The Government of Maldives appeals to all Maldivian political parties to re-engage in All-Party-Talks

Male', 11 February 2018 In view of the changing political landscape, specifically after the announcement of the Jumhooree Party, the Government of Maldives renews the invitation sent to all political parties, calling for constructive dialogue in view of the existing situation of the country. The Government reaffirms its commitment to engage in productive discussions due to the recent changes in the political scenario in Maldives as well as the emphasis put on discussions by foreign parties. The Government of Maldives believes that this will be a good platform for all political parties to put forth their concerns and come up with mutually beneficial solutions for the nation. Read More

The Government of Maldives Request all Visitors to Abide by Local Laws

Male', 09 February 2018 The Government of Maldives urges all visitors to abide by local laws and regulations. The request comes at a time when the Maldives Police Service has handed over two visitors to Maldives Immigration for not having the proper visa while working as journalists in the Maldives. The two individuals included one British national and one Indian National who had entered the country under tourist visas but were working as journalists – in direct contravention of the Immigration Act as and other related regulations. The Maldives Police Service has also requested that travellers to the Maldives respect Maldivian Law while urging all visitors to adhere to immigration guidelines and to visit the country under the proper, and relevant, visa corresponding to the ... Read More

President Conveys Independence Day Felicitations to the President of Sri Lanka

04 February 2018 Male', On the occasion of the Independence Day of Sri Lanka, President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has conveyed felicitations to the President of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena. The President’s message to the President of Sri Lanka read as follows: “On the auspicious occasion of the Independence Day of Sri Lanka, the Government and the people of the Maldives join me in extending our warm felicitations and sincere good wishes to Your Excellency, the Government and the friendly people of Sri Lanka.” “Our beloved countries share a special bond of friendship based on history, shared values, understanding and mutual trust. With heightened people to people contact, the relations between our two countries have been fortified over the years, and have led ... Read More

MOU Signing Between Maldives Educational and Cultural Centre (MECC) and Spectrum College

5 December 2017 Colombo

Maldives Educational and Cultural Centre (MECC) and Spectrum College signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today.

The MoU was signed at a ceremony held today afternoon at MECC. His Excellency Mohamed Hussain Shareef, Ambassador of Maldives to Sri Lanka signed on behalf of Maldives Educational and Cultural Centre and Chairman Dr. Muhammad Sharfraz Azad signed on behalf of Spectrum College.

The main purpose of the MoU is to promote and facilitate affordable education to Maldivians living in Sri Lanka. Under this MoU, Maldivian students joining Spectrum College through MECC is entitled to a discount of 50% - 75% on admission fees and Spectrum College will also award a full scholarship to a ... Read More

Flag hoisting ceremony held at the Embassy to celebrate the National Day of the Maldives

Colombo 19 November 2017 On the Occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Maldives a Flag hoisting ceremony was held at the Embassy of Maldives in Sri Lanka today. The National Day of Maldives is marked to celebrate the victory of Muhammad Thakurufaanu over the Portuguese in the year 1573. The National Day of Maldives falls on the first of Rabee ul-Awwal, of the Islamic calendar. During the ceremony held this morning at the premises of Maldives Embassy, the flag was hoisted by His Excellency Mohamed Hussain Shareef, Ambassador of Maldives to Sri Lanka.  After the flag hoisting, the national anthem of Maldives was played. Speaking after the flag hoisting, the Ambassador conveyed National Day greetings and good wishes to His Excellency ... Read More

Flag hoisting ceremony held at the Embassy to celebrate the 49th Republic Day of the Maldives

Colombo, 11 November 2017   To mark the 49th Republic Day of Maldives a Flag hoisting ceremony was held at the Embassy of Maldives today. The ceremony was graced by Honourable Selvam Adaikalanathan, Member of Parliament for Vanni District and Deputy Chairman of Committees, Parliament of Sri Lanka as the Guest of Honour. During the ceremony held this afternoon at the Maldives Embassy, the flag was hoisted by His Excellency Mohamed Hussain Shareef, Ambassador of Maldives to Sri Lanka and witnessed by Honourable Selvam Adaikalanathan, MP followed by the national anthem of Maldives. After the flag hoisting, Ambassador Mohamed Hussain Shareef delivered his welcome remarks and conveyed sincere greetings and good wishes on the occasion to His Excellency President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom and First ... Read More

MOU Signing Between Maldives Educational and Cultural Centre (MECC) and Metropolitan College

26 October 2017 Colombo

Maldives Educational and Cultural Centre (MECC) and Metropolitan College signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) yesterday.

At a ceremony held yesterday afternoon at MECC, His Excellency Mohamed Hussain Shareef, Ambassador of Maldives to Sri Lanka signed on behalf of Maldives Educational and Cultural Centre and Chairman Dr. Siraz Meerasahib signed on behalf of Metropolitan College.

The MoU aims to promote and facilitate affordable and quality tertiary education to Maldivians and to establish good relationships with these institutions. Under this MoU, Maldivians applying to courses in Metropolitan College via MECC is entitled to a 50% discount on course fees.

Metropolitan College is a reputed higher education institute in Colombo, Sri Lanka, affiliated ... Read More

Ambassador of Maldives to Sri Lanka His Excellency Mohamed Hussain Shareef presents his Credentials to President of Sri Lanka His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena

Colombo 23 October 2017 The newly appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Mohamed Hussain Shareef, has presented his Letter of Credence to the President of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena at a ceremony held this morning at the President’s House of Sri Lanka. During the brief meeting after the presentation of Credentials, President Maithripala Sirisena welcomed Ambassador Shareef to Sri Lanka and expressed his sincere hope to strengthen cooperation between the two countries.  President Sirisena also noted that Sri Lanka is home for thousands of Maldivians and both countries have a long history of close relations and expressed hope to further strengthen relations especially in the area of investments. Ambassador Shareef ensured President Maithripala Sirisena that ... Read More

Ambassador-Designate meets with the Ambassador of Nepal

Colombo 13 October 2017 Ambassador-Designate of Maldives to Sri Lanka, His Excellency Mr. Mohamed Hussain Shareef has met with the Ambassador of Nepal His Excellency Professor Bishwambher Pyakuryal this morning. At the meeting held at the Embassy of Nepal, Ambassador Bishwambher Pyakuryal congratulated Ambassador Mohamed Hussain Shareef on the commencement of his new assignment and expressed hope that he would further work to strengthen the close bilateral ties and cooperation between Maldives and Nepal. The discussion also focused on the recent developments in the Maldives and Nepal; and enhancing regional cooperation under the umbrella of SAARC. Ambassador-Designate His Excellency Mr. Mohamed Hussain Shareef was accompanied by First Secretary Ms. Umaira Mohamed. ENDS Read More