16 March 2023
High Commissioner of Maldives to Sri Lanka, H.E Ali Faiz met with the Secretary, Ministry of Defence General (retired) G D H Kamal Gunaratne, at the Ministry of Defence complex, Jayawardenapura Kotte.
High Commissioner Faiz thanked the Defence Secretary for the longstanding defence cooperation between Maldives and Sri Lanka. High Commissioner Faiz also remarked on the importance of fostering strong defence and security cooperation relations between neighboring countries to counter threats such as narcotics smuggling, illegal fishing and other nontraditional threats.
Defence Secretary highlighted the existing defence cooperation relations between Maldives and Sri Lanka such as the Colombo Security Conclave and the trilateral maritime exercise DOSTI. Defence Secretary noted that ... Read More
15 March 2023
High Commissioner of Maldives to Sri Lanka, H.E Ali Faiz met with the Chief of Defence Force of Sri Lanka, General Shavendra Silva, WWW, RWP,RSP, VSV, USP, ndc, psc, MPhil today. The meeting was held at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS), BMICH.
In the meeting, High Commissioner Faiz thanked General Silva and the armed forces of Sri Lanka for the long-standing support extended to the Maldives National Defence Force in training and capacity building. High Commissioner Faiz stated that this was a very positive contribution towards the security of Maldives, as well as the wider Indian Ocean region. High Commissioner Faiz also thanked General Silva ... Read More
08 March 2023
Maldives Education and Cultural Centre (MECC) celebrated the International Women’s Day 23 on 12 March, with an evening of games and activities for the women teachers and faculty members of MECC, as well as women diplomats serving in the High Commission of Maldives.
Honorable Ikram Hassan, MP for Dhiggaru constituency officiated as the Chief Guest. In his remarks, MP Ikram highlighted the significant role MECC played in fostering community spirit amongst Maldivians residing in Sri Lanka. He also stated that the government of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih paid special attention to improving the educational and various other services provided to the Maldivian community through MECC. Further, MP Ikram commended the leadership of MECC ... Read More
04 February 2023
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Maldives, Abdulla Shahid met with His Excellency M.U.M. Ali Sabry, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka today.
During the meeting, Minister Shahid and Minister Sabry exchanged views on strengthening existing areas, and exploring new avenues of cooperation, particularly on trade, investment, education and culture. Minister Shahid thanked Minister Sabry for the Sri Lankan Government’s willingness to ease the procedure for obtaining visa for Maldivian students under the age of 18 on a reciprocal basis.
Following the meeting, the two Ministers witnessed the signing of the ‘Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Republic ... Read More
04 February 2023
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Maldives, Abdulla Shahid sends a message of felicitations to His Excellency M.U.M. Ali Sabry, P.C., MP, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, on the occasion of Sri Lanka’s Independence Day.
Minister’s message reads as follows:
“It is my distinct honour to visit Sri Lanka and attend the official celebrations held on the auspicious occasion of its 75th anniversary of independence. I wish to convey the warm greetings and sincere good wishes of the Government and the people of Maldives, and on my own behalf, to Your Excellency, the Government, and the people of Sri Lanka on this ... Read More
02 February 2023
The High Commissioner of the Republic of Maldives to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Ali Faiz presented his Letter of Credence to the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Ranil Wickremesinghe, at a ceremony held this afternoon at the President’s House, Kandy.
During the ensuing courtesy call, High Commissioner Faiz expressed his gratitude for the honour to present his Letter of Credence and serve as the High Commissioner of Maldives to Sri Lanka. High Commissioner Faiz also conveyed greetings from His Excellency President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and the people of Maldives to the President and the people of Sri Lanka. While noting the historical ... Read More
02 February 2023
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Maldives, Abdulla Shahid arrived on an official visit to Sri Lanka on the invitation of His Excellency M.U.M. Ali Sabry, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka, to attend the celebrations for the 75th Anniversary of the Independence of Sri Lanka.
During the visit, Minister Shahid will pay courtesy calls on His Excellency Ranil Wickremesinghe, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Dinesh Gunawardena, Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and His Excellency M.U.M. Ali Sabry, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka.
Minister Shahid will also visit the High Commission of the Maldives in ... Read More
10 March 2022
High Commissioner Omar Abdul Razzak met with His Excellency Mageb Mosleh, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the Republic of Maldives.
During the meeting held, both the envoys discussed on the existing bilateral relations and to further strengthen ties in the areas of education, trade and investment, culture, tourism, health, fisheries, agriculture, transport, energy and Information Technology.
10 March 2022
High Commissioner Omar participated at the Press Conference held to initiate air links between Colombo International Airport, Ratmalana (CIAR) and Velana International Airport in Maldives.
At the press conference held today at the CIAR, High Commissioner highlighted on the history of air transport between Sri Lanka and Maldives and stressed that this will be very beneficial and convenient to the Maldivian community living in Sri Lanka as the majority of them lives in Dehiwala, Wellawata, Kalubowila and Mount Lavinia,