanka this evening.

On arrival, the Minister was received at the Bandaranaike International Airport by His Excellency Omar Abdul Razzak, Ambassador of Maldives to Sri Lanka, Mr. Aslam Shakir, Deputy Ambassador and Ms. Aruna Ranaraja, Director General, South Asia and SAARC, Ministry of Foreign Relations, Sri Lanka.

During the visit, Minister Shahid will pay courtesy calls on His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka, His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa, MP, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka and hold bilateral talks with His Excellency Dinesh Gunawardena, ... Read More