15 July 2016, Colombo
To mark the occasion of the 51st anniversary of Independence of the Maldives a reception was organized by the High Commission of Maldives in Sri Lanka. The reception was held at the Taj Samudra Hotel on Friday 15 July 2016. The Chief Guest of the ceremony was Honourable Anura Priyadharshana Yapa, Minister of Disaster Management of Sri Lanka. During the reception High Commissioner Zahiya Zareer delivered her welcome remarks in which she highlighted on the close and friendly relationship between the people of Maldives and Sri Lanka. The Chief Guest also spoke during the reception and reflected on the relationship between both Sri Lanka and Maldives.
The reception was attended by High Commissioners/Ambassadors accredited to the Maldives, diplomatic communities, Ministers and senior dignitaries of Government of Sri Lanka and business community of Sri Lanka.