Ambassador Omar attended the inauguration of the Third Sub Regional Workshop on Preparation of Status Report and Sub-regional Roadmap for Implementing the Global Waste Management Goals towards Addressing SDGs in South Asia

16 September 2019
Colombo

His Excellency Omar Abdul Razzak attended the inauguration of the Third Sub Regional Workshop on Preparation of Status Report and Sub-regional Roadmap for Implementing the Global Waste Management Goals towards Addressing SDGs in South Asia held in Colombo.

The workshop was inaugurated by Honorable Ajith Mannapperuma, State Minister, Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment, Government of Sri Lanka.

This workshop was a joint collaboration between South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP) and IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies (CCET) with the governments of ... Read More

Ambassador Omar attended as Guest of Honour, at the Professional and Career Women Awards 2019

6 September 2019
Colombo

His Excellency Omar Abdul Razzak, Ambassador of Maldives to Sri Lanka and Spouse Aminath Zahir attended as Guest of Honour, at the Professional and Career Women Awards 2019.

This year three women from Maldives achieved awards at the function held in Shangri-La, Colombo. They are Ms Mariyam Waheeda, Maryam Wisam and Aminath Salah. Ms. Mariyam Waheeda achieved Inspirational Woman of the Year Award, Maryam Wisam achieved the Role Model of theYear Award while Aminath Solah achieved CEO of the Year Award.

The Professional and Career Women Awards’ celebrates the achievements of remarkable women who inspire those ... Read More

Joint Communiqué between The Republic of Maldives and The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

05 September 2019
Male', Maldives

1. On the invitation of His Excellency Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President of the Republic of Maldives, Honourable Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, undertook an Official Visit to the Republic of Maldives on 2 September 2019.

2. Official talks between President Solih and Prime Minister Wickremesinghe were held in a warm and friendly atmosphere reflective of the long standing historic and close relationship between the two countries. The two leaders discussed ways to further strengthen the existing bilateral cooperation and people-to-people contacts between the two countries. President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih also hosted a State Luncheon in honour of Prime Minister Ranil ... Read More

Sri Lankan PM concludes Official Visit to the Maldives

4 September 2019
Male', Maldives

The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Ranil Wickremesinghe, has concluded his Official Visit to the Maldives and has departed from Velana International Airport this morning.

The visit proved to be a highly productive one.

During his visit to the Maldives, the Prime Minister engaged in one on one discussions with His Excellency President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. Further, the President and Prime Minister jointly presided over Official Talks, with senior officials from the Maldivian and Sri Lankan Government present.

Further, the Prime Minister and President presided over an agreement exchange ceremony formalizing ... Read More

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Deliver Joint Press Statement

02 September 2019
Male', Maldives

Their Excellencies President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe have delivered a Joint Press Statement at the President’s Office, as part of the Prime Minister's ongoing Official Visit to the Maldives.

In their statements, both leaders highlighted the enduring friendship that defines the relationship between Sri Lanka and the Maldives This, in turn, both leaders noted, has contributed to the excellent cooperation that exists between the two countries.

President Solih’s remarks reiterated that the Maldives and Sri Lanka enjoy a traditionally close and significant relationship, with values, history and culture intertwined. He added that interactions between the two countries go beyond even recorded ... Read More

President hosts Official Luncheon in Honour of Sri Lankan Prime Minister

2 September 2019
Male', Maldives

His Excellency President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has hosted an official luncheon in honour of His Excellency Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who is currently undertaking an Official Visit to the Maldives. The luncheon was held this afternoon at Kurumba Maldives.

During the luncheon, the President delivered remarks expounding on the deep and enduring ties between Sri Lanka and the Maldives, and on the substantial contributions made by Prime Minister Wickremesinghe to strengthening that relationship during his long-tenured and distinguished career as one of Sri Lanka’s top statesmen.

Continuing his remarks, the President highlighted that Sri Lanka and the Maldives have had historical links stretching back to ... Read More

Agreement of Cooperation and MOUs Exchanged Between the Maldives and Sri Lanka

02 September 2019
Male', Maldives

The Government of the Maldives and Government of Sri Lanka have exchanged an Agreement of Cooperation and three Memoranda of Understanding, to facilitate practical engagement between the two governments. The agreement and memoranda of understanding are as follows:

An agreement on the facilitation of Visa Arrangements, which will supersede the previous arrangement of 2008. Under this renewed agreement, free 90-day on-arrival visas for visitors between the two countries will continue to be provided. Nationals of either country wishing to conduct business and pursue investments can be granted multiple entry non-resident business visas, thereby facilitating commercial engagements and private sector collaboration. Further, this agreement will also facilitate ... Read More

President and Sri Lankan Prime Minister Hold Official Talks

2 September 2019
Male', Maldives

Their Excellencies President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe have held Official Talks this morning at the President’s Office.

At the outset, the President expressed his heartfelt condolences to the victims of the 2019 Easter bombings, a brutal terrorist attack that claimed the lives of over 250 innocent Sri Lankan residents, further emphasizing the urgency for the international community to come together to battle the mounting threats of violent religious extremism.

The President then positively commented on the excellent diplomatic relations that define the bilateral relationship between the two countries, bolstered by the longstanding historical and cultural links connecting Sri Lanka and the ... Read More

Maldivian Government hosts Official Welcoming Ceremony for Sri Lankan Prime Minister and Spouse

Male', 2 September 2019

The Government of the Maldives has hosted an official welcoming ceremony for the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Ranil Wickremesinghe and his spouse, Professor Maitree Wickremasinghe, at the Republic Square today, initiating the formalities of the Sri Lankan Prime Minister's first Official Visit to the Maldives since President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s election to the Presidency.

The Prime Minister and his spouse was received by His Excellency President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and First Lady Fazna Ahmed at the Presidential Jetty in Male', and treated to a welcoming performance by Maldivian school students prior to being escorted to the Saluting Dais and a 7-gun salute being fired in ... Read More

Ambassador Omar met with the Controller General of Immigration & Emigration

Colombo
2 August 2019

His Excellency Omar Abdul Razzak, Ambassador of Maldives to Sri Lanka has met with the Controller General of Immigration & Emigration Mr. R.N.P.S.D Basnayake. The meeting was held at the Department of
Immigration & Emigration, Suhurupaya this afternoon.

During the meeting held today with the Immigration Controller General, the main discussion was in easing of visa issues faced by Maldivians.

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