Foreign Minister Shahid pays a courtesy call on the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

Colombo
5 December 2019

Minister of Foreign Affairs His Excellency Abdulla Shahid paid a courtesy call on His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka this afternoon. 

During the call, Foreign Minister Shahid conveyed greetings and well wishes from President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and congratulated the Prime Minister on his appointment. The Minister reiterated the commitment of the Maldivian Government to work closely with the Government of Sri Lanka to further consolidate the strong bonds of friendship that has long existed between the two countries.

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Foreign Minister Shahid pays a courtesy call on the President of Sri Lanka

Colombo
05 December 2019

Minister of Foreign Affairs His Excellency Abdulla Shahid paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka this afternoon. 

During the call Foreign Minister conveyed greetings and well wishes from President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih to President Rajapaksa and the people of Sri Lanka.

Foreign Minister also reiterated the commitment of the Maldivian Government to work closely with the Government of Sri Lanka to further consolidate the strong bonds of friendship that has long existed between the two countries.  Minister Shahid expressed confidence that the existing ties of friendship and cooperation that both countries enjoy will continue to flourish under President ... Read More

Foreign Minister Shahid meets with the Minister of Foreign Relations of Sri Lanka

Colombo
05 December 2019

Minister of Foreign Affairs His Excellency Mr. Abdulla Shahid met with his counterpart Minister of Foreign Relations of Sri Lanka this afternoon.

Foreign Minister Shahid, congratulated Minister Gunawardena and exchanged views on exploring further avenues for cooperation, particularly on trade, investments, & people to people contact. Both ministers agreed to work closely to take the Maldives -Sri Lanka relationship to new heights. 

Foreign Minister Shahid was accompanied to the meeting by His Excellency Omar Abdul Razzak, Ambassador of Maldives in Sri Lanka and Deputy Head of Mission Khadeeja Najeeha.

Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid arrives in Sri Lanka on an official visit

Colombo
04 December 2019

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid arrived in Colombo, Sri Lanka on an official visit to Sri Lanka this evening.

On arrival, the Minister was received at the Bandaranaike International Airport by His Excellency Omar Abdul Razzak, Ambassador of Maldives to Sri Lanka, Mr. Aslam Shakir, Deputy Ambassador and Ms. Aruna Ranaraja, Director General, South Asia and SAARC, Ministry of Foreign Relations, Sri Lanka.

During the visit, Minister Shahid will pay courtesy calls on His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka, His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa, MP, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka and hold bilateral talks with His Excellency Dinesh Gunawardena, ... Read More

Function held to mark the 51st Republic Day of Maldives

14 November 2019
Colombo

A function to mark the 51st Republic Day of Maldives was held on Thursday. The function held in the premises of Maldivian Educational and Cultural Centre (MECC) was attended by the Maldivian community residing in Sri Lanka.

The function named as the “Jumhooree Show 2019” was a variety show that showcased spectacular talents of the Maldivian students attending the classes in MECC and Youth Centre. The Futsal ground of MECC was transformed into a musical extravaganza with a special music band comprising prominent veteran musicians resident in Colombo. Performance by the one of the most popular and extraordinary musician/singer Mr. Abdul Hannan Moosa Didi enhanced and uplifted the event. On behalf ... Read More

Ambassador Omar met with the Commonwealth Secretary-General, The Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland QC

4 November 2019
Colombo

Ambassador His Excellency Omar Abdul Razzak met with the Commonwealth Secretary-General, The Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland QC this morning.

The meeting was held at a gathering hosted by the Secretary General for Commonwealth High Commissioners based in Sri Lanka. During the meeting, the Ambassador conveyed that the Maldivians are eagerly waiting to rejoin the Commonwealth and reiterated the government’s commitment to promote and uphold the ideals of the Commonwealth.

Following the formal request made to the Commonwealth by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in December 2018, the Commonwealth first conducted an assessment visit to the Maldives in January 2019, followed by an elections observer mission in April 2019. Foreign Minister ... Read More

Hayleys PLC Chairman, & Honorary Consul of Mexico in Sri Lanka Mr. Mohan Pandithage, paid a courtesy call on Ambassador Omar

Colombo
8 October 2019

Hayleys PLC Chairman and Honorary Consul of Mexico in Sri Lanka Mr. Mohan Pandithage, paid a courtesy call on Ambassador Omar. Ambassador Omar was invited for a tour of Hayleys Head office and met with Board of Directors of Hayleys PLC.



Hayleys PLC is one of the biggest conglomerate in Sri Lanka
diversified into agriculture, manufacturing and service industries. Halyleys was established 139 years by Mr. Chas. P. Hayley on 10th January 1878 in Galle to import such luxuries as Claret and to export local ... Read More

Ambassador Omar attended the function to mark SAARC Non Violence Day 2019

4 October 2019
Colombo

His Excellency Omar Abdul Razzak, Ambassador of Maldives to Sri Lanka attended the function held to mark SAARC Non Violence Day 2019. The function was organized by SAARC Cultural Centre in Sri Lanka.

This year, the SAARC Cultural Centre endeavours to promote the concept of Non-Violence amongst School Children by conducting an Art Competition. The theme was based on a quote by Mahatma Gandhi, “Where there is love there is Life”. The objective of the competition is to create a platform for the School Children to showcase their creativity to the world with their Artistic ability.

Ambassador Omar presented awards for those students ... Read More

Ambassador Omar paid a courtesy call on Hon. Rauff Hakeem, MP

Colombo
3 October 2019

Ambassador Omar has paid a courtesy call on Hon. Rauff Hakeem, MP, Minister of City Planning, Water Supply and Higher Education of Sri Lanka.

At a meeting held in the , Ministry of City Planning, Water Supply and Higher Education of Sri Lanka, the two discussed education opportunities for Maldivian students and placements for Maldivian students at State Universities in Sri Lanka including Medical Faculty, Law, Engineering and other academic disciplines.

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Transit of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in Colombo

23 September 2019
Colombo

His Excellency Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President of the Republic of Maldives and delegation entouraged to New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) stopped-over in Colombo this evening.

The President was received at Bandaranaike International Airport by
State Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka Hon. Vasantha Senanayake and His Excellency Omar Abdul Razzak, Ambassador of Maldives and Mr. P. Kariyapperuma, Vice Chairman of Bandaranaike International Airport, Sri Lanka.

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