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

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

Ambassador-Designate meets Charge d’ Affaires of Afghanistan

Colombo 11 Oct 2017 Ambassador-Designate of Maldives to Sri Lanka, His Excellency Mohamed Hussain Shareef has met the Charge d’ Affaires of Afghanistan, His Excellency Mr. Munir Ghiasy, today. The Ambassador and Charge d’ Affaires discussed the bilateral relations between the Maldives and Afghanistan and ways of further strengthening the existing ties in areas of mutual interest. The meeting held at the Embassy of Afghanistan was attended by Ms. Umaira Mohamed, First Secretary at the Embassy of Maldives. ENDS Read More

Ambassador-Designate meets Ambassador-Designate of Russia

Colombo 10 Oct 2017 Ambassador-Designate of Maldives to Sri Lanka, His Excellency Mohamed Hussain Shareef has met with the Ambassador-Designate of Russia, His Excellency Mr. Yury B. Materiy. At the meeting held at the Embassy today, the newly appointed Ambassadors exchanged views on further enhancing the existing bilateral ties and cooperation between both countries. In this regard, the Ambassadors discussed avenues to reinforce the existing relationship especially in the areas of sports, investment and tourism. Ambassador-Designate Yury ensured Ambassador-Designate Shareef of his disposition and commitment to work closely with the Government of Maldives to strengthen cooperation between the two countries. Ambassador-Designate H. E. Mr. Mohamed Hussain Shareef was accompanied by First Secretary, Ms. Umaira Mohamed. ENDS Read More

Ambassador-Designate meets with Ambassador of Vietnam

Colombo 5 October 2017 Ambassador-Designate of Maldives, His Excellency Mohamed Hussain Shareef has met with the Ambassador of Vietnam to the Maldives, Her Excellency Phan Kieu Thu, today. At the meeting held in the Embassy of Maldives in Sri Lanka, this morning, Ambassador Phan Kieu Thu congratulated Ambassador-Designate Mohamed Hussain Shareef on his appointment and exchanged views on further strengthening engagement between both countries in areas of mutual interest. Furthermore, Ambassador-Designate Mohamed Hussain Shareef briefed Ambassador Phan on Maldives' candidature of the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member, for the term 2019-2020. Ambassador-Designate His Excellency Mr. Mohamed Hussain Shareef was accompanied by First Secretary Ms. Umaira Mohamed and Second Secretary Mr. Ali Nasih. ENDS Read More

Speaker of the Parliament arrive in Colombo to attend 8th Conference of Association of SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians

Colombo 2 October 2017 The Speaker of the Parliament His Excellency Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed have arrived in Colombo, Sri Lanka, today to attend the 8th Conference of Association of SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians. The Speaker and the delegation were greeted by Honourable Edward Gunasekara, Member of Parliament, Ambassador-Designate from Maldives to Sri Lanka, His Excellency Mr. Mohamed Hussain Shareef, officials of Sri Lanka Parliament and Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The delegation accompanying the Speaker and Spouse Ms. Khadheeja Aseefa Ibrahim includes Hon. Ahmed Amir, MP, Kudahuvadhoo Constituency, Hon. Asma Rasheed, MP Maafannu Medhu Constituency, Hon. Abdulla Rifau, MP Maafannu Hulhangu Constituency, Uz. Ahmed Mohamed, Secretary General of the parliament and Mr. Abdul Hameed Zakariyya, Assistant Secretary General of the Parliament. In honour of the ... Read More

Flag hoisting ceremony held at the Embassy to celebrate the 52nd Anniversary of Independence of the Maldives

26 July 2017 On the Occasion of the 52nd anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Maldives a Flag hoisting ceremony was held at the Embassy of Maldives today. During the ceremony held this morning at the Maldives Embassy, the flag was hoisted by Minister Counsellor Ms. Khadeeja Najeeha.  After the flag hoisting, the national anthem of Maldives was played. The ceremony was attended by staff at Embassy of Maldives and staff at Maldives Education and Cultural Centre and also Maldivian students, and their parents residing in Sri Lanka. Ends Read More

Embassy hosts reception to celebrate 52nd Anniversary of Independence of the Maldives

Colombo, 21 July 2017 To mark the occasion of the 52nd anniversary of Independence of the Maldives a reception was organized by the Embassy of Maldives in Sri Lanka.  The reception was held at the Taj Samudra Hotel on Friday 21 July 2017. The Chief Guest of the ceremony was Honourable Faiszer Musthapha, M.P. Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. During the reception Ambassador Zahiya Zareer delivered her welcome remarks in which she highlighted on the close and friendly relationship that exists 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 ... Read More